VTV agrees broadcasting rights

The national football championship has been a money maker for the VFF since 2004 when VTV paid VND4 billion ($200,000) to broadcast V-League matches. Under the deal, the VFF and its sponsors take 40 per cent of the fees, while the two participating teams share the remainder. The host team takes 40 per cent and the visiting team 20 per cent.

Musician releases English album

Xo, 33, became famous in Viet Nam after composing Dong Ho Treo Tuong (Wall Clock), which won the Song of the Year award at the national Vietnamese Songs music contest in 2009.

Third round of Kiteboard Tour Asia in Binh Thuan

The first and second rounds of the tour were held in Turkey and China. The tour’s following rounds will take place in Thailand, the Philippines and the Republic of Korea.

Artists' collaboration premieres in Ha Noi

Through the Valley is a collaborative project of the Goethe Institute, Viet Nam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) and Viet Nam National Academy of Music (VNAM). The staging of the work marks the finale of Germany Year in Viet Nam – 2010. The opera is a piece of musical theatre piece composed especially for this German-Vietnamese co-production, explains Almuth Meyer-Zollitsch, director of Goethe Institute Viet Nam

Literature Prizes go to acclaimed writers

The stories present Minh's new writing style, which is "a well combined balance of reality, romance and myth", according to the author. Sex is also mentioned in some of the stories in a fine, sophisticated way. "Like a chef who needs a special spice to create a unique flavour for his dish, sex is used to support the stories' structure, in harmony with the rest of the plot," he said.

Vietnam’s music award 2010

The event was organised by the Vietnam Musicians’ Association in coordination with Radio the Voice of Vietnam. It included three parts such as a music programme in praise of the Party and Uncle Ho, presentation of some awarded songs in 2010 and announcement of Vietnam’s music award 2010.

100 delegates attend seminar on amateur musical performance

International delegates from France, Germany, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and the Cyrus Republic. The seminar was part of activities to gather data on the amateur performance art for submission to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to recorgnise it as intangible cultural heritage.

Music festival to foster regional amity

Seventeen professional singers representing television stations from eight ASEAN countries – Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Brunei and hosts Viet Nam, as well as two other guest singers from Japan will participate in the festival. Pop stars Thu Minh and Kasim Hoang Vu, and winners of HTV song contest Singing Star on TV in 2008 and 2010 – Do Tung Lam and H'Zina Bya, represented Viet Nam at the event.

U13 Vietnam to face U14 ASEAN

The team, coached by former famous player Tran Minh Chien is training at the Thanh Long Sports Complex Centre.

Int’l chess tournament kicks off in HCM City

Strongest players at the tournament include Vietnam’s two grandmasters Le Quang Liem and Nguyen Ngoc Truong Son.

Uncle Ho diary translated into Tay

Responding to the movement to study and follow Ho Chi Minh's moral example, launched by the Party, An said his work aimed to popularise the late President's life and work among the Tay and Nung people. "Since the Party launched the movement, I've tossed it over in my mind a lot," said An. "I thought I should do something significant to respond to the movement."

National Sports Festival wraps up

The organising board presented VND2 million to each athlete who set a national record. According to the board’s statistics, 102 athletes set national records at the festival.


Top badminton player to compete at BWF Super Series 2010

The winner of the contest, which will take place in Taiwan on January 5-9, will get a prize of US$400,000 while the runner-up will get US$20,000.

Vietnamese artist wins 1st Chopin Int’l Piano Competition

This is the first time Fryderyk attended such an international competition. Chopin is his favourite composer and he has been playing his works for many years.

Voting controversy mars talent quest

Chuyen, 24, was the first female to win the prize at the contest, the fourth of its kind for those between 18 and 25 years of age. However, the contest, first held in 2004, was marred by controversy surrounding the voting system. Many people in the audience and at home said they did not receive confirmation of their votes from contest organisers.

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