Regulations promulgated for art performances

Authorities have promulgated regulations on art performances, organizing of beauty, fashion and modeling contests, and releasing of music CD’s and videos of art events.

Miss Vietnam 2012, Dang Thu Thao (C), first runner-up Duong Tu Anh (L) and second runner-up Do Hoang Anh.

Accordingly, organizations and individuals will be strictly banned from holding art performances if their contents are far removed from acceptable Vietnamese habits, customs and traditional culture.

Using recordings instead of actual voice and instrument sounds, wearing scanty clothes, and false advertising will face tough penalties.

Organizers of art performances, beauty, fashion and modeling contests will have to submit reports of their contents to the local department of culture, sports and tourism, at least five days before the event.

National beauty pageants are held two times a year, provincial-level beauty pageants are held only once a year, and regional, local and department beauty contests are held not more than three times a year.

By L.Nguyen – Translated by Kim Khanh

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