Toyota Classics Concert 2014 to take place at the HCM City

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(Cinet)- The Toyota Classics Concert 2014 will take place at the HCM City Opera House on November 18 with the participation of the Convent Garden Soloists Orchestra from London's world-renowned Royal Opera House. … [Read more...]

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London orchestra to perform in HCM City

The Covent Garden Soloists Orchestra will perform in HCM City on November 18 at the Toyota Classics Concert 2014. - Photo toyota.com.m

HA NOI (VNS) - The Toyota Classics Concert 2014 will take place at the HCM City Opera House on November 18. … [Read more...]

“Captain” of Vietnam’s Cheo Theatre

From being an "actress of negative characters"... She has dimpled cheeks, small and sparkling black eyes, cute little lips and a husky voice with a high pitch. She has a strong will and a special passion for Cheo and this is how people often describe the artist, Thanh Ngoan. In the Vietnamese Cheo circle, Thanh Ngoan is talked about as an artist with both talent and beauty. With this advantage, she should have been suitable for the roles of leading characters, but she has impressed the … [Read more...]

UK Contemporary Dance “Without Stars”

The Hanoitimes - Without Stars and There We Have Been, two dance productions which were inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel Norwegian Wood, will be performed in Vietnam on 22, 25 and 26 October. Organised by the British Council Vietnam, this is part of the East Asia tour of the acclaimed James Cousins dance company. James Cousins and his dancers will hit the Youth Theatre in Hanoi in a one-night-only show on 22 October; they will then bring their productions to IDECAF stage on 25 and 26. A … [Read more...]

Events for the week October 20-25

UK Contemporary Dance "Without Stars" Hanoi: Wed 22 Oct 2014, 8 pm … [Read more...]

40 Miss Vietnam contestants join charity work

Journalist Le Xuan Son, Editor-in-chief of the Tien Phong (Vanguard) newspaper, presents gifts comprising cooking tools, blankets, mats, confectionary, and books to the school.

(VOV) - Forty Miss Vietnam contestants took part in a wide range of activities before the final round of the pageant. … [Read more...]

New pearl-emblazoned crown for Miss Vietnam

The organisers of Miss Vietnam 2014 have announced that this year's pageant crown will feature pearls, bringing its value to around VND2.5 billion (USD119,000). New crown for Miss Vietnam The crown, made of white gold and featuring 18 natural pearls and one cultured pearl engraved with the image of an ancient Đông Sơn drum, also glitters with 1,000 diamonds. … [Read more...]

Conductor strings together VN, classical style

PQ Phan's most significant work is adapted from a classic cheo play.

Cultural fusion: PQ Phan's music evokes the traditional melodies of Viet Nam, although his perfomances take place in the US and feature American actors. - VNS File Photo Prolific Vietnamese-American composer PQ Phan creates modern classical music that evokes the sounds of Viet Nam. Luu Vi Lan reports. PQ Phan, a renowned Vietnamese-American composer of contemporary classical music, has successfully carved out a niche for composing contemporary classical music to re-create his home country's … [Read more...]

Cai luong writer pens memoir on life’s ups and downs

HCM CITY (VNS) - Cai luong playwright Tran Ha, real name Nguyen Van Thiet, has released his autobiography narrating events that happened in his life and tracing the development of the art from 1954 until 1975, when he became a cultural official. The 87-year-old, who is in indifferent health, spent almost 10 years between 1995 and 2005 to put down his memories on paper. But the thought of writing a book did not cross his mind. This year he met another cai luong artist Linh Huyen, who published … [Read more...]