The programme commemorating the 990th anniversary of Thanh Hóa Province, directed by Lê Quý Dương. The event received widespread acclaim from the audience and the public. Photos courtesy of Lê Quý Dương By Minh Thu Thousands of people donned raincoats and carried umbrellas on May 8, braving the driving rain to enjoy the art performance held to commemorate the 990th anniversary of the central province of Thanh Hóa. For director Lê Quý Dương, the audience’s attention despite the bad the weather was the biggest reward. Dương was the writer and director of many remarkable events such as the Đà Nẵng Fireworks Festival, the Huế Festival, the Nha Trang Sea Festival, the Bến Tre Coconut Festival, the Sóc Trăng Rice Festival, the Buôn Ma Thuột Coffee Festival and the Việt Nam Film Festival. He has clear … [Read more...] about Festival director strives to keep tradition alive
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HCM CITY — Visual artist Ưu Đàm, known as UuDam, will be displaying his art in an interactive installation at Galerie Quynh in HCM City beginning on April 19. UuDam’s latest exhibit, Rồng Rắn Lên Mây - Serpents’ Tails, includes sculptures made from plastic pipes connected by plastic bags. The work reflects the artist’s ideas about environmental pollution and traffic jams in Việt Nam. UuDam uses plastic bags and motorbike’s exhaust gas to create his works. Rồng Rắn Lên Mây - Serpents’ Tails was completed in 2015 and has been displayed at several international exhibitions. For his first showcase in HCM City, UuDam wants to convey a serious message about environmental protection. Born in Việt Nam in 1971, UuDam studied at the HCM City University of Fine Arts. He graduated with a BA from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2001 and received his MFA … [Read more...] about Interactive art exhibit about pollution, traffic opens next week
Even if you call yourself a "little monster," you probably don't know everything about Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga attending the Academy Awards in late February. Long before "A Star is Born," the singer/actress/fashion provocateur had already led a rich and colorful life. In honor of her 33rd birthday today, here are 33 fascinating facts about the singer. 1. Her real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. 2. Queen's 1984 hit "Radio Ga Ga" was the inspiration behind her professional name. 3. Beginning when she was four, her mother made her sit at the piano for an hour a day, whether she played or not. 4. Her first performance was in her 1st-grade play. She made her own costume out of tinfoil and hangers. 5. She has had the same vocal coach, Don Lawrence, since she was 11 years old. Lady Gaga poses for photographers in New Delhi, India, on October 28, 2011. 6. Lawrence's nephew overheard her singing to herself in a New York boutique and connected her with his uncle. … [Read more...] about 33 surprising facts about Lady Gaga for her 33rd birthday
The Hanoitimes - Hai Phuong or Furie is one of the rare, authentic cinematic examples where execution trumps originality. Vietnamese actress to be star in US’s movie Star Wars Vietnamese actress climbs to International Movie Database top 50 popular celebs "Hai Phuong” or “Furie” has become the first Vietnamese film to be released in the US, receiving significant compliments from movie-goers and critics. Poster of Hai Phuong - Furie. Photo: Young Folks “Furie” debuted in Vietnam on February 22, 2019 and brought about VND135 billion (US$5.87 million) after two weeks. The box office is estimated to exceed VND150 billion (US$6.72 million) in the domestic market and makes the movie among the top three all-time box office successes in Vietnam. “Furie” has caught public attention amid the domination of romantic and comedy genres (rom-com) in Vietnamese theaters for years. Screening … [Read more...] about Why is a Vietnamese movie accepted in US, Canadian theaters?