Photos: Demi Lovato entertains 50,000 Vietnamese audiences

U.S. pop star Demi Lovato on Saturday staged a performance at the second Yan Beatfest 2015, one of the country’s largest outdoor music events, which was held on May 10 at Phu Tho Stadium in HCMC’s District 11. Lovato was the last singer among 80 artists to perform at the 12-hour music festival. She showed her strong and vibrant voice in ten hits, Really Don’t Care, The Middle, Fire Starter, Remember December, Heart Attack, Let It Go, Warrior, Skyscraper, and Give Your Heart A Break. Audiences also had a chance to watch her images in charitable activities which was broadcast on some giant screens at the stadium. Prior to the performance of the song Warrior, she told the audiences that everybody might have been through some difficult times and she was not an exception. However, she would never let those things stop her moves. The singer said that she has tried her best to become a strong warrior like today. And she knows that everybody who is at the event all … [Read more...]

Demi Lovato entertains 50,000 local audiences

Kieu Giang Demi Lovato performs at Yan Beatfest 2015 at Phu Tho Stadium in HCMC’s District 11 on Saturday - PHOTO: NGOC MINH Lovato was the last singer among 80 artists to perform at the 12-hour music festival. She showed her strong and vibrant voice in ten hits, Really Don’t Care, The Middle, Fire Starter, Remember December, Heart Attack, Let It Go, Warrior, Skyscraper, and Give Your Heart A Break. Audiences also had a chance to watch her images in charitable activities which was broadcast on some giant screens at the stadium. Prior to the performance of the song Warrior, she told the audiences that everybody might have been through some difficult times and she was not an exception. However, she would never let those things stop her moves. The singer said that she has tried her best to become a strong warrior like today. And she knows that everybody who is at the event all have a warrior hidden in them. Lovato joined two local MCs Thuy Minh and Tung Leo in a … [Read more...]

Largest outdoor music “Yan BeastFest” returns

Yan BeastFest 2015, an outdoor music festival will take place at Phu Tho Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 11 on May 9. More than 80 international and local singers, including American singer Demi Lovato will perform in festival. It will be a wide variety of attraction that go beyond a 12-hour nonstop music experience. Yan beastfeast 2015 will offer the most unforgettable cultural and entertainment experience with refreshing food and beverages, fun games and interesting activities. It starts at 9 a.m. and will run until 11 p.m. Last year’s Yan Beatfest with the participation of British singer Shayne Ward and international DJ Scott Kirby attracted around 50,000 music lovers. … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 9

Tuoi Tre News briefs you on some of the leading stories published today, May 9, in Vietnamese media. Politics -- Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Friday requested that China immediately end its construction and expansion on reef islands under Vietnam’s sovereignty in the East Vietnam Sea. "Vietnam has sufficient legal and historical evidence to affirm its sovereignty, sovereignty right and jurisdiction in the East Sea in accordance with international law, including the 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea," the ministry’s spokesman Le Hai Binh said. Society -- A Japanese national, just identified as Ichikawa, was fined VND4 million (US$185)) for smoking in the restroom of airliner of Vietnamese national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines while the plane was flying from Japan’s Nagoya to Vietnam’s Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, the Southern Airports Authority, the fine issuer, reported the same day. -- One more tamed elephant in the … [Read more...]

US celebrity Demi Lovato to sing in HCM City

American singer, actress, and songwriter Demi Lovato will be guest singer in a music event in HCM City next month, multimedia company YAN Group has said in a release. Lovato has confirmed she will perform at YAN Beatfest 2015 on May 9 at Phu Tho Stadium in District 11. The popular singer will be performing with 80 top established and emerging Vietnamese singers during 12 hours of non-stop music. The festival, also to feature a series of culinary activities, games, and shopping, is expected to attract more than 50 thousand music fans. YAN Beatfest debuted last year with Vietnamese performers and English singer Shayne Ward, drawing an audience of 50,000 who danced away to the music for 12 hours. Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato, 23, made her debut as a child actress in US children's TV series Barney & Friend. In 2008 she rose to prominence in the Disney Channel TV film Camp Rock and signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. She released her debut album, Don't … [Read more...]

Demi Lovato to perform in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - American singer Demi Lovato will join a music event called YAN Beatfest in HCM City this May. The show, held by YAN Group, will take place on May 9 at the Phu Tho Stadium, No. 1 Lu Gia Street, District 11. The event will have the participation of 80 Vietnamese singers. Besides music, YAN Beatfest will also offer various entertainment and shopping activities. YAN Beatfest was launched last year and lured up to 50,000 viewers. Demi Lovato, 23, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in "Barney & Friends" – an American television series aimed at children aged one to eight. In 2008, Lovato was catapulted to fame in the Disney Channel television film "Camp Rock" and signed a recording contract with Hollywood Records. Her second album, "Here We Go Again," was released in 2009 and premiered at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. Its title track became her first single to break the top 20 of the Billboard Hot … [Read more...]

Demi Lovato to join YAN Beatfest in May

Kieu Giang U.S. singer/songwriter Demi Lovato - PHOTO: OFFICIAL WEBSITE OF DEMI LOVATO Apart from three solo albums which were ranked in world’s music charts, the 23-year-old artist was a judge and mentor at the reality show The X-Factor of the U.S. in 2012 and 2013. Lovato started her acting career in Barney & Friends children’s television series. She had her leading role in the Disney’s Camp Rock movie in 2008 which helped shoot her to stardom among young audiences. In her career, she has received awards at MTV Video Music Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and People’s Choice Awards among others. The singer hasn’t unveiled any information about her songs at YAN Beatfest. However, sharing the stage with Lovato will be 80 local veteran and young singers, including Dam Vinh Hung, Lam Truong, Phuong Thanh, Luu Huong Giang, Phuong Vy Idol, Uyen Linh, Le Hieu, Ha Anh Tuan, Vu Cat Tuong, Hari Won, and Giang Hong Ngoc, among others. Last year’s … [Read more...]

Demi Lovato to sing in Ho Chi Minh City next month

Celebrated American singer/actress Demi Lovato has confirmed she will make it to a music event in Ho Chi Minh City next month. Lovato will perform at YAN Beatfest 2015, which will be organized on May 9 at Phu Tho Stadium, at 1 Lu Gia Street, District 11. The event will be held by YAN Group, a local multimedia group which targets its products at young people. However, it is not clear which songs the much-loved singer will be performing at the upcoming concert. The show will feature the performances of up to 80 established and emerging Vietnamese singers. The YAN Beatfest debuted last year and drew an audience of up to 50,000 members who rocked to the music during 12 hours on end. Apart from music, the festival also offers a clutch of other entertainment and shopping activities. Demetria Devonne "Demi" Lovato, 23, is an American actress, singer, and songwriter who made her debut as a child actress in "Barney & Friends" – an American television series aimed at … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 6

Here are the most important news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, April 6, 2015. Politics -- Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev began his three-day official visit to Vietnam after arriving in Hanoi on Sunday. -- Minister of Justice Ha Hung Cuong wrapped up his week-long working visit to the Republic of Korea on Sunday. Cuong is the first Vietnamese justice minister to visit that country. Society -- A 38-year-old man set himself and his eight-year-old daughter on fire out of anger at his divorced wife in the southern province of An Giang on Saturday, severely burning both. -- Two were killed while four others were injured in a rare double accident that involved a bus, a truck, and a number of motorcycles in the southern province of Binh Duong on Sunday. -- Hundreds of hectares of melaleuca forest in the southernmost province of Ca Mau were consumed by a fire on Sunday. -- Three pick-pocketing suspects who targeted female students traveling on buses in … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 15/4

Ha Noi hosts concert fusing Malian and Vietnamese music A night of exotic music will be performed by Malian musician Musbaba with Vietnamese artists in Ha Noi tonight. The night will include pieces composed by Musbaba, a Ha Noi-based artist, using traditional Vietnamese instruments such as the dan tranh (16-chord zither) with Malian percussion. The concert is part of a project launched in 2012 by Musbaba to gather artists from different musical genres. Since then, Musbaba has worked to combine Vietnamese dan tranh melodies with Malian rhythms. The project has created unusual yet harmonious collaborations among musicians from very different backgrounds. The concert will begin at 8pm at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street. YAN Beatfest thrills over 50,000 music lovers A view is seen at an outdoor music festival called YAN Beatfest 2014 at Phu Tho Indoor Stadium in HCMC's District 11 last Saturday. This was one of the biggest concerts in terms of participants as … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 14/4

Veteran actor Trinh Thinh dies People's Artist Trinh Thinh, one of the great names of Vietnamese revolutionary cinema, died at age 88 in Hanoi on April 11 after long illness. "My father had been critically ill for the past ten years, and twice was within an inch of his life. He had been bed-ridden since 2012 as a result of a heart attack," said Thinh's eldest daughter, Trinh Thi Hang. The noted artist was famous for the upright, unpretentious roles he portrayed, though he was not professionally trained. "I starred alongside Thinh in just one film Lua Rung (Forest Fire) in 1965 by Pham Van Khoa. I played Thinh's wife. I was unmarried, but he already had four daughters at that time. During our field trips, Thinh took them along. He did hard work as he acted and took care of the children at the same time," said famous actress Tra Giang. With his rich lifestyle, gift, and hard training, Thinh set himself as one of the most senior actors in the country's cinematography. He … [Read more...]

First picnic music festival held in HCM City

(VOV) -Over 40,000 music fans attended Yan Beatfest, which took place in HCM City on April 12 attracting more than 80 local and foreign artists. Vietnamese artists attend Germany Music Festival 2013 European Music Festival to take place in Hanoi First French street music festival in Vietnam Yan Beatfest, organized by YANTV - the leading youth channel in Vietnam - included a variety of other entertainment as well as a shopping area. Shayne Ward and Vietnamese singer Phuong Vy Visitors to the event were impressed by outstanding performances by famous British singer Shayne Ward (the winner of the second series of The X Factor) and international DJ Scott Kirby. Shayne Ward took part in an exchange programme with local fans and spoke in Vietnam in response to appraisal from Vietnamese music lovers. Ward sang five songs namely "If that's ok with you", "Just be good to me", "Nobody knows", "No U Hang Up", and "No promises". He also joined Vietnamese female … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 29/3

Training programme seeks talented people to make films People between the ages of 18 and 35 are encouraged to join a film project launched by the Ha Noi-based Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talent (TPD). The project, called We Are Filmmakers, will offer financial support and film training to help participants develop their skills. The project's teaching and consulting board, including film director Bui Thac Chuyen, author and scriptwriter Phan Huyen Thu and cameraman Ly Thai Dung, will provide lessons. After training, the participants will make 10 short films and documentaries. Their works will be screened later this year. Begun in 2009, the project is a long-term programme that aims to support young people in filmmaking. TPD organised the Golden Lotus Bud 2013 awards in Ha Noi last year. The event annually features young filmmakers and shows their works to the public. More than 48 short documentaries and short films were nominated for the … [Read more...]

X Factor hunk to perform at first picnic music festival

Centre stage: English singer Shayne Ward will perform at the first picnic music festival in Viet Nam, Yan Beatfest, on April 12. — File Photo HCM CITY (VNS)— Eighty local singers, together with English singer Shayne Ward and international DJ Scott Kirby will perform in the first picnic music festival in Viet Nam, called YAN Beatfest, to be held at Phu Tho Stadium in HCM City on April 12. Organised by YAN Group, YAN Beatfest is set to start at 9am until 11pm on the second Saturday of April. Picnic music festivals are usually a one day, annual summer event in western countries, but it is a new concept in Viet Nam, says a press release. Shayne Ward, 30, rose to fame as the winner of the second series of The X Factor. Known for his brilliant voice and model good looks, his first solo single That's My Goal was released soon after his victory on X Factor and it went on to become one of the top 70 singles ever released in the UK charts and number one in multiple countries … [Read more...]

Japan to hold cooking seminars in town

Kieu Giang Vietnam is the first destination in a program Japan is carrying out to promote its foodstuffs. Japan’s next destination is Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on May 18-19. Chef Kimio Nonaga, who belongs to the third generation of famous Japanese restaurant Nihonbashi Yukari, will introduce basic knowledge of Japanese cuisine and the Japanese tradition of hospitality (in Japanese: omotenashi). There will be cooking demonstrations featuring some of the Japanese foodstuffs, including yellowtail, scallops and wagyu (Kobe beef). Local audiences can get hands-on experience in making and tasting Japanese food. Chef Nonaga, 44, studied at Hattori Nutrition College, and got training at Japanese restaurant Roan Kikunoi under grand chef Yoshihiro Murata. In 2002, Nonaga won "Iron Chef Japan – Cup ‘02" TV show. In 2003, he was chosen as one of the top five young chefs in Japan by The New York Times. In 2008, he gave Japanese food lectures and demonstrations in Chicago, … [Read more...]

Grammy-nominated band Della Mae to perform for free in Vietnam

The Grammy nominated bluegrass female band Della Mae has arrived in Vietnam for their first-ever performance in the country. The five members of Della Mae will hold three shows open to the public, including a Wednesday show at 8:00 pm at the Lan Anh Stage in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City. Local pop star Van Mai Huong will also share the stage. Free tickets for the show were released by the U.S. Consulate General. The two other shows will take place in the central city of Hue, at Tay Thai Hoa Stage at 8:00 pm on April 30 and An Dinh Palace the night after. Besides delivering public shows in Ho Chi Minh City and Hue, the band will also offer master classes and do some charity activities, including visiting a blind school and people with mental illness in both cities. The band’s trip to Vietnam is part of a series of activities held by the U.S. Consulate General to promote cultural exchange and enhance mutual understanding between the people of both countries. At … [Read more...]

Vietnamese cultural week wraps up in Argentina

The Vietnamese Cultural Week in Argentina has wrapped up in the capital city of Buenos Aires with a string of attractive activities. The event, jointly organised by the Vietnamese Embassy in Argentina and the Argentina-Vietnam Cultural Institute (ICAV) from April 1-9 at La Boussole Club, introduced to Argentine friends the land and people of Vietnam as well as its unique culture and cuisine. The Vietnamese Cultural Week in Argentina perceived comfortable response from locals. (Photo: Vietnam+) Many Vietnamese famous and award wining movies such as "Canh dong hoang" (Abandoned Field), "Dung dot" (Don’t Burn) were screened at the event, receiving warm response from local audiences. Vietnam’s history, traditional customs and beautiful landscapes were presented while local gastronomists had a chance to taste well-known Vietnamese dishes such as Pho (noodles) and nem (spring-roll). A representative from the La Boussole Club hoped that such event will be held regularly to … [Read more...]

Photo exhibition on Vietnamese in France concludes in Ho Chi Minh City

A photo exhibition offering visitors an overall view of the activities of Vietnamese in France recently closed in Ho Chi Minh City. The expo ‘Nguoi Viet O Phap – Mot Goc Nhin’ (Vietnamese in France – An Angle of View) wrapped on Saturday at Nguyen Van Binh Street in District 1. Featuring 130 photos by Vietnamese photographer Le Tan Xuan, this four-day event brought local audiences a closer view of the activities of their compatriots in the European country. These photos were selected from a number of artworks taken by the author during his time in France. The exhibition, organized by the municipal Department of Information and Communications, was part of the activities to commemorate 105 years since late President Ho Chi Minh’s trip to save the country. Le Tan Xuan also took part in other national and international events, including the diplomatic activities at the Paris conference from 1968 to 1973 and the visit of Prime Minister Pham Van … [Read more...]

Overseas Vietnamese singers go big and go home

VietNamNet Bridge – Overseas Vietnamese singers have returned to perform in their homeland after Tet (Lunar New Year festival), mostly in live shows on large stages instead of smaller venues like bars, hotels and nightclubs as they had done in the past. Second home: Vietnamese-American singer Phi Nhung will participate in the music gala Da Tiec Mua Xuan (Spring Gala) in HCM City tonight. — VNS Photo Bang Kieu's live show, Con Mo Bang Gia (Frozen Dream), will take place at the Palace of Culture and Friendship in Ha Noi on March 7 and 8. He will perform a series of 10 romantic songs written by famous composers to celebrate International Women's Day on March 8. "I hope my performance will highlight women on their day. I also want to serve my friends and fans who share my love and passion for music," he says. Kieu, who returns home often from the US, invited diva Hong Nhung and pop star Uyen Linh to join the show. Before his live show, Kieu and pop singer Le Quyen of … [Read more...]

Vietnam National Drama Theater to stage Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Singapore

Vietnam National Drama Theater to stage Shakespeare’s Hamlet in Singapore. Photo: Internet. (Cinet)- The world-renowned play Hamlet by Shakespeare will be staged in Singapore on March 26. Hamlet is a masterpiece that has been played countless times around the world over the past four years. In Vietnam, the tragedy was staged for the first time in 2003. Last year, a group of artists at the Vietnam National Drama Theater decided to bring it back to the stage, adding some small changes to make the play more local. "The play will be performed in Singapore in late March, marking our overseas debut," Nguyen The Vinh, director of the theater, said. The Vietnamese version of Hamlet, which has attracted a huge local audience despite an expensive entrance price, is scheduled to be performed on March 26 at 8:00 pm at Victoria Theater. A day earlier, the crew will have a press conference to present their work to local media. "Hamlet is a world-renowned spectacle so we must try … [Read more...]