Wednesday, April 4, 2012

[TRANS] 120403 TVXQ & Super Junior, The 3rd SMTown Live To Begin In May

The third world tour for SMTown Live will begin in May.

A joint concert by SM Entertainment, which is the management agency of artists including TVXQ, Super Junior, Girls’ Generation and f(x), is scheduled to have concerts beginning 20 May in Los Angeles, USA, followed by 4 and 5 August at the Tokyo Dome, and 18 August at the main stadium in Jamshil, Seoul.

For the tour this time, large-scale performances will be held in major cities worldwide, including within America, Japan and Korea, as well as other Asian cities such as Beijing. The SMTown Live, which first began touring in 2008, has received explosive responses from music fans all over the world during the World Tour, which was held over 2009 and 2010 in regions including Seoul, LA, Paris, New York and Tokyo. A passionate response is also anticipated for the third world tour this time.

SM representatives revealed that for the concerts this time, aside from coming up with new stage setups and performances, they are also prepared to present upgraded stages, in particular with new collaboration performances. In addition, the concerts this time will be held in collaboration with MBC. It is expected for the concert to be broadcast under the title “MBC Korean Music Wave In LA – SMTown Special”.

Source : [K Star News]
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[TRANS] 120402 Kim Junsu Presents A Special Gift To Fans – “Elisabeth” Exclusive OST

Kim Junsu continues to enjoy a high popularity in the musical industry.

The OST for the musical “Elisabeth” was released on 31 March. On 20 March, five songs from “Elisabeth” (Kim Sun Young – “I Belong To Me”, Ok Joo Hyun – “Nothing at all”, Kim Su Yong – “Milk”, Choi Min Chul – “Kitsch”, Park Eun Tae – “Milk” was released on various music sites, and presales for the OST reached over 4,000 copies.

Even though Kim Junsu participated in “Elisabeth”, playing the role of “Death”, his songs were not recorded in this Korean OST. Only Kim Sun Young, Ryu Jung Han, Park Eun Tae, Ok Joo Hyun, Song Chang Ui and other actors appeared in this OST.

A representative from “Elisabeth” said “Kim Junsu did not participate in the recording of this OST, but he might do an exclusive OST for his local and foreign fans. We are currently still in the midst of discussing this.”

The musical “Elisabeth” talks about the highest member of the Austria Royal Family – Queen Elisabeth, and her beautiful love story with the fantasy character, “Death.”

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Newsen]
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[TRANS] 120402 500 Japanese Fans Attend “Rooftop Prince” Park Yoochun’s Fanmeeting… “A Grand Occasion”

Park Yoochun’s fanmeeting, which was held as part of “Rooftop Prince’s” Japanese promotions, was a large event that concluded successfully.

Park Yoochun met over 500 Japanese fans on 31 March at the Yonsei University 100th Anniversary Memorial Hall, for the Japanese promotional fanmeeting of SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday drama “Rooftop Prince”.

During the fanmeeting that day, which lasted over 2 hours, Park Yoochun gave brief introductions of the drama, and updated the fans about his situation. He then went on to make triangular rice balls on the spot, and played many other games with fans.

In addition, singers of “Rooftop Prince’s” OST, as well as cast members Jung Suk Won, Choi Woo Shik and Lee Min Ho also made surprise appearances, making the fanmeeting even more eventful.

Park Yoochun expressed, “I feel very thankful that the drama is receiving so much interest and attention in Japan although it has only just begun. I will stay healthy during the process of the drama (filming). There will be many developments to the love story from now on, so we ask for your kind support.” He also said, ” Be careful not to catch a cold, and I hope everyone will always be happy.”

Source : [BaiduCrownPrince + Star Today via Nate]
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[TRANS] ‘Rooftop Prince’ Park Yoochun Foursome Gang’s New Hairstyle and Formal Wear‏

The four pretty boys in SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama ‘Rooftop Prince’ have decided to cut their hair short.

Crown Prince Lee Gak who time-travelled 300 years decides to cut his hair short in order to adapt to modern Seoul’s lifestyle.The trio who understood the importance of ‘body, hair and skin were gifts from parents’ and insisted on ‘definite impossibility to cut hair’, but the crown prince has made his decision. Other than the traditional hanbok, all they have bee wearing are the old-fashioned training suits. Thus the four decides to don black suits along with their new handsome short hairstyles.

The four stirred a wave of compliments during the filming. The filming staffs exclaimed, “The four of them looked like The Beatles in their prime,”, “Though we know that they are good-looking but we didn’t expect them to be such handsome.”

credit: mydaily+Rooftop Prince Baidu
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[TRANS] 120403 JYJ Kim Jaejoong Snaps Recent Selca, Blonde Transformation “Doll-Like Beauty Attracts Attention”

JYJ member Kim Jaejoong revealed recent images of himself, attracting much attention.

On the afternoon of 3 April, Kim Jaejoong uploaded a 9-shot selca of himself via his personal twitter account. In the photo, Kim Jaejoong is wearing a white T-shirt, and is slowly approaching the camera. From the blowdryer on the counter top, it seems that he had just finished fixing his hair before taking the pictures.

The blonde transformation of Kim Jaejoong has attracted the attention of fans, and his broad shoulders and muscular arms that show through his T-shirt have also been noticed by the fans.

Seeing the images, netizens said, “This is a doll-like selca” “His face is still so handsome” “I’m so happy to be able to see a 9-shot selca after so long” and other reactions.

JYJ recently completed their solo concerts in Chile and Peru, and was invited to perform for the First Ladies at the Blue House State Guesthouse on 27 March, becoming topics of interest.

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Enews24 via Nate]
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[TRANS] 120403 TVXQ To Participate In Dream Concert For The Second Year Running

Following last year, the leading Hallyu group TVXQ will once again be appearing at the Dream Concert.

The “2012 Dream Concert” event organisers said, “Popular group TVXQ will be joining the lineup for this year’s Dream Concert.” “After appearing in the 2008 Dream Concert, TVXQ were busy with activities in and out of the country for the next 3 years, before returning to the Dream Concert stage (last year,) showing a passionate performance of ‘Maximum’ and ‘Keep Your Head Down’.”

TVXQ, who made their debut in 2004 with “Hug”, have been performing on stages in and outside of the country for the past 8 years as the “Hallyu Ambassadors”. Hit songs include “Why (Keep your head down”, “Mirotic”, “Before U Go”, “Maximum” asn others. In 2009, 3 of their members filed a lawsuit against their management agency, with U-Know Yunho and Choikang Changmin remaining to continue to legacy of TVXQ. 2 years later, they made their comeback with a new album “Why (Keep Your Head Down)”, taking over music charts in Korea as well as overseas.

As a representative hallyu group, they have created various stages to meet with foreign fans. Last year on 25-26 November, they attended the “Billboard K-POP Masters” at MGM Grand Arena, Las Vegas, and last month they appeared at the Hong Kong Asian Pop Music Festival 2012. Their single which was released in Japan on 14 March took the no.1 spot on the Oricon daily and subsequently the weekly charts, and created a new record with 10 singles at number 1 on the Oricon chart. This year, they will also be featured in the “SMTown LIVE World Tour 3″ which starts on 20 May at the Honda Center in California.

The 2012 Dream Concert, which TVXQ will be performing at, is in its 17th year. This large-scale Asian music event will have the slogan “Love You, Korea 2012″ in support of the patriotic message used in the Yeosu World Expo 2012.

Organised by the Korea Entertainment Producers’ Association and sponsored by Oilbank, the “2012 Dream Concert” will be held at Seoul’s Sangam-dong World Cup Stadium on 12 May at 6.30 pm KST.

(Baidu T/N: Seems like this is the 18th year of the dream concert, not the 17th)

Source : [BaiduTVXQ + Billboard Korea]
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