Society

Sonique Takes Over Bulgarian TV Show Stage

UK music star Sonique thrilled the audience and the participants in the Star Academy reality show Monday evening. The DJ and vocalist performed in Sofia together with one of the young talents in the Academy who performed her hit Sky.

Society | June 21, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 880

Bulgarians Swept by Unique Megadeth Gig

World hard rock icons Megadeth staged a deafening gig in Sofia on Monday night, which was their first and also last performance in the country. The band headed by former Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine are currently on their farewell tour, after 20 yea

Society | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1387

Australian Barbeque First Time in Sofia

This summer, for the first time in Sofia, Seasons Restaurant & Terrace at Hilton Sofia offers superb range of BBQ specialties from the land of the Great Barrier Reef, Uluru and the Tasmanian Wilderness. Australian appetizers and salads, prepared by Execu

Society | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 654

Comedian Takes The Helm of Bulgaria's Artists

Bulgarian actor Hristo Mutafchiev, mostly known for his comedy roles, became the new chairman of the Bulgarians Artists Union. Mutafchiev garnered 60 votes in the competition with colleague Vesselin Rankov, who was backed by 40 members of the Union.

Society | June 20, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 564

Orpheus Temple Reveals Unique Artifacts

Archeologists have found a piece of 23-carat Thracian gold in south Bulgaria. The team was examining the Tatul sanctuary near Kardzhali when they picked the precious find.

Society | June 19, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3139

Cervantes Centre Opens Doors for Spanish Speakers

The Spanish Culture and Information Centre named after the famed writer Cervantes has opened doors in Sofia.

Society | June 18, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 976

Sofia Reopens Youth Theatre after 19 Years

The entirely renovated National Youth Theatre is opening doors on Saturday after nearly 20 years staying closed and half-ruined due to insufficient funds to reconstruct the building.

Society | June 18, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 516

Sofia Hosts National Graffiti Battle

The third Bulgarian national competition Sprite Graffiti Battle will take place in the country's capital Sofia on July 3.

Society | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1289

Veliko Tarnovo Sees Bulgaria's 1st Banknote

The first Bulgarian banknote ever printed was shown briefly in the town of Veliko Tarnovo, media reported. The BGN 20 bill drew much attention during an exhibition of the Bulgarian National Bank (BNB).

Society | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1430

Fashion: Hip Swimwear for Men

This summer, the gentlemen should look for surfer-style shorts if they want to look ultra hip. This type of shorts come in different style and colours.

Society | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 810

Health: Good Friends "Help People Live Longer"

The presence of good friends can actually help you live longer, researchers proved.

Society | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 395

Science: Smallest Extrasolar Planet Found

Astronomers have detected the smallest extrasolar planet yet: a world about seven and a half times as massive as Earth, orbiting a star much like ours.

Society | June 17, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 872

Signed Mein Kapmf Copy Sold for EUR 35,000

An anonymous buyer paid EUR 35,000 on Wednesday at a London auction for a rare signed first edition of Adolf Hitler's 'Mein Kampf' (My struggle).

Society | June 16, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 796

Bulgaria Bids Farewell To Opera Prima

Hundreds of people gathered at the funeral service held for the Bulgarian-born opera prima donna Ghena Dimitrova Thursday.

Society | June 16, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 751

Architect Guru Reveals Secrets of Italian Design

It is necessary to challenge the rigid academic tradition by introducing new visions and languages closer to contemporary artistic practice, renowned Italian architect and designer Alessandro Guerriero said to Sofia audience. Italian furniture design is

Society | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 720

Bulgaria Joins "Best Book of the Century" Celebrations

Bulgaria is to join celebrations commemorating one of 20th century masterpieces James Joyce's Ulysses on June 16, or so called Bloomsday. Literature fans from all over the world each year pay tribute to the Irish novel and its author James Joyce by parti

Society | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1716

Bulgaria Hands Out Pioneer Ilko Eskenazi Awards

The specially founded "Ilko Eskenazi- Bulgaria and EU - Law and Economics Awards" were handed out for the first time in history Tuesday. The annual awards are organised by the "St.

Society | June 14, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 789

Bulgarians Walk against World Hunger

Dozens Bulgarians joined the UN-sponsored initiative Fight Hunger, designed to fight starvation globally. The walk-on-foot charity event "Walk The World" was organized by the UN World Food Program (WFP) and its partner TNT, global provider of express, lo

Society | June 12, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 644

Sofia - "Balkan Backwater Turns Belle"

Bulgaria's capital Sofia is a stylish city, filled with flowers, monumental architecture, broad boulevards, richly landscaped parks, good restaurants, friendly people - all for a bargain, writes Barry Zwick in the Los Angeles Times. "Prices were a third

Society | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 780

Europe's Oldest Civilization "Found"

Archaeologists have discovered Europe's oldest civilisation, a network of dozens of temples, 2,000 years older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids, the Independent reported.

Society | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1166

"Made in Italy" Haute Couture for Sofia Connoisseurs

The Italian Institute of Foreign Trade organized a fashion show of leading Italian designers of haute couture that was presented at the Central military Club Friday night.

Society | June 11, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1195