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‘Blackpink: Light Up the Sky’ is a mix of honesty and music

Jennie Kim tells the camera quietly that she’d rather not talk about herself.  And yet, director Caroline Suh was able to make her share about her childhood and training days in the newest Netflix documentary “Blackpink: Light up the Sky.” She’s not the only one. Blackpink members Jisoo, Lisa and Rosé allowed Suh and her …

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Lots of love for Itzy

There’s something about the girls of ITZY that make them impossible to ignore. The five-member girl group has filled the K-pop sphere with their unique unbridled energy since their debut in 2019, marking their status as mainstays in one of the most competitive industries in the world. Set aside the ostentatious styling choices, or their …

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Meet the members rookie band Enhypen

Enhypen, a new boy group from Mnet’s survival show “I-Land,” is slated to make its highly anticipated debut in November. It’s only been a few weeks since the multinational seven-piece band put up its first official profile, but this sensational rookie act has already attracted the spotlight. Initially, the high-profile show–jointly organized by South Korean entertainment giant …

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Everglow

Yue Hua Entertainment penalized after Chinese artist’s performance in Korean military

Beijing-based Yue Hua Entertainment was penalized by the Chinese government after Wang Yiren, a Chinese member of K-pop girl band Everglow, performed at an event for South Korean military troops in June last year, according to the South China Morning Post. The K-pop girl band is produced and managed by Yue Hua Entertainment’s subsidiary in …

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Map of th Soul: 7

Album review: Worlds collide in BTS’ ‘Map of the Soul: 7’

Six years ago, BTS embarked on a two-week journey of Los Angeles, California to learn about the roots of hip-hop culture.  Wearing baggy pants, oversized tees and shiny bling, they were wide-eyed rookies trying to find their place both in the grounded and gritty world of West Coast hip-hop and the expanding universe of K-pop.  …

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Plenty of firsts in Seventeen’s ‘Ode to you’ Manila

It’s Seventeen’s fourth concert in the country since their first fanmeeting in 2016.  “Ode to You” in Manila on Feb. 8 is the 25th show for Pledis Entertainment’s 13-member Korean boy group.    And yet, the group managed to do a lot of firsts in this concert.   This concert saw plenty of firsts.  It’s the first …

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