Thursday, December 31, 2009

New Year Countdown to 2010 Celebrations Around The World

Times Square, New York, USA:

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Hong Kong:


Taipei 101 Taiwan:


Tokyo Japan:


Sydney Australia:


Bangkok Thailand:


Hanoi Vietnam:


Singapore:


London England:


Paris France:

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Âm Nhạc Việt Nam

Dân Ca:


Dân Ca Quan Họ Bắc Ninh:


Hát Chèo Văn:


Ca Trù (Hát Cô Đầu):


Ngâm Thơ:


Ca Vọng Cổ:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Academy (Oscars) Awards 2009

Academy Awards 2009 Red Carpet:


Academy Awards 2009 Fashion Wrap:


ACADEMY AWARD (Wikipedia)

Golden Globe Awards 2009

Golden Globe Awards 2009 Red Carpet:


Golden Globes 2009 Fashion Wrap:


GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD (Wikipedia)

Grammy Awards 2009

Grammy Awards 2009 Red Carpet - Music Biggest Night of the Year:


Grammys 2009 Fashion Wrap:


GRAMMY AWARD (Wikipedia)

Emmy Awards 2009

Emmy Awards 2009 - Red Carpet:


Emmy Awards 2009 - Fashion Wrap:


EMMY AWARD (Wikipedia)

Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

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Saturday, December 19, 2009

Rose Parade

12 More days and counting down to the 2010 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES... The 121st Rose Parade will take place on Friday, January 1, 2010, at 8:00 a.m. (PST) featuring spirited marching bands from throughout the nation, majestic floral floats, and high-stepping equestrian units.

Highlights of the 120th TOURNAMENT OF ROSES Activities (2009):


Highlights of the 120th TOURNAMENT OF ROSES Parade (2009):


120th TOURNAMENT OF ROSES Parade (2009) 1:
Rose Parade

120th TOURNAMENT OF ROSES Parade (2009) 2:
Rose Parade




TOURNAMENT OF ROSES HISTORY

Source: PASADENA TOURNAMENT OF ROSES
Website: 2010 TOURNAMENT OF ROSES

The first Tournament of Roses was staged in 1890 by members of Pasadena's Valley Hunt Club, former residents of the East and Midwest eager to showcase their new home's mild winter weather.

"In New York, people are buried in snow," announced Professor Charles F. Holder at a Club meeting. "Here our flowers are blooming and our oranges are about to bear. Let's hold a festival to tell the world about our paradise."

During the next few years, the festival expanded to include marching bands and motorized floats. The games on the town lot (which was re-named Tournament Park in 1900) included ostrich races, bronco busting demonstrations and a race between a camel and an elephant (the elephant won). Reviewing stands were built along the Parade route, and Eastern newspapers began to take notice of the event. In 1895, the Tournament of Roses Association was formed to take charge of the festival, which had grown too large for the Valley Hunt Club to handle.

In 1902, the Tournament of Roses decided to enhance the day’s festivities by adding a football game – the first post season college football game ever held. Stanford University accepted the invitation to take on the powerhouse University of Michigan, but the West Coast team was flattened 49-0 and gave up in the third quarter. The lopsided score prompted the Tournament to give up football in favor of Roman-style chariot races. In 1916, football returned to stay and the crowds soon outgrew the stands in Tournament Park. William L. Leishman, the Tournament’s 1920 President, envisioned a stadium similar to the Yale Bowl, the first great modern football stadium, to be built in Pasadena’s Arroyo Seco area. The new stadium hosted its first New Year’s football game in 1923 and soon earned the nickname “The Rose Bowl.”

The Tournament of Roses has come a long way since its early days. The Rose Parade’s elaborate floats now feature high-tech computerized animation and exotic natural materials from around the world. Although a few floats are still built exclusively by volunteers from their sponsoring communities, most are built by professional float building companies and take nearly a year to construct. The year-long effort pays off on New Year’s morning, when millions of viewers around the world enjoy the Rose Parade.

Nicknamed “The Granddaddy of Them All” the Rose Bowl Game has been a sellout attraction every year since 1947. That year’s contest was the first game played under the Tournament’s exclusive agreement with the Big Ten and Pac-10 conferences. The 1998 Rose Bowl Game was the 52nd anniversary of that agreement, the longest standing tradition of any collegiate conference and a bowl association. Now, as part of the Bowl Championship Series, the Rose Bowl has hosted the National Championship Game between the top two teams in the nation in 2002 and 2006, and will host the National Championship again in 2010.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Dân Ca Quan Họ Bắc Ninh



Quan Họ Bắc Ninh Folk Songs (UNESCO TV):
In the provinces of Bắc Ninh and Bắc Giang in northern Viet Nam, many of the villages are twinned, reinforcing their relationship through social customs such as Quan họ Bắc Ninh folk songs. The songs are performed as alternating verses between two women from one village who sing in harmony, and two men from another village who respond with similar melodies, but with different lyrics. The women traditionally wear distinctive large round hats and scarves; the mens costumes include turbans, umbrellas and tunics. The more than 400 song lyrics, sung with 213 different melody variations, express peoples emotional states of longing and sadness upon separation, and the happiness of the meeting of lovers, but custom forbids marrying a singing partner. Quan họ singing is common at rituals, festivals, competitions and informal gatherings, where guests will perform a variety of verses for their hosts before singing farewell. Younger musicians of both sexes may practice the four singing techniques restrained, resonant, ringing and staccato at parties organized around singing. Quan họ songs express the spirit, philosophy and local identity of the communities in this region, and help forge social bonds within and between villages that share a cherished cultural practice.


Gõ con chuột vào link sau đây để đọc thêm về Dân Ca Quan Họ Bắc Ninh: Quan họ – Wikipedia tiếng Việt

Ca Trù

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Day The Moon Was Gone

Buồn Nào Như Lá Bay - Hoàng Khai Nhan

Nhạc và lời Hoàng Khai Nhan - Hoà âm phối khí Bảo Phúc - Trình bày Hồng Ngọc:


Click vào video trên và link sau đây để vừa nghe nhạc vừa nhìn bản nhạc:
BUỒN NÀO NHƯ LÁ BAY (Music score)

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Chiều Khúc - Hoàng Khai Nhan

Nhạc và lời Hoàng Khai Nhan - Hoà âm và phối khí Quốc Dũng - Ca sĩ Bảo Yến


Click vào video trên và link sau đây để vừa nghe nhạc vừa nhìn bản nhạc:
CHIỀU KHÚC (Music score)

Friday, December 11, 2009

Em Yêu Dấu - Hoàng Khai Nhan

Nhạc và lời Hoàng Khai Nhan - Ca sĩ Thái Hiền:


Click vào video trên và link sau đây để vừa nghe nhạc vừa nhìn bản nhạc:
EM YÊU DẤU (Music score)

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Phố Xưa - Hoàng Khai Nhan

Nhạc và lời Hoàng Khai Nhan - Hoà âm và phối khí Quốc Dũng - Ca sĩ Mỹ Tâm:


Click vào video trên và link sau đây để vừa nghe nhạc vừa nhìn bản nhạc:
PHỐ XƯA (Music score).



Friday, December 4, 2009

YIHE YUAN, Summer Palace, Peking, China

Musee Du Louvre, France

Acropolis, Athens, Greece

Taj Mahal, India

LiJiang, Yunnan, China

Mount Rushmore, South Dakota, USA

Grand Canal, Venice, Italy

Pisa, Italy

CN Tower and Skydome, Toronto, Canada

Great Wall, China

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Golden Gate Bridge, California, USA

Secrets of the Great Wall

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

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The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Lê Xuân Trường Photography

Fashion and beauty photographer Christopher Lê Xuân Trường possesses a unique style that grabs attention and intoxicates the viewer. Christopher's primary focus is fashion and beauty related images for commercial advertising, catalog, and editorial. Famous singer Ngọc Anh has been captured by his camera. He understands the importance of delivering more than just an image. His photos communicate a specific message to a predetermined audience in a way that will stand out and get noticeable results. That is what visual communication is all about.






Lê Xuân Trường has a lifelong passion and profession. He has always enjoyed hiking to the beauty and grandeur of the natural landscape and the challenge to capture it on film the way his eyes and mind perceived it. Trying to achieve vibrant colors, highlights, shadows and dramatic tones of black and white had taken him many years to achieve. His desire is to create images that capture every detail with thought, feeling and distinction.

His camera has captured Bích Vân, a vocalist, pianist, song writer, music director, music teacher - Born: August 4th in Saigon, Vietnam. In this video Broken Vow is perfomed by her beautiful voice.





Dòng Máu Anh Hùng - The Rebel

Hãy mua đĩa DVD gốc để ủng hộ nhà sản xuất và nền điện ảnh Việt Nam. Sau đây mời quí vị xem ít cảnh đánh nhau trong phim Dòng Máu Anh Hùng:

Monday, November 23, 2009

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor star as blind and deaf witnesses to a murder and now they're both prime suspects!
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See No Evil, Hear No Evil

From Universe to Multiverse. Are You Ready?

Are We Alone?

Chief astronomer at the Seti Institute, Seth Shostak, talks about life in the universe and our place in it, the Roswell Incident, the ultimate concern of humanity, and closes the show by sharing an insight from the head of an alien.

Water Found on the Moon

Friday, November 6, 2009

Snow Walker

When the plane carrying Charlie Halliday, a maverick bush pilot and a sick, young, Inuit woman crashes hundreds of miles from civilization, they are at the mercy of nature's worst.

Yellowstone National Park

As one of America's most popular destinations, Yellowstone National Park has attracted millions of visitors. Here you will see all the sights: geysers, lakes, waterfalls, lightning storms and hot springs including Old Faithful! Located in northern Wyoming, Yellowstone abounds in wildlife from baby elk to the mighty bison and moose, each lending its individual beauty to the landscape. Amongst the awe-inspiring scenery stands the majestic Grand Teton mountain range with its rugged peaks, beautiful lakes and crystal-clear streams.

Deeply

A movie about a young woman attempts to lift a curse on a small fishing island.

Ramchand Pakistani

Based on a true story about an 8 year old Pakistani Hindu boy and his father who accidentally cross the border into India.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Windtakers

Tử Cấm Thành - Bản Di Chúc Của Một Bạo Chúa

Nguyễn An, một tù binh chiến tranh, một hoạn quan người Việt Nam, đã được Vĩnh Lạc, hoàng đế nhà Minh, giao trọng trách thiết kế và tổng chỉ huy việc xây dựng Tử Cấm Thành Bắc Kinh. Ngoài ra, ông còn làm tổng công trình sư nhiều công trình quan trọng khác ở Trung Hoa. (Nguyen An, a vietnamese prisoner and eunuch in service to the Chinese emperor Yongle, was the chief architect and chief manager-executive who constructed the Forbidden City of Beijing):

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Outer Planets

Meet the man who killed Pluto and sparked a controversy. New discoveries regarding the Outer Planets are creating a fundamental rethinking of our solar system.

Friday, October 16, 2009

What's My Line?

What's My Line? is a weekly panel game show, which ran from 1950 to 1967, whose objective was to guess the unusual occupations of contestants. It is the longest-running game show in the history of prime time network television. Hosted by John Charles Daly and with panelists Dorothy Kilgallen, Arlene Francis and Bennett Cerf, What's My Line? won three Emmy Awards for "Best Quiz or Audience Participation Show," in 1952, 1953 and 1958 and Golden Globe for Best TV Show in 1962.



WHAT'S MY LINE? by Wikipedia



Thursday, October 15, 2009

Friday, October 9, 2009

Janine Jansen



JANINE JANSEN WEBSITE

2009 Nobel Prizes

2009 Nobel Peace Prize:


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2009 Nobel Chemistry Prize:


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2009 Nobel Literature Prize:


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2009 Nobel Physiology/Medicine Prize:


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2009 Nobel Physics Prize:


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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Cholesterol and Fats in your Blood















Bill Gates Unplugged

University of Washington President Mark Emmert and the department of Computer Science and Engineering host Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates for the final stop of his six-university tour, as Gates transitions from Microsoft to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.





Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Sun and Other Stars

Kepler Telescope

"Kepler is a critical component in NASA's broader efforts to ultimately find and study planets where Earth-like conditions may be present," said Jon Morse, the Astrophysics Division director at NASA Headquarters in Washington. "The planetary census Kepler takes will be very important for understanding the frequency of Earth-size planets in our galaxy and planning future missions that directly detect and characterize such worlds around nearby stars."

The mission will spend three and a half years surveying more than 100,000 sun-like stars in the Cygnus-Lyra region of our Milky Way galaxy. It is expected to find hundreds of planets the size of Earth and larger at various distances from their stars. If Earth-size planets are common in the habitable zone, Kepler could find dozens; if those planets are rare, Kepler might find none.

In the end, the mission will be our first step toward answering a question posed by the ancient Greeks: are there other worlds like ours or are we alone?



NASA's Kepler mission has taken its first images of the star-rich sky where it will soon begin hunting for planets like Earth. The new "first light" images show the mission's target patch of sky, a vast, starry field in the Cygnus-Lyra region of our Milky Way galaxy. For the next three-and-a-half years, Kepler will search more than 100,000 sun-like stars for signs of planets:



The Kepler spacecraft is designed to stare at one region of our Milky Way galaxy and capture images of any transits it sees:



Kiếp Dã Tràng - Từ Công Phụng

Giọng Ca Trần Thanh Hà:


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Sports Illustrated Swimsuit

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