Soft launch of Shwebo Paradiso Cinema coming August 25


A soft opening ceremony for Paradiso Cinema in Shwebo Township, Sagaing Region, will be held on August 25 with free screenings of new Myanmar comedies.

Vocalist Ni Ni Khin Zaw wins second place in Asean+3 Song Contest

Vocalist Ni Ni Khin Zaw won second place at the Asean+3 Song Contest on Sunday, and singer Aung Htet won the Audience Award.

The Song Contest was organized by Voice of Vietnam to mark the 50th anniversary of ASEAN. It was the first music event for young, professional pop singers aged 18 to 35 from ASEAN countries.

The aim of the contest was to provide a venue for cultural exchange and promotion among ASEAN member countries, as well as Japan, the Republic of Korea and China, through music.

Myanmar fashion bares its cutting edge

The country's cutting edge in fashion was unveiled by some of Myanmar's hottest models in Yangon on Sunday and Monday, as five top designers showcased their latest creations.

Artists move in to Yangon 'art garden'

Four artists are living at the art garden opened in Kyauktan Township, Yangon Region, in 

Japanese links to 8888 protests explored in new film

The premiere of a film on Japanese links to the 8888 pro-democracy demonstrations  was launched at the Yangon Novotel on Monday.

 "My Country - My Home" is a joint production of Myanmar's MNTV channel and Japan International Broadcasting (JIB). The launch was attended by president of MNTV Nan Laik Mauk Sai, Yangon region chief minister Phyo Min Thein, Japanese Ambassador to Myanmar Tateshi Higuchi and the JIB's president.

Aint Chit to represent Myanmar in Asean concert

Aint Chit says she will represent Myanmar in the Asean 50th anniversary pop concert to be held in Manila on Tuesday.

“I will represent Myanmar as instructed by the Ministry of Religion and Culturem,” Aint Chit said in the lead-up to the August 8 event. “It’s a pop concert so I don’t have to sing something about my country. I’ve chosen a song in Burmese language called ‘Aung Myin Hmu Naut Kwal’ (Behind the success). I will also be wearing Myanmar traditional dress for the one song that I will perform.”

20 beauties to compete in Miss Myanmar International finals

The finals for the Miss Myanmar International 2017 will be held on August 1, with the remaining 20 contestants trying to outdo each other for the crown.

The event, organised by the Stellar Seven Entertainment group, will include the standard “Miss – something” competition components such as swim suits, evening gowns and an obligatory general knowledge section.

Event to mark 10th anniversary of death of writer Tar Yar Min Wai

Commemorations for the 10th anniversary of the death of writer Tar Yar Min Wai will be held at Yangon Book Plaza on August 5.

The event will include readings of his poems and discussions about the legacy of Tar Yar Min Wai. A book titled ‘Tar Yar Min Wai for Memory’ - coordinated by writer Aung Din, a brother of Tar Yar Min Wai – will be given out as gifts to guests at the event. The book will not be sold in shops.

Memory Film Heritage Festival to be held

Memory Film Heritage Festival to pay tribute to old titles
The Memory Film Heritage Festival, which showcases classic movies from around the world, will be held at the Waziyar Theatre in Yangon from November 3-12.
“We’ve planned to hold this festival annually. This year the theme is different from that of previous ones,” said Swe Zin Htaik of the international relations committee of the Myanmar movies group. “This year, we’ve selected old movies from around the world as well as Myanmar.

Interview with Wine Su Khaing Thein

A singer-cum-actress Wine Su Khaing Thein is going to launch her new album ‘Mal Thida’ on July 16 and she plans to hold a solo concert on her birthday, December 24. Q: How long did you take preparing for the ‘Mal Thida’ album? A: I put a lot of effort into the album together with Aung La (her boyfriend, also asinger). He helped me a lot for the album. I usually launch a new album in the opening season. But now I will launch it in July. Since my birthday show will be in December, I wish to have many new songs. Q: What kind of music style will be in ‘Mal Thida’? A: Just the way I sing.