[KKONNECT FIELD TRIP] U-KISS: The First US Tour @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles (01/14/14)

Over the span of five years, K-Pop group U-KISS has become one of the top acts to come out of the Hallyu scene. Despite various changes in line-up, the boys have enjoyed success both within and outside of Korea, with sub-units, solo efforts, and songs recorded in Korean, Japanese, and English. Members have appeared in… Read More [KKONNECT FIELD TRIP] U-KISS: The First US Tour @ Club Nokia, Los Angeles (01/14/14)

[BIBIMBEATS] 2013 Round-Up: Looking back at the stories that defined the year in K-Pop

Wonder Girls Become Wonder Women This year, the Wonder Girls proved you don’t need to have a comeback to remain in headlines. These JYP darlings have enjoyed one busy year, both personally and professionally, beginning with leader Sunye’s storybook wedding. After meeting husband James Park in Haiti during a 2011 missionary trip, the two finally… Read More [BIBIMBEATS] 2013 Round-Up: Looking back at the stories that defined the year in K-Pop

[BIBIMBEATS] Track-By-Track: Block B, ‘Very Good’ – A Comeback We’re Thankful For

Block B started off the year with much uncertainty. Contract disputes resulted in a lengthy legal battle with their former agency, Stardom Entertainment, which put a halt on the group’s activities and a large question mark over their future. Despite only debuting two years ago, their impact has become increasingly tremendous. Their hard-hitting hip-hop style… Read More [BIBIMBEATS] Track-By-Track: Block B, ‘Very Good’ – A Comeback We’re Thankful For

[BIBIMBEATS] Why We’re Obsessed: What to love about YG survival showdown “WIN: Who Is Next?”

I’ve never been a fan of Korean talent shows. Sure, watching JY Park’s all-too-enthusiastic reactions on KPop Star is entertaining. And the fact that The Voice Korea got big names like Kangta and Leessang’s Gil in judges’ chairs is impressive. But the reality is you can only listen to stiff covers of 2NE1’s “Lonely” so… Read More [BIBIMBEATS] Why We’re Obsessed: What to love about YG survival showdown “WIN: Who Is Next?”

Exclusive Interview: Actor Kwon Hyun-sang and Director Jae Soh from “Let Me Out!”

Kwan Hyun Sang and Jae Soh sat down for an hour-long interview with Cheryl Dawley and Jini Shim of KKonnect.   Here’s what they had to say about their upcoming movie,”Let Me Out” – coming to San Diego for one day one only – and more!   Cheryl: Hyun-sang-씨, congratulations on your first leading role!… Read More Exclusive Interview: Actor Kwon Hyun-sang and Director Jae Soh from “Let Me Out!”

Anime Expo Con Recap (Continued): Catching up with the AX KPOP Dance Finalists

Anime Expo Con Recap: Catching up with the AX KPOP Dance Finalists by Eli Shand Last year I had the chance of reporting on the 2012 Anime Expo convention held at the Los Angeles Convention Center, and let me say that this installment will be full of Hallyu goodness!   For the first time, Anime Expo has… Read More Anime Expo Con Recap (Continued): Catching up with the AX KPOP Dance Finalists

[BIBIMBEATS] Local Beats: Hanging out with KPOP Star 2’s McKay Kim

This spring, KPOP Star 2, the highly anticipated second season of KPOP Star, brought together rising young talent from around the world. Unlike talent programs here in the United States, the KPOP Star series features performers putting their own twist on both popular Korean and English language songs complete with back-up dancers and pyrotechnics. Making… Read More [BIBIMBEATS] Local Beats: Hanging out with KPOP Star 2’s McKay Kim

Zion Market Grows Up: A New Chapter in the Asian Market Chronicles Series

Amazing, the Korean Shopping Scene in San Diego has evolved quite a bit since the Asian Market Chronicles Series started. We got a new Korean Market in H-Mart, and Zion Market has now expanded to one of the largest Korean Markets in America. More amazingly, this series is still alive and kicking! Zion Market in… Read More Zion Market Grows Up: A New Chapter in the Asian Market Chronicles Series