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Flower festival held in coastal city

Ochna plants raised in Yên Tử Mountain will be displayed at the annual Sakura and Ochna Flower Festival in northern province of Quảng Ninh. Photo Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Japanese sakura and ochna flowers will be on display at the sixth edition of a flower festival held in Uông Bí City in ... Read More »

French food fest wants to whet the world’s appetite

French superchef Alain Ducasse says his ’Good France’ festival is “about influence, about exporting French food culture”. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News PARIS — Truffled frogs legs with spiced raisins, and apple and pear tart with prune and Armagnac ice cream. French chefs were setting out Wednesday to make mouths water in a global celebration of the country’s cuisine. ... Read More »

Photo book of female beauties released

Growing art form: Cover of Miền Cổ Tích (Fairytale Land), a photo book of 95 images of female nudes shot by photographer Thái Phiên, a member of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP) and Việt Nam Photographers Association. — Photo by Thái Phiên Viet Nam News HCM CITY — A photo book of female nude shot by veteran photographer ... Read More »

YouTube follows Amazon into movie theaters

Oscar winner Susan Sarandon – shown here at the premiere of ’Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story’ during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival in New York – will star in “Vulture Club,” the first movie produced by YouTube for theatrical release. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News LOS ANGELES — YouTube said Wednesday it is making a movie in-house to be ... Read More »

Japanese cherry blossoms on display in Hải Phòng

National friendship: Children help plant the Japanese cherry trees in Hà Nội’s Hòa Bình Park last week. — VNA/VNS Photo Xuân Trường Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — About 7,000 sakura cherry blossom branches transported from Japan by air and a number of Vietnamese flowers will be put on display in downtown Hải Phòng as part of the Japanese cultural ... Read More »

Việt Nam, Italy celebrate sustainable friendship

Italian President Giorgio Napolitano receives Party General Secretary Nguyễn Phú Trọng during his visit to Rome in 2013. — Photo courtesy of the embassy Viet Nam News This year marks a meaningful anniversary for Italy and Việt Nam: 45 years of diplomatic relations. Italian Ambassador Cecillia Piccioni sends Việt Nam News readers a message to celebrate the long-term friendship between ... Read More »

Mường Thanh hosts north-western culture festival

Customers will have a chance to enjoy the quintessence of northwestern region’s cuisine. — Photo courtesy of Mường Thanh Hospitality Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — An event featuring north-western cuisine and culture is taking place at Mường Thanh hotels nationwide and in Laos. Tết Mường Thanh, is organised during the month of March at the chain of Mường Thanh ... Read More »

Concert to feature Mozart’s Symphony No 41

The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera will hold a concert featuring Mozart’s Symphony No 41 next week. — File photo courtesy of HBSO Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The HCM City Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera will hold a concert on March 29 featuring Mozart’s Symphony No 41. Composed in 1788, the Symphony No 41 in C Major, ... Read More »

Opera on Alzheimer’s to debut in Philadelphia festival

An opera festival in Philadelphia will feature ’Glass Handel’, a multimedia opera performed and co-produced by countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo featuring new arrangements of music by leading US composer Philip Glass (pictured here) and videos by Oscar-winning director James Ivory. — AFP Photo Viet Nam News PHILADELPHIA — An opera involving two characters with Alzheimer’s will premiere at Opera Philadelphia ... Read More »

Veteran artist aims to change theatre style

Viet Nam News LucTeam is the first private professional drama troupe in Hà Nội. It made its debut at the end of last year with a performance of The Jealousy of Cinderella comedy by French playwright Moliere. The troupe was established by Trần Lực, a noted actor with many leading roles in motion pictures and television series. Born to a traditional artistic ... Read More »