Published: 07/06/2011 05:00



Photo exhibition on General Giap opens in Da Nang

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A photo exhibition on Vietnam’s legendary military general Vo Nguyen Giap opens in the central city of Da Nang on June 6.

The exhibition displayed 101 photos capturing moments in the life of the General taken by Vietnam News Agency photo-journalist Tran Tuan, who had the chance to accompany the General in many working trips both in and outside the country.

These photos were first made public at an exhibition in Hanoi last December, on the occasion of General Giap’s 101st birthday and the 66 th founding day of the Vietnam People’s Army.

The exhibition will run until June 10.

OV artist to perform at Hennessy concert

Vietnamese Australian Bui Vu Thanh, or Thanh Bui – one of the top eight Australian Idols will perform at the third Hennessy concert, to be held in Hanoi on June 16.

According to the Vietnam Performing Arts Centre under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on June 7, the event will also see the presence of R&B singer Alexandra Burke from the United Kingdom and rocker-songwriter David Cook – American Idol 2008.

Born in 1983 in the Adelaide city, South Australia, Thanh Bui showed off his talent in singing, playing piano and dancing at the age of ten. As a computer science graduate, he chose to pursue his singing career due to great passion for music.

In the mid of 2000-2009, Bui was a member of the North band, who continued to make many hits across Asia. He rose to fame after he was ranked among top eight of Australian Idols in 2008.

Bui returned to Vietnam several times to hold music shows, especially a concert with pianist Nguyen Van Anh to raise charity fund, as well as to help contestants in the Vietnam Idol programme.

Quan brings Sinh Village paintings to Hanoi

The ‘3D White’ exhibition by artist Nguyen Quan opened at Art Talk Cafe in Hanoi on Sunday.

It includes 26 oil-on-canvas paintings made from 2008 to 2011 and three stone statues. The show also displays some paintings of the past 30  years with some featuring nude women, a familiar trait of Quan’s art.

The pieces are made from the material of Sinh village folk paintings in Hue city City which are often burned to celebrate someone’s death as a local ritual. Quan said: “I spent a long time in Sinh village to learn about this kind of art and I am really interested in it.” He said he didn’t want to burn the paintings and decided to put them in artworks for people to admire.

The show at 12 Quan Su Street runs to June 20.


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