What makes a K-pop group? The complicated debate over non-Korean groups | Music [INTERVIEW]

Growing up, Joe Rascal kept his love of K-pop a secret. Afraid of what his grade-school friends would think of this style of Eastern music, Rascal, a Korean-Canadian who grew up in uptown Toronto, would often retreat to his bedroom with his headphones plugged into his Walkman to listen to groups like the mid-2000s breakout act Big Bang, who were once-dubbed "kings of K-pop." This is a fairly common experience among second-generation immigrants whose cultures can be othered and judged by North A

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For fans of BTS, the only thing better than the group is each other [INTERVIEW]

“I knew I would be bored out of my skull, but my daughter is the most important thing in my life, and I was willing to sacrifice my concept of a great concert for her,” said Murdock, 54, who was surprised to find an audience in which she was not the oldest attendee. “Did they solve all my problems? Lord no. Did they change my life? Well, sort of. I am not the same person today because I opened my mind of what was acceptable and good.” The group’s fandom, called ARMY (Adorable Representative M.C
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