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K-pop idols bow down in memory of EunB and RiSe





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September 7, 2014

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Idols on tonight’s episode of SBS Inkigayo left a touching message for Ladies’ Code’s EunB and RiSe.

SISTAR’s Hyolin, who accepted the number one award said: “We will pray with our hands clasped together, that Ladies Code’s RiSe may rest in a better place. Thank you.”


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Polaris Entertainment Announces Final Resting Place of Ladies’ Code’s RiSe




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September 8, 2014

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Ladies’ Code‘s management agency, Polaris Entertainment, has released the final details of RiSe’s funeral.

RiSe’s wake is currently ongoing at the Korea University Anam Hospital. As previously announced, her funeral procession will take place on September 9 at 9:30 a.m., after which she will be cremated. Polaris Entertainment revealed that fellow Ladies’ Code members Ashley, Sojung, and Zuny will be attending the funeral. RiSe’s remains will then be taken back to Japan with her family, and there, with the rest of her family and friends, a funeral will be held. RiSe will then be laid to rest. Japan is where RiSe grew up as a fourth generation Korean Japanese.


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What will Ladies’ Code do without their mother, RiSe?




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September 9, 2014

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RiSe passes away after clinging onto her life for four days. Picture: Dispatch


The world is currently mourning the loss of EunB and RiSe, after a tragic car accident which cost them their lives.

As everyone is remembering the two talented singers, we wanted to share some past interviews with our readers.

Kwon Ri-Se was aged 23, when she met her fate on September 7 at 10:10AM KST. Despite being born in Fukushima, Japan, RiSe was still in touch of her Korean heritage.


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A detailed explanation of 'Chuseok'





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Chuseok (추석)

It's that time of the year again where the front page of allkpop gets loaded up with pretty pictures of celebrities in colorful hanboks, in addition to a vast coverage of exciting Chuseok variety specials.

For new K-Pop fans unfamiliar with Korean culture, it can seem like all of the colors just came out of the blue, but Chuseok is actually one of the four major holidays celebrated in Korea. So what are your idols heading home to? Check it out below!


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KBS 'Open Concert' to air RiSe and EunB's final Ladies' Code performance





September 11, 2014 @ 1:20 pm

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On September 11, KBS 1TV revealed their decision to broadcast RiSe and EunB's last performance with Ladies' Code through 'Open Concert' with no editing. The girls took part in the recording back on September 2 before the tragic car accident. In the end, KBS decided to keep the performance in 'Open Concert' when it airs on September 14.


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Ladies' Code Releases 'I'm Fine Thank You' Tribute MV




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September 16, 2014 07:13 AM EDT

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On September 15, Ladies' Code's company, Polaris Entertainment, released a touching tribute to the group.

The music video for Ladies' Code's song "I'm Fine Thank You" was released only a few days after the tragic car accident that took the life of two members of the girl group. The song had become a rallying cry by fans after the tragedy, and the song title trended on social media websites like Twitter and Facebook. The video had over 100,000 views within 24 hours.


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K-Pop Training Systems Gain Global Popularity




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September 09, 2014 04:24 AM EDT

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With the increasing popularity of the Hallyu, Korea's idol group training system has become a role model for overseas entertainment agencies.

There have been many foreign idol group trainees that have come to Korea to train and return to their country to debut as a group.

In Thailand, rising star James is a rookie idol who has received training in Korea to become an idol star.


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Dance Practice Videos Show How Hard-Working K-Pop Idols Really Are: EXO, Girls' Generation, INFINITE & More





By James B
September 13, 2014 12:50 PM EDT

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K-Pop stars practice every day to make sure that they have their choreography steps memorized. Synchronization is key to the success of their live performances, so many sweaty and stressful hours each week are devoted to getting the dance routines down.

The pay-off, however, is huge. All around the world K-Pop artists are idolized for their precise, intriguing stage performances and music videos. The skill and talent presented can only come from constant hard work and practice.

Dance practice videos offer fans a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the hard-working idols mastering their moves.



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TaeTiSeo Members Confess They Initially Disliked Their Sub-Unit Name and Girls’ Generation’s Name




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On the September 27 broadcast of KBS’ “Entertainment Weekly,” the members of Girls’ Generation sub-unit, TaeTiSeo, made an appearance for the ‘Guerilla Date’ segment of the entertainment news program.

During the interview, the reporter asked Taeyeon, Tiffany, and Seohyun, “Did the three of you personally choose the group name (TaeTiSeo) yourselves?”


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Soyou and Urban Zakapa Release Quirky Extra Video for “The Space Between” Featuring Junggigo and Boyfriend’s Donghyun




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Soyou of Sistar and Kwon Soon Il and Park Yong In of Urban Zakapa have released a cute extra video for their latest collaboration, “The Space Between.”

The short video shows the three singers singing their latest hit, while acting out some of the lyrics in a quirky way. The video also features Donghyun of Starship boy group Boyfriend, and Junggigo, with whom Soyou has previously done a duet called “Some.”


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