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Sofia Ties in Patriotism, Beauty

The campaign for selecting Miss Bulgaria 2006 has flagged a patriotic message. The organizers of the annual pageant show from Visages will mark the March 3 national holiday by hoisting the Bulgarian flag at key sites in Sofia.

Society | March 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1397

President Honours Bulgarian Art Luminaries

Three of the biggest names on Bulgaria's art scene were treated with high honour by the President on Wednesday. Poetry masters Nedyalko Nedyalkov and Lyubomir Levtchev shared the memorable moment with theatre producer Alexander Morfov.

Society | March 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1138

Snowy Bulgaria Welcomes Spring

Despite the last-minute snows that covered the country Bulgarians anticipate the coming of Spring by following an ancient tradition - exchanging martenitsas on March 1.

Society | March 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1211

Europe's Diplomatic Elite Get Martenitsas

Martenitsa, the unique Bulgarian spring amulets, will surprise the European Union's diplomatic hotshots. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has sent such knitworks to his colleagues from the bloc, as well as to the diplomatic representatives of mem

Society | February 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 525

Miss Bulgaria Becomes Flag-Waver

The campaign for choosing the new Miss Bulgaria has engaged a patriotic message, it emerged Tuesday. The organizers will mark the March 3 national holiday by hoisting the Bulgarian flag at key sites in Sofia.

Society | February 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823

M-Tel Gives Way to Modern Bulgarian Art

Bulgaria's largest mobile operator has established traditional awards for modern Bulgarian art.

Society | February 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 645

Celebs Clash in Bulgarian Radio Reality Show

A new radio reality show will gather eight Bulgarian celebrities in fight for the crowd's love.

Society | February 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 638

Gay Idol George Michael Busted for Drugs

George Michael has been arrested in London for suspected drug possession, media broke on Monday. The gay icon, aged 42, was busted in London's West End the past weekend, media disclosed.

Society | February 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 7382

Sofia Jumps to Pop Mega Gig

Bulgarian fans of modern pop hits went ecstatic on Sunday night, witnessing a bunch of Europe's hottest acts live. Hit machines Arash and Ishtar, as well as fresh radio favs Infernal, Pachanga, Sandy, Ishtar, Dhany and Uniting Nations, were part of the m

Society | February 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1124

High Hopes, Low Performances in Bulgaria's Eurovision Semifinal

Badly patched-up performances that fell short of the audience's expectations marred the second round of the race for Bulgaria's runner in Eurovision 2006, Athens. Twenty-four shortlisted songs rivaled in the semifinal of the competition Saturday night at

Society | February 26, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1272

Days of Bulgarian Culture Open in Rome

Days of Bulgarian culture opened on February 26 in Rome to promote one of oldest cultures on the European continent.

Society | February 26, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 833

Oriental Pop Diva Celebrates with Orphaned Bulgarians

Israel's diva Ishtar, who popularized the "oriental pop" fusion worldwide, was the guest of honor at a party for parentless children in Grand Hotel Sofia on Saturday. Celebrating the upcoming March 1, the kids presented their own gift to the hotel's gues

Society | February 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 904

Soulfly Gather Thousands in Sofia

Brazil's Soulfly had their third concert in Sofia Friday, managing to fill the Hristo Botev Hall, with thousands of exalted fans for an hour and a half of raging emotions and kicking music. Supported by Italians Linea 77, Soulfly's show was well worth a

Society | February 25, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 617

Nobel Nominations Near Record

Rock stars Bono and Bob Geldof are among 191 nominees for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. That is the second longest list in the history of the Awards.

Society | February 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 468

Bulgarian Alongside Armand Assante in Rin Tin Tin Remake

Young Joan Karamfilov and his classmate Ivan Rankov star alongside Hollywood's Armand Assante in a Rin Tin Tin remake, currently shooting in Bulgaria. "I never actually learned English, it's like a gift," eleven-years-old Karamfilov says without a trace

Society | February 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1508

Bulgaria's PM, Girlfriend in Top 10 Sexiest Couples

Bulgaria's Prime Minister Sergey Stanishev and his girlfriend journalist Elena Yoncheva were ranked sixth among Bulgaria's sexiest couples. The prime minister and his loved one gathered the support of 4.

Society | February 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1816

Forks and Corks: Mussels In Garlic Butter Sauce

Ingredients: 2 pounds fresh, cleaned mussels

Society | February 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 551

Fashion: Delicate and Arty Spring 2006

Women's fashion is shaking off bright, intense colours and dramatic shapes this spring, for a more delicate and feminine look rich of artsy details. With white, pastel and earthy hues taking the front seat, femme fatale is stepping down to clear the way

Society | February 24, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 495

Quake Broke off Parts of Ancient Perperikon

The Thracian complex of Perperikon has suffered damages worth of EUR 9,000 caused by the February 21 quake to the south of Bulgaria.

Society | February 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1599

World Premiering Duo Opens Jazz Fest in Bulgaria

The Second Jazz Plus Festival will enchant Bulgaria from the beginning of March, offering music lovers a taste of world-class magic.

Society | February 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 496

Apocalyptica Opens Tourism Season in Kavarna

Finnish rock band Apocalyptica will inaugurate the summer tourism season in Bulgaria's Black Sea town Kavarna on June 1, Kavarna mayor Tsonko Tsonev announced. Apocalyptica's visit is part of their world tour and their only concert in Bulgaria will be in

Society | February 23, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 881