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Sofia Concert Celebrates Chinese New Year

A Chinese New Year's concert took place in Sofia Tuesday evening. Gun Zunli, soprano, and Dun Xiaoli, playing pipa - Chinese lute, performed together with the Bulgarian Symphony Orchestra conducted by Deyan Pavlov.

Society | January 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1088

Bulgaria Enters Eurovision Young Musicians

A Bulgarian student will try to impress Europe with a Mozart classic. For the first time, the country will be represented at the Eurovision Young Musicians challenge, which will be dedicated to the legendary composer and will take place in Vienna.

Society | January 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714

Arabian Rapper Joins Wu Tang Killa Beez for Sofia Gig

Salah Edin, described as the Arabian number one hip hop performer in the world has confirmed his participation in the Sofia gig of Wu Tang Killa Beez. The concert will take place February 14 in Sofia's Hristo Botev Hall.

Society | January 24, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1252

Da Vinci Code to Open Cannes Festival

The movie version of best-selling book The Da Vinci Code, directed by Ron Howard, will open the Cannes Film Festival on May 17, two days before its worldwide release. Dan Brown's book, about a series of high-profile murders behind a Vatican plot to conce

Society | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 685

126 Bulgarian Songs Run for Eurovision

A total of 126 Bulgarian songs have applied for the chance of representing Bulgaria in the 51st edition of the Eurovision song contest.

Society | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 800

Scientist: Jan 23 Unhappiest Day of The Year

A British scientist says he has proven January 23 to be the year's lowest emotional point. Cliff Arnall has made the calculation after coming up with a special formula of personal and seasonal factors.

Society | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1986

Depeche Mode Tickets Sparkle Craze in Sofia

Huge crowds flocked to a Sofia booking office on Monday morning as ticket sales began for a Depeche Mode gig. A SNA reporter said that many people were queuing at the National Palace of Culture ticket office, defying the blistering cold.

Society | January 23, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1890

Italians Unveil Secret of Bulgaria's Precious Thracian Head

Italy's restorers have unveiled the secret hidden in the eyes of King Sevt III's unique bronze mask discovered in Bulgaria, archeologist Georgi Kitov has said. The sculptors who have worked on the mask probably knew a lot about chemistry too, Kitov was q

Society | January 22, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5498

Bulgaria's Patriarch Maxim Makes First Appearance on Name Day

A day after leaving hospital, Bulgarian Patriarch Maxim attended a service held for his health in St Nedelia church in Sofia.

Society | January 21, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 924

Bulgarian Women Tributes Midwives, Men Banned

With a variety of colourful rituals, Bulgaria marks the day of midwives Saturday on the so-called Babinden. Traditions have it that early in the morning the midwives visit the children they have delivered, and wash their faces with water.

Society | January 21, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 611

Jolie, Pitt Expecting "Twins"

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are expecting twins, an inside source close to the couple has confided.

Society | January 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6461

Science: Yogurt Bacteria Fights AIDS

Scientists have found that some of the 'friendly bacteria' found in yoghurt can be genetically modified to release a drug that blocks HIV infection.

Society | January 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 676

Forks&Corks: Strudel Pastry

Ingredients: 225g/8oz Strong Plain Flour

Society | January 20, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 360

Italian Star Ramazotti to Charm Bulgaria

Italian star Eros Ramazotti will hold a concert on June 17 in Bulgaria, media claim. One of the most successful singers in Italy will enchant the city of Bankya during his concert at the national racecourse, avtora.

Society | January 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 981

Bulgaria's Precious Thracian Head Repaired for EUR 66 000

A unique Thracian bronze head unearthed in Bulgaria has been renovated for EUR 66, 000, media said. The piece was brought back to Bulgaria from Italy, where experts worked on its repair for three months.

Society | January 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 563

Bulgarian to Make Friends with Depeche Mode

New wave superstars Depeche Mode will have a personal meeting with one lucky fan from Bulgaria. The first who buys ticket for their upcoming gig in Sofia will be rewarded by organizers with the exciting personal get-together.

Society | January 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1242

Bocelli Awaited at Bulgaria's Seaside

Andrea Bocelli, one of the most successful light classical singers of all time, will perform in Bulgaria this summer. A local newspaper said that the tenor would shine at a festival in Varna, the main Bulgarian Black Sea city.

Society | January 19, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 413

Websites Praised by Bulgaria's Youths Agency

Bulgaria's state Agency for Youths and Sport has awarded two websites in a contest for youths-oriented projects. The website Potrebitel.

Society | January 18, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 428

Bulgarian Pupils Hail Chinese New Year

A Chinese New Year's party will soon bring together Bulgarian pupils with the Chinese ambassador to Sofia. Xie Hangsheng is hosting the celebration on Thursday at his mission's edifice.

Society | January 18, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 449

Bulgarian Church Gets Hefty UNESCO Sum

Bulgaria's unique Boyana Church will receive USD 25 000 from UNESCO for repair after last summer's floods. That has been announced by the organization's director-general, Koichiro Matsuura, when he met Bulgaria's ambassador to France Irina Bokova, the Bu

Society | January 17, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1275

Sofia Shopping Hotspot to Shine With Romance

Sofia's TZUM, a central shopping complex, will be overwhelmed by a romantic mood for the nearing St. Valentine's Day.

Society | January 17, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 586