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Bulgarian Teamwork Bids for Guinness Record

Some 40,000 pupils from 72 schools in Plovdiv, Bulgaria's second largest city, have written down simultaneously a slogan dedicated to their homeland in a bid to enter the Guinness Book of World Records.

Society | May 16, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 523

Young Talent Receives Bulgarian Virtuoso's Violin

The violin of the Bulgarian virtuoso Vasko Vassilev changed its owner going to the winner of a special contest held on Monday. The violin was presented to Christina Hinova, a teenage girl studying at the National Music School "Lyubomir Pipkov" in Sofia.

Society | May 16, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 799

Bulgaria's Kaffe Gets Ready for the Big Eurovision Night

Bulgaria's first ever Eurovision contestant, famous pop group Kaffe is getting ready for the big night. The second rehearsal of Bulgaria's Eurovision bid took place Sunday afternoon at the Palats Sportu, media reported.

Society | May 16, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 652

Clarinet Star Papazov Delights Bulgarian Fans

Bulgaria's internationally famous clarinet virtuoso Ivo Papazov and his friends in the music business staged a memorable show in Sofia on Saturday night. Papazov stormed Hall 1 of the National Palace of Culture, together with the Trakiya Band, Eva quarte

Society | May 15, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 565

Sofia Sees Final Day of "Scary" Expo

Resident of Sofia have on Sunday their last chance to see an exhibition of exotic animals. Rats, cockroaches, cobras and poisonous tarantulas were among the species shown at the Earth and People Museum in the Bulgarian capital.

Society | May 15, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 480

Paris Discovers Bulgarian Haute Couture

Bulgarian haute couture and pr?t-a-porter designers as well as fashion models will be officially presented in Paris next month, it emerged this week. The fashion shows will be part of the Meeting Bulgaria initiative, held under the aegis of French Presid

Society | May 14, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1248

Magical Ring Exhibited in Sofia

Sofia citizens will be able to see a special ring, which once belonged to the great Russian Basso Feodor Chaliapin.

Society | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 997

Star Wars Episode III Premiere Thrills Millions

One of the most anticipated movies this summer-Star Wars Episode 3: Revenge of the Sith, opened in US cinemas.

Society | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2685

Sofia Central Bus Station Turned into Photo Gallery

Photos from the ancient Perperikon, Pliska, Preslav, Bozhentsi, Koprivtshtitsa and some of the country's most beautiful monasteries were exhibited at the Sofia Central Bus station, the Tourism Agency announced. The exhibition will stay there to May 19 an

Society | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2444

Science: Tutankhamun's Face Reconstructed

The face of young Egyptian Pharaoh Tutankhamun has come to life after teams of scientists reconstructed it by CT scans of the Egyptian boy king. Photos of the models they created were released in Cairo and bear a close resemblance to a gold mask of King

Society | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 9562

Forks&Corks: Basmati Rice

Ingredients: 2 cups basmati rice (14 oz), 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, 3 1/3 cups water, 1 teaspoon salt Preparation: Rinse rice in several changes of cold water until water runs clear.

Society | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 340

Health: Gay, Straight Men Smell "Sex" Differently

A new study shows that gay men respond differently from straight men when exposed to a suspected sexual stimulus found in male sweat.

Society | May 13, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1191

Bulgaria Opens School Website Contest

Bulgaria's Transport Minister announced Thursday the start of a contest for school websites. It is part of the i-Class project that aims to boost the use of information technologies at schools.

Society | May 12, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 381

Bulgarian Virtuoso Violin Seeks New Talent

The violin Bulgarian virtuoso Vasko Vassilev earned fame with in Covent Garden Hall will change its owner going to the winner of a special contest to be held on Monday. The ancient instrument is part of the 13-century Bulgarian Fund and was awarded to Va

Society | May 12, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 569

Bulgaria's Kaffe Takes off to Eurovision Scene

Bulgaria's first ever Eurovision contestant, famous pop group Kaffe set off Thursday morning to Kiev for its participation in the grand music festival. Admirers, friends and journalists gave hearty farewell to the boys at Sofia airport, wishing them luck

Society | May 12, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1228

Sofia Wishes Luck to Kaffe Setting for Eurovision

Hours before setting on their Eurovision trip to fame, the boys from Kaffe saw a hearty farewell event in Sofia attended by numerous friends, fans, life and showbiz celebrities and music producers. Foreign Minister Solomon Passy also dropped in there to

Society | May 11, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 755

Bulgarian Movie Storms Cannes Film Fest

Actors, movie-makers and film fans from the entire world are gathered in the South of France for the grand opening of the Cannes Film Festival. Bulgaria's "Bring the Rabbit Back" will be presented at this year's film extravaganza in the Short Film sectio

Society | May 11, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1000

Bulgaria Opens Vibrant Arts Salon

Bulgaria's tenth annual Arts Salon opened Wednesday, to bring a series of exciting exhibitions and performances to the public. An expo of Bulgarian icons is the starting event of the forum, and the culmination will be the performance of international cel

Society | May 11, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

Exclusive Krum, Hermione Scene Shown

The ABC TV has aired an early glimpse into Viktor Krum and Hermione footage from Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Bulgarian actor Stanislav Ianevski (Viktor Krum) and Emma Watson (Hermione) were shown during a Yule Ball dance.

Society | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5149

Plovdiv Teen Wins "Miss Bulgaria - London"

A 16-year-old girl from Bulgaria's second city, Plovdiv, has won last weekend the "Miss Bulgaria - London 2005" pageant. Manuela Stamenova competed with eleven other Bulgarian girls for the prestigious title.

Society | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6995

Festivities Celebrate Plovdiv - European City

A gala concert "Plovdiv - European city" celebrated the Europe Day in Bulgaria's second biggest city, against the background of the Ancient Theatre, the most impressive edifice of Roman times. Folklore ensembles from the towns of Suedinenie, Krichim, Plo

Society | May 10, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 580