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Hanoi concert honours virtuoso Charles Valentin Alkan

A concert featuring works of one of the most important composers and pianists of the 19th century Charles Valentin Alkan will be held in Hanoi on Saturday.

Contemporary dance show to be presented in L’Espace

Artists of the CUCA Dance Atelier – an independent platform for teaching, research and creating art, will present a contemporary dance show on Friday at French cultural centre L’Espace.

Literature Temple hosts Seoul photo exhibition

A photographic display featuring images of Seoul over the past four decades has opened at Vietnam Literature Temple.

Rapper Suboi to compete at the MTV European Music Awards

Vietnamese rapper Suboi will be representing the nation as she competes for the title of "Best Southeast Asia Act" at the MTV European Music Awards 2019, or the MTV EMA, which is scheduled to take place in Seville, Spain, on November 3.


Photo of Kieu Loan tops poll on Miss Grand’s official fan page

A portrait depicting Kieu Loan, Vietnam’s representative at Miss Grand International 2019, is currently listed as the most liked and shared image on the beauty pageant’s official Facebook page.


A-list singer devotes his heart and mind to satisfy concert-goers

A-list singer Dam Vinh Hung has once again proved his reputation after tickets for his show sold out long before the concert at the weekend.

Concert features professional musicians and junior music lovers

Cool Cats Jazz Club will dedicate a night to artistic kids' performances on Saturday.

American author to speak about Vietnamese spy’s mysterious life

"The Arc of Phạm Xuân Ẩn’s Mysterious Life" is the title of a talk to be given by American author Larry Berman from 7pm to 8.30pm on October 21 at Salon Saigon on 6D Ngo Thoi Nhiem Street in District 3.

Swan Lake a challenge for ballerina Hue

Ballerina Nguyen Thu Hue will perform as the white and black swans in Swan Lake on October 7. She will make one of ballet's most iconic moments not only in her career but also for Vietnamese ballet to be the first Vietnamese dancer

International artists to draw Hanoi

Hosted by the Urban Sketcher Hanoi group, the event is a chance for painters to draw the city. The artists will divide themselves into 10 teams, who will sketch in four days all the Old Quarter in downtown Hanoi.

Fans of K-Pop gear up for contest

Vietnamese people and foreigners living in Vietnam can enter the K-Pop Contest 2019 launched by Radio Voice of Viet Nam (VOV) on Tuesday in Hanoi.

Peach blossoms the apple of this painter's eye

Painter Lieu Nguyen Huong Duong draws inspiration from vibrant peach flowers.


Artist displays himself in paintings

Artist Do Hiep has chosen himself as the main character in his new works displayed at the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum. 

Japanese guitarist Yuki Matsui to perform in Vietnam again

Talented Japanese guitarist Yuki Matsui is planning to hold two concerts in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City in October.


Italian music night to come to HCM City

The HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will cooperate with the Italian Consulate General in HCM City to organise an Italian music night on October 5 featuring excerpts from famous Italian operas.


Vietnamese culture promoted in France

Vietnam’s culture, landscape, and cuisine is being promoted at the Metz International Fair, which opened in Moselle province, France recently.


Photo exhibition reveals beautiful moments in Hanoi

A photo exhibition, highlighting beautiful moments in the daily lives of Hanoians, officially opened in Hanoi on September 27, as part of activities to mark the 65th anniversary of the capital’s liberation day (October 10, 1954-2019).

Independent films struggle in Vietnam

Making independent films has long been considered a risky investment in Vietnam. There are obstacles in the production process as well as distribution, according to directors.

Quality comes first for this perfectionist composer

While most symphony composers in Vietnam are veterans, 46-year-old composer Tran Manh Hung is considered one of the young generation, and is one among a small number of composers specialising in symphonies.

South’s private troupes preserve cai luong

Five private troupes specialising in cải lương (reformed opera), a traditional art originating in southern Vietnam, in the Mekong River Delta region are offering mobile shows for residents in rural areas.