X1 debut marked by record win time

By Nadine Kam I So my question prior to X1’s debut on Aug. 27 was, are they going to match or top Wanna One, the previous male band formed by the “Produce 101” franchise that disbanded earlier this year after …

EXO’s second Hawaii photo book on the way

By Nadine Kam I I thought the EXO in Hawaii chapter was over when the group’s photobook “PRESENT; gift” was released in April. Now a second 204-page Hawaii photobook, “PRESENT; the moment” is set to be released on Sept. 10. …

BlackPink’s summer diary in Hawaii available in pre-sale

By Nadine Kam I BlackPink was on Oahu in mid-July to film various activities over a few days for a travelog, “BLACKPINK Summer Diary: In Hawaii.” At the time, I wrote a story for the Honolulu Star-Advertiser about their activities. …

Fall will be the battle ground for K-pop’s new supergroups

By Nadine Kam I Because people know I listen to K-pop they often ask if I also watch K-dramas. I don’t because I’m afraid of getting hooked like I did with the music, because I really didn’t think that would …

Super M: Avengers of K-pop coming to America

By Nadine Kam I Everybody say “Yeah!” On Aug. 7, SM Entertainment formally announced the formation of Super M, a supergroup the company has dubbed “The Avengers of K-pop,” comprising a stellar lineup of SM stars from its established boy …

Third BTS film ‘Bring the Soul’ is here

By Nadine Kam I “Bring the soul” is the third in a series of BTS films, this time documenting the Korean super group’s “Love Yourself: Speak Yourself” tour last fall, which took them from Seoul to the United States and …

‘Produce X 101’: A Cinderella story

By Nadine Kam I Two weeks after the finale of “Produce X 101” I am still processing all that happened on the K-pop survival show. Overall, I am happy about the final “audience-produced” lineup for X1, the group that emerged …

10 reasons you don’t want your child to be a K-pop star … it looks fun & glam but …

IBy Nadine Kam I In my last post, I wrote about JYP Entertainment coming to town to audition Japanese speaking girls for a K-pop band created for the Japan market on Aug. 8. (Registration deadline Aug. 1) A few weeks …

Nizi Project audition for girl group coming to Honolulu

By Nadine Kam I In pursuit of growth, the South Korean entertainment industry is increasingly looking overseas to create global-oriented groups to sing in the language of their native countries. Now JYP Entertainment (Twice, 2PM, GOT7, Stray Kids, Itzy) is …

We in the Zone debuts with Hawaii member Eson

By Nadine Kam I Hawaii is blessed with artistic and musical talent. Per capita, we have more people who make a living from the arts than in most states. I recently researched this for another article I was writing about …

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