A special concert by the Fantasia Wind Quintet

Founded in 2006, the Quintet features some of Vietnam’s most accomplished professional musicians who are teachers from the Vietnam National Academy of Music and performers in the Vietnam Symphony Orchestra. They include Le Thu Huong (Flute), Phan Viet Cuong (Oboe), Kim Xuan Hieu (Cor), Tran KhanhQuang (Clarinet) and Van Thanh Ha (Bassoon). In 2007, they attended a special concert training course at the Malmö Academy of Music in Sweden under the instruction of Prof. AsgerSvendsenthat … [Read more...]

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The Frist Tapdance with Sounds of Shoes

Tap dancing has its roots from Western countries. When introduced to Vietnam, the style of entertainment changed and tap dancers created both modern and familiar rhythms by tapping their feet to traditional music. At present, the Frist Tapdance is known as the only one of its kind in Vietnam which was founded by Nguyen Tat Long. Nguyen Tat Long, who was born in 1979, has been a part of this dance style since 2001. He was taught by pantomime artist Phuc Di from the Youth Theatre who was … [Read more...]

Televised program recaptures VPA’s glorious time

Thousands of troops participating in the program

PANO - A number of songs and reports shown on in a TV program, titled "Restlessly singing the marching song". The program was broadcast live on VTV1 by Vietnam Television on the evening of December 19th, brought the audience nationwide back magnanimous moments of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) during 70 years of its establishment, fighting and development. Addressing the program which linked Hanoi, Khanh Hoa province and Ho Chi Minh City and gathered thousands of veterans and troops, … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 20-31 (daily updated)

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Documentary Film Screening "The Last Journey of Madame Phung" in Hanoi and HCMC Hanoi: 29 - 31 Dec 2014 and 02 - 03 Jan 2015 L'Espace 24 Trang Tien HCMC: 22 - 28 Dec2014 IDECAF 28 Le Thanh Ton, Dist 1, HCMC You are invited to the documentary film screening "The Last Journey of Madame Phung" in Hanoi and HCMC. Read more about the film on Hanoi Grapevine: Documentary on Vietnamese LGBT Singers Screened at French Film Festival Screening Schedule: HCMC: - Mon: 22 Dec: 6.30 pm - 8.30 pm … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER 20-30 (daily updated)

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Exhibition "The Chorus of the City" Opening: Tue 23 Dec 2014, 5 pm Exhibition: 23 Dec 2014 - 03 Jan 2015 New Space Arts Foundation, Hue 2nd Floor, 15 Le Loi Street, Hue City Christmas Music Night "Winter Wonderland" Mon 22 Dec 2014, 8 - 11.30 pm Barbetta - The Center No 2 Ngo Huyen, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi Enjoy your Christmas music night "Winter Wonderland" with many activities: Magician Alex Nguyen, Freedom Dance crew, WTFunk band, DJ Blip Blop… Free entrance. Be under the Tent of … [Read more...]

Vietnam aims to turn its People’s Army into a modern and elite force

Major-general Tran Quang Phuong, Political Commissar of the Military Region 5 High Command, addresses the celebration

(VOVworld) - A national meeting opened in Hanoi on Saturday to mark the 70th anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army, the 25th anniversary of the National Defence Day on December 22nd, and to present the Gold Star Order for the force. The event aims to review the force’s glorious history over the past 70 years in national construction and defense. … [Read more...]

Nguyen Thi Loan breaks the spell on VN at Miss World pageant

As a former volleyball player, Loan was an outstanding contestant in the sports competition.

VietNamNet Bridge – After five years, Vietnam was again named in the finale of the Miss World 2014 pageant when Nguyen Thi Loan entered the top 25 contestants. relate news Loan named as VN’s representative at Miss World beauty pageantLoan qualifies for Miss World pageantFirst pictures of Nguyen Thi Loan at Miss World 2014 pageantVietnamese contestant makes Top 25 Miss World 2014 In 2002, after a long period of absence from the world’s biggest beauty contest, Miss World, … [Read more...]

Lam Dong gears up for major tourism festivals

Foreign tourists see an artisan weaving a painting in Dalat City - PHOTO: QUYNH VAN

Quynh Van At a news briefing in HCMC last week, authorities of the Central Highlands province said the festival highlighting tourism attractions will take place from December 23 to 27, with around 200,000 tourists expected to attend. … [Read more...]

Liverpool legend Robbie Fowler visits Vietnam

Jonathan Kane (L), director of international business development of Liverpool FC, and Robbie Fowler (C), former striker of Liverpool, receive a painting from Nguyen Tuan Dung, deputy general director of International Dairy Products JSC (IDP), at a signing ceremony in HCMC’s District 7 on December 17 - PHOTO: KIEU GIANG

Kieu Giang The event was part of the former Liverpool striker’s two-day trip to Vietnam to promote the image of Liverpool FC in Vietnam. The 39-year-old footballer met with local fans and media, and joined a friendly on the campus of RMIT University Vietnam in District 7. … [Read more...]

Outstanding works of art on display

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The Hanoitimes - On December 18, an art exhibition will be held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Ho Chi Minh City. The exhibition will showcase nearly 200 works by 11 artists (Nguyen Vu Anh, Nguyen Thanh Cong, Nguyen Thu Huong, Nguyen Thi Tuyet, etc) for categories including oil paintings, lacquer and ceramic sculptures. Each painting carries the breath of the time. The artist wants to convey content of the work to viewers in different shapes and colors and in vivid and artistic ways. … [Read more...]