Photos from 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave

It’s August 13th, and if you didn’t know, top K-Pop stars will be rocking Incheon tonight for the 2011 Incheon Korean Music Wave.

The concert, which is being held at the Incheon Munhak Olympic Stadium, will see a list of top acts like Super Junior, SNSD, 2PM, 2NE1, B2ST, KARA, SHINee, 2AM, f(x), miss A, T-ara, MBLAQ, F.T. Island, 4minute, SECRET, SISTAR, INFINITE, TEEN TOP, and ZE:A.

The concert was hosted by MBC announcer Oh Sang Jin, plus Yuri and Tiffany from SNSD, and this marks their 3rd consecutive year hosting the concert together.

The concert marks another great influence to the rapidly growing K-pop wave, and will also be helpful in exposing the beauties of the city of Incheon, especially to international tourists.

Check out the photos (credit: as tagged) of those who walked the red carpet.

* More photos will be added later.

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Music Core performances from August 13th

MBC’s Music Core is back once again with another fun and exciting show!

Besides the usual stages, SISTAR, and Dal Shabet made their respective comebacks. Elsewhere, T-ara begun their follow-up promotions with “Roly-Poly in Copacabana“.

With SHINee’s Minho and Onew on a temporary leave of absence, Super Junior’s Donghae and Eunhyuk appeared as special 1-day MCs alongside Suzy and Jiyeon.

Other performers who performed this afternoon included Super Junior, 2NE1, MBLAQ, miss A, INFINITE, After School Red, TEEN TOP, Hwanhee, ZE:A, Homme, Min Kyung Hoon, Mighty Mouth, CSJH – Dana & Sunday, GP Basic, Piggy Dolls, Brave Girls, and Maya.

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T-ara performs “Roly-Poly in Copacabana” on Music Core

T-ara have been rocking stages right and left with their hit song, “Roly-Poly“, and it’s become so popular that they’ve extended their promotions with a new version called, “Roly-Poly in Copacabana“!

“Roly-Poly in Copacabana” was named after a popular disco club from the ’80s, and this new version fuses that disco feel with more modern sounds. The result is a catchy hit that’s perfect for the summer season. Check out their ‘Music Core‘ stage below!

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Dal Shabet “Bling Bling” on Music Core comeback

Girl group Dal Shabet is back once more with a new round of promotions on MBC Music Core with their latest single, “Bling Bling“.

The six ladies of Dal Shabet have made a ‘disco girl’ transformations with a trendy style of their own called ‘new disco’. Their title track “Bling Bling” features a trendy sound with fun beats that pop in your ears. The song draws influences from the hit dance tracks of the 70s and 80s but with a special modern twist that makes your body want to get up and move.

Check out their comeback stage below!

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SISTAR makes a “So Cool” comeback on Music Core

It’s been seven months since SISTAR last promoted, but they’re finally back with their new title song, “So Cool“, which they performed for the first time on today’s ‘Music Core‘.

As with their previous title songs, “So Cool” was produced by Brave Brothers.

It’s an energetic dance track that expresses a woman’s frustration at her emotionally unavailable lover, and so she tells him off in the verses.

Fans won’t get to see the hot ‘tail dance’ in the choreography, as Starship Entertainment decided not to show it in public broadcasts to avoid a controversy. The girls still managed to bring a great performance without it though, so check out their comeback stage which also includes “Girls Do It“.

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SNSD’s Seohyun meets her idol, Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon

Yesterday, we reported about how SNSD, SHINee, f(x), Jo Soo Mi, and many others attended a charitable event hosted by UNICEF Korea.

SNSD’s Seohyun finally got a chance to make one of her dreams come true by enjoying a face-to-face meeting with the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon. The diplomat has long been Seohyun’s idol, and she couldn’t hide her happiness at finally meeting him in person.

The high point for Seohyun came when they got introduced to each other and Ban Ki Moon later consented to give his autograph for a copy of his autobiography, “Study Like a Fool and Dream Like a Genius“, where he wrote, “World peace through your music of love!”

Although Seohyun also reportedly wanted to stand next to him during the photo session, it seems as though her luck ran out, as the employee directed her towards another spot, and she eventually ended up standing next to Shin Hyun Joon.

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Park Min Young would like to play a cameo role in “High Kick 3″

Actress Park Min Young expressed her excitement for the new season of MBC’s ‘High Kick 3‘, which is scheduled to air sometime in September. During a recent interview, she said that she would even be open to playing a cameo role if she were given the opportunity.

Park Min Young actually jumpstarted her acting career with ‘High Kick‘, and for that, she and fellow actors Jung Il Woo and Kim Bum are forever grateful to director Kim Byung Wook.

“I’m really looking forward to it, and I plan on watching every episode. I’m even open to play a cameo role on the show if they let me!”

Although a small role on a show like ‘High Kick’ is something she would like to try, she felt quite the opposite about being casted for a leading role in a sitcom. She didn’t feel it was something she could easily pursue, but she did want to maybe undertake a role in a romantic comedy like MBC TV’s ‘The Best Love‘ or SBS TV’s ‘Scent of a Woman‘.

“I watched up until the second episode of ‘Scent of a Woman’, and I really enjoyed it. As a woman, it’s not easy to play a part that requires you to be on TV with nerd glasses and messy hair, but Kim Sun Ah is so talented– she can pull off any character. The scene where she’s at the bank telling the teller how she saved all her money– it kind of reminded me of myself when times were tougher back in the day.”

In a year or so, Park Min Young would like to take up a role in something a little more melodramatic. She’s tried a few different genres, but not something melodramatic and so it’s on her list of things to do

As far as entertainment programs, she has no plans to guest star on any of them just yet. “I’m kind of boring,” she said.

“I can’t act when you tell me to do it on the spot, but when I’m in front of a camera, I get in the zone. When it comes to entertaining people, its exactly the opposite. It’s fun to joke around with my staff members, but when you ask me to do it in front of a camera, I’m awkward. I was on “YaShimManMan” a few years back and everyone on the show seemed to know what they were doing except me.”

She wasn’t too turned off by the idea of appearing on KBS’s ’1 Night 2 Days‘ or MBC’s ’Infinite Challenge‘, however. “It’s a little frightening to think about revealing my true self to the whole world, but because everyone on the show do it so well, I feel like they would do a good job leading me through it. It’s something I would like to try at least once. I especially enjoyed the female actress episode of ‘1N2D’. I don’t know if I can imagine myself actually on the show though, (laughs)”

Park Min Young has been picked up for a new KBS2TV drama titled “Man of Honor” that airs every Wednesday and Thursday starting October 12th.

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