Art & Entertainment News Headlines 22/4

Sébastien Laval has traveled the length and breadth of Vietnam for the past 20 years creating a memorable photo collection that illustrates the daily lives of the country's 54 ethnic groups.

Haydn masterpiece to be sung in HCM City The oratorio The Creation, written by Joseph Haydn, a prominent Austrian composer of the 18th and early 19th century, will be performed at the HCM City Opera House on May 8 and 9. Considered to be one of the composer's masterpieces, the oratorio tells the story of God's creation of the world in six days as it is related in the Book of Genesis of the Old Testament. The classical orchestral work is structured in three parts and is scored for soprano, tenor and baritone soloists as well as a chorus. The performance, to be directed by well-known Norwegian conductor Lars Notto Birkeland, will feature international opera singers, including soprano Cho Hae Ryong, tenor Erlend Tvinnereim, baritone Halvor F. Melien, and the HCM City symphony orchestra and choir. Birkeland will play the harpsichord during the singers' recitatives. The performance is a part of the Transposition Programme, a diverse and multi-faceted project that involves leading … [Read more...]

Photo exhibition commemorates General Vo Nguyen Giap in Hanoi

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The Hanoitimes - Hundreds of fine art works featuring late General Vo Nguyen Giap will be displayed in an exhibition in downtown Hanoi. The event is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7). The exhibition will be opened on April 27 at the Vietnam Military History Museum. It will include photos of the General by journalist Colonel Tran Hong and photographer Nguyen Dinh Toan; paintings by artists Mai Duy Linh, Dang Xuan Hung and Nguyen Van Tuan; and sculptures by artist Tran Van Thuc. A set of six objects, including a gold-plated copper bust of the General; a badge with the General's image; and a cannon bullet shell carved with the image of the Dien Bien Phu battle by major general and writer Nguyen Chu Phac are among the key exhibits. A portrait of General Giap made from 60,000 matches by artist Ngo Thi Thuc will also be on display. On the opening day of the exhibition, the visitors will have a chance to talk with the soldiers who had … [Read more...]

Hanoi cultural exhibition focuses on General Giap

Hundreds of fine art works featuring late General Vo Nguyen Giap will be displayed in an exhibition in downtown Hanoi to mark the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, 1954. OVs remember General Vo Nguyen Giap Offerings given to late General Vo Nguyen Giap Photo exhibition commemorates General Vo Nguyen Giap It will include photos of the General by journalist Colonel Tran Hong and photographer Nguyen Dinh Toan; paintings by artists Mai Duy Linh, Dang Xuan Hung and Nguyen Van Tuan; and sculptures by artist Tran Van Thuc. A set of six objects, including a gold-plated copper bust of the General; a badge with the General's image; and a cannon bullet shell carved with the image of the Dien Bien Phu battle by major general and writer Nguyen Chu Phac are among the key exhibits. A portrait of General Giap made from 60,000 matches by artist Ngo Thi Thuc will also be on display. On the opening day of the exhibition, the visitors will have a chance to talk with the … [Read more...]

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HA NOI (VNS) — Hundreds of fine art works featuring late General Vo Nguyen Giap will be displayed in an exhibition in downtown Ha Noi. The event is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, 1954. The exhibition will be opened at 9.30am on April 27 at the Viet Nam Military History Museum, 28A, Dien Bien Phu Street. It will include photos of the General by journalist Colonel Tran Hong and photographer Nguyen Dinh Toan; paintings by artists Mai Duy Linh, Dang Xuan Hung and Nguyen Van Tuan; and sculptures by artist Tran Van Thuc. A set of six objects, including a gold-plated copper bust of the General; a badge with the General's image; and a cannon bullet shell carved with the image of the Dien Bien Phu battle by major general and writer Nguyen Chu Phac are among the key exhibits. A portrait of General Giap made from 60,000 matches by artist Ngo Thi Thuc will also be on display. On the opening day of the exhibition, the visitors will have a chance … [Read more...]

Ha Noi cultural exhibition focuses on General Giap

HA NOI (VNS) — Hundreds of fine art works featuring late General Vo Nguyen Giap will be displayed in an exhibition in downtown Ha Noi. The event is to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory on May 7, 1954. The exhibition will be opened at 9.30am on April 27 at the Viet Nam Military History Museum, 28A, Dien Bien Phu Street. It will include photos of the General by journalist Colonel Tran Hong and photographer Nguyen Dinh Toan; paintings by artists Mai Duy Linh, Dang Xuan Hung and Nguyen Van Tuan; and sculptures by artist Tran Van Thuc. A set of six objects, including a gold-plated copper bust of the General; a badge with the General's image; and a cannon bullet shell carved with the image of the Dien Bien Phu battle by major general and writer Nguyen Chu Phac are among the key exhibits. A portrait of General Giap made from 60,000 matches by artist Ngo Thi Thuc will also be on display. On the opening day of the exhibition, the visitors will have a chance … [Read more...]

Exhibition “General Vo Nguyen Giap through fine art works”

Badge Market Photo on General Vo Nguyen Giap will be introduced in upcoming exhibition

(Cinet)- Exhibition General Vo Nguyen Giap through fine art works will officially opened on April 27 at Viet Nam Military History Museum, 28A, Dien Bien Phu Street, Hanoi. Be organized by the Vietnam History Scientific Association, Vietnam Military History Museum, Hanoi Unesco, the Circle Group to mark the 60th anniversary of the Dien Bien Phu Victory (May 7th, 1954 - may 7th, 2014). It will include photos of the General by journalist Colonel Tran Hong and photographer Nguyen Dinh Toan; paintings by artists Mai Duy Linh, Dang Xuan Hung and Nguyen Van Tuan; and sculptures by artist Tran Van Thuc. A set of six objects, including a gold-plated copper bust of the General; a badge with the General's image; and a cannon bullet shell carved with the image of the Dien Bien Phu battle by major general and writer Nguyen Chu Phac are among the key exhibits. A portrait of General Giap made from 60,000 matches by artist Ngo Thi Thuc will also be on display. On the opening day of the … [Read more...]

Nearly 200,000 sets of remains of martyrs found

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PANO - Over the past 20 years, nearly 200,000 sets of remains of Vietnamese martyrs have been found in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, Le Kha Phieu, former General-Secretary wrote in a congratulation letter to the Research Center for Human Potential. The Centre, under the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations, held a get-together to review 20 years of seeking sets of remains of martyrs with special methods on January 23 rd in Hanoi. According to Major-General, Dr. Nguyen Chu Phac, from the Centre, different ESP practitioners have used their extra-sensory perception to search for sets of remains of martyrs. Attentively, some young ESP practitioners, including Le Trung Tuan and Nguyen Thi Thanh, have had rapid and precise results in seeking remains. Also on this occasion, the Ministry of Labor, War-Invalids and Social Affairs has presented certificates of merit to 38 researchers and ESP practitioners, including Colonel Han Thuy Vu, former People's Army Newspaper's … [Read more...]

7,000 sets of remains discovered by ESP

(for illustration only. Photo: hatinh) With extra-sensory perception (ESP) applied and researched by Human Resource Research Centre, more than 7,000 sets of remains of martyrs have been discovered so far. Major General, Doctor Nguyen Chu Phac said that for the past over ten years, the centre has joined hands with scientists, telepaths, martyrs' relatives and veterans in seeking remains of those who sacrified their lives for the nation's independence. Such unique method, to date, has not been explained and is being researched. These extraordinary achievements are thanks to ESP in conjunction with support from localities, cell-mates, historians, as in the cases of finding the remains of martyr Ho Ngoc Lan and outstanding revolutionist Nguyen Duc Canh in October 2007. Moreover, in late May 2008, the body of martyr Do Van Nho, who laid down in Dien Bien Phu Campaign, was found in Noong Nhai village, Thanh Xuong commune, Dien Bien. Source: VNA Translated by Mai Huong … [Read more...]

Uruguayan guitar duo perform in Hanoi

Uruguay's guitar duo Umbral staged a special performance in Hanoi on April 21. The event, hosted by the Uruguayan Embassy in Hanoi, drew the participation of representatives from the embassies of the Latin American and European countries such as Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Spain. In his opening remark, Uruguayan Ambassador to Vietnam Carlos Irigaray introduced Vietnamese guests to the land, people and diverse culture and art of his country. He praised the Umbral band, which consists of Ignacio Correa and Sebatian Segarra, for its impressive performances at the freshly-ended Hue Festival 2014. The duo enthralled Vietnamese audiences with famous works such as Mansito, De costa a costa, Papas calientes and Caraguata. "This is the first time we have visited Vietnam and the people here are very hospitable," Sebatian Segarra told a Vietnam News Agency reporter. "Surprisingly, we performed at a special stage, watched by wonderful audiences," he said. During the Hue … [Read more...]

Uruguayan guitar duo perform in Hanoi

Uruguay's guitar duo Umbral staged a special performance in Hanoi on April 21. The event, hosted by the Uruguayan Embassy in Hanoi, drew the participation of representatives from the embassies of the Latin American and European countries such as Mexico, Cuba, Brazil and Spain. In his opening remark, Uruguayan Ambassador to Vietnam Carlos Irigaray introduced Vietnamese guests to the land, people and diverse culture and art of his country. He praised the Umbral band, which consists of Ignacio Correa and Sebatian Segarra, for its impressive performances at the freshly-ended Hue Festival 2014. The duo enthralled Vietnamese audiences with famous works such as Mansito, De costa a costa, Papas calientes and Caraguata. "This is the first time we have visited Vietnam and the people here are very hospitable," Sebatian Segarra told a Vietnam News Agency reporter. "Surprisingly, we performed at a special stage, watched by wonderful audiences," he said. During the Hue … [Read more...]

Government News 14/2

Hanoi, Cape Town to boost cooperation ties Vietnamese Ambassador to South Africa Le Huy Hoang and the Executive Deputy Mayor of Cape Town city Ian Neilson discussed measures to foster cooperation between Hanoi and Cape Town city in a meeting on February 12. At the meeting, Deputy Mayor Neilson affirmed that Cape Town always hopes to expand cooperation with Hanoi across fields of trade, investment and experience sharing in urban development management. He added that the city is undertaking necessary procedures in order to early sign a cooperating agreement with Hanoi. On his part, Ambassador Hoang underscored a number of strengths and potentials of Hanoi, an economic hub with good economic growth in the past few years and a popular destination for tourism and investment. He said cooperation between Hanoi and Cape Town will contribute to the friendship collaboration between two countries. Cape Town city is the second largest economic hub in South Africa and a leading tourism … [Read more...]

Vietnam, Algeria seek stronger partnership

Vietnam and Algeria are eyeing increased future partnership, stated Vietnamese Ambassador to Algeria Vu The Hiep. The diplomat noted that over the past years, the two countries have experienced strengthened friendship and cooperation in all fields, while sharing a common viewpoint in almost all bilateral and international issues. Particularly, economic connections between the two sides have grown significantly, posting an annual average growth rate of 30 percent. In 2014, two-way trade reached 365 million USD, up 80 million USD from 2013, he noted. Currently, over 1,000 Vietnamese are working in Algeria while the BIR SEBA oil and gas joint venture of Vietnam , Algeria and Thailand is ready for commercial exploitation. The ambassador held that Vietnamese enterprises could explore investment opportunities offered by Algeria in infrastructure and housing, labour export, aquaculture, apparel and footwear, health care, pharmaceuticals, and tourism. Bilateral affiliation in … [Read more...]

Plan to mark VPA’s 70th anniversary announced

(VOV) -Defense Ministry of Vietnam has approved a plan to host a ceremony in the lead up to the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and 25th anniversary of All People's National Defense Festival (December 22nd). The Defense Ministry of Vietnam has approved a plan to host a ceremony in the lead up to the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) and 25th anniversary of All People's National Defense Festival, December 22nd. The celebration is designed to review the glorious history of the Vietnam People’s Army through which to encourage national pride, the spirit of self-help for self-improvement, and solidarity for the entire party, army, and people. Radio the Voice of Vietnam (VOV) will broadcast live the ceremony which will transire in Hanoi on December 20th. Earlier on December 12, an exhibition featuring books, newspapers, and photos about the Vietnam People’s Army opened in Thai Nguyen province. On display are more than 1,000 … [Read more...]

Plan to mark 70th anniversary of Vietnam’s People’s Army announced

Students visit the exhibition featuring the tradition of the Vietnam’s People’s Army    (Photo: Lan Anh/VNA)

(VOVworld) – The Defense Ministry of Vietnam has adopted a plan to organize a ceremony in anticipation of the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Army and 25th anniversary of All People's National Defense Festival, December 22nd. The celebration aims to review the glorious history of the Vietnam People’s Army through which to encourage national pride, the spirit of self-help for self-improvement, and solidarity for the entire party, army, and people. … [Read more...]

Egypt supports Viet Nam’s peaceful solution to East Sea issue

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VGP - Egyptian Assistant Foreign Minister for Asian Affairs Ahmed Ismail said that Egypt supports efforts to resolve tensions in the East Sea through political dialogues and peaceful measures. After being briefed about the current situation in the East Sea, including China's illegal placement of its Haiyang Shiyou 981 oil rig in Vietnam's continental shelf and exclusive economic zone, Ismail has made the statement during a meeting with deputy head of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV) Central Committee's Commission for External Relations Nguyen Tuan Phong, who led a Vietnamese delegation for a June 14-17 working visit to Egypt. … [Read more...]

OVs in UK protest China’s acts in Vietnam’s waters

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(VOV) -The Overseas Vietnamese (OVs) community in the UK on June 8 gathered once again in front of the Chinese Embassy in London, protesting against China's illegal placement of the Haiyang Shiyou-981 drilling rig in Vietnam's waters. OVs in Poland raise funds for Vietnam Coast Guard force OVs in RoK support East Sea protection programme Sweden, Canada marches against China's illegal acts This is the second time OVs in the UK have rallied to oppose China's illegal actions and show their steadfast and unwavering support for Vietnam. … [Read more...]

President Ho Chi Minh’s birthday marked abroad

President Ho Chi Minh and General Vo Nguyen Giap (Source: VNA)

More than 100 photos along with numerous books and newspapers featuring the life and revolutionary activities of late President Ho Chi Minh are on display in Paris, France, on the occasion of his 124th birthday which falls on May 19. As part of activities within the framework of the Vietnam Year in France, the exhibition, jointly held by the Ho Chi Minh Museum and the Vietnam Cultural Centre in France, was opened on May 17. … [Read more...]

Opening the exhibition, “Ho Chi Minh and the victory of Dien Bien Phu”, at Ho Chi Minh Museum

On the 60th anniversary of Dien Bien Phu Battle (7/5/1954 - 7/5/2014) and to celebrate the 124th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh (1890 - 2014), on 6/5/2014, the Ho Chi Minh Museum opened a photography and documentary exhibition called "Ho Chi Minh and the victory of Dien Bien Phu". The ceremony was attended by Mr. Tran Quoc Vuong - Secretary of the CPVCC and Head of the Party Central Committee Office; Mr. Hoang Quoc Tuan - Director of Reserve Department, Party Central Committee Office; Mr. Nguyen Huu Toan - Deputy Director of Cultural Heritage Department (MOCST), and Mr. Nguyen Van Cuong - Vietnam National Museum of History. … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 8/5

A war-era bomb, weighing about 125 kilos, was safely dug out of the Nai Mountain historical relic site in Ha Tinh city, the central province of Ha Tinh, on May 6.

Sappers recover war-era bomb in Ha Tinh Sappers from the provincial Military Command retrieved the bomb, dropped by US troops during their fierce air attacks on northern localities from 1968 to 1972, and brought it to a location to be safely detonated. … [Read more...]