Art & Entertainment News 28/5

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HCM City celebrates Vesak with giant lotus models … [Read more...]

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Entertainment floods Hanoi

Vim and vigour: Thien Nhan, winner of The Voice Kid 2014, debuts her live show today. She will perform the songs that impressed audiences during the contest. — Photo hanoimoi.com.vn

VietNamNet Bridge – As International Children's Day (June 1) nears, Hanoian children seem to have an abundance entertainment options, with several new plays and music programmes set for the occasion. Popular cartoon characters will star in a new music and dance programme to be performed by the Youth Theatre from May 30 to June 1. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 26/5

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Tehran exhibition showcases today’s Vietnam The Vietnamese culture and traditions have been brought closer to Iranian people at a week-long exhibition entitled "Vietnam of Today" which opened in Tehran on May 24. Jointly held by Vietnamese Embassy in Iran and the Islamic Culture and Relations Organisation (ICRO), the exhibition has been arranged to commemorate the 125 th birthday of the late President Ho Chi Minh and 40 years of the diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Iran. In his … [Read more...]

HCM City to host int’l street music fest

Different vibe: Nina Van Horn, a blues/rock singer from Texas, will perform with her band at the annual Bourbon Street Jazz Festival featuring music, dance and food in HCM City on May 30. — Photo courtesy of Kids First Enterprise

VietNamNet Bridge – Dozens of international and local singers and musicians will perform later this week at the annual Bourbon Street Jazz Festival featuring music, dance and food in HCM City. The featured performer will be Nina Van Horn, a blues/rock singer from Texas, and her international blues band. … [Read more...]

The Hamlet project is coming to Saigon

Bradley Winterton Six American coordinators will be arriving in Saigon – a director, a film-maker, a lighting expert and so on – and they will be looking for eight Vietnamese to perform the drama. The successful eight will be paid, and auditions to find these eight performers will be free of charge. Shakespeare’s famous play is well-known in Vietnam, say the organizers, but, because the language is difficult, performances are rare and probably under-appreciated. A version … [Read more...]

Ho Chi Minh City to host international street music festival

Singer Nina Van Horn and her band. Source: 606-reedandblues.org

Dozens of international and local singers and musicians will perform later this week at the annual Bourbon Street Jazz Festival featuring music, dance and food in Ho Chi Minh City. The featured performer will be Nina Van Horn, a blues/rock singer from Texas, and her international blues band. The performance, featuring a mixture of European jazz and blues, will last for two and a half hours. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/5

Vietnamese Ao Dai introduced in New York Two collections of Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional dresses) were introduced to international friends at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City in the United States on May 23. The show was under a cultural and arts programme for the conservation of wildlife species with the participation of eight Asian countries - Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Mongolia and Vietnam. The collections included 30 dresses by … [Read more...]

HCM City to host int’l street music festival

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Singer Nina Van Horn (Source: ticketbox.vn) … [Read more...]

HCM City plays dwell on post-war battles

Setting the scene: A scene in Chien Binh, a cai luong play, featuring veteran soldiers and their postwar challenges, is being staged by the HCM City-based Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theatre. — Photo sggp.org.vn

HCM City theatres are offering a variety of new and interesting shows on soldiers to suit audiences looking for serious topics. Bravery, love and betrayal are featured in director Tran Ngoc Giau's Chien Binh (The Soldier), a cai luong (reformed opera) play staged by the Tran Huu Trang Cai Luong Theatre. … [Read more...]

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

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Hello and welcome to VOV’s Letter Box, a weekly feature dedicated to our listeners throughout the world. We are Mai Phuong and Phuong Khanh. A: This week we received a postal entry to VOV’s contest "What do you know about Vietnam?" from SB Sharma of India. It is beautifully illustrated with photos that support his answers to our questions. B: In the preface, he wrote: "First of all, I’m thankful to God for giving me such a great opportunity in my life to be associated with … [Read more...]