Social News 11/11

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78% of Vietnam children under 6 use digital device: survey

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A recent social survey by an ethnology and anthropology research association in Ho Chi Minh City reveals an alarming fact: up to 78% of kids under six years old use digital device. … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 10-20 (daily updated)

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Piano Recital with Boris Schönleber from Berlin Sun 19 Oct 2014, 8 pm Goethe Institut 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Ba Đình, Hà Nội Program of the piano recital Richard Wagner (1813-1883) | Piano Sonata WWV 85 for Mathilde Wesendonck Richard Strauss (1864-1949) | 5 Piano pieces op. 3 Andante Allegro vivace. Scherzando Largo Allegro molto Allegro marcatissimo ************ Intermission ************ Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849) | 24 Préludes op. 28 Agitato C-Dur, Lento a-Moll, Vivace … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 29/8

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Peter Rabbit books translated into Vietnamese The Kim Dong Publishing House, a publisher of children's books, has released a book collection featuring the world's most famous rabbit, Peter Rabbit. … [Read more...]

Ice Bucket Challenge bandwagon rolling in Vietnam

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The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge has arrived in Vietnam, eventually. And it is warmly welcomed by people from almost all walks of life, from celebrities and high-profile figures to white-collar workers and young netizens. … [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...]

Minh reaches second round of US Open

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Minh reaches second round of US Open Top Vietnamese shuttler Nguyen Tien Minh beat American Nicholas Robert Henson Waller in the first round of the 2014 YONEX Suffolk County Community College US Open Championships yesterday. … [Read more...]

Sixty Zitherists perform in HCMC

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More than 60 zitherists at home and abroad joined in a concert t at Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music that is part of dan tranh (sixteen-string zither) art program 2014 to take place in the city from June 30-July 4. The list of participants includes students and teachers of the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music, the Tieng hat que huong (Voice of homeland) club, the Duyet Thi Trang quarter, and folk music groups in the US and France such as VAV Tranhsemble, Huong Viet, Phuong Ca. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 1/7

Singing contest lures young pro singersLe Huu Hieu liberates his life with paintings Artist Le Huu Hieu will display 18 oil-on-canvas paintings at Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi from July 3 to 9 to share his passion with the public, telling how he uses fine arts to liberate his spiritual life. There are many ways to liberate one's spiritual life and it is as important as the metabolism process of human being. While many people opt for entertainment activities or some kinds of hobbies or … [Read more...]

Social News Headlines 16/6

Vietnam, US discuss non-traditional gas development Safely and effectively developing non-traditional gas resources without damaging the environment was the focus of a workshop held in Hanoi on June 12-13. Jointly organized by the US Embassy in Vietnam and the Ministry of Industry and Trade's General Department of Energy, the event attracted a crowd of experts from both countries operating in the field, along with those from the member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) … [Read more...]

Young City artists hold group show

Looking on: An Onlooker, one of the photos by Le Nguyen Duy Phuong at the exhibition.

HCM CITY (VNS) — A group exhibition, Out of Nowhere, which marks the grand opening of Sao La, a Galerie Quynh initiative, will feature works in a range of media from painting and photography to installation and video by 10 young artists based in HCM City. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 31/5

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Painter expresses bold emotion Asako Okiura stepped back and forth, looking attentively at a small oil painting of lotus flowers hanging at the ongoing exhibition of veteran artist Pham Luc. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 30/5

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Vietnamese bartender takes part in world bartender competition Le Thanh Tung, a bartender from the Chill Skybar in HCM City, won the title "Best bartender in Viet Nam" during the Southeast Asia round of the Diageo Reserve World Class 2014 competition. … [Read more...]

Exhibition marks the grand opening of Sao La

A work from Nguyen Uyen Minh's Sai Gon Stories, exhibited in the group exhibition Out Of Nowhere at Sao La from May 30 to July 27.

HCM CITY (VNS) — A group exhibition, Out Of Nowhere, which marks the grand opening of Sao La, a Galerie Quynh initiative, will feature works in a range of media from painting and photography to installation and video by 10 young artists based in HCM City. … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 20-31 (daily updated)

Sun 25 May 2014, 7 pm Hanoi Cinematheque 22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội At the end of the alley leading to Artist's Hotel Come to the screening of a classic version of Carmen by the composer Georges Bizet.

Rock Concert with Dissonant Nation Sat 31 May 2014, 8 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the Rock concert with Dissonant Nation. With the resonating album titled WE play We are in their credit, the trio from Aubagne started a dynamic style of rock performed in 3 languages: French, English and Marseilles. Their energy guarantees to burn the night away! Expect a vigorous yet refreshing performance that will certainly bring in a good mood. Tickets: Ticket price: 120 000 … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News Headlines 15/5

Photos depicting Trevi Fountain in Rome (above) and part of the Duomo Cathedral in Milan are among the photos displayed at the Nocturnal Memory. Milan and Rome exhibition in Casa Italia. — Photos courtesy of Paolo Belletti

Italian nights lend inspiration to city photographer A photo exhibition that has opened in Ha Noi offers an opportunity for visitors to discover the night scene in Milan and Rome. … [Read more...]

Fairy tale themed operas performed in Germany

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(VOV) -The Vietnamese fairy tale "Con Rong Chau Tien" (Children of the Fairy and the Dragon) took centre stage at the Bremen Theatre on May 8-9 under the baton of conductor Christoffer Nobin. Modern opera tells classic love story Opera performance to mark Vietnam-Japan ties A opera was composed by Karsten Gundermann, based on the Vietnamese fairy tale "Su tich qua dua hau" (The Legend of Watermelon). The performance, hailed as a huge success by the audience, attracted great attention of … [Read more...]

City to need 75,000 employees in Q2

Employers and job seekers are seen at a recent job bazaar in HCMC. FALMI puts the city's labor demand at 75,000 employees in the second quarter - Photo: Uyen Vien

Phuong Thao Tran Anh Tuan, deputy director of the center, said those employees with basic and intermediate vocational skills would have greater chance of landing a job than university graduates. The center's report on employment trends shows enterprises' demand for the workers with basic to intermediate skills accounts for 35% and 38% while university graduates and those of higher educational levels make up only 27% of the total demand. According to statistics of the Ministry of … [Read more...]

Idol sweeps Vietnamese cinema awards

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HA NOI (VNS)— The first film by popular concert organiser Nguyen Quang Huy won six Golden Kite awards, the annual awards bestowed by the Viet Nam Cinema Association, in a ceremony held in the capital on Saturday. Than Tuong (Idol) tells the story of Tri, an ethnic Hoa (Vietnamese with Chinese origin) living in HCM City, and his path to becoming a music idol. Despite his father's disapproval, he works hard to become a concert organiser and then a singer. The film gathers popular names in … [Read more...]