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With K-pop back in US spotlight, Korean-American stars take hope

LOS ANGELES: Tens of thousands of fans eagerly rode the wave of Korean pop or K-pop this weekend at a convention in Los Angeles, the world’s entertainment capital, at a time when a boy band’s success in America is giving new hope to many stars in the music genre. Several Korean-Americans were among the performers at the seventh annual KCON, an event for all things tied to “Hallyu,” or the “Korean Wave” of popular culture. Many Americans were given their first taste of K-pop via the viral success of rapper Psy’s music…