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05.30.11 [MTV] Hot Dude Of The Day: Rain Travels Around The World With MCM

Rain for MCM. Photo: Courtesy of Taiwan & Hong Kong AppleDaily

So Rain is basically a pop singer GOD in Korea (and in our office, too). He’s kiiiinndd of like our Justin Timberlake. He sings, he dances, he acts, he even cares about FASHUN just like JT (his clothing line is called Six to Five. Obvi you can’t read anything on the site unless you know Korean, but STILL.) So we’re WELL AWARE of his hotness and his, um, ability to seduce us.

Luckily, Rain’s fans (who call themselves Clouds! AWWWW.) posted his latest campaignwith German accessories house MCM, which OOZES of luxury travel. We can just imaginehim rocking all of the next looks in different cities around the globe.

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05.23.11 [Newspapers] Rain ‘The Best’ Concert in Singapore

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05.23.11 [Tnp] Rain strips and teases

The Korean superstar Rain put young K-pop bands to shame as he single-handedly held the 5,000-strong crowd’s attention for a solid two hours.

As the lights went out and people started to lean back in their seats during the first, what they saw on screen jolted them off their seats again.

Rain had let the cameraman follow him backstage as he proceeded to change outfits.

Cue loud, shocked screams which became louder as his top came off and even more deafening as Rain put his hands on his pants.

Read the full report in The New Paper today (May 23).

source : http://www.tnp.sg/content/rain-strips-and-teases

05.23.11 [straitstimes] Korean star Rain’s concert on Sunday

KOREAN superstar Rain reigned supreme at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, masterfully holding the attention of 5,000 fans.

Throughout his two-hour set, Rain kept the screaming crowd thoroughly entertained, at one point playfully teasing them with backstage video of him changing.

Were you there last night? Have a look at these photos of the concert and relive your memories of the concert.

source : http://www.straitstimes.com/Brea … TIStory_671706.html

05.22.11 [Article] Dresden Music Festival 2011: Asian Pop Meets European Classic

english translation:

Dresdner Morgenpost – 21.05.2011 – S.17 – J.S.

Dresden Music Festival 2011: Asian Pop Meets European Classic

Scream Alert at Sempers

Dresden – A new experience in the solemn Semperoper: not a quiet devotion while expecting a musical experience, but a heated up emotional atmosphere reigned Thursday night, when the artful meeting of the chief director of the music festival Jan Vogler on the cello and the “South Korean King Of Pop” (“TIME Magazine”) Rain, took place. With his appearance a scream alert was scheduled.

It was his first stage performance in Europe – a sensation, not only for his fans. There were visitors from 25 countries, families were travelling from Japan, Korea and China. Teenies in Party-Chic, equipped with colorful light sticks, never-ending clicking cell phone cameras and plushies were part of the scenery. To every teasing dance move, every wink of the idol, hysterical screams were not far away. Some ladies in evening gowns must have felt being out of place.

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05.22.11 [remarkable] Rain & Vogler – Dresdner Musikfestspiele

english translation:


Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten – 21./22.05.2011 – S.10 – Stephan Wiegand

Within One’s Reach

Cultural meeting in the opera. Rain is the popular description of the fifth element.

It’s not obvious at the first sight how Rain influences the occidental High Culture. The Korean Star seems easygoing relaxed amused and plays with his talent. A glance beyond his facade is absolutely impossible; even in the opera, a place for high culture , the auditorium has to search vainly for seriousness. The 29 years old singer, actor and pop star with excellent love of entertainment was flirting constantly with his audience: With his numerous Asian fans, who were confident with every single line of his lyrics, and with critical visitors of the opera. Everyone who wanted to get involved with it, fell for his charm. That was also the self-feeding contrast program, a glance to Asia, a walk on a golden bridge, which the artistic director of the ‘Musikfestspiele’ (music festival) Jan Vogler intended and who enjoyed every single moment of this amusing mass migration.

Approaches like ‘Pop Meets Classic’ has been strained repeatedly in the past few years. In most cases the singer used to buy the suitable famous orchestra for this kind of variety, the musicians took over the part of the side decoration. An attraction, which is meanwhile predictable and does not surprise anymore. A symbiosis of Rain and Vogler is from its approach a completely different one. In this case a cellist discovered ‘the pop culture’ for himself and is furthermore careful enough not to leave behind any individuality.

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05.19.11 [Newsen] Rain becomes the first Korean to participate in German Dresden Music Festival

Becoming the first person from Korea to participate in German Dresden Music Festival on May 19th, world star Rain (Jung Ji Hoon) will show new performances to the public at Semperoper (opera house) where the festival will be held.

According to Rain’s agent, “Rain’s come to be on stage at the Dresden Music Festival as he’s been asked to perform with ‘Jan Vogler’, a world-class cellist and executive director for the festival.”

It is extremely unusual for a pop singer to be on stage at the Dresden Music Festival, and this has been the first try of ‘Jan Vogler’ who has a lot of concern for Oriental culture since he changed its original theme while placing emphasis on a reversal in international aspects.

Meanwhile, even though they’ve decided to break with the long tradition and tried something new where pop singer Rain’ll perform with the symphony orchestra, the concert tickets are known to be sold out.

Credit to Newsen http://news.nate.com/view/20110519n24472?pcview=1

Brief translation by rain bird.

05.19.11 [mcmworldwide] Rain at the Dresden Music Festival

On the occasion of the Dresden Music Festival, MCM is bringing together two unconventional artists to participate in a special project. Under the motto of “Five Elements”, the 34th Dresden Music Festival in 2011 invites performing artists to engage in musical encounters between Orient and Occident and to participate in a dialogue between Asian and European philosophies of life. “It is always an interesting time when a motto and a festival program develop together and become entwined” says Jan Vogler.

In accord with this theme, MCM has succeeded in bringing together two luminaries from different styles. This evening, Jan Vogler ? world-famous cellist and artistic director of the Dresden Music Festival is going to perform together with the Asian global pop star Rain. As one of the internationally best-known stars on the classical music scene, in past years Jan Vogler has made the Dresden Music Festival a must-see event on the calendars of the world’s music aficionados. Rain, on the other hand, is Asia’s most popular all-round talent. Not only a pop star, he’s also an esteemed actor and world famous multi-entertainer. Time Magazine selected him for inclusion on the magazine’s list of our planet’s hundred most influential individuals already in April 2006 and also recently again in 2011 for the second time.
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05.19.11 [musikfestspiele] Opening of the 34th Dresden Music Festival

Opening of the 34. Dresden Music Festival

Today, the Dresden Music Festival celebrates its opening with a concert by the Sächsische Staatskapelle at the Semperoper. Until June 5, the 34th Festival season once again presents a dense program of internationally renowned orchestras and exceptional soloists. Artists such as the Korean pop star Rain in his European debut, a joint concert with Jan Vogler, or »Asia’s Stars of Tomorrow« bridge the gap between Europe and Asia, under the motto »Five Elements«. Another eagerly-awaited event is the Dresden premiere of a specially commissioned work at the Frauenkirche, and David Marton’s new production at the Schauspielhaus. The Berlin Philharmonic and Sir Simon Rattle will receive the Glashütte Original MusikFestspielPreis.


source: http://www.musikfestspiele.com/c … 210ef1360e3f620bef6 + scorpiola@rainlegend

05.16.11 [FTV News] ‘The Best’ Concert in Taipei

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