Category Archives: art

Foremost Viet composer Pham Duy passed away

Phạm Duy, a prolific musician whose life and career spanned some of the most turbulent parts of Vietnamese history, passed away Sunday at his home in Vietnam, eight years after returning to his birth country from Orange County. He was … Continue reading

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Viet Canadian nominated for Oscar

Vietnamese-Canadian director-writer Kim Nguyen‘s film War Witch was nominated yesterday for the Best Foreign Film Oscar, marking the second time an ethnic Vietnamese director is nominated by the Academy, and the first time representing a country that’s not Vietnam. War Witch (La … Continue reading

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Classical guitar concert at VAALA today

The Vietnamese-American Arts & Letters Association‘s fundraising concert takes place at 7:30pm today at its Cultural Center in Santa Ana, featuring guitarists Doan Huynh (Huỳnh Hữu Đoan) and Omar Ávalos, and a special appearance by Han Vo-Ta (Võ Tá Hân), … Continue reading

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“Touch,” love story, coming to OC on Friday

After opening to a full house in San Jose last weekend, Touch, a love story taking place in a nail salon, is coming to Orange County this weekend starting Friday night at AMC The Block. The film, helmed by USC … Continue reading

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Ballet Austin to dance to Trinh Cong Son music in the OC

A ballet piece set to the music of Trinh Cong Son songs will be performed by Ballet Austin II and the Thang Dao Dance Company at the Rose Center in Westminster in 3 shows this weekend, featuring live voice of … Continue reading

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This is how all Viets ought to propose

A Youtube video featuring two young Viets is conquering the web by storm, garnering close to 100,000 views in just a few days. It’s of two Viets from UCLA, Nam Tran and Trang Janie Vu. Nam Tran is the bassist … Continue reading

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Viet films shown (free) at OC Film Fiesta

The Orange County Film Fiesta, part of the Santa Ana two-weeks’ long festivities, will be hosting a Vietnamese Cinema Night this Saturday, preceded by a wine reception at VAALA Center also in Santa Ana. The films shown are: “Touch” by … Continue reading

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Viet pop star to sing National Anthem at Padres game

The San Diego Padres baseball team designates its Labor Day game as “Vietnamese Culture Day” and will feature Vietnamese pop star Ý Lan to sing the national anthem at the game. This may be a signal that baseball is trying … Continue reading

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