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[Trans] 101109 ‘Red Hair’ Xiah JunSu’s Color-Matching Clothes Leave Internet Users Surprised


Group JYJ’s Xiah JunSu’s (whose real name is Kim JunSu) new hairstyle and airport fashion has become a hot topic.

On the 7th of November, images of Xiah JunSu and the JYJ members were captured as they appeared together at Incheon Airport. It was the first time showing the fans his shocking hairstyle, with his hair dyed red. On that day, a particular cause of attention was the color of his clothes, which was an especially good match with the color of his hair. He wore a hooded jacket which the color was matching with the color of his hair, completing the so-called ‘color-blending’ outfit.

Internet users all commented with messages, like “Did JunSu quarrel with the stylist?”, “The ‘airport JunSu’ series will still continue next time even. Always~!” and others. Xiah JunSu is completely different from other artistes with their succint airport clothings and has acquired another name: ‘Airport JunSu’.

Also, that day was the day JYJ visited China to participate in a performance in Shanghai, therefore, arriving at the airport.

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[TRANS] 101026 XIAH JUNSU MUSICAL CONCERT – LEVAY LATEST INTERVIEW


Composer Levay, came to Korea for “Kim Junsu Musical Concert”.

Grammy awards winning “Mozart” and “Elizabeth” composer Sylvester Levay once again visited Korea for “Kim Junsu Musical Concert” dated on 7th October. The musical will include exciting tracks like “Mozart” and “Elizabeth” which will debut in Korea in 2012.

After arriving in Korea, Levay had been concentrating and working hard with the orchestra for the performances. We met him on the 5th when he had some free time.

PD: We heard that you are very busy at the moment because of the preparation for “Kim Junsu Musical Concert.”

On the 1st of this month, I went to the practice room alone and I met up with the actor. Thou was the feeling back at ‘Mozart’ performances, but Korean musical actors capability are not any less than actors from other countries. This time round, it was the orchestra which made me very surprised. They were very impressive. Right now, the director Kim Mun-Jeong had ended with the overall practice; I’m currently going through the process of blending the atmosphere (to match the performance). The modifications I brought up were all accepted positively and were corrected even further. This is really not an easy job.

PD: It was said that Mr. Levay played a big role while planning for this musical. I’m very curious why would you name this musical as “Kim Junsu Musical Concert.”

After “Mozart!” ended, I went to Munich and watched Kim Junsu’s concert DVD as a singer. After looking through at a few information regarding his performances, the thought of “It would be so much better if Junsu could performance once more on stage” deepens. I tried to proceed with this idea and thus, there was a musical concert as a result.

By saying “performance,” I didn’t mean a performance whereby he only sings, but including more of the musical genre; this way it could present a different Kim Junsu and that he would have the opportunity to climb to another level of success with this musical concert. I had this kind of thoughts.

With wonderful tracks from “Elizabeth” which had not been opened to the Korean audience, and also actors from one of their favourites – “Mozart!” to complete this colorful performance. German musical actor star Uwe Kröger who had also cast in “Mozart!”, “Miss Saigon”, and “Phantom” will be starring in this musical as well. At the end of the musical, the song composed for Junsu will also be known; I will personally play the piano accompaniment and present Junsu who will be the first one performing this song.

PD: There is big anticipation regarding your composition for Kim Junsu.

Both of us had started communicating when we first met each other. We shared our stories about this and that. Junsu requested from me if I could write a song for him, and of course, I had agreed. I feel that if Junsu’s music world and mine was to meet with each other, it will comprise of a very meaningful world. When I was writing it, I did not have the thoughts of targeting it as the musical’s theme song nor was it pop music, I was simply and purely producing a song. I wanted to share the story we interacted by a music piece and so that Kim Junsu can hundred percent display his charming voice.

PD: I heard that you went to every stop of Kim Junsu’s “Mozart!” It’s also said that you rated highly of his talents.

Yes, I’m a fan (laugh). After seeing Kim Junsu at the practice room and I had that feeling of “This friend does really know how to run forward.” He has surprising talents and is a very intelligent friend. His emotional voice in “Mozart!” is the first thing which attracted me. The rich emotions moved me deeply. Even though one’s singing abilities are important, it is important as well to know how to express your emotions while singing.

PD: You must have also received the hanbok as a gift from Kim Junsu’s fans as well.

Oh, I must express that I am really very thankful to them! It was really a beautiful hanbok (laugh). It is a wonderful thing to be seeing enthusiastic fans in Korea, Europe, Japan and from other countries as well.

PD: We are also looking forward to “Elizabeth” which will be first open up in Korea through “Kim Junsu’s Musical Concert”.

We will be able to watch 6 brilliant performances for the concert this time. I’ve also heard that there was a huge curiosity regarding the chosen casts. It was confirmed to be performed approximately on the year 2012; however, the selected casts are not notified yet. That was due to the actors’ schedules. The producer and I wished that there are at least 3 to 4 names who was selected for this performance will be chosen. Another thing that I was more certain was that I wished “Elizabeth” lead actor will have Kim Junsu’s name on it.

PD: In “Elizabeth,” what are the important points for that led to responsive Korean audience?

First of all, if it could be as well-loved as “Mozart”, then it will be really amazing. The life of a sixteen-year-old woman to the Empress Elizabeth, by focusing on these fundamentals, there are quite a number of parts which could move the Korea audience. Her desires to be freed from the strict rules of the imperial palace is similar as to the issues of today’s life. Characters such as Death who will be introduced as her love, and also other roles as well does meet the Koreans’ conditions of charismatic. I think that this will definitely relates to the Korea audiences. Please enjoy the rest of the story through the performance.

PD: I had heard that “Elizabeth” female lead is a very fascinating character.

Yes, even though it is a difficult role to play as one have to 100% display the character perfectly with one’s singing and acting abilities, she is able to show that. One has to digest the characters from a 16 year-old to a 60-year-old. Despite that I had not met her personally, I had troubles selecting which Korean theme songs would be most suitable.

PD: What are your afterthoughts after contacting with Korean musical?

First of all, I will have to fanatically praise every part. I’ve watched the musical “Hero”; the actors, stage, music, storyline and dance are very outstanding. This is an opportunity for me to know how talented Koreans are. From “Mozart!”, I started with this thinking — “Isn’t the time frame for preparation too short?”. However, when I stepped into Korea, and I saw the enthusiasm and how attentive that the actors and backstage workers are, I understood, “Ah, as long as there’s positive attitudes, everything is possible.”

After the short rehearsals, I do not have any negative points to say about Korean musical. It is because it is really, very amazing.

PD: Something to say to the audience of “Kim Junsu Musical Concert”?

It is going to be very special. You will be able to see different sides of a singer and a musical actor Kim Junsu, able to encounter the unforgottable touching moments created by the awesome orchestra and the actors. 4 new songs which will surprise the audience will be played as well; this is a secret! Come and witness this for yourself.

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[TRANS] 101022 JUNSU’S TWITTER UPDATES


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[Trans] 101002 At Xiah Junsu’s ‘Musical Concert’ Rehearsal


“Musicals are a medium that gives me courage and strength.”

He is the first among idols. Xiah Junsu (Kim Junsu), who is preparing for a musical concert that has his name on it, is hard at work as usual.

The ‘Kim Junsu Musical Concert’, which will be performed across a span of four days starting from the 7th, is a concert that has Xiah Junsu’s name in its title though it will include musical stars such as Seo Beom Seok, Min Young Gi, Bae Hae Sun and Shin Young Suk. The reason that such a concert is able to be planned and prepared is none other than Xiah Junsu’s ticket power.

Ever since first generation idols Ok Joo Hyun from Fin.K.L. and Choi Sung Hee (Bada) from SES successfully launched their musical careers with outstanding talent and ticket power, the number of idols taking their chance at musicals has greatly increased. The one who is receiving the greatest attention is Xiah Junsu.

It was known that Xiah Junsu, who won the Best Male Newcomer Award and Popularity Award at ‘The Musical Awards’ following his appearance in the musical ‘Mozart!’, strictly ruled out all other activities when he began rehearsing for the musical so that he could concentrate fully on his role. Reviews stated that he was able to understand and merge with his character at an extraordinary level for the theme of the piece was ‘Musician’.

We recently met with Xiah Junsu during one of his rehearsals at the Choongmoo Art Hall in Seoul. A few minutes into the rehearsal, he was already covered in sweat from head to toe. He truthfully admitted that he felt a great deal of pressure from his name being included in the title of the concert but he confidently stated that the performance would be a success.

“Thank you for having so much interest in this concert. I do feel very pressured because my name is included in the title of the concert and because I’m alone. This concert was possible because of the support from our director and production company. Because we had already bonded for three months, the bond between the actors is so good that no words could describe it, and because we’re working very hard, I believe we will be able to create a great performance.”

With 10,000 seats per performance, the concert differentiates itself from previous gala concerts starting with its size. According to the staff, preparation for the concert began as soon as the Korean shows of ‘Mozart!’ were completed, and finalized after a conference at Levay’s home in Vienna, Austria in May.

Xiah Junsu will be joined by Kim Moon Jung, Music Director for ‘Mamma Mia’ and ‘My Heart’s Reed Organ’, who will be leading a 38 person orchestra, as well as world renowned composer Sylvester Levay and musical actor Uwe Kroeger, who will make his first appearance in Korea through this concert.

“I released a single in Japan in May, and I plan to perform one of the songs included in the album in Korea for the first time. The song holds a message from my heart that I wish to send to our fans.”

The highlight of the concert will be Xiah Junsu’s new song. The fact that Xiah Junsu will be showcasing his single ‘Intoxication’ for the first time in Korea is already garnering great interest from fans.

Co-director Yoo Hui Sung stated, “‘Mozart!’, which was held in February at the Sejong Culture Hall, ended successfully will all of its shows sold out. This concert will not follow the regular gala format of singing a couple of songs, but it will be a performance that both the actors and audience can enjoy while immersing themselves in the moving power of musicals.” He added, “Levay was charmed by Kim Junsu’s performance and said that he really wanted to work with the singer. He said that he will create a song that solely for Kim Junsu.”

The musical ‘Mozart!’ is a piece that forms a dynamic conflict structure from genius musician Mozart’s short but intense life. A musical created by world renowned writer Micahel Kunze and Grammy Award winning composer Sylvester Levay, it began showing in Austria in 1999 and quickly spread to the stages of Germany, Sweden, Japan and Hungary.

The piece is filled by Mozart’s longing for love and freedom and the stories of the people around him. Various characters bring the show to life such as Leopold, a twisted father who uses his son to satisfy his own greed, Prince Archbishop Colloredo, Mozart’s patron and rival, and Mozart’s lover Constanze, who embraces and loves Mozart’s genius and humane characteristics. The rotating stage with stairs, added to the mix of classical and rock music and the 500 flamboyant costumes are others sights to see in the musical.

A fellow cast member of the ‘Musical Concert’ stated, “Xiah Junsu has the same schedule as any regular musical actor and he’s never missed a single rehearsal. No one really expected much from him and his acting because he’s such a famous idol star, but he works so hard that many have admitted that he is ‘beyond expectations’.”

What do musicals mean to Xiah Junsu? He said, “Musicals are a medium that gives me courage and strength as well an opportunity to sing and act on stage. It is another dream that I can accompany myself with music.” He added that, “This isn’t a special event or something I’m going to take lightly, it is something I want to do and something that will stay by my side in the future.”

Our curiosity about ‘TVXQ’ could not be left out. He rose to the top of Oricon’s daily chart with the album released by the TVXQ unit that is comprised of Micky Yoochun, Xiah Junsu, YoungWoong Jaejoong. When asked if the members frequently contact each other, he gave a simple answer.

“Each member is working hard on his individual activities. I feel as though we can support each other just by watching over each others activities.”

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[Trans] 101004 2D1N’s 6th Member.. PD Na Young Seok Vs Xiah Junsu?



PD Na Young Seok has set out to fill in the gap in ’2 Days 1 Night’. At the same time, TVXQ’s Xiah Junsu, who is currently planning new activities as a member of JYJ, is garnering attention for being called ‘The 6th Member’ by netizens.

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With the growing anticipation for PD Na Young Seok came a rumor that began to circulate that “TVXQ member Xiah Junsu is set to be the sixth member in ’2 Days 1 Night’.” The reason this rumor began was because a picture began to spread of a sleeping Xiah Junsu photoshopped amongst the members of ’2 Days 1 Night’ during their nap.

The retouched photo, created by a fan of Xiah Junsu, was so natural that one couldn’t tell the difference between Xiah Junsu and the existing members.

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++)Xiah Junsu ranks 3rd most searched on Naver after article is published

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[Trans] Eunhyuk Revealed Xiah Junsu’s Betrayal, “He’s Not Supposed To Drink Alcohol”



Super Junior Eunhyuk revealed his best friend Xiah Junsu’s betrayal.

On MBC Chuseok Special episode aired on the 23rd ‘Radio Star – Super Show’ (MC Kim Gook Jin, Yoon Jong Shin, Kim Gu Ra) Eunhyuk said, “I have a determination not to drink alcohol”.

Eunhyuk continued, “Until now, I never drink even a drop of alcohol.” arousing everyone’s curiosity. “Junsu and I made promise together not to drink alcohol,” he said, “But Junsu then broke it (the promise).” Eunhyuk complained.

Meanwhile, in ‘Radio Star – Super Show’ Super Junior members who made appearances were Lee Teuk, Donghae, Shindong, Eunhyuk, Kyuhyun, Sungmin, and Ryeowook.


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[NEWS] 100912 Xiah to Perform with Levay in Musical Concert



Kim Jun-su, better known as Xiah, a member of K-pop group TVXQ, will perform with Grammy Award-winning composer Sylvester Levay in the musical concert “Mozart!” at the Olympic Gymnastics Stadium from Oct. 7 to 10.

The Korean rendition of the Austrian musical that garnered huge popularity for its starry casting and high-quality musical score early this year will bring actors and actresses together again in “Levay with Friends.”

Renowned for composing film scores in Hollywood from 1980 to 2000, Levay wrote his most popular works for the mid-1980s U.S. TV action series “Airwolf” (1984-1986). Since the 1990s, Levay has dedicated himself to musicals.

Kim and other actors will team up with the Hungarian composer who will lead a 38-member orchestra to perform the memorable musical. The concert will include songs from “Elizabeth,” also composed by Levay to be performed by Kim, Park Eun-tae and Jeon Dong-seok. “Elizabeth,” a representative Austrian musical collaboration by Levay and his writing partner Michael Kunze, will be presented in Korea in 2012.

Also, Kim will introduce a new song composed by Levay, who was deeply impressed by Kim’s performances both in the musical and as a member of TVXQ.

When Kim first took the role, there was a lot of cynicism and doubt about his debut as a musical actor but he rebuffed such criticism with his powerful vocals and excellent performances.

The EMK Musical Company said that in the concert, Kim is expected to show his talent as a musical actor that goes beyond his popularity as a K-pop idol star. Kim recently took part in singing the title song for the drama “Sungkyunkwan Scandal,” along with Micky and Hero.

Veteran actor Seo Beom-seok who played Mozart’s father in the musical said that it will be a good opportunity for him and his fans alike to enjoy the program once again. “All actors who took part in the premiere earlier this year have missed Levay’s music. So we are very excited to hold a concert with him on this special occasion,” he said.

Yu Hee-sung, co-director of the musical, said that Kim and world-renowned musician Levay will produce a concert different from other gala events. “All the staff and the actors are making a concerted effort to recreate a touching performance for some 40,000 people,” he said.

The local musical production company said that it will put “Mozart!”on stage as an encore performance next year and “Elizabeth” in 2012.


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