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Gilded Muses Reopen Bulgaria's Theatre Hearth

The National Theatre "Ivan Vazov" has revealed a gleaming facade with renewed gilded frieze of its muses. For several months scaffolding was propped up to enable renovation works of the theatre's outdoor decoration.

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 851

Da Vinci's Works in Sofia Insured for EUR 4.6 M

The insurance of the 16 Renaissance manuscripts on art, exhibited at the National Library costs EUR 4.6 M per month, reports Trud daily.

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 825

First Female Space Tourist Blasts off

An Iranian-American telecommunications entrepreneur became Monday the world's first female space tourist by heading for the international space station aboard a Russian spacecraft.

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 826

Da Vinci Originals on Display in Bulgaria

Sixteen precious original works of genius Da Vinci and art by other Renaissance masters are on display at the National Library in Sofia, where they will thrill audiences for the next few weeks. Security measures at the National Library have been beefed u

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 876

Scarlett Johansson Fascinated by Nazi Souvenirs in Bulgaria

Hollywood star Scarlett Johansson has told the Daily Record that she was fascinated by the number of Nazi souvenirs she found in Sofia shops, while shooting the Black Dahlia in Bulgaria. Johansson, who also has Sofia's romantic atmosphere to thank for he

Society | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2991

Elephant Brings Thrills to Posh Sofia Shopping Street

A real live elephant strolling along the posh Sofia shopping Vitosha Boulevard thrilled kids and grownups Sunday morning. Everyone wanted to pet the playful animal, with the fitting name "Baby", who was definitely having fun, sniffing down policemen's pr

Society | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1738

Bulgaria's Capital Marks St Sofia Day

Bulgaria's capital celebrated Sunday St Sofia Day, the date when the Orthodox world pays homage to the Holy Martyrs Sofia and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Love.

Society | September 17, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1219

Precious Da Vinci Originals Arrive for Display in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's police announced Saturday that 16 precious original works of genius Da Vinci and art by other Renaissance masters have arrived safely in Sofia, where they will thrill audiences for the next few weeks. Security measures at the National Library

Society | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1059

Russian Govt. Denied Madonna a Space Trip

Madonna's controversial concert in Moscow has apparently angered some high-ranking officials, for the local government has voted against allowing the "Queen of Pop" a trip among the stars, reports say. Madonna's wish to take the 10-day trip in outer spac

Society | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1456

Bulgaria's "Prince of Ballads" Storms MTV Charts

Bulgarian pop idol Grafa, often dubbed as the local "prince of ballads" has taken the MTV World Chart Express by storm with his new single "The Happiest Man" landing straight at third place. "The Happiest Man" is the eight Bulgarian track to enter the mu

Society | September 16, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1161

Serbian Folk Singer Ceca Velickovic Brings to Ecstasy Bulgarian Fans

Ample-bosomed Serbian folk singer Ceca Velickovic brought to ecstasy thousands of Bulgarian and Macedonian fans at her much-awaited concert in Sofia. Emotions ran high not least because of an hour and a half delay and the scandalous support act of Ceca's

Society | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9770

Sofia Joins World's Biggest Dance Party for Peace

Sofia will join for the third time the Earthdance event, which unifies more than 250 towns in 60 countries in a virtual dance floor in support of global peace and environment protection.

Society | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 991

Sofia Displays Da Vinci's Treatise on Painting

Security measures at the National Library in Sofia will be beefed up over the next three weeks, when it will display the first of its kind exhibition - "Leonardo da Vinci. The Artistic and technical paining during the Italian Renaissance.

Society | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 818

Health: Green Tea Cuts Illness Risk

Drinking green tea can substantially cut the risk of a range of illnesses, according to a Japanese study. The research found the risk of fatal cardiovascular disease was cut by more than a quarter, BBC informed.

Society | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 996

Forks&Corks: Stewed-Tomato Bruschetta

Ingredients: 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil; 3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced lengthwise; 2 Turkish bay leaves or 1 California; 2 whole cloves; 1 celery rib, finely chopped; 1 medium onion, finely chopped (1 cup); 1/2 Italian frying pepper, finely c

Society | September 15, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 662

Bulgaria Rides Latest Science to Fight Breast Cancer

One in every three women in Bulgaria medically screened has had breast cancer, according to latest medical checks of the disease.

Society | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 917

Gay Idol Elopes Ahead of Last Concert in Bulgaria

Bulgaria's famed Roma transvestite Azis exchanged rings and vows with his long-time lover Niki Kitaetsa (The Chinese), at a special ceremony in Sofia on Wednesday. The couple gathered their friends for their engagement at the capital's Cool House Biad, j

Society | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 36776

Prelim Big Brother Shoots Start in Secret in Bulgaria

The third season of Big Brother in Bulgaria will start in secret several days before it was supposed to, organizers from Nova TV have surprisingly revealed. The 16 to enter the refurbished house, however would not be the official players but their backup

Society | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 831

Holy Cross Day Spells End of Summer in Bulgaria

Orthodox Christians in Bulgaria celebrate the day of the Holy Cross on September 14, which is believed to spell the end of summer and the settling of autumn.

Society | September 14, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 819

Sofia Mayor Talks Football with Serbian Folk Diva

Sofia Mayor Boyko Borissov discussed Wednesday the Barcelona-Levski soccer game with slightly stunned Serbian folk star Ceca Velickovic. The two met at the municipality office, with Borissov running a bit late, for he had just landed back from Barcelona

Society | September 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2150

New Thracian Discovery Thrills Bulgarians

Bulgaria's recent archeological triumphs continue with the discovery of over 100 ancient spearheads and arrowheads near the southeastern village of Konush. Famed archeologist Georgi Kitov an his crew have unearthed a Thracian tomb that dates back to the

Society | September 13, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1846