Korea Times Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Music Festival 2012One of the largest and successful K-Pop concerts, Korea Times Music Festival that has been drawing thousands of fans annually to Hollywood Bowl in LA is returning for their 10th anniversary.

The 2012 concert has been announced to take place on April 28. The lineup of the artist will be announced in the following months before the concert date. Last years concert featured 4minute, G.NA, U-KISS, Jay Park, SISTAR, Secret, K.Will, and more.

Its exciting to wait and see who will perform as this mark the ten year anniversary.

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Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

The Korean Music Festival, one of the largest and most successful K-Pop concerts in America, is returning for their 10th anniversary show!

The mega concert will take place on April 28, 2012 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The host and sponsor Korea Times announced earlier today that ticket sales will begin on January 21 at 10AM PST.

You can buy tickets online at koreanmusicfestival.com, or in person at the Korea Times Ticket Office located in the lobby of 4525 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90010.

The artist lineup will be announced in the following months before the concert date. Fans can expect a spectacular show as 2012 marks the ten year anniversary. Korean Music Festival 2011 brought big names such as 4minute, G.NA, Jay Park, SISTAR, U-KISS, Secret, Baek Ji YoungDJ DOC, K.Will, Kim Jang Hoon, and more!

In the past years, Korean Music Festival has brought some of the largest Korean artists to Los Angeles including BoA, Rain, Se7en, Epik High, Hyori, JYP, Big Bang, SS501, SG Wannabe, Kim Tae Woo, BEAST, 2PM, Wonder Girls, SNSD, DBSK, SHINee, Super Junior, and many more.

Stay tuned to Soompi for more updates! Click here to learn more about the concert.

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Korea Times Announces Ticket Sale Date for Korean Music Festival 2012

Photo credits: Korea Times

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'Music Core' DMC Festival Feature Hot Performances From Girls' Generation And More During September 12 Episode

'Music Core' DMC Festival Feature Hot Performances From Girls' Generation And More During September 12 Episode

(Photo : Twitter ) MBC"s Music Coreis back for a special episode. The music program broadcasted the DMC festival on Sept. 12, which showcased great performances from some of your favorite K-pop stars.

The stars who made their comeback were Red Velvet with "Dumb Dumb," 2PM"s Junho turned up the "Fire," Shinhwa"s Junjin with "Wow Wow Wow," MONSTA X with "Rush," SEVENTEEN with "Mansae," M.I.B"s Kangnam with "Chocolate," and UP10TION are "So Dangerous."

There was no winner announced during this episode.

This being said, here are the performances that were seen during the festival.

Performances From The Sept. 12 Episode

UP10TION; "Wild Eyes" and "So Dangerous"

M.I.B"s Kangnam Featuring POTEN"s Heeo; "Chocolate"

MONSTA X; "Rush"

SEVENTEEN; "Sorry Sorry" and "Mansae"

Shinhwa"s Junjin; "Wow Wow Wow"

BASTARZ; "Zero For Conduct"

HyunA Featuring Hyojong; "Because I"m the Best"

April; "Dream Candy" and "Mister"

SHINee; "Ring Ding Dong" and "View"

2PM"s Junho; "Fire"

MAMAMOO; "Mr. Ambiguous" (Remix)

SISTAR; "Touch My Body," "Shake It," and "Loving U"

SONAMOO; "Round N Round"

Red Velvet; "No.1" and "Dumb Dumb"

Girls" Generation; "Lion Heart" and "Gee"

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Watch: Music Core DMC Festival Special Performances Featuring Girls Generation, SHINee, SISTAR, and More

Watch: Music Core DMC Festival Special Performances Featuring Girls Generation, SHINee, SISTAR, and More

Watch: “Music Core” DMC Festival Special Performances Featuring Girls’ Generation, SHINee, SISTAR, and More Today’s episode of “Music Core” is a different DMC Festival Concert featuring special performances from more than a few artists. The line-up included Girls’ Generation, SHINee, Jun Jin, 2PM‘s Junho, SISTAR, HyunA, Block B-BASTARZ, Red Velvet, MAMAMOO, MONSTA X, SEVENTEEN, UP10TION, SONAMOO, Kangnam, and April.

Groups like Girls’ Generation, SISTAR, and SHINee conducted their newest hits in addition some older favorites. Meanwhile, several rookie groups like SONAMOO and SEVENTEEN covered popular songs through senior groups. take a glance at the special performances below!

Girls’ Generation – “Lion Heart” + “Gee”

SISTAR – “Touch My Body” + “Loving U” + “Shake It”

SHINee – “Ring Ding Dong” + “View”

Jun Jin – “Wow Wow Wow”

2PM’s Junho – “Fire”

Red Velvet – “Dumb Dumb”

UP10TION – “So, Dangerous”

HyunA featuring Hyojong – “Roll Deep” (also referred to as “Because I’m the Best”)

SEVENTEEN – “Mansae”

MAMAMOO – “Mr. Ambiguous”

April – “Mister” (by KARA)

SONAMOO – “Round N Round”

MONSTA X – “Rush”

Red Velvet – “No. 1″ (by BoA)

UP10TION – “Wild Eyes” (by Shinhwa)

Kangnam featuring Heeo – “Chocolate”

SEVENTEEN – “Sorry Sorry” (by Great Junior)

April – “Dream Candy”

SONAMOO – “Dreams Come True” (by S.E.S)

Block B-BASTARZ – “Conduct Zero”

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'Music Core' Airs Special Ulsan Summer Festival Episode With Performances From Girls' Generation, INFINITE And More

'Music Core' Airs Special Ulsan Summer Festival Episode With Performances From Girls' Generation, INFINITE And More

(Photo : Facebook ) MBC"s Music Coreis back and featured great performances from some of your favorite K-pop stars. For the Aug. 1 episode, Music Coreaired the pre-recorded Ulsan Summer festival special. The Ulsan Summer festival was on July 27.

Since the concert was pre-recorded, no winner was announced. The stars who made their comeback were BEAST with "YeY" and Yu Seung Woo with "You"re Beautiful."

This being said, enjoy the performances that were seen during the festival.

Performances From The Ulsan Summer Festival

Comeback: BEAST; "YeY"

Comeback: Yu Seung Woo; "You"re Beautiful"

Tae Jin Ah; "JINJINJARA"

INFINITE; "Bad"

SISTAR; "Shake It"

KARA"s Goo Hara Featuring Youngji; "How About Me?"

Nine Muses; "Hurt Locker"

Z.Hera Featuring Nine Muses" Euaerin; "XOX"

A Pink; "Remember"

SONAMOO; "Cushion"

G-Friend; "Me Gustas Tu"

POTEN; "Go Easy"

NC.A; "Vanilla Shake"

Lee Ki Chan; "Beautiful Tonight"

N*White; "Paradise"

WANNA.B; "Attention"

Girls" Generation; "Party"

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Traditional and Modern Meet at the 13th Korea Times Music Festival

Traditional and Modern Meet at the 13th Korea Times Music Festival

20150506_seoulbeats_cool_exid Traditional and Modern Meet at the 13th Korea Times Music Festival Written by Willis On May 8, 2015 This past Saturday, the 13th Korea Times Music Festival was held at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. Outside of the concert itself, there was a lot of scrutiny on TMZ’s bit showing a staffer mocking EXID’s Junghwa’s English accent (Seoulbeats discussed that incident in our Roundtable this week). Aside from that incident, the Korea Times Music Festival was a sold out affair this year and harbored a lot of great performances.

The festival continues to bridge the older generation artists with newer idols. A quick glance at the general make up of the crowd revealed a diverse crowd ranging from young children to older folksall coming together to enjoy Korean music. Prior to the start of the show, one of the attendants stated that we get cozy in the Hollywood Bowl. With the open air arena, bench seating, and a sold out crowd, it equated to one boisterous event.

The audience was first treated to a performance of traditional Korean drums from a group from UCLA. After their rhythmic performance, there was a taekwondo demonstration, which got the crowd excited especially when some K-pop was integrated into the mix. Afterwards, the national anthems of both the US and Korea were sung terrifically.

Heejun, one of the two MCs of the night, was the first official artist on the lineup. Although there were some mic issues at the start, his rendition of Bruno Mars’s “Runaway Baby” was a high energy affair. He joked about being a New Yorker at heart, despite the chagrin of the crowd, and sang “New York State of Mind” right afterwards. He later joined EXID’s Hani to MC the show in both English and Korean.

The second performer was Bada. She brought a lot of sass. In a sparkling gold dress, she traipsed around on stage while belting out notes. Her cover of Girls Generation stood out because of the jazzier arrangement.

After Bada, Got7 got the crowd hyped. Their entrance was met with a burst of excitement as the first idol group performer of the night. Introduced as the singers of Hajima Hajima (Stop Stop It), they drove their fans wild. Their movements had a pristine precision accented by their white blazers. It was funny though because as they performed A and Girls Girls Girls, more of the members started shedding their blazers. The combination of upbeat songs, dry weather, and adoration of the home crowd for Mark probably contributed to the heat on stage. Jackson was a ball of energy and got the crowd together to sing a chorus of Happy Birthdays to BamBam. Another round of birthday cheers was sung for Hani as well.

Entering the arena next were Kim Yon-ja and Oh Seung-geun. Their traditional sounds were an intriguing change up. Kim Yon-ja brought an enka style, which was full of vivacious vocal power. She gave a couple of riffs here and there that got the crowd going and definitely worked the whole stage. Oh Seung-geun followed up with his trot styling. This was another crowd pleaser, and a lot of folks got up to jam along with his hits.

Closing out the first half of the show was Kim Bum-soo. Boy, can this guy sing. We got a short glimpse of it when he sang the Korean national anthem earlier in the evening, but his performances of Appear from the Secret Garden OST and I Miss You were definitely some vocal standouts of the night. His voice rang true through that arena, and he got the crowd waving their arms from side to side as he hit all the right notes.

Not everyones concert experience is going to be the same, and mine got a bit tumultuous during the second half, but more on that later.

EXID came out in full force after the short break. The five ladies rocked out to Every Night, Ah Yeah and UpDown for their set. LEs presence on stage, especially during her rapping bits, was spectacular, and Soljis voice cut through really nicely in the stadium. UpDown was especially well-received and was a perfect way to kick off the second half of the show.

Im Taekyung was a revelation for me during this show. He has an operatic voice and was boasting some lungs of steel as he pushed out powerful vocals. His arrangement to Summertime gave a boost of energy to crowd before Kim So-hee took the stage.

So, from the beginning of Kim So-hees set to the beginning of A Pinks, there was some trouble in my seating area. A concertgoer sitting near me was quite excitable and screaming loudly throughout the first half. This angered some of their neighbors and resulted in repeated warnings from concert staff and quite the vocal dispute. Unfortunately, for me, the argument inhibited my view and attention. By the time the concert attendee was escorted out, A Pink had finished singing their first song of the night, Luv. A Pink was really great live (even among all the craziness in my seating area). Bomi was charismatic, and vocally every member held their own. NoNoNo was probably one of the strongest overall performances of the night. They really knew how to get the crowd on their feet and participating during that song.

After A Pink, Cool took the stage and showed a dynamic performance. In red jumpers, they were dancing around, and nearly everyone was either dancing or ecstatically bobbing along. The trio showed that theyve still got moves as they executed their choreography to a tee. As Heejun stated before they got on stage, the crowd would regret it if they stayed seated during Cools performance.

Last but not least, TVXQ took the stage. It was definitely not a surprise to me how excited the stadium got. These two are legends. I remembered seeing them live once before during a SM Town Concert in LA, but they impressed me even more during their set at KMF. They performed Keep Your Head Down, and, man, is that choreography impressive to see live with my own two eyes. There was a little bit of old and new mixed in as they brought back Mirotic and Rising Sun to the stage before closing out the night with Catch Me. The audience was living it during the duos medley of songs, and it was a spectacular way to end the night.

As all of the artists got back on the stage to say goodbye with a group performance, the bridge between the older and newer generations of idols and artists definitely came full circle. The fireworks lit up the sky above the Hollywood Bowl, and the night came to a close. The 13th Korea Times Music Festival was an extremely well put together show. There was an intimacy between the artists and crowd even in the large stadium. Not only was everyone nestled closely amongst one another, but the flow of the show was great with artists and idols providing a good mix of ballad and upbeat numbers that kept my attention for the night. For my first KMF, it was for the most part a successful and entertaining one.

Did you attend the Korea Times Music Festival? Which performers were your favorite, and which artists surprised you the most?

(Korea Times, Photos via KMF Facebook, YouTube [1][2][3])

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TVXQ Belt Their Heart Out at the

TVXQ Belt Their Heart Out at the "13th Korea Times Music Festival"

TVXQ has been confirmed to make their appearance at the 13th Korea Times Music Festival!

They will be performing alongside Apink, Bada, Im Tae Kyung, and EXID who have also been confirmed for this years festival that will be held on May 2nd at the renowned Hollywood Bowl.

The Korea Times Festival a.k.a KMF is known to attract large audiences with it’s star studded lineup of not only Korean Pop Idols, but Trot Musicians and Traditional Korean Performances.

The lineup is still being revealed as the date gets closer so stay tuned to find out more!

Tickets can be purchased at http://ktmf.koreatimes.com/

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A Pink Joins EXID, Bada And Im Tae Kyung As Headliners For Korea Times Music Festival In L.A.

A Pink Joins EXID, Bada And Im Tae Kyung As Headliners For Korea Times Music Festival In L.A.

A-Pink will perform at The Korea Times Music Festival. (Photo : Kpopstarz) K-pop girl group A-Pink are the latest act to be added to the lineup of the upcoming event, The Korea Times Music Festival. The 13th Korea Times Festival will be held on May 2 at the Hollywood Bowl from 3 p.m. through 10:30 p.m.

A-Pink will be joined by the Shinsadong Tiger produced group, EXID. EXID wowed Korean music fans with their 2014 hit single, UpDown.

Bada was introduced by K-pop fans as the lead singer of the revolutionary girl group, S.E.S. She pursued a solo career after the breakup of S.E.S and departed from SM Entertainment. Bada is currently a prominent soloist and Korean musical theater actress.

Cross-over tenor and Korean musical star Im Tae Kyung will bring his tremendous vocals to the event. He has appeared on numerous original soundtracks and has delivered acting performances on the musical stage.

The event provides K-pop fans with the opportunity to hear some of their favorite artists. Traditional musicians, balladeers and trot artists are also included in the lineup, making the Korea Times Music Festival an event for all-ages.

Previous performers have included EXO-M, B1A4, Dal Shabet and 2AM.

Tickets for The Korea Times Music Festival can be purchased through the event website.

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Girls'Generation Taeyeon and Soyu Team Up With Male Vocalists for Night of KBS Music Festival

Girls'Generation Taeyeon and Soyu Team Up With Male Vocalists for Night of KBS Music Festival

Taeyeon and Soyu to Collaborate with Male Stars for KBS Music Festival Performances

Following on from the Lovelyz-GOT7-Winner-Red Velvet mega-collaboration at the recent “SBS Gayo Daejun,” both Girls’ Generation and TaeTiSeo star Taeyeon and SISTAR member Soyu will take to the stage with as-yet-unnamed male stars for special collaborative performances at the “KBS Music Festival. The event will be held on the evening of December 26.

A spokesperson for the event explained, “Taeyeon and Soyu both have very pure voices and incredible singing abilities. They each have a rare talent. The performances they put on with the other singers will showcase the real meaning of the festival.

Soyu is no stranger to performing with male singers, and this year had a huge hit with the Junggigo collaboration “Some.” For her part, Taeyeon also has collaboration experience with male stars, and recorded the track “Breathe” for the SM the Ballad project alongside SHINee member Jonghyun earlier this year. 

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 Win Free Tickets to See EXO-M, 2AM, Crayon Pop and More Live at 12th Korea Times Music Festival in LA!

Win Free Tickets to See EXO-M, 2AM, Crayon Pop and More Live at 12th Korea Times Music Festival in LA!

 Win Free Tickets to See EXO-M, 2AM, Crayon Pop and More Live at 12th Korea Times Music Festival in LA! Soompiers, you’re in luck!

Kdrama.com has teamed up with Soompi to give away free tickets to the 12th Korea Times Music Festival, a rock fest taking place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on May 3 featuring EXO-M, 2AM, Crayon Pop, Dal Shabet, B1A4, and more!

Here’s what we’re giving away:

1 Pair Pool Tickets 2 Pair Garden 3 Pair Super Seats 1 Pair Bench Seats We will be giving away TWO pairs of tickets per day from Tuesday, April 22 to Friday, April 25, so be sure to enter now to get more chances to win!

Want to know how to enter? Simply complete the steps below!

Follow @Soompi and @allthekdrama on Twitter!

Tweet: [email protected] giving away tickets to see #EXO, #2AM, #B1A4 and more in LA! Just COMMENT on http://bit.ly/1iH9LNt, FOLLOW, and RETWEET to win!”

Leave a comment on this page telling us which artist you look forward to seeing the most and why!

IMPORTANT: We will contact you through your email registered with Soompi and/or Twitter Direct Message if you’re one of the lucky winnersYou will need to get back to us within 24 hours, or we’ll move on to the next winner and you’ll lose the tickets. Please only enter if you are sure you can attend the concert on May 3!

Good luck to everyone!

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