By Amy M.E. Fischer The Columbian YACOLT, Wash. (AP) — A team of South Korean college students traveled to Clark County this month to study a Larch Corrections Center program that pairs prison inmates with cats, with the idea that their country’s juvenile reformatories might benefit from a similar program. It’s a mission that many […]
By Staff The Associated Press HAMHUNG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers knee deep in muddy paddies across the country have a new incentive during this year’s crucial rice planting season: possible bonuses that are part of an economic shift echoing ally China’s steps three decades ago toward embracing capitalism.
By Staff The Associated Press BEIJING (AP) — A top North Korean envoy has delivered a letter from leader Kim Jong Un to Chinese President Xi Jinping and told him Pyongyang would take steps to rejoin stalled nuclear disarmament talks, in an apparent victory for Beijing’s efforts to coax its unruly ally into lowering tensions.
For some in the performing arts, rhythm, melody, and lyrics combine to create an art form unmatched by its power to entertain and stir intense emotions. These individuals have managed to merge their passions with their rich cultural heritage.
For 30 years, the Korean Music Association (KMA) — formerly the Korean American Musicians Association of Washington — has been offering free concerts in Seattle, attracting more than 1,000 audiences each year. Two of its founding members, sopranos Young Hee Kim and Kyung-Ah Oh, are still singing and taking part in community events.