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HOT Red Velvet at Gangnam KPop Festival

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HOT Red Velvet at Gangnam KPop Festival

Check out Red Velvet"s pictures from their newest functionality at the Gangnam KPop Festival

Dance teams get ready for the '2014 KPOP Cover Dance Festival' playoffs

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Dance teams get ready for the '2014 KPOP Cover Dance Festival' playoffs

The annual "2014 KPOP Cover Dance Festival" is heating up as more than 20 teams get ready to take to the stage for the playoffs after passing the initial auditions! This part of the competition, as well as the celebrations for the festival"s 22nd anniversary, will take place at the 751 D-Park venue in Beijing, China on June 15.

SEE ALSO: "WIN"s Team B reported to be filming their own reality program + updates on their possible debut

There will be a lot of exciting performances as passionate K-Pop fans all over the world celebrate the Hallyu culture through dances ranging from sexy to cute. You can check out some performances and more information about the festival at the official website!

Kpop Group f(x) Member Victoria Participates in New Balance Running Festival 2013

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Kpop Group f(x) Member Victoria Participates in New Balance Running Festival 2013

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On the 26th of May, Victoria, leader of the five member group f(x), was present during the New Balance Running Festival of 2013. The event was hosted in the Olympic Stadium where runners began to stretch as Victoria cheered them on.

The leader was sent many compliments online for her wonderful physique and cheerful disposition during the entire event. Victoria stated that her main goal for the race is to finish!

Victoria was the favorite of many photographers during the New Balance Running Festival. Victoria poses for many of the pictures with great enthusiasm. She even participated in having fun with the mascots and encouraging the runners to make sure that they finish the race no matter what!

KBS Music Bank "KPOP FESTIVAL" - 31 August, 2012

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KBS Music Bank KPOP FESTIVAL - 31 August, 2012This weeks Music Bank was a special episode KPOP FESTIVAL filmed in Incheon. Today’s HOT STAGE featured powerful performances by BoA feat. Eunhyuk, Super Junior, BEAST, IU, KARA and INFINITE. This KPOP Festival also got our artists to gather at the end of the show and as a united front sing Run To You by DJ Doc. This got Yoseob from BEAST and the boys from B.A.P dancing.

Other performances today were by B.A.P, EXO-M, Teen Top, A Pink, AOA, ZE:A, TINY-G, SECRET, Chaos, VIXX, Simon D feat. Rythm Power and many more.  

Enjoy the performances below!

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Actress Go Hyun Jung wins Gold Remi in the Houston International Film Festival

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Actress Go Hyun Jung wins Gold Remi in the Houston International Film Festival

Actress Go Hyun Jung recently won Gold Remi in the Houston International Film Festival with MBC’s Queen Seon Deok.

The 2012 Houston International Film Festival was held in Texas, U.S.A from April 13 to 22.

The series Queen Seon Deok became the work winning Special Jury Remi as well as Gold Remi for Go’s acting.

Entering the festival for the first time this year, MBC was honored with six crowns for all six pieces of work, which made their way to the contest.

The American Film Festival is one of three international film festivals in North America and is one of the privileged event along with San Francisco International Film Festival and New York Film Festival.

Kpop Stars Attend ‘World Music Festival in Okinawa’

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Kpop Stars Attend ‘World Music Festival in Okinawa’As busy as KPop stars have been there is another concert in Japan added to the list. World Music Festival in Okinawa is to feature six idol groups, including top ballad groups and popular composer.

The concert will be in two parts a drama and idol concert. The drama is to showcase popular soundtracks and songs by composer and music arranger Oh Joonsung.

The idol concert is to feature performances by six popular idol groups such as KARA, 2PM, Infinite, Rainbow, Secret and ZE:A.

The first part of the concert is to start at 3PM JST while the second K-Pop Special Live will begin at 6pm JST.

The concert is to take place at Okinawa Cellular Stadium, known to be training camp for Yomiuri Giants baseball team. The location has never been used for a concert before.

BoA To Perform At 2015 FNS Music Festival Ceremony In Japan

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BoA To Perform At 2015 FNS Music Festival Ceremony In Japan

(Photo : KpopStarz ) BoA has been invited to perform at the 2015 FNS Music Festival in Japan.

Breaking the four-year silence due to the tension over Japan"s refusal on admitting its sex slavery of Korean women during World War II, BoA will be one of the two artists representing Korea at the annual music festival. Korean singer K, who is active in Japan, will also attend.

Japan stopped inviting K-pop stars such as KARA and Girls" Generation to the festival in 2012.

The 2015 FNS Music Festival will be hosted by Fuji TV on Dec. 2.

BoA got popular in Japan in May 30, 2001, when she released her Japanese debut album ID; Peace B.

Aside from her performing at the festival next month, BoA will be releasing a new Japanese single titled "Lookbook" on Dec. 16. The song will be a dance track and incorporate EDM in its production.

"Lookbook" will be BoA"s first Japanese release in one year. Her last Japanese single, "Fly," was released on December 3, 2014. Along with the release, BoA will be holding a concert titled BoA Special Live : Nowness in Japanon Dec. 11.

BoA recently turned 30, and celebrated her birthday on Nov. 5.

'Office' Star Go Ah Sung And Director Hong Won Chan Kick Off The NY Korean Film Festival

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Director Hong Won Chan and actress Go Ah Sung at the (Photo : Jean Libert for KDramaStars ) On November 6, Subway Cinema and The Korea Society ushed in the Opening Night at the Museum of the Moving Picture in Astoria.

Actress Go Ah Sung (Heard it from the Grapevine, Snowpiercer) and director Hong Won Chan (The Chaser) were present for the Opening Night screening of the psychological thriller, "Office," which kicked off the 13th New York Korean Film Festival.

Go Ah Sung at the (Photo : Jean Libert for KDramaStars ) "Office" is a chilling film, set within the sterile halls of a Korean office building, populated by ruthless salarymen and women who are struggling to maintain their place within the heirarchy.

Bae Seong Woo is Manager Kim, a hapless member of middle management who entertains dreams of advancement. When he is fired, he goes home and slaughters his entire family, before returning to the workplace.

Go Ah Sung is Lee Mi Rae, a country bumpkin intern, who wants to assimilate into the fast-paced life of Seoul office work. When news of Manager Kim reaches Mi Rae, it sets her onto a course where she is plagued by thoughts of extracting revenge against the full-time employees that make her life miserable and contributed to the downfall of Manager Kim.

"Office" marks the directorial debut of Hong Won Chan, whose previous work is based extensively in adaptations of real-life crimes.

Director Hong Won Chan and actress Go Ah Sung at the (Photo : Jean Libert for KDramaStars )

Go Ah Sung at the (Photo : Jean Libert for KDramaStars )

The screening was followed by a conversation with the talented actress and the director.Samuel Jamier, the executive director of Subway Cinema, served as the moderator the question and answer session.

When I first received the screenplay, I was worried after first, because I knew that it wouldnt be an easy role and that it would be taxing, said Go. As an actor, I felt like it would be great to play such a three-dimensional character. After seeing that, I didnt hesitate in saying yes.

Go was then questioned about her motivation for the role and whether she visited local Korean offices to learn more about workplace culture. Jamier referenced a common practice in Hollywood filmmaking where method actors find build their characters on the basis of real-life events or people.

I was actually really lucky, said Go. Around the time I started working on this project, all my friends from college were interning at some place or another. So, as an actor, it was great to have my friends points about the characters. I would go to their offices and make copies or do whatever interns do.

She mused on whether her ability to briefly work within an office actually served as a basis for her portrayal of Mi Rye.

But I dont know if thats what actually helped me figure out how to the find the character because, it wasnt really much about the appearance or the outside factors of what she did, said Go. I think it was more about delving through sense of inferiority and her sense of low self esteem. So I think the focus on that was more helpful.

Go Ah Sung at the (Photo : Jean Libert for KDramaStars ) Director Hong was asked about the origin of the name Mi Rae, which means future in Korean.

There it was a bit of an intentional thing [in the naming of Mi Rae], said Go. The producer, who also wrote the original screenplay, told me that she named the intern Mi Rae with that intention in mind. I did think that the name had more significance, afterwards.

Hong previously worked on adaptations of true crimes with credits including, The Chaser. Jamier asked Hong what aspects of crime interested him and why he made his directorial debut through a film like, Office, which many consider to be more of a horror movie than thriller.

Ive always been a fan of the crime genre, whether it is when I read novels or watch films, thats the genre that I tend to lean towards, said Hong. I think crime is always an attractive subject when it comes to film because you are really able to investigate human nature and what goes on, psychologically, behind a persons mind. Particularly, how someone would imagine a crime. I think that has been something important throughout my creative process.

Few Korean movies feature a powerful female protagonist. Office is a set within the male dominated realm of a sales team, whose self worth is determined by their ability to meet unrealistic goals. Go weighed in on portraying a woman who is seemingly powerless, but who develops her own method of control.

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Ive never really thought about the discrepancy between female driven or male driven films, in Korea, said Go. But while I was making Office, I realized that it is hard for an actress like me to be in a leading role. So, thats when I really felt that. When it comes to filmmaking, I felt that its important not to make that distinction between how female or male driven films have been released. I feel like not making that distinction is sometimes more important, if you actually want to see a change with this.

Go Ah Sung and Hong Chan Wan join the presidents of the Korea Society, Museum of the Moving Picture, and Subway Cinema organizers, November 6, 2015. (Photo : Jean Libert for KDramaStars )

The Opening Night ceremony concluded with questions from the audience, followed by a reception, where Director Hong and Go interacted with attendees.

The 13th New York Korean Film Festival will continue through Tuesday, November 11, 2015. Screenings are held at the Museum of the Moving Picture in Astoria, Queens.

In addition to the screenings, the guests of the festival, including Go Ah Sung and director Ryoo Seung Wan, will be present for Korean Filmmakers Night on Monday, November 9 at 6 p.m. at the Korea Society.

Ticketing information and showtimes for the 13th New York Korean Film Festival can be found through the official website of the event.

Adrienne Stanley is a contributing editor at KDramaStars. She is also a contributing music writer at KpopStarz, MTV Iggy and other publications. When she is not listening to "Rhythm Ta," she can be found on Twitter. (@retrogirladdy).

New York The 13th Annual big apple Korean movie Festival Starts this Friday! ***Free Tickets (First-Come, First-Served)***

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New York The 13th Annual big apple Korean movie Festival Starts this Friday! ***Free Tickets (First-Come, First-Served)***

The 13th Annual big apple Korean movie Festival showcases the nation"s cinema doing what it does best: the crime thriller, the romantic fantasy, and feverish erotica. The Peninsula"s filmmakers bend genre cinema to a uniquely Korean pulse and purpose, making the countrys national film industry the maximum colourful in East Asia.

More premieres, filmmakers, and superstar visitors than ever

The Korea Society has also invited an outstanding team of Korean guests, adding star director Ryoo Seung-wan and manufacturers Kang Hye-jung and Park Jung ("Veteran"); administrators Shin Su-won ("Madonna"), Lee Do-yoon ("Confession"), Kang Hyo-jin ("Wonderful Nightmare"), Oh Seung-wook ("The Shameless"), and Hong Won-chan ("The Office"); and actress Ko Ah-seong.The New York Korean Film Festival is a program of The Korea Society, the Museum of the Moving Image, and Subway Cinema. primary strengthen is supplied via the Korea Foundation.

FRIDAY/Opening evening - "The Office"SATURDAY - "Trap", "Confession", "The Shameless", "The Assassination"SUNDAY - "Madonna", "Beauty Inside", "Veteran",WEDNESDAY- "Wonderful Nightmare"The 13th Annual New York Korean Film FestivalNovember 6 – 11, 2015Museum of the Moving ImageOfficial site : http://www.koreanfilmfestival.orgAbout The Festival ALL SCREENINGS May be HELD AT THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGEAdvance tickets will be to be had online @ starting on October 21, 2015  Opening Night tickets are $20 ($12 for TKS members, MOMI Film Lover and Dual individuals / loose for Silver Screen members and above). All other NYKFF tickets are $12 ($7 for TKS members, MOMI Film Lover and Dual members / free for Silver Screen members and above).

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