ACPA calls on one million signatures to save dogs

Kieu Giang This year’s campaign received positive responses from local celebrities like musician Quoc Trung, director Charlie Nguyen, choreographer Tran Ly Ly, and singers Thu Minh, Uyen Linh, Gil Le as well as actress/model Chi Pu. Previously, the governments of Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand agreed to stop dog sales for people’s consumption in Hanoi in 2013 and in Bangkok in 2014. The authorities of the three countries have supported ACPA in programs to prevent and stop rabies … [Read more...]

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Electronic music on upbeat note in Vietnam

French DJ Superpoze performed in Ho Chi Minh City in March 2014.

Electronic music, or electro, has taken an increasingly firmer foothold in Vietnam, and its spurting growth has added new life to the apparently saturated music arena. Electro is a genre of music in which sounds are created and modified with electronic instruments, synthesizers, and computers. … [Read more...]

HCM City Ballet goes patriotic


VietNamNet Bridge – A gala to be performed by the HCM City Ballet and Symphony Orchestra (HBSO) on Sunday at the HCM City Opera House will feature contemporary dance, symphony music and singing about love for the country and people of Viet Nam, according to a release. Some of the works in Melody of the Motherland were created recently by some musicians and choreographers who have made remarkable contributions to the country's art. … [Read more...]

One million signatures to protect dogs


(VOV) - Vietnam’s best-known artists and celebrities are campaigning to collect one million signatures in support of a ban on the trade in, slaughtering and consumption of dogs. Their action is within the "Ve di Vang oi" campaign launched by the Asia Canine Protection Alliance (ACPA) on April 14. The celebrities include singers Thu Minh, Uyen Linh, Truc Nhan, Trang Phap, Chipu and Gil Le, rapper Ha Le, model Truong Thi May, actress Ngo Thanh Van, musician Quoc Trung and stage director … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 15/4

Viet Film Fest to kick off with ‘Huong Ga’ The Vietnamese American Arts & Letters Association (VAALA) will hold its eighth annual Viet Film Fest on April 16-19, 2015 at the UltraLuxe Cinemas in Anaheim, California. This year’s festival will kick off with a special screening of the award winning film Huong Ga directed by Nguyen Vo Nguyen Minh. The film based on a fiction novel by Nguyen Dinh Tu, Huong Ga tells the story of a young female Vietnamese gang leader in … [Read more...]

Social News 15/4


Ha Noi to collect over $13 million of road maintenance fee … [Read more...]

Renowned Vietnamese circus play to go on 3-yr European performing tour


A Vietnamese circus play, which has been enthusiastically raved about by Vietnamese and foreign audiences, will be staged in France and some other European countries during the next three years, starting this June. Representatives of Lune Entertainment, a Vietnamese company, and France's Scène nationale de Sénart Theater announced in a press meeting on Monday that the Vietnamese circus play, "À Ố Show," will commence its three-year performing tour across France and in some other European … [Read more...]

Mozart charms all hearts

Trio "Fugu" members, plus local artists - PHOTO: ANH SY

Bradley Winterton Before going to Thursday’s performance at the Saigon Opera House I listened to a recent recording I had. But it seemed a loveless piece of self-promotion to me, and how could that do for one of the most lovable pieces in the entire classical repertoire? So I threw it into the garbage, and hoped for better things from members of the Trio "Fugu", plus local instrumentalists. … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 10-20 (daily updated)

Creative Documentaries at Hanoi DOCLAB 2015 (K7) Deadline: 20 Apr 2015 DOCLAB Goethe-Institut Hanoi 56-58 Nguyễn Thái Học Ba Đình, Hà Nội DOCLAB is currently looking for interested participants to take part in Creative Documentaries 2015 (K7) course. The course will be conducted in Vietnamese. For more information, please refer to Vietnamese version of this post. If you're interested in getting news, announcements from DOCLAB for its activities, workshops, and schedule of film screenings, … [Read more...]

Street traditional opera performances enrich night life in Vietnam’s Nha Trang

Foreign tourists and locals enjoy a street "tuong" performance on the sidewalk of Tran Phu Street, one of the city’s major streets. Photo:  Tuoi Tre

"Tuong" (traditional opera) performances have been taken to the streets in Nha Trang City in south-central Vietnam every weekend over the past three years, further promoting the time-honored art and adding vivacity to the city’s night life. Since February 2012, the Khanh Hoa Traditional Art Theater, located in Khanh Hoa Province, has run a program to feature performances of "tuong" on Saturday and Sunday every week. … [Read more...]