Luu Hien Trinh wins ‘Tieng Hat Truyen Hinh’ singing contest


Luu Hien Trinh from Hai Phong City has won the annual 'Tieng Hat Truyen Hinh' (TV Singing) contest organised by Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV). Trinh, a 21-year-old student from the Vietnam National Academy of Music impressed judges with her well-trained voice, confidence and emotional performance, defeating seven other finalists--four men and three women--in a month-long final round. At the grand finale held at the HTV Theatre last Friday, Trinh performed the contemporary folk song 'Con … [Read more...]

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Hai Phong student wins HTV singing competition


HCM CITY (VNS)— Luu Hien Trinh of Hai Phong City has won the annual Tieng Hat Truyen Hinh (TV Singing) contest organised by the HCM City Television (HTV). Trinh, a 21-year-old student of the Viet Nam National Academy of Music. impressed judges with her well-trained voice, confidence and emotional performances, defeating seven other finalists - four men and three women - in a month-long final round. … [Read more...]

Four amateur singers survive in final list


Four contestants received their "boarding passes" to fly into the final of a music contest for students, "Tieng ca hoc duong" (Student's Singing Voice), it was announced on July 4. The four students selected for the final, who will perform at the Lan Anh Music Club in District 10, HCM City, on July 5, are Bach Cong Khanh, Luu Hien Trinh, Le Thai Son and Tieu Chau Nhu Quynh. Every contestant will choose two songs to perform, with at least one song not having been performed in previous … [Read more...]

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

The meeting on broadcasting the live television program

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), … [Read more...]

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


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 … [Read more...]

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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 … [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


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 … [Read more...]

Viettel, HTV to co-ordinate on UEFA match broadcast


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


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


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 … [Read more...]

Vietnam cuisine tourism series to air in US


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

Representatives from enterprises signed agreement   to acompany with the scholarship at the press  briefing. (Source:

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

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...]