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Duran Duran Open MusicJam Fest in Bulgaria

UK pop wonders Duran Duran will open Sofia's MusicJam festival on October 20, organizers announced. Bulgarians will get the chance to see live the band that took the name of a mad scientist from the Jane-Fonda 1968 sci-fi Barbarella, for the price of BGN

Society | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1021

Bulgaria Meets Autumn/Winter in Style

With coming cooler and rainier autumn days Bulgarian fashion world has started revealing its style and designs for season Autumn/Winter 2006-2007.

Society | September 20, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1748

Int'l Puppet Fair Bemuses Sofia

Colourful costumes, extravagant spectacles and extreme skills from all over the world pour in downtown Sofia to celebrate the International Puppet Fair.

Society | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 885

Brit Funk Band Gigs Retroglide in Bulgaria

Brit funk band Level 42 staged a major gig in Sofia to mark the fifth birthday of local Jazz FM radio.

Society | September 19, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1142

Bulgaria's Big Brother 3 to See Baby Birth, Prize Set at EUR 250,000

Big Brother 3 has served another portion of shock and sensation after it announced the birth of a baby will take place live in next three months. Svetlana, 33, a mother of a child, entered the Big Brother house in the seventh month of pregnancy.

Society | September 18, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2407

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: 852

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: 826

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: 827

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: 3036

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: 1773

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: 1222

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: 1062

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: 1459

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: 1164

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: 9868

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: 994

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: 821

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: 997

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: 663

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: 934