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SHINee's Jonghyun announces his encore concert!

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SHINee's Jonghyun announces his encore concert!

Did you leave out SHINee Jonghyun"s "The Story" concert series? Well, whenever you did it"s still all good, because you'll be ready to move to his encore concert instead! That"s right, Jonghyun"s solo concert was once such a success that he"s retaining an encore concert next month, for the remainder of his fans.

"THE STORY by potential of JONGHYUN " will take position at SMTOWN COEX Artium "SMTOWN THEATRE" on December 11 to 13. All through the 3 days, he'll have a overall of five concerts. 

His first solo concert "THE STORY by JONGHYUN" happened in October for a complete of 12 concerts. At his encore concert, he"ll carry out his composed songs with a are living band like before, in addition some more special performances only for the encore.

Tickets go on sale on November 24 at 8pm KST on Yes24.

SHINee′s Jonghyun to hang Encore Concert in December

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SHINee′s Jonghyun to hang Encore Concert in December

--> SHINee′s Jonghyun could be retaining an encore concert in December.

Jonghyun′s The tale through Jonghyun: Epilogue will be held at the SMTOWN COEX Artium SMTOWN Theatre over 3 days, from December 11-13, for a overall of five shows.

The concerts will be an encore to Jonghyun′s The Story by Jonghyun concerts in SM′s The Agit concert series, which came about in October with 12 shows. Jonghyun inspired track enthusiasts with his breadth of musical talent, and the approaching concerts are expected to attract an enthusiastic reaction as well.

The encore concert is bring ready as a year-end gift to thank the fans who enabled his old concert to be a success. Jonghyun will be appearing his usual songs with a are living band in addition presenting special performances keen particularly for the encore concert.

Tickets for the encore concert will pass on sale thru Yes24 on November 24 at 8 p.m. KST. Following the former sold-out concerts, ticketing is expected to be fierce this time around as well.

Meanwhile, The Agit is a concert series that invitations fans to SM artists′ ′hideout,′ and Jonghyun, Girls′ Generation′s Taeyeon anf Large Junior′s Kyuhyun have all held a success shows.

Photo credit: SM Entertainment

SHINee’s Jonghyun Wows With vintage K-Pop Quilt on “Sugar Man”

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SHINee’s Jonghyun Wows With Classic K-Pop canopy on “Sugar Man” SHINee member Jonghyun impresses the crowd (and 2NE1‘s Sandara Park!) with his conceal of a classic K-Pop hit on JTBC‘s “Sugar Man”!

“Sugar Man” is a display that goals to turn former chart-topping tracks into fashionable hits that have compatibility with 2015 trends. Special visitors are invited to accomplish the songs each and every week, and the tune with the very best selection of votes is proclaimed the winner. It’s hosted by way of Yoo Jae Suk, Yoo Hee Yeol, Kim Eana, and Sandara Park.

Spoiler Jonghyun plays a re-arranged edition of Rich‘s hit song “Only the Words i admire You” on November 17′s episode of “Sugar Man.” He brings a brand new new take to the track and earns 54 votes for Yoo Jae Suk’s team, grabbing them the win opposed to Yoo Hee Yeol’s team who gets 46 votes.

Watch his functionality below!

Sandara Park expressed how inspired she was once with Jonghyun’s performance on her Instagram. As a phase of the caption to an image of the 2 of them backstage, she writes, “On music shows, we’d at all times be waiting behind the scenes so I’d just pay attention his voice or see the back of his head, yet now that I’ve observed a performance with my own eyes, I realize why all and sundry is all about SHINee!!!”

“Sugar Man” airs each Tuesday on JTBC.

SHINee's Jonghyun sings about his 'Beautiful Lady' in 'Oh My Venus' OST

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SHINee's Jonghyun sings about his 'Beautiful Lady' in 'Oh My Venus' OST

Check out the maximum recent OST for drama "Oh My Venus"! SHINee"s Jonghyun sings about his "Beautiful Lady" in the upbeat, unfashionable track.

If you observed OST, you could stereotypically bring to mind a ballad, yet here is anything else but. Fitting with the romantic comedy genre, the song is an ideal are compatible for "Oh My Venus".

"Oh My Venus" is about a private teacher who went via a bad harm as a child, played by So Ji Sub. Shin Min Ah plays a attorney who struggles to give a spice up to her family, and as an adult, has turn into obese and (apparently) less attractive.

How do you favor Jonghyun"s new OST? And how are you liking the drama which just premiered?

2NE1′s Sandara Park Posts candy Photo with SHINee′s Jonghyun

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2NE1′s Sandara Park Posts candy Photo with SHINee′s Jonghyun

--> 2NE1 member and Sugar Man MC Sandara Park shared a candy moment with this week′s display man SHINee′s Jonghyun.

She posted a photo with Jonghyun on November 17, writing "This week′s #SugarMan #Showman !!! He′s a good-looking boy with a sweet voice, yet he has a monster voice, SHINee′s major vocalist #Jonghyun !!! Even though I′ve observed him on song systems all of the time, we′re at all times waiting backstage, so I′ve most effective heard him or visible the back of his head. But seeing him carry out with my own eyes, I know now why they say SHINee SHINee!!! I believe like this week′s fight is going to be a pageant between polar contrary charms!!! though it′s a competition, revel in the nice music, win or lose~!!! Ah, having a look ahead to it!!!"

Sandara Park and Jonghyun are considered status facet by ability of side, posing sweetly for the camera.

Tune in to JTBC′s Two Yoo Task - Sugar Man tonight, November 17, to catch Jonghyun take the stage.

Photo credit: Sandara Park′s Instagram

SHINee′s Jonghyun to expose His level Method Tricks on ′Sugar Man′

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SHINee′s Jonghyun to expose His level Method Tricks on ′Sugar Man′

--> SHINee′s Jonghyun could be sharing his level approach tips about Sugar Man.

Jonghyun gave the impression as a display man all the style through a up to date recording for JTBC′s Two Yoo Task - Sugar Man, where he displayed his 8 years of enjoy as an idol.

Sandara Park stated of the day′s performances, "Rather than the opposite prove man Jung Seung Hwan, I′m taking a look ahead to Jonghyun, who has more stage experience."

When asked, "Do you've got any pointers associated with stage manners?" Jonghyun said, "If you outright wink, it′s too obvious. When you′re making a song a candy song, act like you′re final either eyes whilst singing then open one eye slightly," prior to appearing the MCs how it′s done and stealing the hearts of the ladies in the studio audience.

Yoo Hee Yeol then said, "The flirtatiousness isn't any joke," leading Jonghyun to respond, "What do yo mean flirtatiousness. My mom is watching," drawing laughter.

Meanwhile, a top profile Sugar guy is determined to make an appearance at the upcoming episode, that may air on November 17 at 11 p.m. KST.

Talk Politics to Me Part 2: Jonghyun, Textbooks and Hell Joseon

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20150714_seoulbeats_jonghyun_shinee Talk Politics to Me Part 2: Jonghyun, Textbooks and Hell Joseon Written by Chelsea On October 30, 2015 In recent years, Shinees Jonghyun has stepped forward as one of the few politically vocal idols; from his support of sexual minorities to his recent Twitter conversation about feminism. This past week, Jonghyun once again took Twitter to express his discontent with the Park Geun-hye administrations recent proposed school reforms.

So they say theyre going to reduce the school system in the beginning, middle, and end for induced birth so they say theyre going to produce a government textbook After having a baby in such a policy, I would not have the confidence to raise [that child] into a human with a healthy mentality and body. Im not saying I do not want a child, rather I am scared to have a child.

In 140 characters or less, Jonghyun managed to reference a complex series of current social issues plaguing South Korea; the governments recent decision to mandate state-implemented history texts, the proposed lowering of the school entry age, and ultimately the growing sentiment of hopelessness among many young Koreans. Theres a lot going on here, and Jonghyuns comments provide an opportune moment to attempt to unpack it all, so bear with me while I try.

State Mandated Textbooks In the past weeks, the history textbook debate has come to a head with the Park administrations recent decision to issue state mandated history textbooks known as the Correct History Textbook in middle and high schools by spring of 2017. The issue itself is rooted in a confrontation between national history and nationalismand the most accurate way to unite the two.

This isnt the first attempt the Park administration has made to correct history either. In 2013 the Ministry of Education demanded hundreds of revisions to South Korean school history textbooks, including eliminating mention of the Geochang Massacre. Following the revisions, came the Park administrations dedication to switching over to a single state-mandated textbook.

According to the National Institute of Korean History, the current South Korean history textbooksprovided by a variety independent publishers, but approved by the governmentare too liberal. Concerns have been raised about the ideological representations of the Northparticularly the philosophy of juche or self-reliancehistorical relations with Japan, the origins of the Korean War, the Park Chung-hee presidency (dictatorship), and more broadly South Koreas complex road to democracy in the twentieth century. Liberal groups fear that a state-issued text book would glorify the wrong elements of South Korean history, while Conservative groups argue the current text books already do.

Then theres also the matter of Park Geun-hyes perceived personal investment in the correct representation of history. Her father, Park Chung-hee, ruled South Korea for eighteen years under under authoritarian rule, and current texts are criticized for their reference of his time in office as a military dictatorship. At the same time, current textbooks refer to North Korea as a dictatorship very few times and instead teach the principals of the North Korean government.

Liberal groups fear that if the Park administration gets their hands on state mandated textbooks by the end of her presidency in 2017, South Korean historythe good and the badwill be sanitized. The complexities of South Koreas turbulent road to industrialization and democratization cannot possibly be conveyed accurately in a single text, and the elimination of variety would mean that children would be fed only one version of history in school.

There is a fine but significant line between the history of a nation and nationalist histories. The former is more likely to be objective, the latter anything but. Narratives dictated by states fall on the side of nationalist histories. Indeed, Benedict Anderson, commenting on the “truth” of national histories, remarked: “Histories written by the state are almost always false.” Ernest Renan wrote, “Getting its history wrong is part of being a nation.” Such is the nature of state- and nation-building efforts: controlling narratives and information for the sake of maintaining legitimacy. [The] textbook battle in South Korea shows this process in action.

Knowing South Koreas strong sense of nationalism, its guaranteed that either history textbook option will glorify the country in some way. The real battle remains which elements will be highlighted and what will be swept under the rugbut isnt it better that there at least be some chance for critical thought in South Korean schools?

If South Korea follows through with the textbook reform plan by 2017, South Korea will return to the state-mandated teaching of history that was introduced by Parks father. South Korea will also become one of few remaining countries to use state-mandated history texts. Unsurprisingly, North Korea is another country on that list. (Lets not even get into all the protests South Korea has raised against Japanese history textbooks.)

Lowering the Schooling Age and the Critically Low Birthrate In addition to state-mandated textbooks, Jonghyun also hit on an another proposed initiative for South Koreans schools: this past week, the Park administration announced that its considering lowering the elementary school entrance age by one year. Why? If children start school earlier, they can enter the work force sooner.

For young adults like Jonghyun, the idea of pushing kids into South Koreas notoriously brutal schooling system even earlier sounds cruel and illogical. Especially when lowering the school age in no way guarantees that there will be jobs for the young adults down the road.

But its not just that the Park administration wants the Korean youth to enter a comfortable life quicker. No, they want babies. The Park administration is obsessed with babiesrightfully so, given the countries critically low birthrate. So the logic actually is, the sooner Koreans can graduate from school, the sooner they can settle down, get married and start producing heaps of babies.

The government blames the low employment rate for the lack of new marriages and babies, so instead of addressing the fact that youth employment rates are at an all time low, working hours are higher than ever, and life satisfaction is remarkably low, they have decided that throwing children into South Korean schools a little earlier will solve the problem.

Cue the heads shaking in disbelief.

Lowering the school entrance age further demonstrates the governments continued misguided (and misunderstood) attempts to combat the birth rate. Prior to the focus on employment as the root cause of the declining birth rate, the government focusedas is still focusingon increasing the marriage rate: namely, they the trend of delaying marriage until later in life. While there is some logic to that, given that the social stigma of single parenthood in Korea and the rising number of people who believe marriage isnt necessarythe fact also remains that even married couples are deciding against having children.

Instead of combating the everyday socio-economic structures that limit South Koreas youthlike the availability of employmentthe government continues to implement policies that fail to get to the root of the problem. The socio-economic problems facing South Koreas youth are already great, and children are the last thing on many young adults minds. The lack of socio economic footing, combined with growing distrust in the government plays into the recent sentiment of Hell Joseonwhich essentially is the sense of hopelessness the young generation feels without the potential for mobility.

When one adds on to that the known stresses of the Korean education system and the growing authoritarian government presence in schoolsis it any wonder that celebrities like Jonghyun are reconsidering their desire to bring children into this world?

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SHINee′s Jonghyun Says Breakup Songs Never Say Why You Broke Up

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--> SHINee Jonghyun′s dreamlike spread has been revealed.

Jonghyun, who lately released series album Story Op. 1 and novel Skeleton Flower, is featured in a range for charm Korea. In the spread, Jonghyun provides off an artist-like feel, spell binding with his gaze.

The photo shoot came about at a club with a antique feel close to Euljiro in early October. Jonghyun even brought his own guitar to the shoot.

Jonghyun also shared reviews associated with his album Story Op. 1 in the accompanying interview, pronouncing "The album comprises new arrangements of nine tracks that were presented in the ′Blue evening Songwriting, That Man, the Composer′ corner of Blue Night, the radio display I DJ. I made the songs according to stories I gained from listeners. So I believe a deeper attachment."

He also mentioned his private philosophy on music, announcing "I′ve at all times acknowledged ′Music is a story.′ I continuously concept a singer is a storyteller. Stories you'll sympathize with, commune with and imagine. Whatever story you sing, if the feelings of whoever is listening is stirred by way of the speaker′s story, you′ve bought the solution that it′s excellent music."

On why he wrote Skeleton Flower, a unique he started operating on two years ago, Jonghyun said, "Until now, i presumed mind's eye used to be the biggest strength track that you can give you. A song leaves the start and finish open-ended. Whenever you sing about a breakup, it never finds why you broke up or what happened afterwards. If my music, which has an ambiguous starting and end, is one more or less story that has the power to pierce, I wondered, ′Can I draw out more advanced feelings and a clearer picture′ and that′s why I wrote it."

Jonghyun′s spread and his candid interview may also be discovered in th November factor of Allure Korea.

Photo credit: Allure Korea

SHINee’s Jonghyun Criticizes Debatable South Korean Govt Policies

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SHINee’s Jonghyun Criticizes Controversial South Korean Government Policies SHINee’s Jonghyun has taken to his Twitter to vocalize his opinion on controversial subjects relating to government matters.

He wrote, “Lowering the beginning college age to advertise childbirth…producing a central authority issued textbook… With such policies, i'm wasting my self belief to have kids who can grow into adults with healthy minds and bodies. I'm in reality not pronouncing I can now not have children. I am asserting it's far getting scarier to have kids sooner or later now.”

He is relating to two big, controversial problems in South Korea. First, the South Korean government said that scholars might be taught history thru a government issued textbook ranging from 2017. Many are criticizing the decision pointing out that President Park Geun Hye is returning schooling to the country’s authoritarian past. This resolution was once made following controversy over how to coach history to the youngsters and how to symbolize the nation’s not easy adventure toward democracy. despite the truth that there are a lot of considerations governing the style history is gifted in present textbooks, many are protesting that having a government issued history textbook will reason embarrassment to the country as they'll be following an education machine very an identical to North Korea.

In addition, the South Korean government is also making an allowance for lowering the front age into basic college for kids at the foundation that this kind of decision will lend a hand adolescence gain employment and elevate Korea’s low birth rate. the present entrance age into school is six years. The govt. is thinking about lowering this number. With the moderate age of graduates entering their first jobs with the present school formulation rising, the ruling celebration made the relationship that the occurrence of past due marriages and occasional fertility is consequentially decreasing. so as to attack this problem, the party needs to decrease the minimum school entrance age in order that the youth will be ready get a role sooner, permitting them to then be able marry and feature youngsters quicker as well. This plan became proposed through the Saenuri Party.

What is your opinion over Jonghyun’s stance on such matters?

SHINee's Jonghyun strongly expresses his disapproval opposed to the Korean government's new changes

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SHINee's Jonghyun strongly expresses his disapproval opposed to the Korean government's new changes

A controversy is brewing in South Korea in regards to the fresh resolution by way of President Park Geun Hye, who is now mandating the replacement of textbooks in heart and prime faculties with a "government sanctioned" text entitled "The Proper Textbook of History." Conservatives are protesting that the textbooks position too much emphasis on ideology and the nation"s authoritarian beyond over North Korea"s communist totalitarianism.  

It seems the textbook is deemed to be a biased review of the past with folks suspecting that this was once a propagandist cross at the behalf of Park"s circle of relatives history as it is going to shed them in a more stepped forward light.

Many individuals have masses to mention about this, adding SHINee"s Jonghyun, who isn't known to shy clear of voicing his opinion on social or political matters.  He publicized by way of Twitter, "So they say they"re going to attenuate the faculty device in the beginning, middle, and finish for brought on birth... so they say they"re going to provide a central authority textbook... After having a child in this sort of policy, I do no longer have the self assurance to lift that child into a human with a healthy mentality and body.  I"m no longer pronouncing i don't need a child, rather i'm scared to have a child."

Jonghyun has spoken!  He, among many other South Koreans, are protesting what the govt. is making an attempt to do.  What are your thoughts?

— 김종현 (@realjonghyun90) October 23, 2015