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Small Theatre’s new plays beat summer heat

  HCM CITY — Young actors from the Small Theatre of HCM City are preparing for this summer with a series of new plays.          The artists will stage Tiền Là Số Một (The Power of Money), a tragi-comedy written by Hoàng Mẫn, a famed playwright of theatre in Sài Gòn style.   Directed by Quốc Thịnh and Công Danh, the ... Read More »

Workshop on noted writer held in Hà Nội

HÀ NỘI — Dozens of writers and researchers took part in a workshop held in Hà Nội on Tuesday to review the contributions made by popular writer Ngô Tất Tố to Vietnamese modern literature. The event aimed to commemorate his 165th death anniversary.   Writer Ngô Tất Tố Poet Hữu Thỉnh, chairman of the Việt Nam Union of Literature and Arts Associations, ... Read More »

Mausoleum remnants prove its importance in history

THANH HÓA Archaeologists from Việt Nam Archaeology Institute and authorities in the central province of Thanh Hóa have just announced results of an excavation at Triệu Tường Mausoleum Relic Site proving the site’s historical significance.   Nguyên Miếu in the complex of Triệu Tường Mausoleum. — VNA/VNS Photos Hoa Mai Triệu Tường Mausoleum was built by King Gia Long (who ... Read More »

Special concert to serve children with visual impairments

  Teachers and students at the Soul Music & Performing Arts Academy (SMPAA) will perform in Vocal Recital 2019, a part of the “Music In The Dark” project, launched by SMPAA, offering music performances and chamber concerts in darkness so the audience can focus on the sounds without any distractions. — Photo courtesy of the organiser HCM CITY — A concert of Vietnamese music for visually ... Read More »

There's nothing cooler than snails

  Bún ốc nguội (cold snail noodles) is a perfect dish to enjoy in the summer. — VNS Photo Bảo Hoa Bảo Hoa & Hoàng Hồ HÀ NỘI — It’s pretty simply logic really, and one that doesn’t require the intelligence of a rocket scientist to work it out. On a hot day, eat cold food. When the weather is cold then ... Read More »

Danish film festival comes to central cities

ĐÀ NẴNG — Movie buffs in the central cities of Huế and Đà Nẵng will have a great chance to travel to Denmark through a film festival from July 4 to 11. The Hunt earned the Best Actor award for Mads Mikkelsen for his role at the Cannes Film Festival 2012. — Photo the guadian.com A selection of six thought-provoking ... Read More »

Michael Jackson fans defiant as abuse claims loom over anniversary

LOS ANGELES Defiant fans are preparing to mark 10 years since Michael Jackson’s death as fascination with the King of Pop remains undimmed despite lurid claims of child sex abuse. On Hollywood’s Walk of Fame, the singer’s star continues to draw a constant scrum of selfie-snapping tourists, while nearby souvenir shops, street performers and even tattoo parlors report a brisk ... Read More »

Modi and mutts on mats for International Yoga Day

  Among the more unusual forms that have sprung up are “doga”, which is yoga with a dog. — AFP Photo RANCHI — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some well-poised pooches led the way Friday for International Yoga Day, this year with the theme of stopping climate change. Yoga Day, observed mostly in India but also worldwide on the Northern Hemisphere’s longest day, ... Read More »

Lost version of Delacroix masterpiece discovered in Paris

  “Major discovery”: French gallerist Philippe Mendes who came across the lost version of the Eugene Delacroix masterpiece, “Women of Algiers” in a Paris apartment “Major discovery”: French gallerist Philippe Mendes who came across the lost version of the Eugene Delacroix masterpiece, “Women of Algiers” in a Paris apartment. — AFP Photo PARIS — A newly discovered version of Eugene Delacroix’s Orientalist masterpiece, ... Read More »

Artefacts reveal national history through names, capitals

  The exhibition is a good chance to learn about the nation’s history. — VNS Photo Minh Thu HÀ NỘI — A gemstone seal named the Seal of Đại Nam used under King Thiệu Trị’s reign in 1847 is one among various artefacts displayed at a new exhibition. The exhibition kicked off on June 20 in Hà Nội providing historical documents and ... Read More »