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S. Korea’s Musical Scene Resumes Onstage Shows, Welcomes Fans as COVID-19 Seating Rules Eased

S. Korea’s Musical Scene Resumes Onstage Shows, Welcomes Fans as COVID-19 Seating Rules Eased

SEOUL, Feb. 12 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean musical scene is elated with the resumption of onstage shows, which had been suspended for nearly two months due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, and the return of fans. Earlier, the South Korean health authorities slightly relaxed preventive guidelines at concert halls and theaters for performing [...]

State-run Cultural Facilities in Seoul to Reopen This Week as COVID-19 Cases Stabilize

State-run Cultural Facilities in Seoul to Reopen This Week as COVID-19 Cases Stabilize

SEOUL, Jan. 18 (Korea Bizwire) — A group of major state-run cultural facilities in Seoul will reopen later this week, the culture ministry said Monday, amid signs of the third wave of the coronavirus slowing down. The ministry said 17 national cultural facilities in Seoul, including museums, art museums and theaters, will accept visitors starting [...]

Minister Calls for N. Korea to Restore Communications Lines, Liaison Office

Minister Calls for N. Korea to Restore Communications Lines, Liaison Office

SEOUL/PANMUNJOM, Nov. 4 (Korea Bizwire) — Unification Minister Lee In-young called Wednesday for North Korea to restore severed cross-border communications lines and resume the operation of a now-destructed joint liaison office to bring the stalled inter-Korean relations back on track. Lee made the remarks in a speech at the opening ceremony for a tourism support [...]

National Theaters Brought Back to Life After 2-month Closure over Coronavirus

National Theaters Brought Back to Life After 2-month Closure over Coronavirus

SEOUL, May 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Key national theaters and art companies are coming back to life to resume shows, ending their nearly two-month closure over the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism announced Wednesday that five national theaters — the National Theater of Korea, Jeongdong Theater, Myeongdong Theater, the Asia Culture [...]

S. Korea to Conditionally Reopen National Museums, Libraries over Easing Coronavirus

S. Korea to Conditionally Reopen National Museums, Libraries over Easing Coronavirus

SEOUL, May 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Ending an over-two-month closure due to the coronavirus outbreaks, South Korea will conditionally reopen state-run museums and libraries starting next week, the government said Friday. Starting Wednesday, 24 key national history and art museums, as well as libraries, across the country will reopen their doors to the public under [...]