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Mark Wahlberg named world’s top paid actor

Mark Wahlberg named world’s top paid actor

Rapper-turned-actor Mark Wahlberg was named the world’s highest paid actor on Tuesday, earning an estimated US$68 million before taxes over the past 12 months.

World's largest samosa record smashed in London

World's largest samosa record smashed in London

A dozen volunteers from the Muslim Aid UK charity built the giant samosa then deep-fried it in a custom-built vat at an East London Mosque.

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Pork in grapefruit leaves: a Mường delicacy

Pork in grapefruit leaves: a Mường delicacy

Many people are familiar with grilled pork, but far fewer have ever tasted grilled pork wrapped in grapefruit leaves. The dish is even unfamiliar to many food connoisseurs in Việt Nam, but not for the Mường ethnic group in Hòa Bình Province, the third largest among Việt Nam’s 53 minority groups. 

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Philippine singer wins ASEAN+3 singing contest

Philippine singer wins ASEAN+3 singing contest

Darlin Joy Bate from the Philippines overcame 27 other candidates to be crowned the first winner of the ASEAN 3 singing contest in the central province of Thanh Hoa on August 20.

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Bắc Ninh residents treated to love duets on boats every Saturday

Bắc Ninh residents treated to love duets on boats every Saturday

Dozens of quan họ (love duets) artistes in Bắc Ninh Province – cradle of the traditional art form – are coming together every Saturday night to entertain audiences in a very special performance.

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Buddhist festival to extol motherly love

Buddhist festival to extol motherly love

HCM City art troupes and cultural centres will offer several shows to celebrate the annual Buddhist holiday of Vu Lan, an event that eulogises motherly love, held annually in the seventh month of the lunar calendar.

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Xam singing can spread positivity and love: Senior musician

Xam singing can spread positivity and love: Senior musician

The Ha Thanh Xam singing (ballads sung by wandering blind musicians) troupe, particularly its member – musician and artist Nguyen Quang Long, has actively created new and effective ways to bring this traditional arts form closer to their audiences.

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Egypt discovers three millennia-old tombs

Egypt discovers three millennia-old tombs

CAIRO: Egypt archaeologists have discovered three ancient tombs containing sarcophagi in the south of the country in a cemetery dating back about 2,000 years, the antiquities ministry said on Tuesday.

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Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

Taylor Swift wins groping lawsuit

DENVER: Pop superstar Taylor Swift was celebrating on Monday (Aug 14) after winning a sexual assault lawsuit against a former radio DJ she accused of groping her.

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A scary ’Annabelle’ leads N.American box offices

A scary ’Annabelle’ leads N.American box offices

Horror, war or animal-centred comedy - take your pick. This weekend, horror prevailed on North American movie screens, with "scary as hell" film Annabelle: Creation pulling in US$35 million in its first week out, more than paying off the $15 million Warner Bros spent on it, analysts said.

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Photo exhibition opens in the city’s Book Street

Photo exhibition opens in the city’s Book Street

A photo exhibition entitled “Ước Mơ Luôn Xanh" (Dreams Are Blue) has opened in HCM City.

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Multiculturalism-themed artworks displayed in Hanoi

Multiculturalism-themed artworks displayed in Hanoi

A Bold. Art exhibition themed “Multiculturalism” opened in Hanoi on August 11, featuring a number of unique artworks created by artists from Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.

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Korean guitarist to perform in VN

Korean guitarist to perform in VN

South Korean guitarist Sungha Jung will return to Việt Nam for live concerts in Hà Nội and HCM City on August 26 & 27. 

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Exhibition by four young artists at Nha San Collective

Exhibition by four young artists at Nha San Collective

An exhibition titled “Đục Rỗng/Lấp Đầy” featuring artworks by four Vietnamese artists Thuy Anh, Thanh Vinh, Kim Duy and Nghia Dang will be organized at Nha San Collective, 1 Luong Yen Street, Hanoi on August 11-25.

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Classical music fest set for Aug. 17-18 in Hanoi

Classical music fest set for Aug. 17-18 in Hanoi

Connection Music Festival returns this summer with free chamber performances by local and international artists at the National Academy of Music in the capital city of Hanoi on August 17-18.

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Guitar-slinging Grandma Mary shreds stereotypes

Guitar-slinging Grandma Mary shreds stereotypes

SINGAPORE: An 81-year-old guitar-slinging Singaporean granny has shredded stereotypes to pursue her love of rock music, becoming a sought-after performer and unlikely Internet sensation.

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