Vietnam’s version of “Sing If You Can” on air next month

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The Vietnamese version of a British game show will air on Ho Chi Minh City Television early next month, featuring numerous episodes with unpredictable and exciting challenges. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment Headlines December 10

Vietnamese-Australian pianist and music producer Nguyen Van Anh will perform at HCM City's Opera House on December 13 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Australia.

Early 20th century glass paintings of HN on display As many as 60 coloured photos printed on glass by French photographer Leon Busy, featuring Ha Noi from 1914-17, will be displayed tonight at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street. Titled "Ha Noi Colours 1914-17", the exhibition is divided into two themes, "Daily Life - Handicrafts and Society" and "Environment and Beliefs." The exhibition was created by historian Emmanuel Poisson from Paris Diderot University and ethnologist Dinh Trong Hieu from France's National Science Research Centre. During the exhibition, ten black and white documentaries about Ha Noi during the same period will be screened. The exhibition will run until January 4, 2014. UK-style singing competition to hit TV screens The Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can will go on air at the end of this month. BHD Company and Vietnam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it will offer TV audiences "a new musical … [Read more...]

UK-style singing competition to hit TV screens

The Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can will go on air at the end of this month. Sao Mai singing contest announces final round 3,500 singers join Quan Ho folk singing contest K-POP singing contest to be launched in Vietnam BHD Company and Vietnam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it will offer TV audiences "a new musical experience". The company said in a press release that Do Ai Hat Duoc will show "celebrities 'forced' to sing wholeheartedly and overcome harsh challenges with courage and strength". Comedian Thai Hoa and singer Thu Minh will be two of three judges at the show. Thai Hoa has won a devoted fan following with his performances in comedies like De Mai Tinh (Deal with It Tomorrow), and Long Ruoi (Long the Fly). Thu Minh is famous as a singer who dares to surprise the audience when she sings. She has been a judge with several music competitions on TV including The Voice and Vietnam Idol 2013. The first episode of Do … [Read more...]

Singing competition to hit TV screens

HCM CITY (VNS) — The Vietnamese version of the world-famous British game show Sing If You Can, will go on air at the end of this month. BHD Company and Viet Nam Television, producers of the reality contest, said it would offer TV audiences "a new musical experience". The company said in a press release that Do Ai Hat Duoc will show "celebrities 'forced' to sing wholeheartedly and overcome harsh challenges with courage and strength". Comedian Thai Hoa and singer Thu Minh will be two of three judges at the show. Thai Hoa has won a devoted fan following with his performances in comedies like De Mai Tinh (Deal with It Tomorrow), and Long Ruoi (Long the Fly). Thu Minh is famous as a singer who dares to surprise the audience when she sings. She has been a judge with several music competitions on TV including The Voice and Vietnam Idol 2013. The first episode of Do Ai Hat Duoc will be aired on the channel VTV3 on December 28.— VNS … [Read more...]

Live TV program honoring Uncle Ho’s soldiers to be aired

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PANO - The glorious history of the Vietnam People's Army (VPA) with resounding feats of arms since its establishment will be reappeared in a live television program on December 12th. At a meeting on October 29th, the Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) announced that the program will start at 17:30 linking five places namely Tran Hung Dao forest (Tam Kim commune, Nguyen Binh district, Cao Bang province), the Ba Dinh Square (Hanoi), the Marine Square (Dong Hoi city, Quang Binh province), Momorial site for the Central Office for South Vietnam (Dong Nai province) and the Reunification Palace's Hall (Ho Chi Minh City). … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ finals to feature more foreign choreographers

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More than half of the dance routines to be performed in the final round of the third Vietnamese season of American reality show "So You Think You Can Dance" will be constructed by foreign choreographers, the show organizer announced Wednesday in a press conference. Up to 60 percent of the contending performances in the show's final round will be directed by foreign choreographers, including the two previous seasons' fixtures such as Hani Abaza, to enhance the contestants' skills and the dances' quality, said Nguyen Hai, the show's production director. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 30/9

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Photo contest promotes VN landscapes, daily life The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the online newspaper Vnexpress will promote Vietnam's beauty with a contest focusing on landscapes and slices of daily life, said deputy minister Vuong Duy Bien. Vietnamese people living locally or overseas can enter the contest, which ends on October 27. Participants can submit photo entries in two categories: landscapes or daily life. Photos capturing precious moments among Vietnamese people anywhere will be accepted. … [Read more...]

YouTube sensation wins Vietnamese version of ‘The Winner Is’

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A Vietnamese student who caused quite a stir two years ago with her cover of a foreign hit on YouTube has won the second season of the local version of American singing show "The Winner Is." Tuoi Tre" /> Tuoi Tre" /> … [Read more...]

HCM City’s actor wins 2014 Cai Luong Singing Contest

Nguyen Minh Truong (C) from Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theater in Ho Chi Minh City won the 2014 Cai Luong Singing Contest called Chuong Vang (Golden Bell) Vong Co. (Photo: Sggp)

Nguyen Minh Truong from Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theater in Ho Chi Minh City won the 2014 Cai Luong Singing Contest called Chuong Vang (Golden Bell) Vong Co which ended at Ho Chi Minh City Television Theater on September 25. The winner of the Golden Bell Award also took home the Audience Choice Awards. … [Read more...]

Comedy stars sought after by Vietnam reality shows

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Beloved comedians are being featured more often in reality shows in Vietnam, particularly the local versions of foreign reality TV programs, as organizers hope to increase ratings and lure commercials, which have fallen recently. … [Read more...]

An art exchange held in Ho Chi Minh City

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PANO - The Ho Chi Minh City Television in coordination with the Traditional Club of Youth Union Members of the Central Office for South Vietnam on September 20th held an art exchange "Youth's forever bright flame ". Through the witnesses' stories, the program lively retraced the spirit of outstanding youths representing more than tens of thousands of young people who had left the hometowns for the Southern front with the determination fight for the national independence and freedom at the cost of their own lives. … [Read more...]

Viettel, HTV to co-ordinate on UEFA match broadcast

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Nhan Dan/ VNA - Viettel Television Company, which has the rights to broadcast the UEFA European 2016 qualifying stage in Vietnam, will co-ordinate with Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) to exploit the opportunity. … [Read more...]

Asian Food Channel to air Vietnam cuisine, tourism series next month

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The English version of a TV series on Vietnamese cuisine and tourism, hosted by renowned Chinese American chef Martin Yan, will start airing on Asian Food Channel (AFC) in October. Tuoi Tre"> … [Read more...]

Documentary on youths in resistance war to be aired

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PANO - The first episode of the documentary film on young generations of the Central Office for South Vietnam (R for short) in the anti-American resistance war will be aired at 12:30 on September 8th on HTV9 Channel. The documentary will be on at the same time every day except Sundays. … [Read more...]

Charity reality shows help the poor in Vietnam

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Unlike talent-seeking or reality shows that are purely for entertainment; charity reality shows in Vietnam, though less glittery, are more "real" and loaded with love and compassion, as they offer immense monetary assistance and mental support to disadvantaged people in remote, rural areas. … [Read more...]

Trade union organisation marks 85th anniversary

A series of activities will be held nationwide to mark the 85th founding anniversary of the national trade union organisation - the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL) (July 28, 1929-July 28, 2014). The VGCL's Vice President Nguyen Van Ngang said a workshop is scheduled to be held on July 22 to review the operations of the VGCL during the past 85 years and the role it plays in the national construction and defence. Lessons will be drawn for the trade union organisation to improve its work in the current period. … [Read more...]

Vietnam cuisine tourism series to air in US

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The English version of a series on Vietnamese cuisine and tourism, hosted by famed Chinese American chef Martin Yan, will air on American television starting September 2014. "Martin Yan--Taste of Vietnam," a 26-episode series, is set to air on KQED, PBS and APT on more than 300 stations across the US starting Sept 6. … [Read more...]

Vietnam should sue China for ‘stealing’ Paracels, violating human rights: French filmmaker

According to the Vietnamese Embassy in China,  13 Vietnamese fishermen  were released on Tuesday after they had been illegally detained by Chinese vessels over the past three weeks.

Editor's Note:Speaking with Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, French filmmaker André Menras says Vietnam should sue China for seizing Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelago and violating human rights with the recent seizure of Vietnamese fishermen. André Menras also talks about his new movie, which focuses on Vietnamese law enforcement and fishermen in the East Vietnam Sea.>>Vietnam premier demands China not repeat sovereignty violations after rig moving … [Read more...]

Nearly 50,000 scholarships to ethnic students in the past five years

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Over the past five years, the Vu A Dinh Scholarship Fund has presented nearly 50,000 scholarships to ethnic students nationwide. … [Read more...]

Child film market a tough nut to crack

Fussy audience: Parents and children queue up for tickets to a foreign film at HCM City's Galaxy Studio Nguyen Du. Hollywood movies such as Frozen, Mr Peabody, and Maleficent are dominating cinemas and attracting long queues this summer as domestic directors struggle to make quality films for children. — Photo galaxycine.vn

HCM CITY (VNS)— Despite strong demand, few quality films are made for children and teenagers in Viet Nam, with directors mostly pointing the finger at the dearth of good screenplays. … [Read more...]