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Pavarotti Fee Hobbles Bulgarian Concert

World opera celebrity Luciano Pavarotti has been invited to stage a performance in Bulgaria, but the requested EUR 800,000 fee makes the gig rather unlikely, press reported Friday. The Sofia Municipality has been negotiating a possible summertime gig wit

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 735

Bulgaria Stamps Filmmaking Anniversary

Bulgaria issued Friday four special postmarks on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the local filmmaking. One of the stamps depicts a theme from "Bulgarian is Gallant," Bulgaria's first ever feature film, while the other three are dedicated to inter

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 501

Science: Astronomers Disclose Star-less Galaxy

Astronomers have discovered an object that appears to be an invisible galaxy made almost entirely of dark matter.

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2406

Health: Scientists Find Antibody Neutralizing HIV Strains

A group of scientists from The Scripps Research Institute and several other institutions has solved the structure of a rare human antibody that broadly neutralizes human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 448

Forks&Corks: Green Bean Salad with Bacon

Ingredients: 4 slices bacon, 1 1/2 tablespoons flour, 1 tablespoon sugar, 3 tablespoons vinegar, 3/4 cup water, 2 cups hot, cooked, seasoned green beans, 1/4 cup sliced onion rings, 2 tablespoons chopped pimiento Preparation:

Society | February 25, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 389

Big Brother Star Goes Off-Road

Bulgarian Big Brother celebrity Svetlozara "Zara" Trendafilova is getting ready for an off-road adventure this spring, the model herself disclosed Thursday. Zara is joining Miss Bulgaria 2001 Ivayla Bakalova in the unique ladies-only off-road challenge G

Society | February 24, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2628

Bulgarian Psychic Treats Britney Spears

Bulgarian psychic Atanas Peevski has performed a relaxing procedure for the pop princess Britney Spears, National Enquirer magazine reported. Peevski, who is from the Bulgarian town Gabrovo, saw a man with a broken arm in one of the big malls in Los Ange

Society | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5475

Bulgarian Coin Ushers in Spring Mood

Bulgaria's Central Bank introduced Wednesday a vivid coin dedicated to the Baba Marta spring holiday. All of the pieces have been coloured by hand - a rare method that makes the coins especially attractive.

Society | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 829

Queen Skips Charles Wedding

Buckingham Palace announced that the Queen will not attend Prince Charles civil marriage ceremony which is due to take place at the Guildhall outside Windsor Castle, becoming the first monarch in 142 years to miss the wedding of one of her children. The

Society | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 733

Bulgaria Applauds Opera Diva

Bulgarian opera diva Tsvetelina Vassileva staged a major show for all opera lovers in Sofia. The delicate Bulgarian soprano was backed on the stage by famous Bulgarian singer Orlin Goranov.

Society | February 23, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 581

Spain Readies to Mark 4-Centenary of Don Quixote

The Spanish Embassy in Sofia has launched preparations to mark four centenaries since the first edition of Don Quixote novel was printed out. The masterpiece of Servantes, which according to recent surveys is known to every fourth person in the world, wi

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

Black Sabbath to Rock Bulgaria

The dream of many Bulgarian heavy-metal diehard fans will come true on June 23 as the legendary Black Sabbath and Ozzy Osbourne will rock Sofia. The world-renowned rock musicians will take part in the 4th edition of the Bulgarian "Arena Music" festival.

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1408

Scandal Mars Turkey's Eurovision Bid

Bribe allegations cast a shadow over Turkey's participation in the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest, days after the vote in neighboring Bulgaria was blasted to have been manipulated. G?lseren was picked to represent Turkey at the 2005 Eurovision Song Contest

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 892

Bulgaria Mints Vivid Spring Coin

Bulgaria's Central Bank will introduce this week a vivid, colourful coin marked with the hues of popular springtime holiday Baba Marta. The festivity takes place every year on March 1, and to many people heralds the beginning of spring.

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 930

Christo, Jeanne-Claude Wrap Bush's Ranch

Famous conceptual artists Bulgaria-born Christo and his wife Jeanne-Claude will wrap the ranch of the US President Bush in Crawford.

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1322

Modern, Traditional Turkish Art Land in Sofia

After visiting the cities of Burgas, Dobritch and Razgrad, thirty oil colour canvasses of 30 different Turkish artists are now exhibited in Sofia as part of a travelling exhibition to represent Turkey's modern paining and traditional decorative arts. The

Society | February 22, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1139

Beckham Family Enriched with Third Child

Victoria Beckham gave birth to a third son, named Cruz, world media reported Sunday.

Society | February 20, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 960

Berlinale Golden Bear Goes to South African "Carmen"

A film that transports Georges Bizet's famous opera "Carmen" to the South African townships won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival Saturday. "U-Carmen eKhayelitsha" was the first South African film to compete for Berlin's Golden Bear award, and is

Society | February 19, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

Charles, Camilla Change Wedding Venue

Prince Charles will marry Camilla Parker Bowles in Guildhall, Windsor's town hall, and not in Windsor Castle as originally planned, says a statement on his Web site.

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1544

Bulgarian Gal Goes Cosmo in US

Bulgarian fashion model Silvia Rangelova is featured in the latest photo session for US Cosmopolitan, a Bulgarian agency said. Rangelova has been working in America for a year, and has already signed Guess Jeans, Intimissimo lingerie and Enrico Coveri.

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3313

Fashion: Shoe Clue for Spring/ Summer

Spring/ summer 2005 is expected to sparkle extremes when it comes to shoes - from flats to towering wedges. Flat peep toe sandals are the perfect match to knitted "I made it myself" styled tops.

Society | February 18, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 562
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