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Star Wars fans camp outside LA theater week before film opens

Star Wars fans wait outside the TCL Chinese Theater one week before the release of “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker” movie in Hollywood, California on December 12, 2019. — AFP/VNA Photo LOS ANGELES — Obsessed Star Wars fans with sleeping bags and a portable movie projector have started camping outside Hollywood’s Chinese Theatre, more than a week before the ... Read More »

Folk festival in downtown Hà Nội

HÀ NỘI — Various folk activities will be on show at the first ever Folk Culture in Contemporary Life Festival this weekend at Lý Thái Tổ Park in downtown Hà Nội. Folk arts will be displayed at the event. Photo congthuong.vn Phạm Thị Lan Anh, an official from Hà Nội Department of Cuture & Sports said products by traditional handicraft villages around the ... Read More »

Annual Christmas recital to raise funds for vision-impaired choir

  The Hope Choir will present a repertoire of Christmas Carols and songs during their annual Christmas recital. Photo fvheritage.org HÀ NỘI — All are welcome to join the annual Christmas recital by Hope Choir – an ensemble consisting of vision-impaired singers in Hà Nội, on Sunday. Taking place at the Hà Nội Centre for Rehabilitation and Vocation for Vision-impaired ... Read More »

Top artist to take the stage for New Year show

  Thanh Thanh Hiền (left) and Xuân Hinh perform at Xuân Phát Tài (Prosperous Spring) last year. Photo courtesy of Hoa Dương Entertainment Company HÀ NỘI — A special performance of comedy, song and dance to welcome the New Year will take place in Hà Nội on December 28, gathering big names from across the country. This year, the tenth edition ... Read More »

'It Must Have Been Love' Roxette singer dies aged 61

This file photo taken on March 19, 2011 shows Swedish singer Marie Fredriksson of the pop group Roxette performing in Cologne, western Germany. As it was announced on December 10, 2019, Fredriksson died on December 9, 2019 at the age of 61. — AFP/VNA Photo STOCKHOLM — The lead singer of Swedish pop duo Roxette, Marie Fredriksson, who shot to ... Read More »

Russian Film Week opens in Hà Nội

  A scene in the film Lyubovnitsy (Mistresses). Photo imdb.com HÀ NỘI — The romantic comedy Lyubovnitsy (Mistresses) kicked off the Russian Film Week in Hà Nội on Monday at the National Cinema Centre. The film is about three girls – a nurse, a student and an actress – who all just broke up with their boyfriends. At first they decide to take revenge, but ... Read More »

Great day for losers: Wimpy Kid author gets French medal

Jeff Kinney, the American creator of the bestseller “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” books, was made an officer of France’s Order of Arts and Letters. AFP/VNA Photo PARIS — The Wimpy Kid has finally done good — and his creator Jeff Kinney has even got a medal from France to prove it. The American creator of the bestseller Diary of a ... Read More »

Busan – stunning beaches and seafood

Fishcakes, a specialty of Busan.  Thu Giang BUSAN — Busan, a beautiful port city in South Korea, has many reasons for you to visit – stunning beaches with sightseeing cruises, hidden pagodas, the colourful Gamcheon Cultural Village, and, of course, the delicious seafood. With plenty of local specialties, Busan is the place for seafood lovers to discover a glimpse of daily life ... Read More »

‘Star Trek’ actor Rene Auberjonois dead at age 79

  Actor Rene Auberjonois, who played the character Odo on the television series “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” has died after a battle with cancer. — AFP/VNA Photo LOS ANGELES — Actor Rene Auberjonois, known for his television roles on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and the US sitcom Benson, died on Sunday in Los Angeles after a battle with ... Read More »

New film based on famous epic poem has contemporary twist

   The poster for Kiều, a new film from producer Mai Thu Huyền, based on the famous Vietnamese epic poem The Tale of Kieu, from the 18th century. — Photo courtesy of producer HCM CITY — Female film producer Mai Thu Huyền has launched her new film project based on a famous Vietnamese epic poem written in the 18th century recognised as one of the country’s top literary works. ... Read More »