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Charity gala event to help aid children in need

In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:06 am




Charity gala event to help aid children in need


QĐND – Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 21:34 (GMT+7)

Leading artists will gather to perform at a charity gala on Jan. 13 to raise money for children living at Hanoi’s Phuc Lam Preschool and Nursery.


The show, which is to take place at the capital’s historic Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi hotel, is entitled Cay Lieu Khoc Cho Em (Willow Weeps for Me).


As a curtain raiser, Spanish fashion designer Chula will present her latest collection, which features the diamond jewellery of the Hanoi-based London Diamond Gallery.


Vietnamese diva My Linh and virtuoso pianist Pho An My will share the stage with the hotel’s resident French jazz diva Trebeka on the night. Award-winning actress Le Khanh will be MC.


The event is organised by the the non-profit charity organisation, Willow Weeps for Me, founded by Trebeka.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Nearly 20 guitarists take part in special guitar gala

In Uncategorized on November 27, 2010 at 11:50 am

A guitar gala celebrating the 30th anniversary of HCM City-based Phu Nhuan Classic Guitar Club will be held at the Phu Nhuan District Cultural Center on November 30.

Guitarists practice before the concert (Photo: Tuoitre)

The special concert includes big names such as like Duong Kim Dung, Tran Hoai Phuong, Nguyen Tri Doan, Nguyen Thanh Huy, Pham Thanh Loc, Huynh Ba Tho, Tran Phuong Quang, etc.


Music lovers will have a chance to enjoy solo, duo, trio performances and classical and modern music. As special treat, all guitarists will be onstage to play the “Carmen” by G. Bizet together.


Proceeds from tickets will be donated to flood victims in the central region.


The show previously was oragnized on November 23.

Source: SGGP

Gala to raise funds for flood victims

In Uncategorized on November 2, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Stephen Hawking honored at NYC science, arts gala

In Uncategorized on June 3, 2010 at 10:08 am

Luminaries from the fields of physics, opera, poetry, theater, music and dance gathered to pay tribute to British physicist Stephen Hawking on Wednesday, with performances and speeches at a gala in his honor.


After outliving his predicted death from his degenerative disease by more than 40 years, Hawking told the audience filling Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall that he is thinking about what he will leave behind.


“As scientists, we step on the shoulders of science, building on the work that has come before us — aiming to inspire a new generation of young scientists to continue once we are gone,” Hawking told the crowd with the help of an electronic speech synthesizer. “I am proud to have played a small role in this great story.”

British physicist Stephen Hawking attends the 2010 World Science Festival opening night gala performance at Alice Tully Hall on Wednesday, June 2, 2010 in New York

The gala merging the arts and science was the kickoff event for this year’s World Science Festival, a five-day gathering meant to bring some of the universe’s most complex topics to the masses.


“It really seems strange to me, that with all that’s known about science, with all that’s known by science about the universe, so little of it reaches us in the general public,” actor and science buff Alan Alda said in his welcome speech, calling the resulting ignorance a “dangerous darkness.”


In introducing Hawking, friend and fellow physicist James B. Hartle told the audience that the public’s image of the nearly paralyzed Hawking as a lone figure trapped by physical limitations is false. Instead, he said, Hawking, who is best known for his work explaining the physics of black holes, has been surrounded by former students and built collaborative relationships with colleagues.


Above all, Hartle said, Hawking is able to see past mental clutter, discard assumptions and catch hold of undiscovered truths.


Even Hartle’s brief discussion of the nature of time before the Big Bang seemed to appeal to an audience with enough geek power that they applauded for a “Star Trek: The Next Generation” clip that featured Hawking and laughed with recognition as Broadway singers launched into a song about a calculus equation.


The evening also featured the premiere of “Icarus at the Edge of Time,” an orchestral work composed by Philip Glass and based on the children’s book by celebrity physicist and festival co-founder Brian Greene.


The cautionary tale about the dangers and wonders of reaching out for new knowledge follows a spacefaring teenager as he journeys to the edge of a black hole, only to find that thousands of years have passed when he returns.


The piece, illustrated by video artists and narrated live by actor John Lithgow, was adapted by Greene and famed playwright David Henry Hwang.


Other performances featured Broadway star Danny Burstein, who sang an upbeat tune about the nature of the galaxy, and his wife, Rebecca Luker, who sang a darkly comic piece about what New York City might look like underwater.

Source: SGGP

Gala celebrates first Congress for Ethnic Minority groups

In Uncategorized on May 13, 2010 at 4:55 pm




Gala celebrates first Congress for Ethnic Minority groups


QĐND – Thursday, May 13, 2010, 22:46 (GMT+7)

A gala evening spotlighting the cultures of 54 ethnic minorities was held at the My Dinh National Convention Centre in Hanoi on May 12 to celebrate the first Congress of Ethnic Minority groups in the country.


Party General Secretary Nong Duc Manh, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung, Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) Central Committee Huynh Dam and leaders of the Party and State attended the event and enjoyed the performance alongside 1702 representatives from the ethnic minority peoples. 


The programme was broadcast live on Vietnam Television.


The event also attracted 1,400 students from universities across the country. During the gala, dances, drums and ethnic minority wine-drinking ceremonies took place.


455 artistes from 30 provinces and cities nationwide recreated scenes of the peoples from mountainous areas and their traditions.


The gala evening underlined the national unity of Vietnam’s ethnic minority groups.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Full moon gala night raises money for UNICEF

In Uncategorized on September 14, 2008 at 4:03 pm

A full moon party will be held on September 13 at the Sheraton Hotel, Hanoi, by Starwood Hotel & Resorts and UNICEF, to raise funds for UNICEF’s life-saving immunization programme.

The evening includes a children’s painting exhibition, puppet show, games and a buffet dinner.

The party is part of Check out for Children, a programme that deducts 1 USD from every hotel customer to raise money for charity. Last year, 94,046 USD in proceeds were donated towards immunizing children under five.-

Gala night to raise funds for harelipped children

In Uncategorized on September 5, 2008 at 7:25 am

Hanoi (VNA) – To help children with harelip and cleft palate in Vietnam, Operation Smile Vietnam will hold a gala night in Hanoi on September 13.

The “Night of Smiles” gala is expected to draw the participation of 200 guests.

Art works by Vietnam ’s well-known painters and photographers will be auctioned directly by world famous auctioneer Rob Blain at the night.-