K-Drama Weekly Update: 07-05-18

Jetsetter D.J. and producer Steve Aoki, who performs all over the world, will be releasing a remix of “The Truth Untold,” a song by BTS. Aoki first worked with BTS on a remix of their hit single “Mic Drop” last year. Earlier this year, Aoki and BTS worked on the album “Love Yourself.” BTS, aka Bangtan Boys, is a seven-member Korean boy band that is reaching into the U.S. market like no other K-pop band, with success in Billboard charts and collaborations.

Hawaii Performing Arts Festival offering free tickets to lava flow victims

The Hawaii Performing Arts Festival (HPAF) announced that it is offering free tickets for Hilo performances to people displaced by recent volcanic activity. The nonprofit music festival is presenting two operas, “Little Women” by Mark Adamo and Stephen Sondheim’s “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” at the Palace Theater in July. A total of 25 tickets will be given away for each performance.

K-Drama Weekly Update: 06-28-18

The “Concert King” of the Philippines, singer, actor and songwriter Martin Nievera will be performing from 6:30-9 p.m. at the Blue Note Hawaii in Honolulu on July 5, 6 and 7. Nievera has done a remake of a famous Korean drama original sound track from Stairway to Heaven, “I Miss You” by Kim Bum Soo. Nievera has done remakes in English and in Tagalog. For more information, visit www.bluenotehawaii.com.

K-Drama Weekly Update: 06-21-18

K-pop group Black Pink just released their mini album Square Up on June 15 with four songs by YG entertainment. The four member girl group is comprised of Jisoo, Jennie, Rose and Lisa. The group debut in 2016 with hit singles Whistle, Boombayah and As If It’s Your Last in 2017. This mini album has tracks, Ddu Du Ddu Du, Forever Young, Really and See U Later. The album surpassed 40 million views on YouTube in under 30 hours of release. As of Monday, the number of views was over 60 million and No. 23 in trending. Black Pink will have their first tour in Japan next month, holding six shows in Osaka, Fukuoka and Chiba.