391 artists awarded with People’s Artist, Meritorious Artist titles

State President, Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on August 12 signed a decision to award titles of People’s Artist and Meritorious Artist to 391 artists.

Cai luong actor Minh Vuong  (R)

Cai luong actor Minh Vuong (R)

Accordingly, five “People’s Artist” titles and 8 “Meritorious Artist” titles were presented to artists who were dead. Other 79 “People’s Artist” titles and 299 “Meritorious Artist” titles were offered to nominees who have outstanding contribution to the building and development of the national culture.
Popular celebrated names in HCMC are among the list, such as Tran Hanh, cai luong actress Thoai Mai (whose real name is Nguyen Thi Ngoc Hoa, cai luong actor Thanh Tuan (Nguyen Thanh Liem), cai luong actor Minh Vuong (Nguyen Van Vung), cheo-traditional opera artist Thanh Ngoan (Nguyen Bich Ngoan) and others.

By MAI AN – Translated by Kim Khanh

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