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Tuyen Quang sees surge in tourists hinh anh 1The Na Hang reservoir (Photo: VNA) 

Tuyen Quang (VNA) – More than 1.8 million tourists visited the northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang in the first six months of 2023, meeting 72.9% of the province’s yearly plan and showing a 44.2% increase year on year. 

According to the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the most-visited tourism sites include the Tan Trao special national relic site (Son Duong district), Ho Chi Minh Temple (Tuyen Quang city), Na Hang – Lam Binh scenic site and community tourism sites in Lam Binh and Na Hang districts.

Tourism activities in the period generated nearly 2.1 trillion VND (88.1 million USD) in revenue, up 68.4% from the same period last year and equal to 69.5% of the yearly plan.

To appeal to tourists, Tuyen Quang has organised a series of events since the beginning of the year. Prominent among them are the opening programme for the Tuyen Quang Tourism Year 2023 along with a ceremony to receive the 2022 Asian Townscape Awards bestowed on the local Nguyen Tat Thanh Square, and the second international hot air balloon festival. The province also participated in a tourism promotion programme held by the eight northeastern provinces in Ho Chi Minh City.

At the same time, Tuyen Quang also invested in developing new tourism products with local characteristics such as rowing raft while listening to Then singing on Na Nua lake in Tan Trao special national relic site, adventure tours combined with riding hot air balloon, cave exploration, and seasonal events like pear flower or ripe rice festivals.

The province has defined tourism as an important economic sector, and will focus efforts on tourism types that it has strength in, such as cultural-festival-spiritual tourism, resort, health tourism, and sport-adventure tourism.

Tuyen Quang aims to attract at least 2.5 million visitors and earn 3 trillion VND in total tourism revenue this year. It hopes to welcome more than 3 million visitors and generate 4.8 trillion VND from tourism in 2025.    

Tuyen Quang province is home to a great number of historical and cultural relic sites, including Tan Trao historical site that was once the home of President Ho Chi Minh and the Party central agencies before the success of the August Revolution and in the resistance war against the French colonialists. Among the three national special relic sites is the Na Hang-Lam Binh Nature Reserve that is dubbed the on-land Ha Long Bay with green mountains, impressive caves and waterfalls and primitive forests. Both the Na Hang-Lam Binh and Tat Ke-Ban Bung Nature Reserves in the province are well-known for thousands of flora and fauna species.

As the home of 22 ethnic groups, the province is famous for two UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritages of Humanity, including Then – a type of performance combining literature, music and dance – of the Tay, Nung and Thaiand the festival honoring Mother Goddesses – the heaven, water and mountains and forests goddesses – at the Thuong, Ha and Y Lan temples in the province. The province is also rich in festivals such as the annual Tuyen Quang city festival (or Tuyen Quang Mid-Autumn Festival), Nhay lua (fire jumping), the crop-harvesting festival of the Pa Then, and Long tong (going to the fields) of the Tay.

Tuyen Quang has six traditional craft villages famous for tea, weaving, wine and bamboo and rattan products. The most prestigious are Minh Quang bamboo conical hat village, Lang Can brocade weaving village and Son Duong tea village. Shan Tuyet tea is also another specialty of the province.

Tourism is expected to become an important sector, according to the provincial plan on tourism development through 2025, with a vision toward 2030./.


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Barbie’s Soundtrack Is Justice for the Indigo Girls!!!

It is my first summer in central Florida, and I was not prepared for it to be HOTTER than South Florida! That ocean breeze was doing the WORK, and I miss her!!!! Hope you’re staying cool wherever you are!

Queer as in F*ck You

How the Indigo Girls Brought Barbie ‘Closer to Fine’. Raise your hand if you screamed for EVERY needledrop of “Closer to Fine” in Barbie! I really enjoyed this story about the cultural legacy of the hit song but also the long history of the Indigo Girls being mocked and disparaged for being lesbians. The band has been forced into this space of being synonymous with a specific brand of stereotypical lesbianism, a lazy joke told far too often. The song’s prominence in Barbie indeed feels like vindication for longtime fans of their music. “You don’t imagine a folk lesbian duo to be in this hot-pink Barbie movie,” comedian and Indigo Girls superfan Tig Notaro told the New York Times. “Kind of just selfishly and personally, I feel like, ‘Yeah, we were onto something all these years,’ you know? It’s validating. Obviously it’s been a huge hit forever, but this is so next level.”

More queer music gems: Boygenius Make Me Feel Like a Queer Teen Again.

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They Checked Out Pride Books in Protest. It Backfired. Librarians are at the forefront of the current culture wars!!!!! You should look into seeing how to support your local libraries in these times, especially if your library hosts drag story others or other programming that might require counter measures to right-wing protesting. The way this community in California rose up in the face of an attempted protest against LGBTQ+ books is inspiring.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen & San Francisco Symphony Release Two New…

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony announce the release of two new spatial audio recordings – Elizabeth Ogonek’s Sleep & Unremembrance and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring – available today exclusively via the Apple Music Classical app. Both releases were recorded live in concert with Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony on March 10-12, 2022.

Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony will release three additional spatial audio recordings exclusive to Apple Music Classical in September: Anders Hillborg’s Kongsgaard Variations, recorded October 2021; Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome, recorded June 2022; and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, recorded June 2022.

In March 2023, the San Francisco Symphony announced its partnership with Apple Music Classical—a new standalone music streaming app designed to deliver an unrivaled listening experience for classical music lovers—with the release of new spatial audio recordings of György Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds, Lux Aeterna, and Ramifications.

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Esa-Pekka Salonen & San Francisco Symphony Release Two

New York, NY (Top40 Charts) Esa-Pekka Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony announce the release of two new spatial audio recordings – Elizabeth Ogonek’s Sleep & Unremembrance and Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring – available today exclusively via the Apple Music Classical app. Both releases were recorded live in concert with Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony on March 10-12, 2022.

Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony will release three additional spatial audio recordings exclusive to Apple Music Classical in September: Anders Hillborg’s Kongsgaard Variations, recorded October 2021; Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome, recorded June 2022; and Jean Sibelius’s Symphony No. 5, recorded June 2022.

In March 2023, the San Francisco Symphony announced its partnership with Apple Music Classical—a new standalone music streaming app designed to deliver an unrivaled listening experience for classical music lovers—with the release of new spatial audio recordings of György Ligeti’s Clocks and Clouds, Lux Aeterna, and Ramifications.

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Empowering Young Black Girls Through Hair Braiding Camp

In a world that often imposes narrow standards of beauty and societal norms, it is essential to empower young girls, particularly those from marginalized communities, to embrace their cultural heritage and develop self-confidence. The Hair Braiding Camp is a transformative initiative that not only celebrates the art of hair-braiding but also instills crucial skills in entrepreneurship and self-love. By combining cultural pride, business insight and confidence-building, this camp seeks to equip young Black girls with the necessary tools to embrace their identity, pursue their dreams and make meaningful contributions to their communities. 

Pashun Barnes, a devoted special education teacher, made a conscious choice to dedicate her summer to empowering young Black girls, guiding them in embracing their natural hair, and fostering a positive and essential understanding of Black culture. 

“All hair is good hair. Because a lot of times we know that society told them about colorism and light-skinned versus dark-skinned, long hair versus short hair, straight hair versus curly hair. I’m trying to empower them to understand that all hair and Black culture is good hair. And you can do so many different things with your hair. Embrace your hair,” said Barnes. 

In the wake of the Crown Act’s implementation, the celebration of natural beauty has emerged as an imperative subject. We are now witness to a growing representation of natural hairstyles in various spheres, including workplaces, television and even on prestigious red-carpet events. As beauty standards undergo a transformative shift to embrace traditions cherished by Black women, it becomes vital to impart these positive practices to the younger generation. Equipping young girls with the knowledge and skills needed to manage their hair not only fosters better understanding and acceptance but also promotes unity among diverse communities. 

For centuries, hair braiding has held profound cultural significance in the lives of Black communities worldwide. From intricate patterns to familial bonding experiences, hair braiding has been a cherished art form passed down through generations. Unfortunately, mainstream beauty standards have often overlooked or undervalued the cultural significance of these hairstyles, leading to a sense of insecurity among young Black girls about their natural hair and styles. 

The Hair Braiding Camp aims to counter this narrative by celebrating the art of hair braiding as an empowering form of self-expression and cultural heritage. Through hands-on workshops led by experienced braiders and stylists, the girls learn about the history and significance of various braiding styles, connecting them to their roots and fostering a sense of pride in their cultural identity. 

“Enslaved people used it to send messages and to create paths. For them it’s the same thing. What message are you sending? I’m strong. I’m beautiful. I’m confident. Even being able to do their own hair. Some parents aren’t available. Some can’t afford it. Braids are expensive, very expensive. So with that, it’s just on the competence of them being able to do their own hair, embrace that they are able to do it themselves and giving courage to other young girls in the process,” said Barnes. 

Barnes has been a skilled hair braider since she was just 10 years old — coincidentally, the same age as the students attending her camp. This camp is open to young students from sixth to 12th grades, offering them a valuable opportunity to learn and refine their hair braiding skills under her guidance. 

This summer the program ran 4 sessions from June until July, ranging from beginner to advanced styles. The classes focused on popular styles such as feed-in and knotless braids and taught the girls about parting and perfecting their sections. 

During the four-day camp, each student was equipped with all the essential materials necessary to become an expert braider. For a fee of $300 each, they received a comprehensive kit containing hair products, combs, clips, a stand and a mannequin head. These tools empower the students to practice and refine their braiding techniques, setting them on the path towards mastering this art form. 

With this phase of the training camp now completed, Barnes is filled with excitement over the overwhelmingly positive reaction the class received from the public. However, what truly leaves her amazed and inspired is the incredible progress and talent displayed by her students. Their enthusiasm and dedication have fueled her passion, motivating her to offer the camp once again, eager to continue empowering and nurturing the potential of young talents. 

To learn more about upcoming classes Barnes can be contacted at pashun.barnes@gmail.com. 

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Tuesday Tracklist: Songs by Bettye LaVette, Steven Page, Ke…

In this weekly feature, a different LEO staff member will share 7-10 of the songs repeating in their playlists right now. (Songs by Louisville artists are marked with an (*) asterisk.) Got a track that you think we’d like? Let us know at [email protected] or click the author’s name for email.

This week, in terms of themes, we’re going to veer all over the place. Tomorrow, WFPK’s July edition of its free Waterfront Wednesday series takes place at Big Four Lawn, and we’re going to look at a song from all three acts playing. Then, we have a new tune by one of our local favorites, plus some movie soundtrack songs, near and far.

Bettye LaVette — Let Me Down Easy 
The headliner of the July Waterfront Wednesday, Bettye LaVette is a legendary roots artist. Here’s a classic R&B tune that she recorded in 1965, a great entry point into her incredible career. 

Steven Page — “The Golden Age of Doubling Down”
The former Barenaked Ladies singer/guitarist is also set to perform at Waterfront Wednesday. His trademark wit and jangle pop style are alive and well on this track released in 2022.

Jameron — “Planted” *
The opening act for Waterfront Wednesday, Jameron is a local funk/soul jam band that has a slick, fluid and engaging approach. “Planted” is a good example of that.

Routine Caffeine — “No, I” *
While we’re on the subject of local bands, let’s take a look at the new track by Routine Caffeine. “No, I” merges psychedelic dream-pop with swerving, poetic lyrics that produce sharp imagery. 

Kentucky Shine — “Red Fox Run” *
The bluegrass band Kentucky Shine scored the documentary “The Playmaker,” which will be shown at the local Flyover Film Festival this weekend. Here’s an instrumental track from their latest record.

Billie Eilish — “What Was I Made For?”
And since we’re talking about soundtracks, let’s finish with two songs from “Barbie: The Album.” Billie Eilish’s “What Was I Made For?” is a metaphorical, heavy-hearted track that’s thoughtful and really intense in an interesting way. 

Dua Lipa — “Dance The Night”
And the lead single from the album is a vibrant, massive, disco-inspired pop song that has made waves as a summer standout.

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Classical Music Playlist, July 25, 2023

Franz Schubert by Hadi Karimi | CC-BY-SA 4.0 | https://hadikarimi.com/cc-by-sa


Franz Schubert by Hadi Karimi | CC-BY-SA 4.0 | https://hadikarimi.com/cc-by-sa

Beethoven died in March of 1827. The same year, Franz Schubert was facing a fatal illness and knew his own time was going to be cut short. But he was still regarded as a composer of songs with little esteem as a composer of “serious” music. So with a ‘vacancy’ now left by Beethoven, and a last opportunity to fill it to any extent, in what would be his final year (he died in November 1828) Schubert composed some of his greatest large-scale works. One of them was his Piano Trio No. 1. Perhaps to lift his spirits as he fought illness and faced mortality, the Trio is an optimistic and cheerful work. As Robert Schumann later wrote of it, “One glance at Schubert’s Trio and the troubles of our human existence disappear and all the world is fresh and bright again.” The Piano Trio No. 1 in B-flat (op. 99) by Franz Schubert is today’s Midday Masterpiece.

6:00 a.m.

Johann Pachelbel

Ciacona in F minor

Aries Brass Quintet

6:08 a.m.

Victor Herbert

Cello Concerto No. 1 in D major Opus 8

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor Lynn Harrell, cello

6:36 a.m.

Scott Joplin

Treemonisha: Prelude Act III

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra; Gunther Schuller, conductor

6:41 a.m.

George Friederich Handel

Saul: Sinfonia HWV 53

The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor Trevor Pinnock, organ

6:59 a.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

String Symphony No. 6 in Eb major

Heidelberg Symphony; Thomas Fey, conductor

7:11 a.m.

Franz Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 92 “Oxford” in G major

Hanover Band; Roy Goodman, conductor

7:37 a.m.

Leo Brouwer

Afro-Cuban Lullaby (Cancion de Cuna: Berceuse)

Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar

7:40 a.m.

Johann Strauss, Jr.

Tritsch-Tratsch Polka “Chit-Chat Polka” Opus 214

Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields; Neville Marriner, conductor

7:45 a.m.

John Williams


Skywalker Symphony Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

7:51 a.m.

Reinhold Gliere

Symphony No. 3 “Ilya Muromets”: III. At the Court of Vladimir the Mighty Sun in B minor Opus 42

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Edward Downes, conductor

8:00 a.m.

Antonio Vivaldi

Concerto for 2 mandolins in G major RV 532

The English Concert; Trevor Pinnock, conductor James Tyler, mandolin; Robin Jeffrey, mandolin

8:11 a.m.

Frederic Chopin

Variations on Mozart’s “La ci darem la mano” in Bb major Opus 2

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Charles Mackerras, conductor Emanuel Ax, piano

8:30 a.m.

Lucas Ruiz de Ribayaz

El Gran Duque y Baylete

The Harp Consort

8:33 a.m.

Astor Piazzolla


Yo Yo Ma, cello; Nestor Marconi, bandoneon; Antonio Agri, violin; Horatio Malvicino, guitar

8:37 a.m.

Johannes Brahms

Tragic Overture Opus 81

Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra; Riccardo Chailly, conductor

8:51 a.m.

William Bolcom

Ghost Rag: I. Graceful Ghost

Spencer Meyer, piano

8:56 a.m.

Florence Price

Piano Quintet: III. Juba in A minor

Catalyst Quartet Michelle Cann, piano

9:01 a.m.

Antonin Dvorak

String Quartet No. 14 in Ab major Opus 105

Cleveland Quartet

9:34 a.m.

Zhen Chen


Zhen Chen, piano; Jiaju Shen, pipa; Feifei Yang, erhu

9:38 a.m.

Antonio Vivaldi

Flute Concerto No. 1 “La Tempesta di Mare” (The Storm at Sea) in F major Opus 10 RV 433

Tokyo Bach-Mozart Ensemble Masahiro Arita, flute

9:46 a.m.

Dmitri Shostakovich

Prelude and Fugue No. 24 in d minorminor

Wei Luo, piano

10:00 a.m.

Michael Torke

Bright Blue Music

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; David Zinman, conductor

10:10 a.m.

Alexander Borodin

Petite Suite

Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra; Ghennady Rozhdestvensky, conductor

10:41 a.m.

Ronn McFarlane

Fermi’s Paradox

Carolyn Surrick, viola da gamba; Ronn McFarlane, lute

10:47 a.m.

Terence Blanchard

25th Hour: Opening Title

Brussels Philharmonic; Dirk Brosse, conductor

10:52 a.m.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

String Quartet No. 13: V. Cavatina in Bb major Opus 130

Cypress String Quartet

11:00 a.m.

George Friederich Handel

Concerto Grosso No. 11 in A major Opus 6/11 HWV 329

Guildhall String Ensemble Paul Nicholson, harpsichord

11:17 a.m.

Sebastian Iradier

La Paloma the dove

Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar

11:21 a.m.

Gioachino Rossini

Bassoon Concerto

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; Gianandrea Noseda, conductor Karen Geoghegan, bassoon

11:39 a.m.

Marcel Tyberg

Symphony No. 2: III. Scherzo in F minor

Buffalo Philharmonic; JoAnn Falletta, conductor

11:50 a.m.

George Phillip Telemann

Overture in D major

Berlin Academy of Ancient Music

11:59 a.m.

Franz Joseph Haydn

Symphony No. 100 “Military” in G major

Philharmonia Orchestra; Leonard Slatkin, conductor

12:22 p.m.

Xuefei Yang

Xinjiang Fantasy

Xuefei Yang, guitar

12:27 p.m.

John Williams

Themes from Jurassic Park

Boston Pops Orchestra; John Williams, conductor

12:34 p.m.

Franz Von Suppe

Light Cavalry Overture

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; Gustav Kuhn, conductor

12:43 p.m.


non e la fine

Yiruma, piano; Chanuk Kang, cello

12:48 p.m.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Violin Concerto: III. Rondo – Allegro in D major Opus 61

The Knights; Eric Jacobsen, conductor Gil Shaham, violin

12:59 p.m.

Jan Kaliwoda

Overture No. 17 in F minor Opus 242

Cologne Academy; Michael Alexander Willens, conductor

1:08 p.m.

Aaron Copland

Cuban Dance (Danzon Cubano)

New World Symphony; Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

1:16 p.m.

Felix Mendelssohn

Violin Concerto in E minor Opus 64

Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Daniel Barenboim, conductor Itzhak Perlman, violin

1:44 p.m.

Camille Saint-Saens

Havanaise Opus 83

Vienna Symphony Orchestra; Manfred Honeck, conductor Maria Duenas, violin

2:00 p.m.

Franz Schubert

Piano Trio No. 1 in Bb major Opus 99 D 898

Beaux Arts Trio

2:37 p.m.

Giovanni Pergolesi


Saint Cecilia Orchestra; Myung Whun Chung, conductor

2:44 p.m.

Joe Hisaishi

My Neighbor Totoro

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; The Bach Choir; Joe Hisaishi, conductor

2:49 p.m.

Adolphus Hailstork

Three Spirituals

Virginia Symphony Orchestra; JoAnn Falletta, conductor

2:59 p.m.

George Friederich Handel

Concerto Grosso No. 1 in G major Opus 6/1 HWV 319

Handel & Haydn Society; Christopher Hogwood, conductor

3:12 p.m.

Ludovico Einaudi

Odd Days

La Pieta; Angele Dubeau, conductor Angele Dubeau, violin

3:19 p.m.

Franz Liszt

Piano Sonata in B minor S 178

Krystian Zimerman, piano

3:51 p.m.

Johannes Brahms

Hungarian Dance No. 8 in A minor

Staatskapelle Berlin; Otmar Suitner, conductor

3:55 p.m.

Heitor Villa-Lobos

Choros No. 1

Turibio Santos, guitar

4:00 p.m.

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Symphony No. 5 in C minor Opus 67

Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique; John Eliot Gardiner, conductor

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Cyanide Pills: Soundtrack To The New Cold War

cyanide pillsCyanide Pills: Soundtrack To The New Cold War

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Cyanide Pills return with album number four, another blast of hearts, ideals, and influences worn clearly on their tight power-punk sleeves.

My first introduction to Leeds-based Cyanide Pills was in a sweaty Spanish bar, their power-chord-fuelled punk-pop blasts pulling every thread of their musical heroes: The Clash, The Pistols, The Ramones, The Undertones. You can’t call it revival if it never went away. That night, the song that really stuck with me was the cracking Don’t Turn Right from their Still Bored album. Politicking in a simple call to the masses. Sometimes there’s no need to dress up your message under layers of metaphor and you need a shot that goes straight to the point, which is exactly what Cyanide Pills excel at. In the ten years since that, their second album, was released, the UK and much of Europe have headed down that path the band riled against. And so now, we have their fourth album: Soundtrack To The New Cold War. See? Sometimes you’ve just got to say what you see.

Through the album, the band take a look around their personal, political, and international landscape and throw all their concerns in the pot to stir up a punk-pop racket. Whether they’re taking potshots at climate change deniers on the cracking Dr Feelgood-meets The Hives-like Running Out Of Time, calling out the greed and lies of the ruling elite over the grooving pub-rock blues drive of Won’t Be Long, or turning their eye and spite on the Punk Rock Police on The Kids Can’t Be Trusted With Rock ‘n’ Roll, the band have zero qualms in letting you know exactly what’s on their minds.

That they choose to open their new album with The Kids Can’t Be Trusted… is a stroke of poke ’em in the eye genius as they decry the gatekeepers of their own scene who buy posters for £1,000 while the next generations walk on their so-called hallowed ground. “They like to think they own the past,” the band sing, before retorting “We’ll steal your Beatles and keep ripping off The Clash.” Hurl a plastic punk jibe and the band will bat it right back with a wink of an eye…and, on their single version, throw in a great cover version of The Kids’ Do You Wanna Know to boot.

When they steer their focus away from such topics, we get the wonderful powerpop gem of Day After Day, pure Raspberries meets Ramones, and the album closer, It’s Over, a shuffling doo-wop brush painting a gloss over their harmonies and licks. Early on we also get the twistingly riotous Low Budget Rock ‘n’ Roll to break from social and international armageddon warnings.

On Soundtrack To The New Cold War, Cyanide Pills flick the Vs at the gatekeepers, pull no punches and keep the Ramones-core punk-o-rama train rolling. No frills, no hidden meanings, just short, sharp blasts of a classic punk rock sound with their messages front and centre.

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Soundtrack To The New Cold War is available from Sister Ray.


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