Illustration by Trịnh Lập Paul Kennedy October 1951, was an important month in the history of television, and more specifically, light entertainment. A new kind of show aired for the first time on the 15th of that month staring Lucille Ball and her husband Desi Arnaz. It was called ‘I Love Lucy’ and appeared on America’s CBS network, running for a little under six years with a total of 180 episodes recorded. It may not have been the first sitcom to air on television, but the importance of the show was far-reaching and indeed ground-breaking in the world of television. Lead actress Lucille Ball was a pioneer, not only leading the way for future generations of female comedians, but also running the production company in charge of the show. Her real-life husband and co-star was Hispanic, and Ball had to fight tooth-and-nail with the network to make sure he played the part of her onscreen spouse. And she won. … [Read more...] about YouTube success can bring you fame, but what about fortune?
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VietNamNet Bridge - Many Vietnamese make video clips to post on YouTube as they believe it allows them to make money quickly and easy. Young people have been shocked by the high number of video views on YouTube and subscribers that Son Tung M-TP, a Vietnamese singer, has received. They have questioned how much Son Tung can earn from such a high number of viewers.Socialblade, a tool which watches the development YouTube channels on Google’s online video network, showed that Son Tung M-TP Official channel ranks 1982nd in the globe in the number of subscribers. It is an A-class channel with the number of views ranking it as the 2273rd among the channels on YouTube. Many Vietnamese make video clips to post on YouTube as they believe it allows them to make money quickly and easy. In the last 30 days, Son Tung M-TP has had 86.6 million views and 364.3 new subscribers. With such a high number of viewers and subscribers, Socialblade estimates the singer can earn $21,000-346,000 a … [Read more...] about Vietnamese youth try to make money on YouTube
Hanoi Photography Workshop by Justin Mott 24 - 27 Jan 2014 83 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho, Hanoi Experience what it's like to be an assignment photographer learning from editorial and commercial photographer Justin Mott. Mott is a frequent contributor to The New York Times along with working for such international publications such as TIME, WSJ, Forbes, Conde Nast Traveler, IHT, and numerous others. This workshop is aimed at amateur, aspiring, and professional shooters looking to sharpen their skills and become a more well rounded photographer. If you want to make a living as a photographer you have to be versatile, the goal of this workshop is to teach versatility. The 4 day hands on workshop will take place in Hanoi and revolve around the build up Tet (Vietnamese New Year) holiday. Along with daily discussions and a portfolio review each student will receive a daily assignment. The assignments will range from portrait, travel, news, and profiles and will be treated like a real editorial … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR Oct.15 -31 (daily updated)
"Chèo" Performance Sat 30 Nov 2013, 7 pm Kim Liên Commune House No. 148A, Kim Hoa, Dong Da Dist, Hanoi For years, "Chèo" has been known as a purely-Vietnamese art form which is familiar with native's daily life. Until now, "Chèo", along with "Ca trù" and "Dân ca quan họ", has become important "key words" for those who want to discover Vietnamese traditional culture. "Chèo" first came into being in the tenth century in Hoa Lu old capital by a talented singer and dancer named Pham Thi Tran. At the early age, "Chèo" existed in the form of folk dancing. Gradually, it became an annual activity that appeared in every vacation and festival, attracting a lot of people. Since then "Chèo" has been regarded as the symbol of Vietnam folk art. One of the most special things in every pieces of "Chèo" is characters, which almost originated in real life such as Xuy Van, Thi Kinh, Thi Mau, Me Dop and clown. With these characters, people expressed their thoughts and feelings about their life as well as … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR Nov. 15 – 30 (daily updated)
Screening of two Operas "Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Pagliacci" Sun 19 Apr 2015, 3 pm and 7 pm Hanoi Cinematheque 22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội Come to the screening of the quintessential verismo operas: Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci. In the second half of the 1800's more operas were composed based on principles of French naturalism, called verismo in the Italian tradition. They took as their stories the problems that everyday people dealt with, as opposed to the gods and goddesses, kings and other royalty of opera stories a hundred years earlier. Cavalleria Rusticana, composed by Pietro Mascagni, and Pagliacci, composed by Ruggero Leoncavallo, are short one-act operas and are usually performed together as the double bill CAV/PAG. Both of these operas were composed in the 1890s, both works involve jilted lovers who seek and get revenge on their faithless lovers before the opera ends. The opera will be screened in the original Italian with English subtitles. For those with membership at … [Read more...] about EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10-20 (daily updated)