Art & Entertainment News 21/12

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Ha Tinh to preserve 200-year-old dwelling The Ha Tinh Museum is preparing a plan to preserve a 200-year-old "typical Vietnamese house", officials say. The museum staff said they discovered the house in mountainous Huong Son Commune, Huong Khe District during a recent investigative trip. The house is in good condition with all original structures intact, from the gate to the main building. The gate, built with laterite bricks, has complicated carvings on it. The main building includes three sections of a wooden frame that are similar to the nha ruong (wooden house with many beams and pillars) found in Hue. Traditional carvings of birds and flora were also found on the wooden beams. The house's roof is covered by the yin-yang earthen tiles and its walls are made of unbaked clay. Writer Bui Ngoc Tan passes away after long cancer fight Writer Bui Ngoc Tan, 80, passed away on Thursday after many years fighting cancer. Tan was born in 1934 in the northern city of Hai Phong. He … [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 G-dur, Largo e-Moll, Allegro molto D-Dur, … [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...]

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 business, Forever Beaumore Cosmetics Inc. … [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...]