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BigBang is one of South Korea’s biggest boybands and its youngest member Seungri has been hogging the headlines in recent months – but for all the wrong reasons. His announcement that he was quitting show business on March 11 came on the heels of a string of allegations from pimping to drug use at his club.
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Three years ago, local musician Imee Ooi was asked to produce a concert by the Buddist Fellowship to celebrate Wesak Day. Various groups had come together for the effort, including Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore, and the concert – Sadhu For The Music (STFM) – was performed over two days at the eye-catching Esplanade Concert Hall
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Singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young and K-pop superstar Seungri appeared at the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency on Thursday (March 14)  for questioning amid snowballing allegations against them, including accusations that Jung shared sex videos he had secretly filmed and that Seungri brokered prostitution in exchange for business favors. Jung, 30, arrived at the police agency around 10am
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R. Kelly is out on bail but there is no respite for him, with one of the lawyers representing women – who claim they were abused by the singer – saying a new video tape showed him “sexually abusing children”. The latest discovery was announced by lawyer Gloria Allred, who said the tape was found
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Seungri of the popular boy group BigBang denied drug use and sex-for-favours allegations during a questioning, police said Thursday. An investigation team of the Seoul Metropolitan Police Agency sent him back home after grilling him overnight. The 29-year-old singer, during the questioning, denied all suspicions surrounding him ranging from narcotics use to attempting to buy
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Tiffany YoungLips On LipsTransparent Arts Of all the Girls’ Generation members, Tiffany Young is probably the one with the most international appeal. The Korean-American ticks all the K-pop crossover boxes: She speaks flawless English, has an easygoing California girl-next-door vibe and commands a respectable global fan base. If anything, her departure from SM Entertainment –
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Through all the dramatic changes experienced within the Hindustani traditions of Northern India, the classical traditions of the South remained largely content to remain within the secure confines of “tradition”. A style commonly regarded as a “purer” expression than its North Indian Hindustani counterpart replete with a vibrant history of cosmopolitan interactions, the South Indian
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Malay-language radio station Suria is organising a cancer awareness week beginning Feb 25. Its various radio segments will feature experts in the field discussing the different types of cancer. For instance, Dr Hafizah Zaharah Ahmad, an oncologist from the National Cancer Institute, will be speaking during the Team Pagi Suria segment on Feb 28, 6am
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Move aside, Pokemon Go. Hugely popular K-pop group BTS is launching a ‘treasure hunt’ that is roping in its legions of fans, called ARMY, from all over the world to create a massive database of memories of the band. According to a report on Soompi, a website called ARMYPEDIA has been launched, calling itself “the digital archive
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Tiffany Young, a former Korean-American member of K-pop band Girls’ Generation, will release her first American EP, Lips On Lips, today, her management agency said. The five-track record will hit the American music scene at midnight on Friday, according to Transparent Arts. In South Korea, the album will be available for streaming starting at 2:00
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Fashion and music are never far apart from the spate of collaborations, endorsements and stars having their own fashion brands. Korean stars, specifically K-pop, however, take it to another level. Their music videos can boast a series of different outfits, the more the better and as much colour as possible. Then there’s actually a thing called
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Catching up with the breakneck speed of the BTS’ career can feel overwhelming, but you have to start somewhere. Here is a guide that will tell you everything you need to know about BTS. Or if you are simply wondering about the hype around the band, allow us to enlighten you. Who is BTS? BTS
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Some of the most sought after thespians from London’s West End are headed to Malaysia this April. Produced and presented by the British Theatre Playhouse in association with Worldwide Entertainment, Stars Of The West End Sing The Rock Musicals! will be staged on April 28 at Sunway Hotel Resort & Spa, Subang Jaya. The show
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