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 …

Happy 11th anniversary SHINee!

By Nadine Kam I The 11th anniversary of SHINee should be a joyous time, but being new to the K-pop and Shawol community, the two anniversaries since I came on board last year have been bittersweet occasions. Last year, it …

… and then there was one, SHINee off to serve its country

By Nadine Kam I April 15 is a miserable day anyway, the day in the United States when our income tax returns are due, and I ended up sending $8,500 away, just like that, blip, gone. It almost didn’t hurt …

Dance Diary: Happy birthday Jonghyun!

April 8 is Jonghyun’s birthday and I was hoping that one of my K-pop dance teachers would be able to teach me how to dance his “Hallelujah” in recognition of the occasion. Alas, one teacher left the studio, and another …

Dance diary: 8 secs of SHINee’s ‘Lucifer’

By Nadine Kam I On a previous dance post I talked about SHINee’s “Everybody” and the robotic, mechanical movements of dubstep. On Jan. 13, we revisited SHINee, but this time going back to the year 2010 and “Lucifer” choreography incorporating …

SHINee’s next phase: service to country

By Nadine Kam I Last year was a triumphant, bittersweet year for SHINee, which celebrated its 10-year anniversary while still trying to heal from Jonghyun’s suicide on Dec. 18, 2017. This year has also been one of exhilaration and change, …

Dance diary: SHINee’s ‘Everybody’

By Nadine Kam I Through Jonghyun, SHINee is the first group that brought me to K-pop and on Jan. 5, the boy group dance we learned was SHINee’s “Everybody.” It’s a dubstep-electro house-complextro song, so comes with all the mechanical, …

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