Category Archives: celebrity

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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Bruce Tran files for bankruptcy

If nothing else, Bruce Tran has the knack for making news even when he’s not doing things. What the CEO of VHN-TV and vice-president of the Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California is not doing now, is that he’s not … 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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General Ky’s family making peace with his past

A little-noted line in a notification from General Nguyen Cao Ky‘s family indicates the family is embracing a hidden part of his past – something that many other Vietnamese families have trouble doing. According to Vietnamese customs, at least recent … Continue reading

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Madame Nhu died in Rome at 87

  The woman whose sharp tongue and interference in government affairs contributed to the downfall of the first presidency of South Vietnam passed away in Rome on Easter Sunday, according to her biographer. Madame Nhu, born 1924, the wife of … Continue reading

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Ex-Westminster mayor candidate hit with $1.5 million fraud judgment

Bruce Tran, one-time mayoral candidate for Westminster, and Vice-President of the Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California, was found liable for more than $1.5 million for defrauding his business partner. The judgment hit Tran and his associate Suzanne Nguyen with … Continue reading

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Bui Kim Thanh the artist

Proving that a tendency to faint in public places again and again is not a destabilizing disability, community activist Bui Kim Thanh was spotted today making art. They say art is good for the soul. They never said flags make … Continue reading

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Tila Tequila showed breasts, got pelted

Tila Tequila, whose real name is Tila Nguyen, got on the receiving end of rocks, beer bottles, and feces thrown at her at the Juggalos music fest last weekend, according to the AP here. The Juggalos is an annual festival … Continue reading

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