French artist Patricia Kaas to perform in HCMC

French artist to perform in HCMC Renowned French singer Patricia Kaas will give a solo performance for charity at Ho Chi Minh City's Ben Thanh Theatre on May 19. "Kaas Chante Piaf" concert, organised by Poussieres de Vie - a non-governmental organisation (NGO), will provide an opportunity for audiences to listen to a series of famous singer Édith … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 15/3

Vietnam's museums to display artifacts in New York Five museums in Vietnam will lend a total of 15 artifacts to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the US, for an exhibition on Hindu- Buddhist sculpture of early Southeast Asia. At the permit of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Ho Chi Minh City History Museum and the Cham Sculpture Museum in the … [Read more...]

Book series celebrates Dien Bien Phu Victory

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Army Publishing House has released a collection of five books to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the battle of Dien Bien Phu (May 7) and 70th anniversary of the Viet Nam People's Army (December 22). Among them are Ky Niem 60 Nam Chien Thang Dien Bien Phu (60th Anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Victory), Hoc Tap va Lam Theo Tam Guong Dao Duc Ho Chi Minh … [Read more...]

Soldiers armed with pens fought at Dien Bien Phu

HA NOI (VNS) — The dramatic events occurring on the Dien Bien Phu battlefield in 1954 were reported every day in a hand-produced newspaper printed and distributed on the battlefield. Indeed, the journalists and others involved in the effort, were classified as soldiers because they were using special weapons - their pens - to fight for victory. Many of those … [Read more...]

Hue Festival creates a bond among participating nations

During its nine festivity-filled days, the 2014 Hue Festival revived several unique ceremonies and cultural programmes imbued with Vietnamese cultural identities and achieved its objective of bringing the arts to the community, according to the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper. Focusing on the theme "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development", this year's … [Read more...]

Hue Festival successfully popularises the arts

Foreign visitors exploring manual agricultural production practices at a rural market in Huong Thua town Nhan Dan - During its nine festivity-filled days, the 2014 Hue Festival revived several unique ceremonies and cultural programmes imbued with Vietnamese cultural identities and achieved its objective of bringing the arts to the community. Focusing on the theme … [Read more...]

VN, Cuban news agencies to exchange information

HA NOI (VNS) - Leading news agencies from Viet Nam and Cuba yesterday pledged to step up exchange of information as well as co-operation in other areas. The pledge was made in talks held by Viet Nam News Agency (VNA) General Director Nguyen Duc Loi with visiting Prensa Latina President Luis Enrique Gonzales Acosta and his entourage. Loi thanked the Cuban agency for its … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 15/5

Chinese workers in Vietnam invited to protest illegal oil drill Around 400 workers from the northern province of Thai Binh made a motorbike trip to Haiphong City, in a bid to urge Chinese workers to oppose the illegal oil rig in Vietnamese waters. As the workers' protest progressed on May 14 many others from Chinese-invested factories in Vinh Bao, Tien Lang, Kien Anh and … [Read more...]

Journalists aim to boost innovation

The conference titled "Smartphone with Modern Media" was held by the Vietnam News Agency yesterday in Ha Noi. — VNA/VNS Photo Trong Dat HA NOI (VNS) — The press needs to focus on producing content for popular mobile devices, such as smartphones, in order to approach young readers who comprise the largest segment of the Vietnamese population. Le Duy Truyen, deputy general … [Read more...]

Soldiers armed with pens fought at Dien Bien Phu

HA NOI (VNS) — The dramatic events occurring on the Dien Bien Phu battlefield in 1954 were reported every day in a hand-produced newspaper printed and distributed on the battlefield. Indeed, the journalists and others involved in the effort, were classified as soldiers because they were using special weapons - their pens - to fight for victory. Many of those … [Read more...]

Vietnam broadens partnership in heritage preservation

Vietnam has proactively expanded its cooperation with other countries and international organisations in preserving and upholding values of UNESCO-recognised heritage pieces, a representative of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has said. Visitors to the Hue Imperial Citadel (Photo: VNA) Katherine Muller-Marine, Chief … [Read more...]

Vietnam becomes UNESCO World Heritage Committee member

Vietnam officially became a member of the 21-member World Heritage Committee of the UNESCO. The news was announced yesterday (local time) at the 19th General Assembly of the member states of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The event drew the participation of representatives from 160 countries and territories. It is a great … [Read more...]

Hydro projects threaten Sapa tourism site

Muong Hoa Valley, a famous tourist attraction in Sapa, is under imminent threat of being destroyed due to the development of local hydropower projects. >> Hydropower works threaten Gongs Culture Space There are currently five hydro projects under construction in the area. According to the Lao Cai provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the numbers of … [Read more...]

Hue Festival creates a bond among participating nations

During its nine festivity-filled days, the 2014 Hue Festival revived several unique ceremonies and cultural programmes imbued with Vietnamese cultural identities and achieved its objective of bringing the arts to the community, according to the Nhan Dan (People) online newspaper. Focusing on the theme "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development", this year's … [Read more...]

Hue Festival successfully popularises the arts

Foreign visitors exploring manual agricultural production practices at a rural market in Huong Thua town Nhan Dan - During its nine festivity-filled days, the 2014 Hue Festival revived several unique ceremonies and cultural programmes imbued with Vietnamese cultural identities and achieved its objective of bringing the arts to the community. Focusing on the theme … [Read more...]

2014 Hue Festival wraps up

PANO - The 2014 Hue Festival wrapped up yesterday evening with an artistic program themed "A resounding river" imbued with Vietnam and five continents' culture. A performance at the closing ceremony The closing ceremony held at the warp in Gia Hoi Park near the Huong (Perfume) River attracted thousands of locals and tourists. 13 performances in the program … [Read more...]

Festival Hue 2014 Kicks off

The Hue Festival 2014 themed "Cultural Heritage with Integration and Development" opens at 20:00 on April 12. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and high-ranking officials of the Party and Government attended the event. Addressing the ceremony, Deputy PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc affirmed that Festival Hue is a great opportunity for national culture to converge … [Read more...]

Hue Festival helps tourism take off

The 2014 Hue Festival is expected to attract 200,000 visitors, including 90,000 foreign visitors, which will contribute to changing the province's economic structure of industry, service, tourism and agriculture into an economic structure focused on services in which tourism plays a key role. (Source: hue.vnn.vn) Nhan Dan - The 2014 Hue Festival, held under the theme … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 17/4

New heritage tree in central Quang Ngai A 300-year-old banyan in Nghia Hanh district of central Quang Ngai province has been recognised as a Vietnam Heritage Tree, the second granted with the title in the locality. A ceremony was held on April 15 to mark the event. The tree, which is 25 meters in height and 20 meters in diameter was planted at the Lam Son … [Read more...]