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VN artists win awards at circus fest

VN artists win awards at circus fest

Two performances by Vietnamese artists have won the Silver Medal and the Audience’s Choice award at the recent international Golden Circus in Rome, Italy. According to Vu Ngoan Hop, director of the Viet Nam Circus Federation, the performance of Vietnamese artists in a large wheel, involving Nguyen Duc Thanh, Tran …

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Pop singer rocks new approach to hits

Pop singer rocks new approach to hits

In his new album Pha (Offbeat), singer Pham Anh Khoa “breaks away” from his catchy pop style to experiment with a rock-influenced approach, aided by producer Huy Tuan. The seven songs on the album include Ngau Hung Song Hong (Red River Improvisation), Bien Khat (Thirsty Sea) and Cho Nguoi Noi …

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Street singing revived at Opera House

Street singing revived at Opera House

A performance featuring xam, the music of blind street performers, along with contemporary music genres, will take place tonight at the Ha Noi Opera House. Entitled Xam and Life, the show aims to revive xam, a type of Ha Noi street singing from the old days. It will tell stories …

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12 artefacts gain new status

The Prime Minister just signed a decision to bestow the title of "national treasure" to 12 objects of unique national heritage. Here's the rundown of the newly recognised treasure.

The Prime Minister just signed a decision to bestow the title of “national treasure” to 12 objects of unique national heritage. Here’s the rundown of the newly recognised treasure. 1. The Huu Chung bronze drum of the Dong Son Civilisation, currently on display at the Hai Duong Provincial Museum. 2. …

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Mekong conqueror plans river clean-up

Mekong conqueror plans river clean-up

After Remi Camus ended his six-month-long, 4,400-km swim along the Mekong River in Viet Nam’s Tien Giang Province last year, he returned six months later to seek partners for his initiative to collect rubbish dumped in the world’s 10th-longest river. While in HCM City, the 30-year-old former restaurant manager attended …

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Drama highlights cai luong art

Drama highlights cai luong art

The cai luong (reformed theatre) play Nua Doi Huong Phan (The Flavour), a famous production by scriptwriters Hai Trieu and Hoa Phuong, will be restaged in a new version 58 years after its premiere. The 90-minute musical work is a love story between Tung, a rich man, and Huong, a …

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