Head of popular girl band leads N. Korean team to S. Korea

Han Jong-chan / Yonhap via AP

North Korean Hyon Song Wol, head of North Korea’s art troupe, arrives at the Seoul Train Station in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday.

SEOUL, South Korea — The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics.