<<Five Years After the Separation: Jay Park and 2PM>> by Mandy Day Photos by Hien Le The informed K-Pop fan knows of the acrimonious split between Jay Park and 2PM. Five years after his contract was terminated by Korean record label JYP, American fans had an opportunity to see how the hip-hop rebel has evolved… Read More Five Years After the Separation: Jay Park and 2PM
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)
The general feel of the production of that of a finely tuned theatrical performance with a live band on stage and live music. Yes folks, you heard me right, the performance was amazingly live. November 8, 2013, Nokia Theater L.A. LIVE “Infinite 1st World Tour – One Great Step” was the title… Read More Infinite-ly Entertaining: Infinite Makes a Successful American Debut in Los Angeles
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!”
To say I was underwhelmed is – well – an understatement. I truly had great expectations from the top-billed artist at KCON 2103, the young man everyone was buzzing about. There were omens during KCON that might have foreshadowed a somewhat less-than-stellar performance: An artist engagement that was supposed to include an autograph session for… Read More KCON Concert Review: A Lone Voice of Dissent – Is G Dragon Coasting on his Fame and Notoriety?
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
I felt bad for the theatre staff. AMC Fashion Valley employees were not aware of the enormous popularity of Kim Soo-hyun. <중앙일보 샌디에이고 특별기자 셰릴 달리의 김수현 인터뷰> They had no idea that to Korean movie and drama buffs, having Kim Soo-hyun show up was like having Leonardo Dicaprio or Robert Pattinson walk into the… Read More Updated: An Exclusive Interview with Kim Soo-hyun: Secretly, Greatly (with Podcast)
[배우 김수현, ‘은밀하게 위대하게’ 홍보위해 샌디에고 방문] … during a special advanced screening of his newest film, “Secretly, Greatly”. This was at the AMC Fashion Valley on July 20th, 2013. Check out photos on our Facebook: www.facebook.com/kkonnectmedia
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
I arrived home after embarking on my 3 week adventure in Seoul and I’m already missing it. Here is a look into what I did, ate and learned during my stay! Before I went on my trip, I made sure to compose a list of all the touristy things to do and other places of… Read More My Journey to Seoul!