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Concert highlights new music

Hanoi New Music Ensemble will perform with German guest soloists to premiere Hanoise in Hanoi and HCM City.

Cai luong artist seeks new audiences for traditional art

Cai luong (reformed opera) star Kim Tu Long is focused on attracting audiences back to theatres and having them learn about historical events through the art.

First-ever All Women Cheffes Gourmet Festival held in Saigon

Sofitel Saigon Plaza and Disciples of Escoffier Vietnam will present the first All-Women Cheffes Culinary Festival in Vietnam as part of the annual fourth Saigon Gourmet Week to kick off in HCM City in mid October.

Performing art spreads its message beyond the stage

Over 140 directors and students from performing arts academies in 16 countries gathered in Hanoi for the Asia-Pacific Bond (APB) of Theatre Schools Festival earlier this month.

Hanoi L’Espace presents screening of ballet “Cinderella”

L’Espace will present a screening of the Paris Opera’s ballet performance Cinderella on October 19.

British stand-up comedian to perform in HCM City

The Saigon International Comedy Club will present British stand-up comedian Eddy Brimson at Kurtz's by Heart of Darkness on October 16.

Hue Museum displays Le Ba Dang collection in Hanoi

Hue Museum of Fine Arts has sent a collection of Le Ba Dang's works for art lovers in Hanoi to enjoy for the first time.

'Cai luong will never die,' says People’s Artist Minh Vuong

Veteran artist Minh Vuong of HCM City was awarded the title People’s Artist by the Prime Minister in recognition of his great contribution to cai luong (reformed opera), a 100-year-old traditional theatre genre of the southern region.

Musician wants to take Vietnamese jazz global

Jazz musician Nguyen Tien Manh had a chance to perform at the Ystad Sweden Jazz Festival from July 31 to August 4. The event gathered more than 300 jazz artists and groups from all over the world. 

Outdoor spectacle receives special tourism prize

The outdoor spectacle Tinh Hoa Bắc Bộ or The Quintessence of Tonkin staged by 150 actors has received a special prize at The Guide Awards 2019 recently.

Hue Festival 2020 to be int'l extravaganza

The Hue Festival 2020 will aptly be celebrated by at least 20 different countries to mark its 20th anniversary next year.

Exhibition shares orphans’ dreams

For many abandoned children, the ultimate dream is to have a family of their own. Some of these children had the chance to share their stories at an exhibition which kicked off on Monday in Hanoi.

HCM City to preserve 16 old villas as part of preservation scheme

The HCM City Development and Research Institute has proposed preserving 16 villas built before 1975 because of their historical and cultural importance.

Bilingual sketch book on Hanoi published

A Vietnamese-English language book featuring more than 200 sketches of Hà Nội’s streets along with emotional essays about the capital city has been published.

Project inspires artists to retell Tale of Kieu

Four theatre productions based on Vietnamese literary masterpiece Truyện Kiều (The Tale of Kiều) will debut at the Vietnam Youth Theatre on October 12-13 under a project launched by the Goethe Institute in Hanoi.

Vietnamese horror films released for Halloween season

Two horror movies from HCM City directors will be released for the upcoming Halloween holiday.

Dinh Van Son's new works depict his family's life in an 'attic'

Dinh Van Son of HCM City is displaying his latest paintings and sculptures about the life of a young couple at the city’s Fine Arts Museum.

Hanoi looks to become a creative city

In order to develop creativity and international connectivity, Hanoi has completed and submitted its application to become a member of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in 2019.

The decline of Vietnam's e-book market

When they debuted, electronic books (e-books) were expected to thrive, but the e-book market in Vietnam has not been successful for a number of reasons.

World’s leading chefs to descend on Hanoi for ‘Culinary Stars’ week

Leading culinary stars from around the world, including eight Michelin stars, will join the second edition of “Metropole Culinary Stars” at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi.