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South Korean Army Says Rain Is Cleared Of Any Wrongdoing In PR Agent Probe: Singer To Complete Military Service On Wednesday

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Rain, PR Officer Scandal

South Korean Army Says Rain Is Cleared Of Any Wrongdoing In PR Agent Probe: Singer To Complete Military Service On Wednesday South Koreas Ministry of National Defense has cleared K-pop singer Rain of any wrongdoing.South Korea's Ministry of National Defense has cleared K-pop singer Rain of any wrongdoing stemming from footage aired on the June 21 episode of the news program "Scene 21" that appeared to show army public relations officers wandering the streets out of uniform and consuming alcohol freely after performing at an army-sanctioned concert.

On Thursday, a representative from the military body reported that Rain, whose real name is Jung Ji Hoon, will officially complete his mandatory military enlistment next week.

"We've come to the conclusion that Sergeant Jung [Rain] was not in the wrong for his actions on the day of the incident," the representative said, according to the publication CJ EM enewsWorld.

"He will be relieved of his duties on July 10."

According to a representative for the singer, Rain is using the rest of his allotted leave time to complete his last 10 days serving in the South Korean army as a public relations officer for the Defense Media Agency.

"Rain recently turned in his last leave to show hes determined to work hard in his services until the end," a source close to the singer explained on Monday. "His last leave was to last for 10 days."

All eligible males between the ages of 18 and 35 currently must enroll for between 21 and 24 months of army service in South Korea (the length of mandatory enrollment changes by several months depending on which branch of the military that they serve in) in a practice known as conscription.

The "Scene 21" camera crew also captured footage of singers Se7en and Sangchu of the group Mighty Mouth, both public relations officers, entering an erotic massage parlor on the same evening.

The footage rocked the Ministry of National Defense, who ordered a full investigation of the public relations officer program, a longtime bastion for celebrity soldiers serving out their mandatory enlistment terms.

"The special investigation on the operation system of Defense Media Agency will continue into next week as there are still many things to confirm," the Ministry of National Defense representative said.

Last month a South Korean Army spokesperson promised that the famous servicemen wouldn't get special treatment.

"Celebrity recruits aren't different from regular soldiers," the Ministry of Defense spokesperson said.

"They'll be punished the same way. We can only know how severe the punishment will be after the detailed investigation concludes."

On Monday, a representative for Rain denied that his decision to spend his last days as an enlisted officer on leave was motivated by the high-profile investigation of the Defense Media Agency.

"He didnt choose this way because of the recent controversy surrounding PR agents," the rep said.

World famend Korean Wagner singer to accomplish 'The Flying Dutchman' in Seoul

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World famend Korean Wagner singer to accomplish 'The Flying Dutchman' in Seoul

Richard Wagner`s opera "The Flying Dutchman" might be conducted for the primary time in 40 years at the Opera space in Seoul Arts middle from Wednesday thru Friday next week, where Korea National Opera singer Yeon Kwang-chul will be gambling captain Daland. Opera singer Kim Il-hoon will be a replacement forged at the remaining day. The Dong-A Ilbo met Yeon at a convention room in Seoul Arts Center on Wednesday.

"Is it a clich to mention i think new each and every time? other from other composers, Wagner wrote all of the lines by way of himself", Yeon said. The orchestra also doesn`t remain as accompaniment and expresses the feelings of the performers. Various from Italian operas where the orchestra highly relies on the vocalist, the producer, singer and orchestra can create more than a few versions. here's what`s new".

Yeon had a substantial admiration of Wagner`s operas. Last year at Bayreuth, he completed in "The Flying Dutchman", "Valkyrja" and "Tannhauser", coming on level 16 times for 4 weeks. When asked why he digested any such tight killer schedule, Yeon acknowledged he didn`t wish to yield them to others.

This time, "The Flying Dutchman" reinterpreted the original, converting time background from 18th century to trendy time, and also modernized the stage.

"Daland is a father who needs to make his daughter marry a rich Dutch captain as an alternative of a deficient fianc who is a hunter", he said. "Daland used to be an experienced and simple character, yet this time replaced to uneasy and timid whale fishing send captain. The producer`s intentions were good".

Yeon said he first of all had an inferiority complex about being an Asian and being short. He recalls how he has struggled because of bias by foreigners. It changed into Daniel Barenboim who valued his voice and led him.

"Once i used to be making ready for a functionality in Japan", the opera singer said. "I don`t know if I was targeted, but an individual at the japanese generating company said he sought after the team to be composed of handiest Eu singers. Barenboim then said he wasn`t European and took me". Barenboim is a Jewish conductor born in Argentina.

This is why Yeon at all times tries to lead juniors. Tenor Kim Suk-chul who is appearing with him this time (Eric cast) was also invited to the Bayreuth festival, which was a tremendous deal helped by Yeon.

Yeon has a complete agenda till 2018. beginning with The recent York Metropolitan Opera next month where he'll play Verdi`s opera Il Trovatore, he will be on stage at London Royal Opera, the Staatsoper Wien, Opera National de Paris and Teatro genuine in Madrid.

Despite the tight schedule, Yeon will seem at a stage at two puts in Korea at year-end. Born in Cheongju, Korea, he will have a solo recital there in December as his 2d homeland performance. He will also carry out at a nursing house where his Cheongju Faculty of Tune professor is staying.

"Since it's miles difficult for elderly other folks to observe opera for see you later as two hours, I made up our minds to visit my hometown and sing Korean and German songs for them. The performance for my instructor often is the same with when I visited my Berlin music college professor and played for him. The professor is partly deaf, but is still enthusiastic in music".

"A international renown singer making a song at equivalent to stage might be discouraging", the Dong-A Ilbo reporter said. "Reputation is built by other people. If I have dignity of what I do, reputation is nothing. I don`t think I want to be self-conscious about others", Yeon said.

Yoo Seung Woo to open for Australian singer Lenka's Korean concert

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Yoo Seung Woo to open for Australian singer Lenka's Korean concert

Yoo Seung Woo will be opening for Australian singer Lenka"s Korean concert!

Lenka is an artist who debuted in 2008 and were given popular via making a song songs for displays comparable to "Grey"s Anatomy" and "Ugly Betty", in addition videos comparable to "Moneyball". Her Korean excursion is for her 4th album that became once released remaining month.

Yoo Seung Woo said, "I"m venerated that I"ll be opening for Lenka, who I"ve at all times liked. I"m either worried and excited, yet I"m going to do my absolute most sensible on level and then watch the level as a Lenka fan."

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The Korean entertainment global mourns the loss of singer Do Eun Young

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The Korean entertainment global mourns the loss of singer Do Eun Young

Following the sorrowful news of damaged Valentine"s singer Van loss of life, the Korean entertainment global just experienced any other tragic loss. it has been reported that rock singer Do Eun Young kicked the bucket on August 3.

Singer Yeon Gyu Sung expressed his mourning for the passing of the fellow singer, who he used to be close with. 

Yeon Gyu Sung wrote a message on his Facebook previous these days, lamenting, "Do Eun Young, who used to be an excellent singer, whom I truly be enjoyed and enjoyed, kicked the bucket the day before these days (August 3). We"ve been making a song in combination since Audition Box and for a new get commenceed she remade my song "Sad Song," had even recorded and shot the MV for it, and used to be just waiting to announce it. When I saw her just a couple days ago, she used to be smiling brightly and we recorded in combination; it"s challenging to accept as true with [that she"s long past]."

The singer also asked that folk pray for Do Eun Young"s secure passage to the afterlife, beseeching, "those who adored and enjoyed Eun Young, please pray that she will be able to pass on conveniently. Her funeral may be at Anyang"s Sam clinic. Today is a unhappy day."

Do Eun Young had debuted with "I"ll Pray," the OST for the 2005 MBC drama "Be robust, Geum-soon!" and released her virtual album "Carmen" in 2007. In 2012, the singer had seemed on tv for tvN"s audition program "Super Diva 2012," emerging to the quarterfinals.

Let"s hope that the singer is resting at a neater position.

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J.Y. Park"s sudden beyond schooling approach for singer Rain unveiled

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J.Y. Park

J.Y. Park"s appealing way of teaching former artist Rain got here up on SBS"s radio program, "hello Mr. Rok Gi" on July 24. A guest at the program be got here once Can Entertainment"s CEO, Kang Seung Ho, who unveiled the learning means.

He acknowledged, "When J.Y. Park be got here once education the singer Rain, he made Rain run at the treadmill whilst making a song. i used to be in point of fact shocked. He told me that whenever you"re a singer, you wish to have so as to sing no less than one song smartly whilst running at the treadmill."

DJ Hong Rok Gi acknowledged, "No wonder; Rain"s songs looked as if it would in particular have numerous respiring. Rain"s respiring of "seub~ ha~ seub~ ha~" did now no longer just take place. As expected, part-air part-sound."

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Korean Singer-Actor has reportedly used partner as Scapegoat when he was charged for driving in the drunk condition and not having a license

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Korean Singer-Actor Uses Girlfriend As Scapegoat for Driving Drunk and Without License On July 6, the Seoul Central District Prosecutor’s Office revealed that singer-actor Kim Eun Oh was arrested and charged for drunk driving, having no license, and making his girlfriend give false testimony.

According to the prosecutor’s office, earlier this year on March 29, Kim Eun Oh was drinking in Gangnam, when he got behind the wheel while intoxicated. When police pulled up behind him and tried to pull him over, he switched switched seats with his girlfriend and had her lie to the police.

Moreover, Kim Eun Oh refused the breathalyzer test three times, and once at the station, made his girlfriend lie once again.

Meanwhile, Kim Eun Oh has been active as both a singer and actor, and released a solo album just last year.

Rookies Yuta has reportedly admitted to having used to be a Soccer Player before coming to Korean to become a singer

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SM Rookies Yuta Says He Was a Soccer Player Before Moving to Korea to Become a Singer Yuta Nakamoto, the new Japanese representative of the JTBC variety show Abnormal Summit and a trainee at SM Entertainment (SM Rookies), revealed that he was a soccer player before deciding to become a singer.

In the show, upon being asked, What did you do before deciding to come to Korea to become a singer? Yuta responds, I was a soccer player between the ages of 5 to 16.

Then the panel asks Yuta a sensitive question: Which country is the best at soccer? Yuta rules Sam Okyeres home team Ghana out and picks Germany. Sam is hurt by Yutas response, and shoots back, if you want to be a real Abnormal Summit member, you shouldnt lie. MC Sung Si Kyung then teases Sam by asking him how he got on the show if one is not supposed to lie, but Sam quips, I only started lying after I was confirmed for the show.

Rain Wins Most Influential Korean Artist Award In China

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Rain Wins Most Influential Korean Artist Award In China

Singer and actor star Rain was the only Korean artist honored at the 19th China Music Awards, which took place on April 16 at the Venetian Maco Cotai Arena. The awards ceremony is China"s biggest music awards ceremony and was broadcast live in 54 cities.

Rain won the Most Influential Korean Artist Award.

"I want to thank my fans and the China Music Awards for bringing me here," said Rain at the awards ceremony. "I will continue to work hard and show you all my best efforts."

During the ceremony he performed "LA Song" and "30 Sexy," demonstrating the singing talent and dance moves that made him s popular in Korea and throughout Asia.

Rain, who started performing at age 16 in the group Fanclub, has slowly transitioned into acting. He debuted as a solo singer in 2002 and made his acting debut in 2003. His early drama "Full House" with actress Song Hye Kyo won him an award and helped expand his international fan base. And when he finished his most recent k-drama, "My Lovely Girl," with co-star Krystal Jung, he decided to film his next drama in China.

He took a part in the Chinese series "Diamond Lover" which co-starred Tiffany Tang. His role as an aloof perfectionist in the 2015 drama earned him over $5 million. "Diamond Lover" was China"s most expensive, non-historical TV production to date. Rain also filmed a 2014 Chinese romantic film "For Love or Money" with actress Liu Yifei.

In an interview about "Diamond Lover" with Chinese media outlet CCTV, the actor said that the experience was great and he learned a lot, but mastering the language was hard.

"Learning Chinese is difficult so I speak a little bit of it in the drama," said Rain. "People sometimes think certain Korean and Chinese words sound similar so it shouldn"t be that hard. But to speak with the right tone and emotions is difficult in either languages."

He learned enough Chinese to say thank you when he received his award. He said thank you in Chinese and then proceeded to give the rest of his short acceptance speech in English.

Rain was recently considering a role in the k-drama "The Time I Loved You, 7,000 Days," with Ha Ji Won, but he declined the role which is now being filled by Lee Jin Wook.

Rain attends "China Music Awards" + awarded as "Asia"s most influential Korean artist"

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Rain attends

Singer and actor Rain was recently spotted at "China Music Awards" and was awarded with one of the most prestigious awards as an Asian artist.

According to recent reports, Rain attended the 19th "China Music Awards" held on April 16th at the Macao Venetian Cotai Arena where he was awarded "Asia"s most influential Korean artist" award, being the only Korean artist to be given an award that day.

As a representative of a K-Pop artist, Rain commented, "Thank you to my fans as well as "China Music Awards" for having me here today. I will continue to become a hard-working artist."

Meanwhile, on this day, Rain gave an exciting performance of his past hit songs such as "20Sexy" and "LA SONG."

Rain Wins Most Influential Korean Artist at China Music Awards

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Rain Wins Most Influential Korean Artist at China Music Awards

Singer, actor, and all-around superstar Rain was recognized for his star power when he won the award for Most Influential Korean Artist at the China Music Awards (CMA).

Rain was there in person to attend the award show on April 16, and performed two of his hit songs, 30 Sexy and La Song.

He was the only Korean artist that picked up an award at the show that night.

In his acceptance speech, Rain addresses the audience in English. First of all, thanks to my fans and thanks to China Music Awards, he says. Its an honor. Ill do my best, thank you.

Most recently, Rain released his sixth album Rain Effect last year and also appeared in the drama My Lovely Girl. He is currently considering several different upcoming projects in Korea.

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