[News] 121227 JYJ’s Junsu Practices With A Live Orchestra For Upcoming Concert ’2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert With Orchestra’

[News] 121227 JYJ’s Junsu practices with a live orchestra for upcoming concert ’2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert With Orchestra’

JYJ‘s Junsu was recently spotted practicing with an orchestra for his upcoming concert series, ‘2012 XIA Ballad & Musical Concert With Orchestra‘.

C-JeS Entertainment revealed on the 27th, “Junsu is currently practicing for his year-end concert. Since all the songs are performed live, [Junsu] is working together with the music director to prepare for the concert”, and shared several photos. The snapshots show Junsu collaborating with an orchestra and chorus for the upcoming concert.

 A representative stated, “Each instrument makes a different sound and merges into one combining this with Junsu’s great singing ability will create perfect harmony. For each practice session, Junsu would beautifully express the lyrics and melodies with various singing techniques just like the instruments. If Junsu showed the upgraded version of idol singers through his solo concert last May, this concert will make you feel Junsu’s passion and genuineness for music as an artist.”

Junsu commented, “The addition of the live orchestra’s power will give another meaning. Also, the pop and classical choruses will join together and fill the rhythm and sound, and will give vitality to each song. I think this stage will give an ideal harmony with special meaning that is sure to be anticipated.”

This concert will also feature Junsu performing his newly released songs “Thank U For” and “Love Is Like Snow” for the very first time, increasing fans’ anticipation for the concert.

2012 XIA Ballad&Musical Concert with Orchestra‘ will be held from the 29th-31st at COEX in Samsungdong, Seoul.

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[Pictures] 120523 Jaejoong Fanmeet in Taiwan Part 3

[Pic] 120523 Jaejoong Fanmeet in Taiwan Part 3

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He’s the flame
He’s KJJ

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Here’s a gain
Here’s MAZE JAE 

120703 Andy Griffith Dead At 86…(also George Lindsey [Goober Pyle] and Harry Morgan [MASH]) Have Died in 2012

[I will always enjoy the characters of Sheriff Andy Taylor, et al. Even though it was fictional, so much of the father in Andy Griffith was shown and it has influenced two generations…]

Andy Griffith dead at 86, friend says…
July 3, 2012, 10:46 AM EST
By Tim Molloy

Television icon Andy Griffith has died at 86, a friend told a North Carolina news station.

Former University of North Carolina president Bill Friday told WITN News that the “The Andy Griffith Show” and “Matlock” actor died at his home in Dare County, N.C.

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The Dare County Sheriff’s office would only confirm to TheWrap that emergency services were sent to Griffith’s home Tuesday morning.

The actor’s agent did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

With his slow drawl and penchant for playing characters who wore their decency like a badge in shows like “The Andy Griffith Show,” the actor came to personify small town values with their emphasis on family and community. He was, in many ways, America’s sheriff.

He first came to prominence on Broadway in the 1950s in the army comedy “No Time for Sergeants” and the musical version of “Destry Rides Again.”

He would reprise his country bumpkin role in “Sergeants” for the 1958 film version, earning rave reviews and propelling the film to the top of that year’s box office winners.

But his film debut in 1957’s “A Face in the Crowd” mined a darker side of Griffith, one that he largely abandoned in favor of more populist slices of entertainment. Working with legendary director Elia Kazan, Griffith gave his finest dramatic performance as Larry “Lonesome” Rhodes, a drifter who is discovered by an ambitious producer and transformed into a national television phenomenon. With his folksy bromides, Rhodes seemed to presage such modern boob tube bloviators as Glenn Beck and Keith Olbermann and the film itself was a sly commentary on the power of television that was way ahead of its time.

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Yet it was television that would launch Griffith into the pop culture pantheon. Playing Sheriff Andy Taylor, a widower trying to raise a young son, on the long-running “The Andy Griffith Show,” the actor found the perfect vehicle for his easy-going delivery and comic talents.

Mayberry, the fictional North Carolina town where Taylor represented law and order, was populated by village eccentrics like hapless deputy Barney Fife (Don Knotts) and naive gas station attendant Gomer Pyle (Jim Nabors). Griffith provided the show’s center of gravity; his gift was to be a proxy for the audience and to respond to the antics around him instead of providing the spark to the lunacy.

Ron Howard, who played Griffith’s son on the program before starring in “Happy Days” and becoming an Oscar winning director, paid tribute to his television dad on Tuesday.

“His pursuit of excellence and the joy he took in creating served generations & shaped my life. I’m forever grateful RIP Andy,” Howard wrote.

The show they starred in together ran for eight seasons and nearly 250 episodes before wrapping up in 1968. Although it remains his most iconic role, Griffith’s generosity as an actor may have worked against him when it came to awards — he was, amazingly, never nominated for an Emmy for his work as Taylor.

But popular culture had moved very far away from the bucolic Mayberry, and throughout the 1970’s and early 80’s, Griffith struggled to establish another show as successful as “The Andy Griffith Show.” Among his failed efforts were “Headmaster” (1970), “The New Andy Griffith Show” (1971) and “The Yeagers” (1980).

As he neared his sixth decade, he finally found the right vehicle in “Matlock,” a legal drama that ran on NBC and ABC from 1986 to 1995. Griffith portrayed a folksy criminal defense lawyer with a penchant for courtroom dramatics and a love of hot dogs. The accent was the same as Taylor’s, but unlike the small-town sheriff, Matlock was a brilliant attorney with a worldliness and wiliness that allowed him to translate to modern viewers.

In addition to his acting career, Griffith was a successful recording artist. He recorded several hit albums of Christian hymns for Sparrow Records and earned a Grammy Award for his work. Perhaps his most famous recording is “The Fishin’ Hole,” the jaunty theme song to “The Andy Griffith Show.”

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[Pic] TVXQ – Shilla Duty Free Calendar July – August 2012

[Pic] TVXQ – Shilla Duty Free Calendar July – August 2012

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Editor’s Note: [JYJ] Of the Fans, By the Fans, For the Fans Symposium

Just out of curiosity, I looked for the professor who is lecturing on “Of the Fans, By the Fans, For the Fans: The Republic of JYJ.  After all, we as a fandom would like to be fairly represented by the lecturer, right?

I found her profile/student eval at Los Angeles City College. Here is the link:

Rate The Professor Lee Seung-ah retrieved March 26, 2012 from http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=1539872


FROM: Nam Center For Korean Studies  University of Michigan,  Ann Arbor Michigan


 Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media

April 6, 2012

Pond Room, Michigan Union

University of Michigan

Hallyu (the Korean Wave), a term coined to describe the widespread popularity and regional/trans-regional influence of Korean cultural products, has recently come into its own as a subject of academic inquiry and broad intellectual interest. However, while much attention has been paid to the impact of the Korean Wave on Korea’s national image or domestic economy, as well as its implications for transnational cultural flow, there has been little discussion about the impact of new communication technologies, such as social media.

Hallyu is indeed entering the new age of social media. For the last few years, Facebook, Twitter, youtube, cyworld, and myriad social networking websites have boosted the dissemination of Korea’s popular media contents to regions where the traditional media– theatrical distributions, TV networks, and DVD/VCD sales– had never reached before. Korean films, TV dramas and variety shows, online games, comics, and popular songs are now being shared, distributed and consumed in cyberspace at an unprecedented pace.

“Hallyu 2.0: The Korean Wave in the Age of Social Media” conference seeks to comprehend and interpret the meaning of this new and powerful cultural industry. The conference will stage interdisciplinary dialogues among scholars of cinema, media, and visual studies, and of area studies and communication studies, by implicating multiple approaches in deciphering the intricate web of contemporary media ecosystems.

Panel 1: Conceptualizing Hallyu 2.0 (9:00-10:40)

New Perspective on the Creative Industries in the Hallyu 2.0 Era: Emerging

Korean Power vs. Continuing U.S. Dominance

Dal-yong Jin (Simon Fraser University)

New Wave Formations:

K-Pop Idol Bands, Social Media, and the Remaking of the Korean Wave

Eun-Young Jung (University of California, San Diego)

The State of Fantasy and Emergency: “I’m gonna make history” in Girls’ Generation

Soyoung Kim (Korea National University of Arts)

Panel 2: K-Pop Reconsidered (11:00-1:00)

The Token Non-Conformist: The Packaging of Korean Boy and Girl Bands

Roald Maliangkay (The Australian National University)

Of the Fans, by the Fans, for the Fans: The Republic of JYJ

Lee, Seung‐Ah (Los Angeles City College)

Fashioning the Wave of K-Pop beyond Asia:  Strategic Importance of Diaspora

Jeffrey J. Kim (SKKU and University of London)

The K-POP landed in Latin America: Subculture and New Subjectivities

Maria Pilar Alvarez (University of Buenos Aires)

Panel 3: Cultural-Industrial Geography of Hallyu (2:00-4:00)

The Making of a Popular Cultural Commodity: Korean TV Drama Production

Youjeong Oh (UC Berkeley)

From Diaspora TV to Dramafever.com: Consuming Korean Dramas in North America

Sangjoon Lee (University of Michigan)

Consuming the Other: Israeli Hallyu Case Study

Irina Lyan (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

How a Podcast Started a Revolution: New Media and Electoral Politics in South Korea

Youngju Ryu (University of Michigan)

Panel 4: Hallyu 2.0 and its Discontents (4:20-6:00)

Of Transmutability of Hallyu: Political Culture and Cultural Politics

Jung-bong Choi (New York University)

Hating the Korean Wave in Japan: The Politically-Incorrect Yon-sama Parody in Nerima Daikon Brothers

Hye Seung Chung (Colorado State University)

Korean Wave and the Rising of Online Anti-Korea Nationalistic Sentiments in China

Lu Chen (University of Hong Kong)


Sangjoon Lee  Department of Screen Arts and Cultures

Abe Markus Nornes  Department of Screen Arts and Cultures

Nojin Kwak  Nam Center for Korean Studies/Department of Communication Studies

 Events & Programs

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To Our Yunnie-Bear: A Birthday Message

Dear Yunho,

I wanted to think up something incredibly witty for your birthday, like a funny story, or a series of pictures with accompanying narrative, or something suave and engaging. I wanted to create something worthy of your amazingness, because you *are* amazing. However, the thought of smart-aleck comments and goofy pictures did not appeal to me at all when I thought of you, and I couldn’t understand why. I mean, I really enjoy comedic writing, and it’s your birthday, so why shouldn’t I want to give you and fellow fans a good birthday giggle?

I don’t know, but for some reason, when I think about you, I want to be sincere. Maybe it’s the way you smile when you’re tired, the way it doesn’t quite reach your eyes, but you try anyway. Perhaps it’s the selflessness of your leadership, over and over again, day after day, not just to your fellow member(s) and staff, but to us fans as well. We don’t call you Yunho Appa for nothing. 🙂 Possibly, it’s the way you throw yourself body and soul into everything you do, without fear of potential failure. Or perhaps it’s the child-like spirit that you display, inspite of the difficulties of life. Whatever the reasons, I just want you to know that I greatly admire and respect you. I also want to say that I worry about you, and pray for you all the time. If I could get close to you, I would try my best to take away some of the burdens you bear, even if it meant taking responsibility for them myself. I’d be miserable, because I don’t like taking care of other people (just being honest), but I’d do it anyway, because I love you, as much as a fan can love her bias without drifting over into obsession.

As it is, I live halfway across the world from you, and even if I didn’t, the chances of becoming your friend would be very slim indeed. As a matter of fact, I don’t even think we’d get along, having two opposite personalities. But I stil care about you, and pray for you, and cry for you, and try to understand you. Why? Because I choose to. You’re Yunho oppa. I can’t imagine going back to a world without you and your four brothers. You light up my day. When I’m depressed, I watch you laugh, head thrown back, eyes crinkled and shining. When I think I can’t do something, I watch your passion, and am deeply inspired. When I’m feeling lonely and unloved, I think about what the five of you went through (and still go through), and realize that I’m surrounded by people that love me for me. And that’s how I want to love you. For being you, and not just U-Know Yunho, dancer extraordinare and charismatic leader, but Jung Yunho, a young man who is trying to find his place in the world. Kinda sounds like myself, now that I think about it. (except for the man part) Maybe we have more in common than I thought.

Ok. I’m done. And kinda embarrassed. But I just wanted to say happy birthday, Yunho. May your life be long and blessed with peace and joy. I love you, and I’m not the only one, so keep your head up, ok? Have a good one.   


 thatmelancholysoul@ jyjfantalk.com

[TRANSLATION] 120121 JYJ Jaejoong Fanmeeting In Taipei

[TRANS] 120121 JYJ Jaejoong Fanmeeting In Taipei

 Super popular! JYJ’s Jaejoong will be having a fanmeeting in Taipei!

Date and Time: 11 Feb 2012, Time to be confirmed
Venue: National Taiwan University Gymnasium

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111228 Welcoming In The New Year 2012 Resolutions List by Momma Cha

I have an old 33rpm vinyl copy of the album (Souvenirs) this song is on. It still plays beautifully and brings back old memories.This song is about love unobtained–I am thankful as this New Year draws nigh that the love of my life is still by my side. Thank You, My Dear.

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Years ago I would diligently make a list of New Year’s resolutions that I would sincerely intend to keep. They weren’t anything unobtainable–in fact they were quite simple pursuits such as ‘lose 50 pounds’ or ‘write a bestseller’–you know what I mean  ^^ 

I found out over time that even with the best of intentions these resolutions would pass or fail depending upon factors other than my own sheer will. Life has a way of altering your plans, however sincerely constructed, and it is nothing unusual to be facing yet another year with unfulfilled resolutions. Approaching 2012 with goals not finished in 2011 seems normal.

I have found out over time that the things that do get done are the normal everyday living things that never go on a resolution list. You cannot avoid going to the grocery store, or shopping for the family at Wal-Mart. Job obligations certainly do get addressed because money as a reward tends to keep us sharp to task. Taking the kids to the dentist gets accomplished; as does helping with homework. Most certainly working on keeping the home, family and (in my case) church duties implemented become high on the priority list. I think that the deterent to keeping our resolutions list may be in the way that we allow the world to penetrate our fortresses and keep us distracted from accomplishing the really important, life-changing things–such as losing those 50 pounds.

So am I saying that New Year’s resolutions should be banned as passe’? Am I implying that making a list and “checking it twice ‘ should only pertain to Santa? No, because there may be some people out there who determinedly press on until every last resolution is nailed to the board. If you are one of those, I am happy for you. Make your resolutions and then prove to those of us sadly lacking in fortitude that resolutions were made to be accomplished.

I’ve discovered that I will sometimes fulfill a resolution just by accident. In the course of living life some resolutions just find their way to the accomplished pile. You come across an old list and say, “My Goodness, I honestly got that one and that one done”!!  That is when the value of making the list appears–when you can smile and say you did it despite yourself.  🙂

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[NEWS] Hyun Bin, JYJ, Jang Geun Suk…”All The Hallyu Stars Are Gathered On My Desk~”

[NEWS] Hyun Bin, JYJ, Jang Geun Suk…”All The Hallyu Stars Are Gathered On My Desk~”

Lotte Duty Free produced a Hallyu star calendar “2012 Star Avenue Calendar,” and will be giving it away to customers on a first-come, first serve basis, as part of their year-end promotions.

Choi Ji Woo, Song Seung Hun, Hyun Bin, JYJ, Kim Hyunjoong, Jang Geun Suk, Big Bang, 2pm, Kim Sarang and other Hallyu stars who are currently active as Lotte Duty Free shop models all participated in this shoot, and their photos are featured each month in this 2012 calendar.

Produced in 3 languages, Korean, Chinese and Japanese, this Star Avenue Calendar’s Korean version is a desktop calendar, while the Chinese and Japanese versions come in both the desktop and wall-hanging versions, and are produced for foreigners.

The desktop calendar has 40 pictorial cuts of the stars, while the Japanese and Chinese versions also indicate the birthdays of the 20 Lotte Duty Free models.

This special “2012 Star Avenue Calendar” produced by Lotte Duty Free will be given out on a first-come, first-serve basis, to customers whose item purchases amount over US$500 (Online shop not included), and is limited to one per person.

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[Pic] Tohoshinki Calendar 2012 – More Pictures

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