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IU,Shin Seung Hoon, Lena Park And More To Welcome Spring With Intimate Concerts


Cherry blossoms are blooming, birds are chirping, and people are falling in love - the spring season is here! With the warm weather and people finding love, some idols are going to be holding small, intimate concerts for their fans.

Who Are the Stars?

With all the huge performances that are going on, some of your idols are scaling things back and will perform at much smaller venues during the spring season. Among these famed singers are Shin Seung Hoon, IU, and Lena Park.

Where Are They Going to Perform?

The stars are going to hold small concerts in different areas of South Korea.

Next month, veteran singer Shin Seung Hoon is going to have his small concert at the LG Art Center in the Gangnam area of Seoul

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon Donates 10 Million Won to Ferry Disaster Relief Efforts, Apologizes for the Small Amount

MBLAQ’s Lee Joon joins a growing list of celebrities who have donated to the Sewol ferry disaster.

On April 24, an employee of community-based fundraising organization Community Chest of Korea shared, “MBLAQ’s Lee Joon donated 10 million won (about 10 thousand USD). When donating, he said, ‘This is my first time donating. I’m sorry that the amount is small.’”

Fans who heard of his donation were surprised since he’s well-known to be stingy with his money. He would even collected money from his friends who owed him money during childhood.

Other celebrity donors include Major League baseball payer Ryu Hyun Jin, actors Song Seung Hun, Park Jae Min, Ha Ji Won, Joo Sang Wook, On Joo Wan, Jung Il Woo, Jang Mi In Ae, Kim Bo Sung and many others

Sewol Ferry Sinks, But Stars Keep Their Hopes Up Through Yellow Ribbon Campaign

As the Sewol ferry sunk, Korea looked on hoping against hope. A coalition of college students named ALT has started the Yellow Ribbon campaign with the slogan, "One small movement, big miracles."

Many Korean celebrities are also choosing to take part in this campaign.

Actor Park Kwang Hyun tweeted, "To all the people who visit my Twitter page, please hang your yellow ribbons! Let"s wish for a miracle," and also tweeted the "Yellow Ribbon" campaign slogan, "One small movement, big miracles."

Actress Kim So Hyun tweeted, "May our desperation summon a huge miracle." She changed her profile picture to a yellow ribbon. Kim Jaejoong also changed his profile picture to a yellow ribbon.

Nam Gyuri and Kim Gyu Ri both tweeted out yellow ribbons, while singer G-Dragon tweeted out a picture of a yellow ribbon without any words

Park Shin Hye and Oh Yeon Seo Also Donate to Support Sewol Ferry Relief Efforts

Actresses Park Shin Hye and Oh Yeon Seo have joined the cause to help families of victims from the Sewol ferry tragedy.

On April 23, a representative from Korea Disaster Relief Association Hope Bridge revealed that Park Shin Hye donated 50 million won (about 50 thousand USD) to support Sewol ferry relief efforts and families of the victims. It seemed like she didn’t want many people to know because she donated without letting her agency know. We’ll use the donation to help the victims and search for those who are still missing.”

The representative continued, “The families with missing loved ones and those with survivors will need to receive psychological treatment. Since there are many people, will need to be able to have them receive living support

Ryoo Si-won, “I’m being reasonable”

Actor and racer Ryoo Si-won requested for a recommendation of unconstitutional legal judgment.

According to the court, Ryoo Si-won did so regarding the location, information protection and usage. His reason is that the definition and regulations of the local information protection and usage, are against the principle of disclosure.

Ryoo's request for recommendation will decide if the laws applied to his case are a violation or not.

Ryoo is in the middle of a case divorcing his wife and was accused of threatening and abusing her. He was also suspected of attaching GPS to her car, tracking down her whereabouts. He was charged with a 7 million won fine but didn't obey the order.

Ryoo said, "I attached the GPS for the sake of my wife and child's safety". However, the court acknowledged that he did abuse his wife and that it was no excuse to be tracking down someone

CN Blue’s Busan Concert Postponed Until June

With lifeless young bodies still being pulled out from the sunken ferry, CN Blue decided that it′s only right to postpone its concert in Busan.

On April 23, BEXCO, a convention center located in Busan, announced that the 2014 CN Blue Live – Can’t Stop concert to take place on April 26 has been canceled. The staff and affiliates all decided that in this time of mourning, it would not be right to put on a concert.

The concert will be postponed until June 21 and will be held at the Busan KBS hall instead.

Meanwhile, 159 people have been confirmed dead with 143 still missing from the Sewol ferry accident.

Photo Credit: FNC Entertainment.

CNBLUE Postpones Busan Concert in Respect to the Sewol Ferry Accident

 CNBLUE postponed their upcoming May 26 Busan concert in respect to the recent Sewol ferry accident. According to a representative, FNC Entertainment and the band had decided to push back the date of the Busan concert in order to send their condolences towards the victims and families affected by the ferry tragedy.

In regards to the change in concert date, a representative of the concert hall said, “The concert ‘2014 CNBLUE Live – Can’t Stop‘ that was to take place on April 26 at Bexco has been cancelled and pushed back to another date. The band and staff members have agreed to send their condolences to the Sewol ferry accident. We decided to postpone the concert because it was agreed that the concert could not be enjoyed during this tragic time

Salvation Army Explains How Celebrity Donations Will Be Used to Aid Sewol Ferry Rescue Operations

The money donated to Salvation Army by numerous celebrities will be used to create relief kits.

A representative from Korea’s Salvation Army has announced that they are in the process of making relief kits, which will include basic toiletries, socks, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags and other necessities.

So far, celebrities like Ha Ji WonSong Seung Hun, Ryu Hyun Jin, Jo Sang Wook, Jung Il Woo and Kim Bo Sung are among those who have donated individually. Entertainment agencies such as UAA which houses Song Hye Kyo and Kang Dong Won have done group donations, while the cast for MBC drama “Cunning Single Lady” and production company of SBS drama “Three Days” have also donated to the cause

Comebacks Pushed From April To May, Possibly Until July

It"ll be hard to see comebacks as early as May.

Because of the tragic Sewol ferry accident that occurred on the 16th, artists who had planned for April comebacks are all postponing their schedules. While many might hope for a May comeback, it doesn"t look like that will be an easy task. As the ferry sinking incident progresses, the period of national mourning has also been extended. There are a few reasons why these singers might even push their comebacks to June.

First of all, there are no broadcast music programs. As of now, all entertainment programs, especially music ranking programs, are at a complete standstill, and they cannot even think about airing such shows. At the time of the Cheonan incident, music ranking programs were cancelled for 4 to 5 weeks. With the recent tragedy, it could take longer this time around

Entertainment Stars Respond Differently To The Sewol Ferry Tragedy – In Anger, Advice, Prayer

Stars in the entertainment industry are sharing their sorrow through their SNS.

On April 19th Lee Jung vented about the government"s inabilities. He said, "Not only with this case, but in every event like this the government"s rotten water and pus-like employees that are incompetent and naive fools who only seek money and fame should step down. When will you figure out what is really needed? Why! Why do these kinds of things always have to happen? Is this the only way that you will pretend to do something?" He continued, "Our small country has great talent and abilities but cannot be a developed country. You have some nerve to talk about safety frigidity," and raged about the current conditions. Afterward he deleted the controversial post. He then said, "Earlier today I was unable to conceal my frustration. I deleted the harsh post earlier, but my thoughts have not changed