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Bandland offers underground and indie bands chance to shine

  HUB band seen in the BandLand show on July 4. From July, Bandland has presented its shows on the first and third Thursday every month, at 8.30pm on BandLand Youtube channel. — Photos courtesy of the producer HÀ NỘI — Underground and indie music bands nationwide will have a chance to introduce their latest works when they join Bandland – a ... Read More »

Colourful face masks gain popularity in South Korea

  South Koreans find fashion potential in face masks as the coronavirus pandemic persists. — YONHAP Photo SEOUL — Face masks featuring diverse colours and designs are gaining ground in South Korea, as protective equipment is increasingly perceived as a fashion item.  A growing number of social media users here are posting photos with fashionable face masks. More than 20,000 posts ... Read More »

Music video lures tourists to Quảng Bình Province

  Singer Trần Nguyên Thắng poses at the ceremony of the new music video. VNS Photo Hòa Nguyễn HÀ NỘI — Singer Trần Nguyên Thắng has released a new music video Quảng Bình Ơi (Dear Quảng Bình) reflecting beautiful destinations in the central province. It’s a response to Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc’s call to boost the local tourism industry, Thắng ... Read More »

Angelina Jolie’s book published in Vietnamese

  Translator Hoàng Anh Kapi and the Vietnamese version of Notes from My Travels. —  Photos courtesy of Kim Đồng Publishing House HÀ NỘI — Personal journals that Angelina Jolie compiled while performing humanitarian relief efforts in Africa, Cambodia, Pakistan and Ecuador have been published in Vietnamese by Kim Đồng Publishing House. Nhật Kí Những Chuyến Đi is translated from Notes from ... Read More »

Đắk Nông Geopark – a natural wonder

ĐẮK NÔNG — Đắk Nông Geopark in the Central Highlands province of Đắk Nông has been a luring destination to tourists and scientists and has been nominated for listing in the Global Geoparks Network by UNESCO. It covers more than 4,700sq.m, two-fifths of the province’s land area. It stretches in six among eight districts of the province, namely the districts of ... Read More »

Artworks to be displayed in Ninh Bình

  Đồng Vọng Hoa Lư exhibition features works by renowned Vietnamese sculptors nationwide. — Photo thethaovanhoa.vn NINH BÌNH — An exhibition featuring artworks that resulted from a creativity camp will begin at Tam Tốc Centre in Hoa Lư District in the northern province of Ninh Bình today. Organised by Đá Việt Hồng Quang Limited Company, the Đồng Vọng Hoa Lư exhibition showcases ... Read More »

Variety show to feature Cửu Long culture

  Phương Nam Theatre’s young artists in music, dance, puppet and circus perform in Mekong Show, a variery show featuring Cửu Long culture and lifestyle which will be staged at Gia Định Park in HCM City this weekend. — Photo by Thanh Hiệp  HCM CITY — A variery show featuring the Cửu Long culture and lifestyle will be staged by young artists ... Read More »

Online concert commemorates late musician Sơn

Pop star Đức Tuấn performed in an online concert Những Câu Chuyện Kể (Tales of Love) to commemorate late musician Trịnh Công Sơn, which will be broadcast live at 7:45pm on Thursday at https://topliveshow.com/. Photo courtesy of the artst HCM CITY — Leading Vietnamese jazz saxophonist Trần Mạnh Tuấn and pop star Đức Tuấn performed in an online concert on Thursday night to commemorate late musician Trịnh Công ... Read More »

Actor Geoffrey Rush wins 'largest ever' Australian defamation payout

  Hollywood star Geoffrey Rush will receive US$2 million after a court ruled a Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper had defamed the actor. — AFP/VNA Photo SYDNEY — Hollywood star Geoffrey Rush won a record multimillion-dollar payout on Thursday after an appeal by a Rupert Murdoch-owned newspaper against a defamation ruling was thrown out by an Australian court. The Oscar-winner will receive ... Read More »

Sheeran, Stones back urgent call to aid UK live music

  The Rolling Stones have joined some 1,500 performers including Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and Eric Clapton to urge the British government to save the country’s live music industry from collapsing because of the coronavirus. — AFP/VNA Photo LONDON — Some 1,500 acts including Ed Sheeran, Paul McCartney and The Rolling Stones urged the British government Thursday to save the ... Read More »