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Sofia Citizens Get Taste of Chinese New Year

Many a Sofia citizens gathered downtown on Sunday as the Chinese are celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year with firecrackers and dragon dances. The Chinese zodiac is based on a 12-year cycle with each year represented by an animal.

Society | January 29, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 917

International Kukeri Festival Enchants Bulgaria

About 5,000 men practicing the ancient Kukeri tradition gathered in the western city of Pernik to dance the winter away in the end of one of the coldest weeks in Bulgaria this season.

Society | January 28, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2955

Bulgaria Outstands at Italian Film Fest

Three Bulgarian films have won awards at Italy's 17th Trieste Film Festival, reports revealed Friday. "Lady Z," "George And The Butterflies" and "Life With Sofia" were the Bulgarian works that won the most recognition.

Society | January 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 999

The World Celebrates Mozart

Celebrations all around the world marked Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's 250th birthday on Friday. In the center of all events is Mozart's native city of Salzburg in Austria, where over 700 concerts and related events are to be held over the whole year.

Society | January 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1071

Forks&Corks: Potato Pancakes

Ingredients:1 onion, grated, 6 potatoes, peeled and grated, 2tb flour, 2 eggs, 2ts salt,3/4 ts black pepper, 1pt sour cream, 1/2pt cream Preparation: In a large bowl use a mixer to puree the ingredients except the sour cream and cream.

Society | January 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 331

Science: New Planet Detected in Inner Milky Way

Scientists have discovered a planet more like Earth than any other found before, they said on Wednesday. It's 20,000 light-years away, just shy of the center of the Milky Way.

Society | January 27, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 472

Scientist: Sex Helps Public Speeches

A Scottish scientist has found out that sex might be the best way to reduce stress before making a public speech. Stuart Brody, a psychologist at the University of Paisley, monitored how various forms of sex affected blood pressure levels in a stressful

Society | January 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1154

Michael Madsen Shoots with Bulgarian Team in Sofia

Hollywood actor Michael Madsen will star in the first for 2006 production of Nu Image in Bulgaria - Rin Tin Tin. Bulgarian actors and movies specialists are in the key positions in the production.

Society | January 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1645

Sofia Sports Trendy Boutique for Whimsy Brides

Brides are also subject to fashion trends and can say "I do" in avant-garde wedding dress. This is one of the messages that young Bulgarian designer Nevena Nikolova sent as she opened Thursday evening a boutique for bridal and official dresses.

Society | January 26, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1302

Harry Potter Star "Dreams" of Shooting with Jolie

Stanislav Ianevski, the Bulgarian-born star from the latest Harry Potter admitted for SNA that he would love to work with Angelina Jolie some day. The actor, who reached international stardom with his portrayal of Bulgarian Quidditch champ Viktor Krum, e

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 4802

Over 40 Events to Mark Mozart's Year in Bulgaria

Over 40 events will be organized in Bulgaria to mark the Year of Mozart, the Austrian Embassy announced. A total of 33 concerts, five master classes, three contests, two discussions and an exhibition will be organized in Bulgaria to celebrate Mozart's 25

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1073

Bulgaria's VIP Big Brother Kicks Off in March

Bulgarian celebrities will bare their souls in the country's first VIP season of the Big Brother reality show, starting on March 1. Local producers announced Wednesday that viewers will be given the opportunity to nominate participants themselves.

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1525

Bulgaria Launches Spicy Sex Portal

Bulgaria's Internet input has grown hotter with a pioneer sex portal, which was officially presented on Wednesday. SexWell was created by sex toys distributor Boris Furnadzhiev and, to no surprise, offers an impressive range of accessories for online sal

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3955

Legendary Rockers from Helloween Ready for New Bulgarian Gig

The legendary rock band Helloween will rock Bulgaria anew some two years after their last concert in the Balkan country. Sofia's gig of Helloween will take place on January 29.

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 722

Sofia's "Talisman" Named Restaurant of 2005

"Talisman" restaurant was declared "Top Restaurant of the Year" in the traditional annual competition, organized by Bacchus, the Bulgarian-language gourmet lifestyle magazine. This is the fifth running year when Bacchus magazine, in partnership with the

Society | January 25, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1036

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: 1266

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