Art & Entertainment News 24/11

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Social News 9/11

HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful. The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc and Binh Chanh. As of plan to evacuate 15,000 households living in … [Read more...]

The Week of September 1 – 7

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HANOIPERFORMANCEHanoi Rock City27/52 To Ngoc Van street, Tay Ho district Sonic Moon Festival 2014 8 pm, September 5 Come to enjoy a rave dance night full of the grooves, the lighting and trippy visuals. Ticket: VND100,000 Old House 87 Ma May street, Hoan Kiem district Ca Tru Thang Long Club Every Tue, Thu and Sat, 8 - 9 pm The show is put on by a trio including 83-year-old singer Nguyen Thi Chuc, dan day (long-necked lute-like instrument with three silk strings and 10 frets) … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR SEPTEMBER 1-10 (daily updated)

Subscription Concert Vol.73 09 and 10 Sep 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the Subscription Concert Vol.73 with: Conductor: Honna Tetsuji Piano Soloist Nguyễn Việt Trung, Violin Soloist Lê Hoài Nam Tue 09 Sep 2014 Conductor- Honna Tetsuji Violin- Lê Hoài Nam Program: Đỗ Hồng Quân - "Trổ Một" Phạm Minh Thành- Violin Concerto Vietnam Premiere Dmitri Shostakovich- Symphony no.12 "1917 year" Wed 10 Sep 2014 Conductor- Honna Tetsuji Piano- Nguyễn … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/8

Well-known French piano soloist returns to Hanoi French piano soloist Guigla Katsarava returns to Vietnam to perform Concert Vol.72 "Pathetique" at the Hanoi Opera House on August 19-20. At the concert Katsarava played works of Russian in famous composer P.I.Tchaikovsky entitled Symphony No.6 "Pathetique" and Piano Concerto No1. The event also attracted the participation of conductor Le Phi Phi, who has been successful at home and abroad. Guigla Katsarava is known for his Russian-style … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 12/8

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'Turbulence: A Survival Story' author arrives in Vietnam Annette Herfkens, the author of the memoirs "Turbulence: A Survival Story" and the sole survivor of a plane crash in Vietnam's central coast province of Khanh Hoa 22 years ago, has started her week-long trip to the country. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 11/8

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Tuong Vy crowned Miss Vietnam Continents Hanoi Int'l Film Festival to spotlight sustainable development … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 8/8

Vietnamese crowned Miss Asian America Jennifer Chung beat out 20 other Asian beauties and was crowned Miss Asian America on August 3 in San Francisco the US. The 21-year-old is ethnically Vietnamese and resides in San Jose, CA. She is 1m76 tall, weighs 53kg and measures 84-62-94. Miss Chung is currently a student at San Francisco State University majoring in Business Administration. She has extensive hands-on experience in business operations, sales and marketing, having started a family … [Read more...]

Social News 12/7

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New labour safety law sets workplace rules The new Law on Labour Safety aims to offer better protection for workers, setting out new workplace safety regulations and providing support for victims of workplace accidents and occupational diseases to switch jobs. At a conference held on Monday by the National Assembly's Committee of Social Affairs, Director of the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs' Labour Safety Department Ha Tat Thang said that as the number of enterprises … [Read more...]

Generali Vietnam Life appoints Chung Ba Phuong as CEO

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Generali Vietnam Life Insurance Co., Ltd. last week announced the appointment of Chung Ba Phuong as the new Chief Executive Officer. … [Read more...]

Over 1,000 making Vietnam national anthem music video

The project has been launched by journalist Ngo Ba Luc and singers Minh Quan and Ngoc Anh. The clip will be filmed at many places across the country and will be released as soon as it is completed.

More than 1,000 people across Vietnam, including hundreds of artists, have joined hands to make a music video of the national anthem with a spirit toward the country's seas and islands. It is being produced to keep spirits high since China positioned an oil rig on May 1 in Vietnamese waters of the East Vietnam Sea, and dispatched ships and aircraft to ram, intimidate, and fire water cannons at Vietnam's vessels sent to persuade the Chinese side to leave the area. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 22/4

Vietnam seeks ways for overseas nationals to maintain nationality Vietnamese authorities are looking for ways to help millions of overseas Vietnamese maintain their nationality as the deadline for the regulation approaches, said a spokesman for the Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In accordance with the Nationality Law 2008, overseas Vietnamese who do not have valid Vietnamese passports, or who had Vietnamese nationality before the law took effect on July 1, 2009, must re-register with … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 8/4

Acclaimed American music band The Amigos will perform at a free public concert and take part in outreach events for disadvantaged people from April 12 to 14 during the Festival Hue.

American band to perform at Hue Festival Its performance will be part of an eight-day tour of Viet Nam as part of a cultural programme sponsored by the US consulate in HCM City. "With The Amigos band, we are also happy to support the arts and music, which are so important to the history and culture of both Viet Nam and the United States," Alex Titolo, the consulate's public affairs officer s quoted as saying in a release. The Amigos performed more than 40 concerts in New York City … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 22/3

About 10 Vietnamese filmmakers have been honoured at the 36th Creteil International Women's Film Festival in Paris.

VN women feature in film festival The filmmakers including veterans Viet Linh, Siu Pham and Nguyen Trinh Thi, and emerging ones such as Truong Que Chi and Nguyen Hoang Diep. The 77-minute film Homostratus by Siu Pham and Jean-Luc Mello is a joint submission by Viet Nam and Switzerland in the long fiction feature category. Film screenings and discussions are being held on the sidelines of the festival. Prominent Vietnamese film director Viet Linh will bring her film Chung Cu (Living … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 20/2

The Ha Noi Police and Noi Bai International Airport on Monday set up a team of traffic police officials to increase safety at Noi Bai Airport.

Traffic safety rules tightened at Noi Bai This is being done as the passenger traffic at the airport is increasing and also in preparation for the operation of T2, the second terminal that is under construction. According to Major General Nguyen Duc Chung, director of the Ha Noi Police Force, the team was set up at the request of Minister of Public Security Major Tran Dai Quang and Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang. These leaders demanded increased mobilisation of traffic police … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines January 6

A 19th century shipwreck discovered in 2012 in the Lo River in the northern city of Tuyen Quang is now being removed from the river.

Binh Thuan to host Miss Vietnam Ocean The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has authorised Binh Thuan province and the Vo Viet Chung Company to organize Miss Vietnam Ocean 2014. The inaugural beauty contest is part of Blue Ocean World's campaign to protect the marine environment. The pageant will run from now until May 23. Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City are hosts for the qualifying and semifinal rounds before the final unfolds in Binh Thuan province's Phan Thiet City. Designer Vo Viet … [Read more...]

Top ten memorable cases of 2013

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Tuoitrenews has reviewed the most striking cases that occurred in the past 12 months, including a corruption case at Vinalines that resulted in the death penalty for two ex-leaders of the corporation, and another case involving a doctor who threw the body of a woman into a river after she died post-surgery at his beauty salon.1. Aesthetic doctor throws customer's body into river On October 22, Dr Nguyen Manh Tuong, who owns Hanoi-based Cat Tuong Beauty Salon, was arrested for allegedly … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines December 23

Paintings on traditional materials like lacquer, silk, and do paper by eight Ha Noi artists are on display at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.

Vietnamese awarded at Miss ASEAN contest The organisers of the competition said Thanh Vy's confidence and beauty shone out above her rivals, securing her victory and a place in the top three. Vietnam sent two representatives to the pageant: Pham Huong, F-Idol 2011 winner, and Dong Thanh Vy, an accounting student. Last year, Vietnamese beauty Dieu Han was crowned at the contest. Miss ASEAN 2013 was a girl named Amande Leong Li Ting from Singapore, and the first runner up was Amelia … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MARCH 1-15 (daily updated)

HCMC - Dance Show "JAZZ" 15, 16 Mar 2013, 7.30 pm Sun 17 Mar 2013, 3 pm Nha Van Hoa Thanh Nien 4 Pham Ngoc Thach, Dist.1, HCMC JAZZ! is a journey through the history of Jazz dance, as told by dancer and choreographer John Huy Tran. The show invites its audience to explore Jazz dance, all the way from its afro-American roots to Street Jazz in Vietnam today. Taking inspiration from Charleston, Swing, and Tap, and evolving through Music Hall and musicals to today's Hip Hop, forever changing, … [Read more...]