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Rappers Dominate Bulgarian Top Music Awards

Bulgarian rappers from Upsurt grabbed three sets of MM honours, in the eighth edition of the traditional annual awards.

Society | March 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 764

Crashing Win at Oscars Night

"Crash" was awarded best picture honours in Sunday's Academy Awards ceremony.

Society | March 6, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 603

Bulgarians Beg Forgiveness Before Easter Lent

The first Sunday before Easter Lent in Bulgaria is traditionally marked by begging forgiveness from the elders of the family and friends. On this day Orthodox Christians turn to their elders and apologize for all their wrongs over the year.

Society | March 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1121

Hollywood "Sick and Tired" of Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes

Tom Cruise and his fiancee Katie Holmes entered history on Saturday by becoming the first couple "honored" with the Hollywood Razzie award for "most tiresome tabloid targets".

Society | March 5, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1948

"Masquerade Games" Expel Evil Spirits

On the eve of the first Sunday before Lent, men carrying traditional multi-coloured masks with beads, ribbons and woolen tassels, danced in the village of Kamen, near the town of Sliven, to expel evil spirits and herald the advent of spring.

Society | March 4, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1378

Free-of-Charge Lift Rides on Vitosha Mountain

Students and pensioners had the chance Saturday to enjoy free-of-charge rides on "Simeonovo-Aleko" and "Dragalevtsi-Goli Vrah" chair lifts on Vitosha Mountain. The promotion will be valid for those who show public transport cards.

Society | March 4, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Bulgaria Awaits Legendary Sting in the Summer

The summer of 2006 will turn out to be among the greatest experiences for all Bulgarian music fans as some of the greatest world music stars have already placed the Balkan country on their tour maps. Legendary Sting, Alice Copper, Ronny James Dio are onl

Society | March 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1923

Health: New Light on Brain

Scientists said they have identified a section of the brain which, when damaged by stress hormones, can cause the onset of dementia. High levels of stress hormone were found to shrink the anterior cingulate cortex at the centre of the brain.

Society | March 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 714

Forks&Corks: Tofu-Topped Vegetable Casserole

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 medium onions, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced lengthwise, 1 lb cabbage, cored and cut crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices (4 cups), 1 lb kale, stems and center ribs removed and leaves coarsely chopped (12 cu

Society | March 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 305

Science: The East Unveiled Its "Pompeii"

An expedition to the site of the largest volcanic eruption in modern times - in Indonesia - has uncovered a lost kingdom.

Society | March 3, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 476

Demis Russos in Bulgarian Song Swirl

World-famous singer Demis Russos has come to Sofia to perform together with all-times Bulgarian diva Lili Ivanova. In a charity event on Thursday the Greek-born Russos and Lili raised funds for the national folk arts school, after the name of Philip Kute

Society | March 2, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3142

Two More Sofia Sites Blaze Illuminated

The buildings of the Military Club and the Palace, where the National Arts Gallery is housed, flashed in new lights on the eve of March 3 national holiday. The author of the illumination project on the facade the historic Military Club is Sofia municipal

Society | March 2, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 998

Mobile Guide Voices Bulgaria's Scaled-Model History

A mobile tourist guide will keep informed those wishing to know more about Bulgaria's most significant historic, cultural and natural sites. The guide is part of the landmark project Bulgaria in Miniatures, which reproduces in scaled models some of the c

Society | March 2, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1000

Ramazzotti's Melting Pop in Sofia July 30

Italy's pop heartthrob Eros Ramazzotti will heat Bulgaria's summer to the fullest, it emerged Thursday when July 3 was named as the date for his live performance in Sofia. Eros will spill his melting sound at the Lokomotiv Stadium, organizers have said.

Society | March 2, 2006, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 517

Sofia Ties in Patriotism, Beauty

The campaign for selecting Miss Bulgaria 2006 has flagged a patriotic message. The organizers of the annual pageant show from Visages will mark the March 3 national holiday by hoisting the Bulgarian flag at key sites in Sofia.

Society | March 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1416

President Honours Bulgarian Art Luminaries

Three of the biggest names on Bulgaria's art scene were treated with high honour by the President on Wednesday. Poetry masters Nedyalko Nedyalkov and Lyubomir Levtchev shared the memorable moment with theatre producer Alexander Morfov.

Society | March 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1139

Snowy Bulgaria Welcomes Spring

Despite the last-minute snows that covered the country Bulgarians anticipate the coming of Spring by following an ancient tradition - exchanging martenitsas on March 1.

Society | March 1, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1211

Europe's Diplomatic Elite Get Martenitsas

Martenitsa, the unique Bulgarian spring amulets, will surprise the European Union's diplomatic hotshots. Bulgarian Foreign Minister Ivaylo Kalfin has sent such knitworks to his colleagues from the bloc, as well as to the diplomatic representatives of mem

Society | February 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 525

Miss Bulgaria Becomes Flag-Waver

The campaign for choosing the new Miss Bulgaria has engaged a patriotic message, it emerged Tuesday. The organizers will mark the March 3 national holiday by hoisting the Bulgarian flag at key sites in Sofia.

Society | February 28, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 823

M-Tel Gives Way to Modern Bulgarian Art

Bulgaria's largest mobile operator has established traditional awards for modern Bulgarian art.

Society | February 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 647

Celebs Clash in Bulgarian Radio Reality Show

A new radio reality show will gather eight Bulgarian celebrities in fight for the crowd's love.

Society | February 27, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 638