Backup dancers in high demand
Whether on TV, music videos or live in concert, young singers are increasingly turning to groups of dancers to liven up performances.
Vietnamese photographers win gold medals at int'l contest
Vietnamese photographers won three gold medals at the international photo competition Prilep Salon in Macedonia.
The director of UNESCO's World Heritage Centre has officially asked Viet Nam to verify and provide more information concerning the ongoing construction next to the site of the Thang Long Citadel, which was placed on the World Heritage List in 2010.
A music video featuring xam (minstrel's singing) by Ha Thanh xam club has gone on-line, making the traditional singing art popular among youth.
A collection of 10 short movies in the series Berlinale Shorts Go Abroad from the Berlin International Film Festival will be presented in Ha Noi next week.
An exhibition showcasing clothes printed with unique hand-drawn and digitally manipulated designs by Vietnamese artists has been open at Lucy's Dream, 31 Hang Giay Street.
On Saturday, two fresh bands will debut at CAMA ATK, 73 Mai Hac De Street.
You are invited to the film screening of Vive la France directed by Michael Youn, which will take place at L'Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, on August 8.
Leading DJ, American Colleen Shanno, and four international female artists will present a special music performance called "Electric Steam Punk" at Queen Hall on tomorrow.
The Institute of Cultural Exchange with France (IDECAF) will screen a series of comedy films in August.
Nguyen Dynasty's royal documents get heritage status
Administrative documents signed by the Nguyen kings (1802-1945) have received the certificate of the Asia-Pacific Region's Memory of the World Programme.
Businessman gives hope to disabled
Businessman gives hope to disabled

Jumping off his seven-seat car, Juergen Eichhorn unloaded a 50kg sack of rice, his back bending a bit as he carried the load inside the Hai Duong Blind Association's building.

Vietnamese restaurant gives a taste of home in Paris
Vietnamese restaurant gives a taste of home in Paris

At the Opera Metro station in the heart of Paris, we spotted a white chalkboard advertising a Vietnamese restaurant. It was a strange location, as most Vietnamese dining places are located in the 13th arrondisement.

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PM meets acclaimed local mathematician PM meets acclaimed local mathematician

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday met Professor Ngo Bao Chau, the first Vietnamese to win the Fields Medal, the highest professional honour a mathematician can attain, and the Education Dialogue Group.

Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference Scholars discuss East Sea dispute at int'l conference

The East Sea dispute will continue in the near future and urgent solutions should be found to manage the conflict and resolve it without force or the threat to use force and protect the rights of fishermen in traditional fishing grounds, an international conference that opened in HCM City yesterday agreed.

Police look into scam claims at pagoda Police look into scam claims at pagoda

Police are investigating rumors that a pagoda in Long Bien District is selling children for adoption.

A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling A Vietnamese and a Chinese arrested for ivory smuggling

Customs officials have arrested a Chinese woman and a Vietnamese man at Suvarnabhumi Airport after they allegedly tried to smuggle out elephant tusks and ivory products worth about BAT9 million.

Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave Places for a vacation: Son Doong Cave

Son Doong Cave in Viet Nam's Quang Binh Province has been suggested by the American news website huffingtonpost.com as one of the places to visit in 20 years.