From being an "actress of negative characters"... She has dimpled cheeks, small and sparkling black eyes, cute little lips and a husky voice with a high pitch. She has a strong will and a special passion for Cheo and this is how people often describe the artist, Thanh Ngoan. In the Vietnamese Cheo circle, Thanh Ngoan is talked about as an artist with both talent and beauty. With this advantage, she should have been suitable for the roles of leading characters, but she has impressed the audience with her roles of "negative characters" who are sharp-tongued, talkative and pesky. … [Read more...] about “Captain” of Vietnam’s Cheo Theatre
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Dining Out (29-06-2008) Tan Hung Ky: Now that's some fiiiine China! Jacob O Gold wants to tell you about a new Chinese restaurant that is near and dear to his heart and stomach. It'll have you saying... Throughout every major urban centre in the United States, and then with regular frequency across the vast suburban belt in which those are situated, can be found an outlet of that true blue melting-pot institution, the American Chinese restaurant. While Yankee adaptations of so-called Hunan, Szechwan, Mandarin and other regional Chinese cuisines have been commonplace for the last several decades, the first school of Chinese cooking to be rendered in its own American idiom was "Cantonese" food. The distant culinary ancestors of Cantonese dishes can be found in Guangdong and other south-southeastern Chinese provinces. It was this completely reinvented cooking style, born of necessity, ambition, and a practical imagination, that first swept the continent and formed the template on which … [Read more...] about Tan Hung Ky: Now that’s some fiiiine China!
A: Welcome to VOV's Letter Box. This feature airs every Wednesday. These days, the atmosphere of the traditional Lunar New Year, Tet, floods Vietnam. Vietnamese people, both inside and outside the country, are busy preparing for Tet, the biggest celebration of the year. As usual, part of the letters and emails sent to us are questions about Vietnam. B: Ratan Kumar Paul, coordinator of the South Asia CRI DXER Forum in West Bengal, India, wants to know about the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. A: In fact, it's a complex that includes Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnam's Uncle Ho, Ho Chi Minh stilt house - where Uncle Ho lived off and on from 1958 to 1969, the Ho Chi Minh museum - which provides all kinds of information about President Ho Chi Minh, and the One Pillar and Dien Huu Pagodas. B: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a large memorial next to Ba Dinh Square where Uncle Ho read the Vietnamese Declaration of Independence on … [Read more...] about 06 February 2013
Overseas student sings, causes stir on YouTube A Vietnamese student studying music in the UK has recently caused a stir on the Internet with his version of several US hits. The video clip "I'm yours and Price Tag Medley" of 19-year-old Nguyen Tung Duong has gained 200,000 views and 2,000 likes from YouTube users since being posted September 8. Although the video was made amateurishly in only one day, it gets positive reviews. "Though you guy is not a professional artist, this is good. I'll be waiting for your next song," a YouTube user nicknamed haibuoitn100 commented. … [Read more...] about ART & ENTERTAINMENT IN BRIEF 16/9
Screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" Wed 02 Oct 2013,8 pm The Hanoi Bicycle Collective 44, lane 31 Xuan Dieu Str, Hanoi Come to the next session of Cinexin Hanoi this week with the screening of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show" (1975, 100 minutes) directed by Jjim Sharman. Synopsis: This low-budget freak show/cult classic/cultural institution concerns the misadventures of Brad Majors (Barry Bostwick) and Janet Weiss (Susan Sarandon) inside a strange mansion that they come across on a rainy night. After the wholesome pair profess their love through an opening song, their car breaks down in the woods, and they seek refuge in a towering castle nearby. Greeting them at the door is a ghoulish butler named Riff Raff (Richard O'Brien), who introduces them to a bacchanalian collection of party goers dressed in outfits from some sort of interplanetary thrift shop. The host of this gathering is a transvestite clad in lingerie, Dr. Frank N. Furter (Tim Curry), a mad scientist who … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR Oct. 1-15 (daily updated)