Artists get the Golden Apricot (20-01-2009) "I don’t care who wins or loses today." I’d like to thank the academy: Quyen Linh received two Mai Vang Awards for favourite game show and MC. — VNS Photo The Anh HCM CITY — Seventeen individual and group artists and one television show won the Mai Vang (Golden Apricot) Award at a large show on Sunday evening at the Hoa Binh Theatre in HCM City. The outcome was based on the total number of votes cast by 65,000 readers of Nguoi Lao Dong (The Labourer) newspaper, which has become the biggest people’s choice award in the country over the last 14 years. The award spans through a variety of showbiz categories, including pop singers, music bands, cai luong (reformed theatre) actors, movie and TV actors, fashion designers, TV hosts, theatrical directors, songwriters, satirical performers, actors and actresses and TV shows. It was the biggest gathering of local showbiz celebrities which attracted thousands of … [Read more...] about Artists get the Golden Apricot
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HA NOI — Photographer Truong Huu Hung won four medals and an honorary certificate from the Washington International Digital Salon under the auspices of the International Federation of Photographic Art (FIAP). Organised by the Vietnamese Photographic Society in the US, the competition received 2,800 photo entries from 370 photographers from 50 countries aounrd the world. Hung, chairman of the Viet Nam Association for Photographic Artists in the southern province of Binh Thuan, won a gold medal for Smoke, a portrait of an old ethnic woman. He was additionally granted three bronze medals and an honorary certificate for Early Morning Prayer, On the Way Home and Fisher Man, respectively. Since earlier this year, the photographer has participated in 20 international competitions, winning 15 prizes. Precious Nguyen dynasty antiques found in Ha Tinh family temple HA TINH — A collection of bronze objects has been identified as consisting of antiques dating from the Nguyen dynasty, … [Read more...] about Photograph of old woman wins gold medal in competition
VietNamNet Bridge - Meritorious Artist Ho Kieng died at 4.15pm on April 3 at Nguyen Trai Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, at the age of 87. According to family members, Ho Kieng fell at his apartment in District 3 because of recurrent heart disease. Family members took him to the hospital for emergency aid but he could not survive. The senior, talented artist passed away at the age of 87, with an artificial heart. Ho Kieng was born in 1926 in Phuoc Long commune, Giong Trom district, Ben Tre province. He began acting career in 1959 and participated in more than 200 films, nearly 50 plays, over 300 radio plays and 12 cai luong (Vietnamese opera) plays. Despite his advanced age and living with an artificial heart, Ho Kieng still worked very hard with film projects in his last … [Read more...] about Senior artist Ho Kieng passes away in Saigon
People's Artist Dang Thai Son to perform in Vietnam People's Artist Dang Thai Son will return to Vietnam to perform a concert titled ‘Dang Thai Son-New Sound in 20th Century’ at the Opera House in Hanoi at 8pm on December 4. Dang Thai Son will perform works of two famous French composers, Claude Debussy and Francis Poulenc. Besides that, he will also perform two works of musicians Do Hong Quan and Dang Huu Phuoc. The program will be attended by artist Luu Hong Quang, who will play piano pieces of Francis Poulenc. In his life, Dang Thai Son has remained devoted to Vietnamese music and always supported young musical talent of Vietnamese music. Currently, Dang Thai Son lives and works in Canada and also teaches music in France, the United States and China. In his free time, Dang Thai Son holds lectures at music festivals in many countries. People's Artist Dang Thai Son has performed in 40 countries across the world with famous orchestras, including the Leningrad Philharmonic, … [Read more...] about People’s Artist Dang Thai Son to perform in Vietnam this Dec.
VietNamNet Bridge – Using thread and ink to create a kind of armour for her calligraphic subjects, artist Tammy Nguyen's new body of work explores three dimensions in experimental ways, stretching and twisting her characters with cement and string. In her "Battle of 10,000 Ships" exhibition at L'usine in HCM City, Tammy imagines the conquest of difficulties she faces in contemporary life – as a woman, artist, daughter and friend. In the Position series, wooden altar pieces represent figures of a family. The parents overlook their children as they prepare to enter the great expansive ocean of the world. Boldly formed in thick gestures of ink overlaid with loose black stitch work, these cherished young figures have unformed bodies of innocents. They are individual shrines of hope. On another wall, the series called Untitled includes large-scale drawings in ink illustrating abstract landscapes. Shapes like pincers, hands clutching knives, and … [Read more...] about Vietnamese-American artist explores gender and tradition