Society

Tarkan Records Duet with Shakira Ahead of Bulgaria Gig

Turkish pop prince Tarkan, who will stage a major gig in Bulgaria in a few weeks, will record a duet with Columbian diva Shakira. The duet will be part of the soundtrack of a Latin soap opera, whose name is still a secret.

Society | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 8584

Unique Jazz-Pop-Rock Trio Wraps Sofia Jazz Fest

The unique jazz trio, which sees itself as a pop band that plays jazz, which not only plays jazz-venues but also venues usually reserved for rock bands, e.s.

Society | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 486

Open Sky Art to Delight Sofia

An international exhibition with caricatures dedicated to Bulgaria's capital Sofia will be inaugurated Wednesday in the garden in front of the national theather Ivan Vazov. The project called "Open Sky Art" aims to present pieces of art at different publ

Society | May 9, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 412

Bulgaria Marks Red Cross, Red Crescent Day

Bulgaria's Red Cross marked Monday the Day of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent. On May 8 more than 200 million people across the world mark the day that falls on the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant of Switzerland, the founder of the Red Cross.

Society | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 537

Bulgaria's President Awards Esteemed Youngsters

Bulgaria's president awarded 35 youngsters with honorary diplomas for their successful performances at various international Olympiads and competitions in the spheres of arts and sciences. Fifteen teachers, were also awarded for their contributions to th

Society | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 432

Paulo Coelho Embarks on Second Bulgarian Trip

Internationally acclaimed best-selling author Paulo Coelho arrived in Sofia Monday evening, starting his second trip to Bulgaria.

Society | May 8, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 460

Music Street Parade Took on Sofia Streets

Music, songs and lots of good moods spilt on Sofia streets on Sunday with the Coca-Cola Street Parade.

Society | May 7, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 602

Sofia Displays Crucifix-Piece Cross, Gold Treasure

Sofia has put on display for the first time a unique treasure of church plate, including a cross believed to imbed a piece of Christ's crucifix.

Society | May 7, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1375

Athens Swirls in Longest Chain Dance of Bulgaria

Tens of thousands of Bulgarians, Greeks and guests to Athens are expected to join the longest chain dance (called "choro") in the world.

Society | May 7, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1045

Glimpses, Tastes from Bulgaria Enchant Brussels

Bulgarian hospitality has conquered Brussels with national stands in the European capital offering tastes and glimpses from here.

Society | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1202

Bulgarian Farmers Feast Guardian of Shepherds

On the sidelines of celebrations of the Day of Bulgarian valour, May 6 marks also the national feast Gergyovden. The day of holy martyr St George the Victor has been traditionally celebrated on Bulgarian Orthodox calendar.

Society | May 6, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 769

Bulgaria's EU Babies Celebrate 1st Birthday

Bulgaria's Euro babies celebrated together their first birthday on Friday on the special invitation of Bulgarian EP Observer Hristina Hristova. More than 60 EU babies from across the country celebrated their 1st birthday at a party under the aegis of Bul

Society | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1127

Forks and Corks: Cheesy Catfish

Ingredients: 1 egg

Society | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 455

Health: British Woman Pregnant at 63

A woman aged 63 is about to become the oldest Briton to give birth, media say. Patricia Rashbrook of East Sussex was treated in a Rome fertility clinic late last year.

Society | May 5, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 440

Picasso's Lover Portrait Cashes in USD 95.2 M

A Picasso portrait of his beloved Dora Maar was sold for USD 95.2 M, the second highest amount ever paid for a painting at auction.

Society | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2620

Major Bulgarian Tour to Pour Fresh Hits

Bulgaria's most popular hip-hop band Upsurt are getting together with pop stars in a music tour that seems to bring out summer's potential super hits. Melodic pop celeb Dicho, young vocalist Lora Karadzhova, last year's Eurovision find Ya-Ya, Slave from

Society | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 528

Van Damme Wraps Sofia Action

Hollywood hero Jean-Claude Van Damme took part in the final shooting of three scenes to wrap up his latest action movie engagement in Sofia.

Society | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1874

World's Heaviest Man Posed for Surgery

A half-tonne Mexican man believed to be world's heaviest is set for an operation in Italy. Manuel Uribe, weighting 550 kilograms, has drawn the attention of doctor Giancarlo De Bernardinis.

Society | May 4, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1816

Van Gogh Painting Sold for USD 40 M

A rare painting by Vincent Van Gogh has been sold for more than USD 40 M (about EUR 32 M) at an auction in New York, media broke Wednesday. "L'Arlesienne, Madame Ginoux" became the fourth most expensive work of the Dutch genius.

Society | May 3, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 649

Sofia Bookstore Opening Suits President's Book

Known to be an avid reader, President Georgi Parvanov was pleased to officially inaugurate the newest bookstore of the Helikon chain in Sofia.

Society | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1180

2 Diagnosed with Marseilles Fever in Bulgaria

Two Bulgarian men have been diagnosed with Marseilles fever in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv. The fever is usually caused by tick bites, and causes a rise in temperature, general faintness, and rashes.

Society | May 2, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 470