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

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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 Quay' (Top) composed by Luu Thien Huong, one of the judges. … [Read more...]

Hai Phong student wins HTV singing competition

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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...]

HCM City TV singing contest gets first round under way

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Six men and women each will contest the month-long final of HCM City Television's annual Ngoi Sao Tieng Hat Truyen Hinh (Singing Star on TV) singing contest which begins today, Oct 26. Songbird: Luu Hien Trinh of Hai Phong City will be one of 12 to contest the month-long final of HCM City Television's annual singing contest which begins today. — File Photo They will be given genres and topics of music - including pop, contemporary folk, and patriotic music, and songs in praise of the nation, Ha Noi, HCM City, the country's islands, and President Ho Chi Minh - to perform during a total of eight shows. The judges will select the three best who will go on to the grand finale to be held at the Phan Dinh Phung Gymnasium on November 25. There they will each sing three songs - a solo, a duet with a pop star, and a duet with one of the other candidates. The audiences will choose the winner this time. The top prize will be VND40 million, while the first and second … [Read more...]

HCM City TV singing contest gets first round under way

Six men and women each will contest the month-long final of HCM City Television's annual Ngoi Sao Tieng Hat Truyen Hinh (Singing Star on TV) singing contest which begins today, Oct 26. Songbird: Luu Hien Trinh of Hai Phong City will be one of 12 to contest the month-long final of HCM City Television's annual singing contest which begins today. — File Photo They will be given genres and topics of music – including pop, contemporary folk, and patriotic music, and songs in praise of the nation, Ha Noi, HCM City, the country's islands, and President Ho Chi Minh – to perform during a total of eight shows. The judges will select the three best who will go on to the grand finale to be held at the Phan Dinh Phung Gymnasium on November 25. There they will each sing three songs – a solo, a duet with a pop star, and a duet with one of the other candidates. The audiences will choose the winner this time. The top prize will be VND40 million, while the first and … [Read more...]

Four amateur singers survive in final list

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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 shows. There are two prizes, one selected by the jury and another by the audience. The winner of the jury prize will win: VND25 million (US$1,380) followed by the runner up with VND15 million ($830). Two second runner-ups will be rewarded VND10 million ($550) each. The audience prize is also worth VND25 million. There are also four smaller prizes for audience prize winners from the four previous shows. Each prize is worth VND4 million ($220) The performance will be broadcast live on HTV9. Earlier, … [Read more...]

Vietnamese youngsters making short films: Diversity and difference

Youngsters learn important skill in filmmaking at the Centre for Assistance and Development of Movie Talents (TPD) (Photo: tpdmovie.com.vn)

VietNamNet Bridge – In recent years, making short films has become a hot trend of young Vietnamese cinema enthusiasts. Although the young film makers still show some shortcomings, they have also gained significant recognition at regional and international film fests, bringing optimistic signs for the future of Vietnamese cinema. A favourite trend of youngsters In today’s digital era, making a short film cannot be easier for youngsters. All they need is a camera with a video shooting mode, the support of dedicated software, and a small amount of money. Some youngsters even use their mobile phone for filming in case they need a hidden camera scene in their films. After filming, they do the editing and montage sequences themselves. Their short films often touch on major topics such as family, schools and friendship. Although the stories told in the films are quite interesting, the techniques of the producers are still quite amateur. Many of them had basic mistakes: the … [Read more...]

Racers of the HCM City Television Cup Bicycle Race 2016 arrived Quang Ngai

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​78 racers of the 28th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament, on April 19, completed the 9th stage of Da Nang - Quang Ngai with 133km. ​ On this stage, racer Nguyen Duong Ho Vu (BTV Bình Dương) finished first with 3h08'40 at average speed of 42.297km/h and followed by Nguyen Minh Viet (VTV Binh Duong) and Nguyen Hoang Giang (Ang Giang). On April 20, cyclists will start their 10th stage Quang Ngai - Quy Nhon with the distance of 179km. The 28th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament (April 10th to 30th) attracted 78 Cyclists from 13 best cycling teams throughout the country and the national team. They will compete in 19 stages with a total distance of over 2,100km along the country. The first stage started in Hanoi on April 10th and the last stage will start from Bao Loc town, Lam Dong province and will finish in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30th. The Ho Chi Minh City Television Cup Cycling Tournament is now one of Vietnam's most prestigious competitions, … [Read more...]

Cycling tour kicks off to mark National Reunification Day

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The 28th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cycling Tournament – Ton Dong A Cup 2016 kicked off its first stage in Hanoi on April 10. The 28th Ho Chi Minh City Television Cycling Tournament opens in Hanoi on April 10, attracting the participation of 78 cyclists from 13 teams across the nation. Held annually since 1988 by the Vietnam Sports Bicycle and Motorbike Federation and Ho Chi Minh City Television, the event celebrates the anniversary of the Southern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30). The tournament attracts the participation of 78 cyclists from 13 teams across the nation, competing in 19 stages covering a total of 2,100km throughout 17 provinces and cities. The final leg will end in Ho Chi Minh City on the historic day April 30. The total prize money to be awarded to winning cyclists throughout the tournament sits at over VND1 billion. In the first stage around Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake on Sunday, the yellow jersey for the overall race leader went … [Read more...]

Music show raises $625,000 for people in drought-hit areas in Vietnam

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A Tuoi Tre-backed fundraising music show was held in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday, raising a total of VND14 billion (US$625,000) to help people living in Vietnam’s drought-hit regions. The donations are equal to one million cubic meters of fresh water for people in central provinces and southern Mekong Delta, which are affected by the worst drought and salinization in nearly a century. The show, named "Ket Noi Yeu Thuong," or "Connecting Love," took place at the Sen Hong Stage in the city’s downtown area, with hundreds of audiences flocking to see performances by many famous artists. has decided to launch the fundraising music show to share the hardship of people in the drought-hit areas, especially those in the Mekong Delta. "Nine out of 13 provinces in Mekong Delta have declared drought disaster areas, and nearly 200,000 hectares of paddy field in the winter-spring crop have been destroyed," Tang Huu Phong, editor-in-chief of Tuoi Tre, said in his opening speech … [Read more...]

Tuoi Tre holds fundraising show for drought-hit regions in Vietnam

Danh Thi Bay, a resident in Hon Dat District in the southern province of Kien Giang, bursts into tears talking about the loss of her family's field due to salinization. Photo:

A music show will be held Friday night in Ho Chi Minh City to raise funds for people living in regions affected by the worst drought and salinization to hit Vietnam’s central provinces and southern Mekong Delta in nearly a century. Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Performing Arts and Cinema Center and the Ho Chi Minh City Television Station, will take place at 6:00 pm at Sen Hong Stage at 23/9 Park in District 1. It is the third show of the charity series named ‘Ket Noi Yeu Thuong,' which literally means ‘Connecting Love,’ with the two previous shows held in 2013 to support flood-hit areas in central Vietnam and victims of the super typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. This year’s event, which is open to the public, will feature performances from nearly 300 artists and athletes, including many household names. Singer Ky Phuong, who is in charge of inviting talent to perform at the show, said almost all the … [Read more...]

Musical performance to collect donations for drought-hit areas

The audience at the second event in 2013. (Source: tuoitre.vn)

PANO – The third "Connecting Love" performance, themed "Water for drought-hit areas", will take place on April 8th at the Sen Hong stage, 23/9 Park, Ho Chi Minh City. The show will be jointly organized by the Ho Chi Minh City Performing Arts and Cinema Center, the Tuoi Tre (Youth) Newspaper and Ho Chi Minh City Television. The program will draw the participation of popular singers Ngoc Anh, Thu Minh, Thanh Thao, accomplished artist Le Thuy, young singers Quang Ha, Nam Cung, Phan Ngoc Luan, and litter singer Phuong My Chi, as well as other MCs and music bands nationwide. Artist Huu Luan, Director of the center, said that the program aims to fundraise for locals in need in the Mekong Delta region, which has been severely hit by drought and saltwater intrusion. He also said that the program will initiate sympathy for locals in the region. And other fundraising events planned for the future will do so, too. The proceeds will go to the newspaper to help locals in the drought-hit … [Read more...]

The 85th founding anniversary of Ho Chi Minh Youth Union observed nationwide

Outstanding youth union secretaries at the honoring ceremony (Photo: cpv.org.vn)

PANO – The Youth Union’s Central Committee held a camp-fire, themed "Youths’ Flame is Brightening Forever" and honored outstanding youth union secretaries at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism on March 19th and 20th. In the framework of the camp-fire, various activities were held, including a food fair, exchanges with ASEAN’s young representatives in Hanoi, and the Earth Hour 2016 campaign. * The same day, the Ministry of Education and Training, in association with the Thanh Nien newspaper and over 20 colleges and universities nationwide, held the "Exam Season Consultancy 2016" campaign at Phan Dinh Dung high school, Song Cau commune, Phu Yen province, with the participation of over 1,000 local high school students. * Ha Giang Provincial People’s Committee organized a ground-breaking ceremony to build monuments for young volunteers who had helped build the Hanh Phuc (Happiness) Road. The 16-meter high monument of 5 young … [Read more...]

7th Vietnam Idol singing contest starts

Trong Hieu, a Vietnamese-German youth wins the sixth season of Vietnam Idol in 2015.

The 7th season of Vietnamese version of the US television show American Idol will be kicked off nationwide in March. The first audition will be held in the central coastal city of Da Nang on March 20, in Hanoi on March 27-28 and in Ho Chi Minh City on April 4-5. Viet Nam Idol features contestants between the ages of 16 and 30 who have never taken part in a singing competition in the country. Launched in 2007, Vietnam Idol is based on the British reality show Pop Idol and produced by Ho Chi Minh City Television and Vietnam Advertising Company. Many well-known singers came from this singing contest, such as Trong Hieu, Bich Ngoc, Uyen Linh, Nhat Thuy, Van Mai Huong, Trung Quan, Thao Trang , Pham Hong Phuoc and among. … [Read more...]

American painter’s paintings displayed at Women’s Museum

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Art exhibition to mark Vietnam-US ties The Vietnamese Women’s Museum has announced an art exhibition will be held December 8-10 to mark the 20th anniversary of Vietnam-US ties (1995-2015). The event will showcase more than 40 works of US painter Soraya Runke, wife of first US diplomat to Vietnam Chris Runkel, and the daily life of Vietnamese people. An auction to raise funds for disabled and disadvantage children is planned for the event sponsored by the Vietnam-US Friendship Association and the US Embassy. Vietnam Designer Fashion Week aims to boost local industry The Vietnam Designer Fashion Week 2016 will open next weekend with an ambitious goal: bringing 20 top local designers closer to the general public and giving the nascent fashion industry a much-needed boost. Famous designers and fashion houses including Do Manh Cuong, Ha Linh Thu, Le Ha, Anno Vo, An Huong-Le Minh (Rue Des Chats), Li Lam, Maschio, Cashew, and V64 have confirmed their attendance. This event … [Read more...]

Vietnam Designer Fashion Week aims to boost local industry

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Some designs to be showcased in the Vietnam Designer Fashion Week 2016 The Vietnam Designer Fashion Week 2016 will open next weekend with an ambitious goal: bringing 20 top local designers closer to the general public and giving the nascent fashion industry a much-needed boost. Famous designers and fashion houses including Do Manh Cuong, Ha Linh Thu, Le Ha, Anno Vo, An Huong-Le Minh (Rue Des Chats), Li Lam, Maschio, Cashew, and V64 have confirmed their attendance. This event will also promote top new graduates from leading universities’ fashion departments. The catwalks will be anchored for the first time at two venues, Ho Chi Minh City Television Studio and Celadon City Apartments on Dec 14, 15 and 17. The organizers said that this international standard fashion week will be highlighted with commercial workshops, trade exhibitions and a new marketing campaign, launched on December 18 and 19 at the Rex Hotel. A panel of famous fashion editors, models and designers said that … [Read more...]

Vietnamese representative honoured at Miss International 2015

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Vietnam’s representative Pham Hong Thuy Van NDO – Vietnam’s representative Pham Hong Thuy Van was awarded the title of third runner-up at the Miss International 2015, which took place in Tokyo, Japan, on November 5. The Vietnamese beauty was the latest to be named among the contestants who entered the top 10 after three fashion performances, which involved modeling national costumes, swimsuits and evening gowns. She was also one of the top 20 beauties who received the most attention on social media networks. Most notably, at the round of question and answer, she was appreciated for her self-confident answer, which featured her aspiration for a peaceful, beautiful and happy world. Earlier, she was named the first runner-up of the National Miss Ao Dai (Traditional Dress) Contest in 2014. She stands 1.72 meter tall, with a measurement of 82-60-90. Van is a host of the Finance Business News Corporation channel of the Ho Chi Minh City Television Station and the … [Read more...]

HCMC’s annual concert to raise funds for the poor

The "Giai dieu tinh thuong" ((Melodies of Compassion) concert, aiming to raise fund for the poor will be held at the Ho Chi Minh City Television Theater on November 14. This year’s event themed "Joining hands to help poor people" includes an exchange with special guests who are beneficiaries of the event share the challenges they face in daily life to the city's audiences. Launched in 2001, the annual show has become one of the most popular charity events with the participation of well-known singers and artists. It is organized by the Viet Nam Fatherland Front in HCM City in partnership with Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV9). The concert will be broadcast live on HTV9 channel. For contributions, contact the Viet Nam Fatherland Front in HCM City, 55 Mac Dinh Chi Street, District 1; account number: 1000000123456789 at the Social Policy Bank of Ho Chi Minh City. … [Read more...]

Finalists of Television Singing Competition 2015 found

The finalists. Photo: tienphong.vn

PANO - The organizing panel of the final round of the Television Singing Competition 2015 held by the Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV) on October 30th announced the nine competitors who have qualified for the final round. The singers are divided into three categories; namely Chamber music singing, Folk and folk-style singing, and Soft music. The candidates will undergo four competition nights. The awards gala will be held on December 4th. Meritorious Artist Ta Minh Tam and Meritorious Artist Thanh Thuy are the judges in this final round. Additionally, each night there will be a guest judge, namely musicians Tran Quang Loc, Le Quang, Giang Son and singers My Linh, and Khanh Linh. The winner of the competition will receive the prize, worth VND 100 million, and the winner of each category will receive VND 40 million. Translated by Chung Anh … [Read more...]

Film festival to enhance innovation and integration in Vietnam film industry

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Logo of the 19th Vietnam Film Festival NDO – The 19th Vietnam Film Festival will open on December 1 in Ho Chi Minh City under the theme ‘Vietnamese Cinema - ethnicity, humanity, innovation and integration’. The festival is open to films that were granted public performance licenses dated from September 1, 2013 to October 10, 2015. Cinematic works will compete in several categories including feature films, video films, documentaries, scientific films and animated films. The opening and closing ceremonies, scheduled to take place at 8 pm on December 1 and 5 at Hoa Binh theatre, respectively, will be broadcast live on Vietnam Television and Ho Chi Minh City Television stations. Individual awards honouring the best director, best scriptwriter, best cameraman, best actor and actress, best musician and best director of photography will be announced at the festival. People’s choice awards, based on votes casted by audience members for their most favourite film, … [Read more...]

Quang Tuyen Sport Company wins Women Press Futsal Championships

Deputy Editor in Chief of Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper Nguyen Thanh Loi grants cup for Quang Tuyen Sport Co. Ltd team (Photo:SGGP)

After a week of competition, the 2015 HCMC Open Women Press Futsal Championships – Number One Cup marking Vietnamese Women Day (October 20) finished successfully on October 25. As the final result, Quang Tuyen Sport Company won the championship after beating 5- 4 against Ho Chi Minh City Television (HTV). Host team- Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper defeated Fan Chelsea with a victory of 4- 2 to earn bronze medal. Moreover, the organization board offered the title for football player scored most goals, excellent goalkeeper and Miss Futsal. Accordingly, Do Thi Ngoc Linh from Quang Tuyen Sport Company excellently received the title for football player scored most goals. The title for excellent goalkeeper went to Nguyen Bao Linh from Office of HCMC People’s Committee. ‘Miss Futsal’ title belonged to Pham Ngoc Phuong Linh from Ho Chi Minh City Television. Speaking at the closing ceremony, Deputy Editor in Chief of Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper and head of the … [Read more...]