Culture Vulture (23-07-2014)

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Ghulam Sarwar Yousof is one of Malaysia's most distinguished scholars and one of the world's leading specialists in traditional Southeast Asian theatre. He is author of the book The Heritage of ASEAN Puppetry, which was published some time ago but was only made available at the recent 6th Meeting of the ASEAN Puppetry Association (APA) at the Viet Nam Puppetry Theatre. Ghulam spoke to Culture Vulture about writing the book. How did you come up with the idea for the book? … [Read more...]

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National symphony orchestra to debut in the Central Highlands

Angelic tunes: Cello artist Tran Thi Mo will perform in the concert co-organised by the Viet Nam National Symphony and Orchestra and Toyota Motors Viet Nam. - File Photo

HA NOI (VNS) - The Viet Nam National Symphony and Orchestra (VNSO) will bring classical music to the Central Highlands' Dak Lak Province for the first time as part of Toyota Concert Tour 2014. … [Read more...]

Toyota Concert Tour 2014

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Toyota Vietnam Foundation and Toyota Motor Vietnam in cooperation with the Vietnam National Orchestra Symphony (VNSO) proudly presents the "Toyota Concert Tour 2014." PV … [Read more...]

Wine festival attracted to thousands of visitors in Ninh Thuan

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The Hanoitimes - More than 50,000 visitors attended the international grape and wine festival which was wrapped up in Ninh Thuan province on July 19, according to statistics released by the organizing board. During the three-day event, visitors had an opportunity to savour the distinctive taste of great wines from 11 nations and localities nationwide and participate in fascinating folk games, boat races, photo exhibitions and a special art performance by local and foreign dancers and music … [Read more...]

“Love Story in Khau Vai Market” reflected in cai luong play

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(Cinet)- Ha Noi-based Viet Nam Cai Luong Theatre organized a new play about the culture of ethnic minority people living in Ha Giang Province at HCM City's Ben Thanh Theatre on July 18. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 21/7

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Vocal contest return fetes Hanoi A vocal contest will be held as part of celebrations for the 60th anniversary of Ha Noi's Capital Liberation Day on October 10 in 1954. … [Read more...]

Xi seeks energy deals in Venezuela

CARACAS - Chinese President Xi Jinping arrived on Sunday in Venezuela, the third leg of a Latin American tour aimed at bolstering trade with the region and sealing energy deals. The Chinese leader's charm offensive, which has already taken him to Brazil and Argentina and will next bring him to Cuba, seeks to secure new bilateral trade deals, particularly for coveted raw materials. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro greeted Xi as he landed at the Maiquetia airport that serves Caracas, with … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 20-31 (daily updated)

Special Concert "Hope Symphony - Autumn's Tango" in Hanoi and HCMCCabaret Night in July at L'Espace Sat 26 Jul 2014, 8.30 - 9.30 pm L'Espace 24 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội You are invited to the Cabaret Night at L'Espace - the stage for new music talents. From 8.30 pm to 9.3o, "Puzzle" band with Vietnamese and French members will be playing French, Vietnamese and English songs. If you want to share this musical adventure, contact Cédric Drouard : cedminimum@hotmail.fr. Free admission. Performance … [Read more...]

Ninh Thuan wine festival attracts thousands of visitors

(VOV) - More than 50,000 visitors attended the international grape and wine festival which was wrapped up in Ninh Thuan province on July 19, according to statistics released by the organizing board. During the three-day event, visitors had an opportunity to savour the distinctive taste of great wines from 11 nations and localities nationwide and participate in fascinating folk games, boat races, photo exhibitions and a special art performance by local and foreign dancers and music … [Read more...]

Kaleidoscope (20-07-2014)

by Thu Anh Circus troupes in the limelight again after long absence After years of taking a back seat to cinemas and karaoke parlours, circus artists in HCM City have returned to local theatres with new acts. Over the last 10 weeks, about 50,000 children watched the HCM City Circus Troupe perform at the September 23 Park in District 1. City youth, increasingly lured to TV, computer games and cinemas, were being re-introduced to the wonderful world of animals and clowns. "I liked the … [Read more...]