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[Editor’s Pick] A pleasing wrap-up to the Every DAY6 project

In 2017, JYP's first band DAY6 launched new songs and concerts monthly for their Every DAY6 Project. The ambitious year-long project is undoubtedly a successful one that showcases the band's talent in songwriting. Known for songs about breakups and heartbroken sentiments since debut, DAY6 caught the public's attention with hits like "I Like You" and "You Were Beautiful." Though they recently made a transformation with the wild rock song Shoot Me, let's go back in time to appreciate the band's softer pop rock and alternative rock sounds in the Every DAY6 Finale Concert, the final wrap-up concert of the Every DAY6 Project. DAY6 kicks off the concert with the very first song released for the ... Read More

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[Entertainment News] Wang Kai in new drama from makers of Nirvana in Fire

Daylight Entertainment, the maker of the hit Chinese series Nirvana in Fire and Ode to Joy, works again with actors Wang Kai and Yang Shuo for the upcoming series Like a Flowing River. Directed by Kong Sheng (Nirvana in Fire) and Huang Wei, the drama is set during the economic reform period of 1978 to 1992 when China reopened its door to business and trade. Wang, Yang and award-winning young film actor Dong Zijian (Mountains May Depart) play everyday people who walked at the forefront of this restless era of rapid economic development.

Like a Flowing River is based on the novel Da Jiang Dong Qu by Ode to Joy writer Ane. The original

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[Entertainment News] Lee Jong Suk and Lee Na Young team up in romcom series Romance Supplement

Lee Jong Suk and Lee Na Young have been cast in tvN's new romantic comedy series Romance Supplement. Lee Na Young returns to the small screen nine years after action drama The Fugitive: Plan B, while Lee Jong Suk (While You Were Sleeping) stars in his first ever romcom series. Romance Supplement will be directed by Lee Jung Hyo, the director of The Good Wife and Life on Mars.

Written by Discovery of Love and I Need Romance series screenwriter Jung Hyun Jung, Romance Supplement follows the budding love story between two colleagues in their thirties. Lee Jong Suk plays Cha Eun Ho, the youngest editor-in-chief of a publishing company.

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[Entertainment News] Kim Sun Ah, Lee Yi Kyung and Nam Gyu Ri in new mystery drama Red Moon, Blue Sea

Kim Sun Ah, Lee Yi Kyung and Nam Gyu Ri are confirmed to star in the upcoming MBC mystery series Red Moon, Blue Sea. Kim Sun Ah takes her second lead drama of the year following melodrama Shall We Kiss First, while Welcome to Waikiki star Lee Yi Kyung shows his rising popularity with his third main role in 2018. Nam Gyu Ri recently appeared in My Secret Terrius as the ex-girlfriend of So Ji Sub's role.

Kim Sun Ah plays Cha Woo Kyung, a child counselor who is pregnant with her second child and has a perfect family with her gentle husband. However, she is later involved in an accident that changes her whole life. Lee Yi Kyung co-stars as responsible police detective

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[Editor’s Pick] SuJu rocks the Latin vibe

Despite going through different obstacles throughout the past 13 years, Super Junior is still going strong as the Hallyu King. Their last hit Lo Siento featuring Latin singer Leslie Grace was their first attempt in a brand new genre, and it affirmed both their musical talent and impressive popularity. Half a year after Lo Siento, Super Junior brings another wave of Latin sound with the album One More Time! This time, the SuJu members collaborate with Mexican band Reik for the reggaeton Latin pop number One More Time (Otra Vez) (Feat. REIK) (Track 1). Andreas Stone Johansson (the composer of Super Junior's Island, EXO's "Miracles in December" and NCT Dream's JOY) and Denniz Jamm (the ... Read More

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[Entertainment News] 53rd Golden Bell Awards

The 53rd Golden Bell Awards was held on October 6 in Taiwan. Qseries ratings hit A Boy Named Flora A directed by Chu Yu Ning won Best Television Series, and its star, singer-songwriter Crowd Lu, secured both Best Actor and Best Newcomer for his acting debut.

Huang Pei Jia, who played four characters in the Hakka TV drama Roseki, was awarded Best Actress. The series' leading actor Morning Mo and director Lou Yi An won for Best Writing. Peter Ho, who wrote, directed and starred in Age of Rebellion, won Best Directing in a Television Serial along with co-director Ray Jiang. Best Supporting Actor and Actress went to A Boy Named Flora A's Liu Kuan Ting and Roseki's

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[Entertainment News] Zhang Yimou’s Shadow leads 2018 Golden Horse nominations

Nominations for the 55th Golden Horse Awards were revealed on October 1. Zhang Yimou's historical epic Shadow leads with 12 nominations including Best Film, Best Director, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Cinematography and Best Actor and Actress for Deng Chao and Sun Li.

Taiwan drama Dear Ex, the feature debut of TV screenwriter Mag Hsu and music video director Hsu Chih Yen, follows with eight nominations including Best Film, Best New Director, Best Actor for Roy Chiu, Best Actress for Hsieh Ying Xuan and Best New Performer for Joseph Huang. Wen Muye's blockbuster China comedy-drama Dying to Survive netted seven nods including Best Film, Best New Director, Best Original

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[Editor’s Pick] Greet the monster in our hearts

The 2000s Taiwan boy band Fahrenheit is probably a familiar name to most fans of Mandopop. After parting ways, Aaron Yan was the first member to go solo with his first release The Next Me. Unlike many idols, Aaron is known for his frank and honest personality as he publicly comments on political issues and even his relationship with other Fahrenheit members. The singer creates the new album Dear Monster under the concept of "REAL AARON" to share his thoughts to every listener. Most people tend to get used to things that happen around us in everyday life. As days go by, we gradually forget how to think and how to express; we don't want to be special, we just follow. We hide our unique selves ... Read More

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[Editor’s Pick] Oh Danny Boy

If he was alive, September 7, 2018, would have been Danny Chan's 60th birthday. Though the legendary singer has long left us, his many hit songs remain as classic representatives of eighties Hong Kong music and Cantopop ballads. To commemorate Danny's 60th birthday, Universal Music launched a special project that included a memorial concert and the tribute album The World Sings Danny Chan produced by veteran Alan Tsui. The album begins with Alan Tam's version of "Cherish Today" (Track 1) and the classic encouraging line of "Put down your worries / Please cherish today." The original song is probably the best example of how Danny's music blended traditional "xiao diao" melody with a ... Read More

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[Editor’s Pick] Soulful ballads to welcome fall

Autumn is just around the corner – it's finally the season of ballad! Looking through the Korea digital music sites, the top two songs are currently without exception Roy Kim's "The Hardest Part" and Lim Chang Jung's "There Has Never Been A Day I Haven't Loved You." All-round artist Lim Chang Jung's sensational 2016 song "The Love I Committed" hit 200,000 likes on Melon, Korea's biggest music streaming site. This fall, he returns with some new hit-songs-to-be and remakes of his two classics! Following his megahits "The Love I Committed" and "Love Again," Lim Chang Jung partners up with producer Wild Pig again for the title track "There Has Never Been A Day I Haven't Loved You" (Track 3). ... Read More

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