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Directed and written by Le Quy Duong, the piece is an imaginative story reflecting the urgent problems facing the world such as child abduction, noise pollution, poverty, ocean disputes and war.

AP war photos on show in Ha Noi

The American-Viet Nam War meant loss and pain for both civilians and soldiers on all sides. The lens of wartime photojournalists captured war's effects on US forces, as well as south and north Vietnamese soldiers.

Art & Entertainment News 15/3

Korean film star to visit Vietnam; Sea Festival 2015 to grace Nha Trang in July; Quang Liem secures berth in Chess World Cup 2015

Canadian dancer says Life is a Game

"Life is a game" show at the Hoa Binh Theatre in HCM City on October 4 will be "a fusion of street styles, jazz, contemporary, and even some ballet".

France’s Arties Quartet to perform in Hanoi

France’s Arties Quartet music band will give a classical concert at the French Cultural Centre L’Espace on October 31 to mark the 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties between France and Vietnam.

Ancient Asian artefacts on display in Hanoi

 Around 100 ancient items from 10 Asian countries will be exhibited at the National History Museum in Hanoi from October 8, 2013 to the end of January 2014.

German Beer Festival to take place in Hanoi

 The fourth Oktoberfest German Beer Festival which will be held in Hanoi on October 24-25 and participated by more than 3,000 people.

“Europe meets Asia in contemporary dance” to open in Hanoi

 The annual “Europe meets Asia in contemporary dance” will be held for the third time in Hanoi from September 26-29.

Lai Huong Thao competes in Miss World 2013

 Vietnamese representative Lai Huong Thao arrived in Indonesia on September 3 to take part in Miss World 2013.

First News gives books to prison inmates

 In celebration of National Day, First News visited and handed out 1,500 books to inmates in Thu Duc Prison in Tan Duc Commune, Ham Tan District in Binh Thuan Province.

American pianist to perform in Hanoi

 American pianist Anne Chamberlain will give a free concert in Hanoi on August 21.

“Online celebrity” banned from nationwide performance

 VietNamNet Bridge - On Wednesday the Performing Arts Agency asked the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of 63 provinces and cities to not grant performing licenses to an “online star” known as “Ba Tung”, even at bars.


 Artisan inspires paper flower revival; Charity concert keeps dreams alive; Free talk on dedicated king; Darts Darts Darts hosts mega music festival; Singaporean photographer holds workshop

Tung Duong to sing for free with Unit Asia

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese singer Tung Duong will have two free shows with the band Unit Asia on July 12 at the Youth Theatre in Hanoi and on July 14 at the Ben Thanh Theatre in Ho Chi Minh City.

New theatre activities to entertain children

  Theatres around Hanoi and HCM City are staging new plays aimed at entertaining young audiences during the summer holiday and on International Children's Day on June 1.


 Duc Tuan to perform at Da Nang theatre; Singing competition open to overseas Vietnamese; Binh Quoi village river tours present HCM City in new light; Cartoon show for kids

US wins Da Nang Int'l Fireworks Competition

With a 20-minute spectacular performance, Melrose Pyrotechnics of the US overwhelmed four other teams to claim the 6th Danang International Fireworks Competition (DIFC) title.

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 1-15 (daily updated)

Updated information about cultural events in big cities of Vietnam.

Celebrities earn high income, pay low tax

VietNamNet Bridge - According to the latest report, by April 11, only 44 out of 210 artists who were invited to go to the tax offices to make personal income tax declarations have performed this duty.

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 15-30 (daily updated)

Updated information about cultural events in big cities of Vietnam.