Culture - Sports

Mahler masterpiece to debut

The classic masterpiece The Song of the Earth is scheduled to debut with two vocal soloists Trinh Thanh Binh and Swedish Anna Einarsson performing on July 12 at Hanoi Opera House.
Society

Entries sought for friendship building prize

The Tran Nhan Tong International Prize for Reconciliation and Compassion has been made public on the website www.trannhantongprize.org by Tran Nhan Tong Academy of Harvard University.
Travel

Tram Gian pagoda offers peace, collection of cherished treasures

The Tram Gian (hundred compartment) Pagoda nestles in the shade of centuries old pine trees in Tien Lu Village, only 20km southwest from central Hanoi . The pagoda, founded in 1185 during the reign of King Ly Cao Tong, is also known as Quang Nghiem, Tien Lu or Nui and has undergone various forms of reconstruction and restoration over time.
Society

Honour for man of many hats

Late General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) Truong Chinh received recognition of the importance of culture in all fields of life in particular during revolution, a number of speeches emphasised at a seminar.
Culture - Sports

Epic Vietnamese poem for stage

Composer Nguyen Thien Dao recently returned to Vietnam from France to arrange an opera ballet based on the famous Tales of Kieu, written by poet Nguyen Du (1766-1820).
Culture - Sports

Conical hat maker sustains tradition

One of Hue City's most endearing images is that of the beautiful girl wearing an ao dai (traditional robe) and a conical hat, singing folk songs while floating down the Huong (Perfume) River on a wooden rowing boat.
Culture - Sports

Wildly inaccurate film on Uncle Ho criticized

Director and People’s Artist Dao Trong Khanh has written an article slamming a documentary film called “Truth about Ho Chi Minh” which was recently produced overseas by a group of exiles, for distorting the history of President Ho Chi Minh.