Kim Soo-hyun to visit
South Korean actor-singer Kim Soo-hyun is to visit Taiwan next month to meet his fans, according to the local organizer of the event. Kim is to hold his meet-and-greet at the Taipei International Convention Center on March 22, entertainment company Mugeng said. The 25-year-old is known for his roles in popular South Korean television dramas such as My Love From the Star and Moon Embracing the Sun. The Asian tour is scheduled to take Kim to eight cities in six countries, which also include China, Japan, Singapore and Thailand, according to the star’s management company, Keyeast Co, and ticketing information for the Taipei event is to be announced soon. Meanwhile, other entertainers from South Korea are expected to visit Taipei later this month. South Korean girl group Secret and pop-rock band FTISLAND are to perform in Taipei on Thursday and Feb. 28 respectively, while actor-singer Park Jung-min is to hold fan meetings in the city on Feb. 22.
Crowd Lu to play again
Singer-songwriter Crowd Lu (盧廣仲) is to hold a concert at the Taipei Arena on Mar. 29, his first concert since completing his compulsory year-long military service last month. The 28-year-old singer, whose geeky appearance has made him instantly recognizable among pop musicians, said on Thursday that he felt he has “become smarter” over the past year because he has used his time in the service to read and reflect on life. Lu is best known for largely acoustic songs punctuated with high notes. He learned to play guitar in the hospital when he was recovering from a car accident in college. His hard work was honored with Best New Artist and Best Composer awards at the 20th Golden Melody Awards in 2009 for his debut album 100 Ways of Life.