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Arts Heart of Sofia Gleams in New Lights

The Foreign Arts Gallery has surprised Sofia citizens Tuesday evening with a rain of lights pouring down from all its sides. The impressive illumination is part of a municipal project to make key historic and cultural buildings in the two million capital

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 622

Theatre Celebs Jubilate Askeer Awards

Sticking to the tradition of pouring in prizes for the Day of Letters and Culture, Bulgarian theatre community has recognized distinguished and talented stars of one of its oldest art - the theatre.

Society | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 572

Tarkan's Gig Moved to Smaller Place

The Bulgarian concert of Tarkan has been moved from the Lokomotiv Stadium to an indoor venue, organizers announced. Turkey's pop megastar will perform at the Winter Hall in Studentski Grad district.

Society | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1505

Bulgaria Bows Head to National Arts, Letters Icons

On the eve of the Day of Bulgarian Letters and Culture, the elite of Bulgarian cultural life received numerous official awards and recognition.

Society | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 514

Young Talents Delight Sofia Music Connoisseurs

The Bulgarian art students, who won scholarships from the "Gallery of Bulgarian Talents" fund staged a high-quality music performance Monday evening in the prestigious Bulgaria Hall. The varied program of the concert at the State Music Academy featured a

Society | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 860

Bulgarian Celebs Sport Spicy Graduation

Two of Bulgaria's young beauty celebrities have graduated school and seized the opportunity to show attention-worthy body curves. Miss Bulgaria 2005 Rositsa Ivanova and fellow Miss Tourism Teodora Andreeva stepped out together from the First Private Engl

Society | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 30638

Astrid Lindgren Inspires Young Bulgarian Talents

The lively works of Astrid Lindgren and her charming characters inspired many Bulgarian children to sit down and put down on paper and in vivid colours their view of the characters. A total of 19 pictures by the young talents were awarded in the contest

Society | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 656

Bulgaria Hosts Intl Hip-Hop, Graffiti Fest

The major international hip-hop graffiti festival "Meeting of Styles 2006" will take place in Bulgaria for the first time May 27 to 28. The major event will be carried out in the Black Sea capital Varna that will welcome over 40 of Europe's best graffiti

Society | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1683

Bulgarian Spiderman Opens Photography Exhibition

Bulgarian-born Canadian fan of extreme sensations Ivan Kristoff, largely known as Spiderman, will present his aerial photos of paragliding in Bulgaria. "Through the Eye of the Spider" will open in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv on Tuesday, showing for

Society | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1055

Bocelli, Bulgarian Soprano Enchant Sofia

Angel-voiced Andrea Bocelli and acclaimed Bulgarian soprano Tsvetelina Maldzhanska enchanted Sofia on Sunday in the National Palace of Culture. The 90-minute long show only included opera pieces, to the dismay of those who prefer Bocelli's lighter songs.

Society | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1642

Over 600 Infected with AIDS in Bulgaria

The number of HIV positive people in Bulgaria totals 623, according to the latest registers, experts announced on the AIDS International Candlelight Memorial. AIDS has already killed over 280 Bulgarians, but many believe that the number of infected is th

Society | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 952

Finnish Monsters of Rock Conquer Eurovision

The horrific metal-masked rock-thrashing Lordi band from Finland has emerged without competition to win the finals of Eurovision 2006 in Athens.

Society | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5054

Allergies Boom Plagues Bulgarians

An unseen number of Bulgarians suffer from allergies this year, media revealed. The record amount of pollen in the atmosphere has brought about a boom in allergies even among people who normally don't sneeze too much when flowers start blooming.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Bulgarian Museums Open Doors for Nocturnal Visits

Five Bulgarian Museums will keep their doors open for visitors until midnight on Saturday, as part of the European initiative Night of the Museums. Four of these museums are in Sofia and one in seaside's Varna.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 757

Prom Season Opens in Sofia

Bulgarian high-school graduates are prepping for their proms and Sofia has already started to witness the loud party processions.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1321

Bulgaria's Theatres Dwindling

For the past six years the theatres in Bulgaria have diminished by 10, and are now 75, the National Statistics Institute (NSI) says. In 2005 about a million and a half Bulgarians have seen a theatrical performance, which is close to half a million less t

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 443

Bulgaria's Gabrovo Hosts Humour Fest

Bulgaria's central city of Gabrovo opened Saturday the European days of humour, part of the international humour fest.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 483

"Twin" of Bulgarian Tatul Sanctuary Found in Syria

The sanctuary located in the Bulgarian village of Tatul has an almost identical analog in Syria. The founder of the Tatul sanctuary professor Nikolay Ovcharov broke the news upon his return from an expedition in Syria and Jordan.

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1483

Bulgarians Among Europe's Fattest People

Bulgaria is occupying the 5th place in Europe's obese ranking. Bulgaria is participating in the European program for obesity prevention and treatment, docent Svetoslav Handzhiev, chair of the Bulgarian association for obese research, announced in Albena,

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 716

Sweet Milka Land Reveals Chocolate Secrets in Sofia

The unique exposition Milka Land, showing the Alpine world of the chocolate production, welcomed its first Bulgarian guests on Friday. The exposition was inaugurated by Sofia mayor Boyko Borissov and Kraft Foods Bulgaria Managing Director Christoph Weini

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1967

Busta Rhymes Drops the Big Bang in Sofia June 20

Busta Rhymes, set to become the biggest hip-hop megastar with a live show in Bulgaria, will stage his concert in the capital on June 20, organizers announced.

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1615