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Quảng Ninh Province’s tourism to be celebrated this May

  Tourists explore the beauty of Hạ Long Bay in Quảng Ninh Province. The provincial tourism sector has re-opened since May 4 after social distancing regulations were eased. — VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hùng QUẢNG NINH — A tourism week will be held at the FLC Resort in Hồng Hải Precinct, Hạ Long City in the northern province of Quảng Ninh from ... Read More »

Veteran poet’s book about children released

  Cover of Chuyện Của Anh Em Nhà Mem và Kya Phượng Ca  (The Stories of Mem and Kya), a new book aimed at children by veteran poet Nguyễn Quang Thiều. — Photo courtesy of the publisher   HCM CITY — Veteran poet Nguyễn Quang Thiều’s latest book, Chuyện Của Anh Em Nhà Mem và Kya (The Stories of Mem ... Read More »

'Assassin's Creed' stars as Xbox teases new games

  Gamers got their first look at titles which will be available for the new-generation Xbox gaming console due later this year, amid strong interest in video games during the global pandemic. — AFP/VNA Photo SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft on Thursday offered the first glimpse at games for its new Xbox console coming this year, playing to fans hungry for ... Read More »

Macron pledges to help France's paralysed arts sector

  There was no question of cinemas, theatres or concert halls reopening when France starts a gradual loosening of restrictions after nearly two months of confinement next Monday. — AFP/VNA Photo PARIS — France will begin opening some art galleries and museums next week, President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday as he pledged to support the country’s cultural sector which ... Read More »

Beloved composer dies at 72

  Musician Vũ Đức Sao Biển. — Photo HÀ NỘI — Musician Vũ Đức Sao Biển died last night at his house in HCM City, his family said. He was 72 years old. The musician died after a prolonged battle with jaw cancer. Born in Tam Kỳ, the central province of Quảng Nam, his real name is Võ Hợi. He came ... Read More »

Hair salons reopen, offer online bookings

  Vũ Trí Barbershop in HCM City takes online bookings to limit the number of customers following the Government’s social distancing measures. Its barbers wear face masks, as do their clients. Gloves, hand cleansing liquid and alcohol for cleaning tools after each cut are included. — VNS Photo Anh Thư by Thu Anh HCM CITY — Many hair salons and barber shops in ... Read More »

Exhibition sheds light on President Hồ Chí Minh’s fight for peace

  An exhibition featuring President Hồ Chí Minh’s quest to seek ways to save the nation is being held in Presidential Palace Historical Site in Hà Nội. — VNA/VNS Photo Thành Đạt HÀ NỘI — President Hồ Chí Minh’s quest to seek ways to save the nation is portrayed through an exhibition that is being held at the Presidential Palace Historical Site in Hà ... Read More »

Overseas Vietnamese musician wins at IMA

  Trí Nguyễn HÀ NỘI Walking by overseas Vietnamese musician Trí Nguyễn has won in the World Beat category at the 18th Independent Music Awards (IMA). The piece was co-produced by Nguyễn and Canadian music producer and percussionist Graeme Drum. “The recognition is an encouragement for an artist,” said Nguyễn. “It proves that my music is favoured and interesting. The most ... Read More »

Waititi to direct new 'Star Wars' film

  Taika Waititi has shot from indie acclaim to mainstream Hollywood success in recent years, winning a screenplay Oscar for Nazi satire “Jojo Rabbit”. — AFP /VNA Photo LOS ANGELES — New Zealand filmmaker Taika Waititi will write and direct a new Star Wars film, Disney announced on Monday. Waititi has shot from indie acclaim to mainstream Hollywood success in recent ... Read More »

Theatres suffer drop in revenue due to pandemic

  Tourists wait outside the Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre looking for information on its opening. — Photos HÀ NỘI — The suspension of all art performances due to the COVID-19 pandemic has caused vast losses to theatres across the country and has forced cultural authorities to set up measures to help them get out of the situation. Representatives, including leaders of large theatres, ... Read More »