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2012 "K-Pop World Festival in Ordos" will feature Secret, After School, EXO-K, KARA, Wonder Girls, SHINee and more!
The yearly "K-Pop World Festival in Ordos" is coming up soon and the artist list who are set to perform at the concert festival has been revealed!
The K-Pop festival will take place on September 19th at the Dongseonggu Sports Complex in Ordos City, China at 6:30PM local time.
In addition, the full line-up list for the "K-Pop World Festival in Ordos," which is being provided by KBS. has been revealed. K-Pop artists that will be attending the September 19th concert festival include After School, BEAST, EXO-K, IU, KARA, MBLAQ, 4minute, FT Island, Secret, SHINee, Girl's Day, Infinite and Wonder Girls with a laser show performed by DJ Koo.
With quite a lineup for the upcoming "K-Pop World Festival in Ordos," will you be attending?
Source: Secret's official Facebook page and tistory
Girl group After School, who made an eye-catching and powerful comeback with their 5th Maxi Single “Flashback“, is expected to actively partake in Japanese promotions as both models and artists.
It was recently revealed that the girls will be participating in ‘Tokyo Girls Collection in Nagoya 2012‘ on September 1st, while the group’s unit Orange Caramel will also be featuring in the event, drawing more anticipation from their fans.
Tokyo Girls Collection is the biggest – and by far the most famous – of all of the growing number of events in Japan that combine hip fashion shows with concerts from popular musical groups. The most recent TGC event, the 2012 Spring/Summer edition, drew over 25,000 excited fashion fans to Yokohama Arena in early March.
Besides, member Nana who has actively promoted in both Korea and Japan as a model as well as a singer, is also currently a fixed member of fashion information program ‘Tokyo Brand New Girls‘, and has also been confirmed to feature in ‘A-Nation Music Week Collection Supported By Girls Award‘, which will take place August 5th and 8th.
In related news, Orange Caramel will be standing on the same stage as popular Japanese girl group AKB48 at ‘A-Nation Music Week Asia Progress F‘ taking place on August 10th.
Attending these events is a fantastic way for After School to approach Japanese fans.
Furthermore, After School also received much attention after becoming the very first idols to be selected as models for global handbag brand, ‘Samantha Thavasa‘.
Netizens who heard the news responded by saying, “I hope After School will dominate both Korea and Japan!”, “Looking forward to Nana!”, “Orange Caramel is so popular ahead of their debut!”
On July 20, the official website of A-Nation released the line-up of 2012 A-Nation Music Week Asia Progress F, which will be aired on August 10. Orange Caramel appears on the list along with AKB48, one of the most sought after groups in Japan. Orange Caramel, a unit group of After School, is to debut in Japan.
The unit group, which gave its first performance at After School’s first concert in Japan, will give the second gig in Japan through A-Nation. The three-member girl group, which is at the forefront of unit group sensation, has been receiving so much attention that the group is expected to hit it big.
A-Nation Music Week Asia Progress F is to be held at the National Gymnasia for the Tokyo Olympics on August 10.
Fantastic Film School (FFS) is an intensive training program for genre film professionals at Network of Asian Fantastic Films(NAFF) organized by Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival (PiFan). For its fifth edition entitled with Asian Filmmakers Lab, FFS focuses on the core process of filmmaking reflecting the rapid changes in current filmmaking trends.
This year, with generous supports from Media Development Authority (MDA) of Singapore, Taipei National University of Arts, Create HK and Korean Academy of Film Arts (KAFA), FFS has selected 24 participants from Asia, including South Korea, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and UK. With competitive submissions from emerging and established filmmakers alike, the selection process was the most contested in the programs history.
FFS 2012 is filled with inspiring film experts from all different backgrounds. John HEINSEN, the CEO of Bunnygraph Entertainment, will open up with the class focusing on transmedia and storytelling strategy through social media services. Shinho Lee, the professor at NYU Tisch Singapore known as the co-screenwriter of Korean genre blockbuster film The Chaser (2008), will conduct script analysis emphasizing on structure, character, and genre.
Also, Theron PATTERSON, the professor at Bahe?ehir University in Istanbul as well as the acclaimed director of an award-winning film Dark Cloud (2009), will focus on directorial concepts on developing production value. Meanwhile, Tim Kwok, a prolific producer of Vampire (2011) and The King of Fighters (2010) among other films, will give a lecture on shaping of international co-production strategies, and, last but not least, Mick GARRIS, an esteemed filmmaker known for his collaborations with Stephen King including Bag of Bones (2011) in addition to being the creator of SHOWTIMES Masters of Horror series, will share his filmmaking experiences with his genre insights.
FFS 2012 will take place July 19 through 25, in Bucheon, Korea.
Mick GARRIS (Filmmaker, Screenwriter)Director of Bag of Bones (2011), Masters of Horror: Valerie on the Stairs (2006), Masters of Horror: Chocolate (2005), Sleepwalkers (1992), and others, Screenwriter of Masters of Horror: Haeckel's Tale (2005), Riding the Bullet (2004) and adaptations of Stephen King's stories, such as Sleepwalkers (1992). Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2006 New York City Horror Film Festival
John HEINSEN (Executive ProducerCEO of Bunnygraph Entertainment)MFA in Producing from The American Film Institute (AFI), Director of Digital Production (Lead) of the 84th Academy Awards for ABC/Oscar.com (2012), Former Manager of Primetime Programming, FOX Broadcasting Company, Recent guest lecturer on Transmedia at New York University (NYU), Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, and University of Southern California (USC).
Tim KWOK (Film ProducerCEO of Convergence Entertainment)Producer of Vampire (2011), The King of Fighters (2010), and Super Hybrid (2010) and others, Co Producer of Bunohan(2011), The Medallion(2003), and Manhattan Midnight(2001)
Shinho Lee (Screenwriter, Professor at NYU Singapore)MFA in Dramatic Writing and BFA in Film and Television from NYU, Co-Screenwriter of "The Chaser" (2008), Screenplay, "The Red Snow" won the Grand Prize Winner of The 2003 Harley-Merrill International Screenwriting Award and The 2002 CAPE (Coalition of Asian Pacific in Entertainment) Foundations New Writers Award.
Jongjin PARK (CEO of MOG Interactive)Executive Producer of "Night Fishing" (Paranmanjang) (2011) and "Share the Vision" (2011)Promoting 3D short film project, Beyond 3D at Puchon International Film Festival 2012
Theron PATTERSON (Director, Professor at Bahe?ehir University in Istanbul)MFA from California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), Feature film, Dark Cloud was screened at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival, Nomination for four awards in the 2011 SIYAD (Turkish Film Critics Association) awards: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress
ContactJegal SONG, Fantastic Film School Staff, NAFFPhone: +82 32 327 6313/ext.124E-Mail:
The lovely ladies of After School performed their upcoming fourth Japanese singles Dilly Dally and Lady Luck at their April 30th concert in Osaka.
The concert was streamed live via Ustream and at its peak, the stream had 30,000 viewers watching the stream.
The concert is the last in a series of Japanese concerts that have showcased After School’s first Japanese album, ‘PLAYGIRLZ‘. Previous concerts held in Tokyo and Nagoya have both been a total success, selling out both performances and leaving distraught fans at the gate. The double-A side Japanese single, Lady Luck/Dilly Dally will be released on June 13th. In the mean time check out their performance below!
After Schools Nana is no stranger to the catwalk, so as the official model of the 2012 Tokyo Girls Collection Spring/Summer, Nana hit the runway and showed off a new season of changes.
Held on March 3rd at the Yokohama Arena, Nana earned attention not as a part of the congratulatory performance or a guest model (which most Hallyu idols are usually invited for), but as an official model of the collection. The Tokyo Girls Collection is known for only showcasing top stars and top models, so its quite the honor for Nana.
Fans may remember her experience with the Girls Award fashion stage as well as her participation in the Seoul Fashion Week S/S 2012 for designer Park Yoon Soo. Her stardom is also reaching into Japan, as shes graced the cover of major Japanese magazines like SWAK, which previously featured hit stars like Mizuhara Kiko and Tsuchiya Anna.
In related news, After School will be releasing their first Japanese studio album, PLAYGIRLZ, on March 14th, and wil be kicking off their nationwide tour on the 27th.
Source + Photos: TV Report via Naver
IU, After Schools Nana, and KARA all made an appearance at the 14th annual ‘2012 SPRING/SUMMER Tokyo Girls’ Collection‘ which was held on March 3rd at the Yokohama Arena in Yokohama, Japan.
‘Tokyo Girls’ Collection’ is an iconic Japanese fashion show where the most famous stars in the entertainment industry personally walk the runway.
IU performed her Japanese debut single Good Day in front of an audience of more than 30,000 people.
KARA recently inked an endorsement deal with Palty and made an appearance at the iconic Japanese fashion show on Paltys behalf. The girls sang two songs, a ballad titled Missing along with the ending theme song to URAKARA Ima Okuritai, Arigatou. The girls had to sit on chairs due to Nicoles Ankle Injury while Park Gyuri had to lip sync her parts due to her recent vocal cord surgery.
After Schools Nana also made an appearance as a model representative and strutted down the runway. She previously modeled for this event last year.
These three Korean artists made a big impact at the 2012 SPRING/SUMMER Tokyo Girls’ Collection. What did you think of the dresses worn by IU, Nana, and KARA?
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Raina, a member of After School and Orange Caramel, may be creating a comeback, this time with a self-composed song!
According to her control corporate on November 23, Raina will be liberating a single called “I Don’t Know” at midday on November 24. this may be her first comeback since her single “You End, And Me.”
The leadership guests said, “Raina has been receiving a huge number of love for her original vocal colour and her methodology as the maximum productive spouse for musician with songs like ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ and ‘Allday Allnight.’” They added, “Raina participated in either writing the song and the lyrics for ‘I Don’t Know.’ This will mark the start of her profession as a singer-songwriter.”
Meanwhile, Raina participated in the nameless making a song show, “King of Mask Singer” on November 22 and inspired many with her fantastic voice.
--> After School′s Uee has graced the canopy of men′s way of life mag Leon.
Uee remodeled into Leon′s heroine for the spread, which was once shot in a studio in Seoul.
Uee modeled year-end party looks along Leon quilt style Girolamo Panzetta, bringing a spread of personas, from adorable to sexy, to life.
She also modeled pieces from luxury Swiss watchmaker Omega in quite so much of natural, yet complicated looks.
Uee′s spread can also be discovered in the December factor of Leon, hitting newsstands on November 20.
Meanwhile, Uee is appearing a new facet to her charms on SBS′ Fists of Shaolin Temple.
After School’s Raina could be making her solo comeback!
According to several insiders, Raina will start her 2nd circular of solo activities on November 18. Her last comeback was in October 2014 with the song “You End, And Me.”
Raina wrote the melody and lyrics to her new song herself. The song is described as having a medium beat. Her comeback is noteworthy because it's miles her first step down the singer-songwriter path. Rhymer produced the track.
Meanwhile, Raina already crowned charts ultimate year with her duet with San-E, “A Midsummer Night’s Sweetness.” Fanatics are already smartly acutely mindful of her candy and soothing voice, and are keen to peer if she can be freeing any other viral hit for the impending winter.