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 … [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, … [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 - … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]

International support to promote Hue’s imperial citadel

A number of foreign organisations have pledged their support to restore and promote the historical imperial citadel of Hue in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, providing funds of nearly 8 million USD so far. Since the citadel was recognised by UNESCO as a world cultural heritage site in 1993, numerous internationally-funded projects have been implemented, bringing the … [Read more...]

Cambodian woman lauded for cultural preservation in Hue

The People's Committee of the central province of Thua Thien-Hue has recently presented a certificate of merit to Odom Vantanak Phuong Monie - a Cambodian, in recognition of her contributions to preserving cultural heritage in Hue ancient capital. Odom Vantanak Phuong Monie (second from left) receives the certificate (Photo: In 2013, Monie donated 220 fine … [Read more...]

Book sheds light on activities of Nguyen Dynasty

A 10-volume book named "The Continuation of the Dai Nam Administrative Records" (Kham Dinh Dai Nam Hoi Dien Su Le Tuc Bien) was launched by the Hue Monuments Conservation Centre in coordination with the Vietnam Institute of History on January 30. Source: (// The 8,000-page book gives full and accurate account of the life and ritual activities of the … [Read more...]

Performing training courses seek some young talents

Illustrative image (Cinet)- Training courses about performing skills by Ho Chi Minh City-based Hong Van Drama Troupe have been developed as an encouragement to maintain and develop. The troupe's owner, People's Artist Hong Van, a veteran actress who spent more than 20 years on the stage, said the troupe's new plays were challenging for the young staff. Offering … [Read more...]

Social News 28/10

President Obama thanks Vietnamese American nurse Nurse Nina Pham - the first person to catch Ebola on US soil has been declared free of the deadly disease 13 days after testing positive, clearing the way for President Obama to give her a big hug in the oval office. "I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today. Throughout this ordeal, I have put my faith in God and … [Read more...]