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Sofia's Book Fair Opens Gates Free of Charge

The traditional Spring Book Fair is welcoming guests and visitors free of charge on its first day, May 24, in Sofia's Palace of Culture.

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 618

Rolling Stones Postpone European Shows

The Rolling Stones have been forced to postpone the first 15 shows of their summer tour as Keith Richards needs more time for recovery.

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 461

Bulgaria Feasts Enlighteners, Cyrillic Fathers

Numerous festivities across the country marked May 24 - the Day of Bulgarian Education, Culture and Slavic Letters. It has justifiably earned the recognition as the most outstandingly Bulgarian holiday as it pays tribute to Slav enlighteners Sts.

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 544

Arts Heart of Sofia Gleams in New Lights

The Foreign Arts Gallery has surprised Sofia citizens Tuesday evening with a rain of lights pouring down from all its sides. The impressive illumination is part of a municipal project to make key historic and cultural buildings in the two million capital

Society | May 24, 2006, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 622

Theatre Celebs Jubilate Askeer Awards

Sticking to the tradition of pouring in prizes for the Day of Letters and Culture, Bulgarian theatre community has recognized distinguished and talented stars of one of its oldest art - the theatre.

Society | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 577

Tarkan's Gig Moved to Smaller Place

The Bulgarian concert of Tarkan has been moved from the Lokomotiv Stadium to an indoor venue, organizers announced. Turkey's pop megastar will perform at the Winter Hall in Studentski Grad district.

Society | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1537

Bulgaria Bows Head to National Arts, Letters Icons

On the eve of the Day of Bulgarian Letters and Culture, the elite of Bulgarian cultural life received numerous official awards and recognition.

Society | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 515

Young Talents Delight Sofia Music Connoisseurs

The Bulgarian art students, who won scholarships from the "Gallery of Bulgarian Talents" fund staged a high-quality music performance Monday evening in the prestigious Bulgaria Hall. The varied program of the concert at the State Music Academy featured a

Society | May 23, 2006, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 861

Bulgarian Celebs Sport Spicy Graduation

Two of Bulgaria's young beauty celebrities have graduated school and seized the opportunity to show attention-worthy body curves. Miss Bulgaria 2005 Rositsa Ivanova and fellow Miss Tourism Teodora Andreeva stepped out together from the First Private Engl

Society | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 30673

Astrid Lindgren Inspires Young Bulgarian Talents

The lively works of Astrid Lindgren and her charming characters inspired many Bulgarian children to sit down and put down on paper and in vivid colours their view of the characters. A total of 19 pictures by the young talents were awarded in the contest

Society | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 658

Bulgaria Hosts Intl Hip-Hop, Graffiti Fest

The major international hip-hop graffiti festival "Meeting of Styles 2006" will take place in Bulgaria for the first time May 27 to 28. The major event will be carried out in the Black Sea capital Varna that will welcome over 40 of Europe's best graffiti

Society | May 22, 2006, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1684

Bulgarian Spiderman Opens Photography Exhibition

Bulgarian-born Canadian fan of extreme sensations Ivan Kristoff, largely known as Spiderman, will present his aerial photos of paragliding in Bulgaria. "Through the Eye of the Spider" will open in Bulgaria's second city of Plovdiv on Tuesday, showing for

Society | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1061

Bocelli, Bulgarian Soprano Enchant Sofia

Angel-voiced Andrea Bocelli and acclaimed Bulgarian soprano Tsvetelina Maldzhanska enchanted Sofia on Sunday in the National Palace of Culture. The 90-minute long show only included opera pieces, to the dismay of those who prefer Bocelli's lighter songs.

Society | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1643

Over 600 Infected with AIDS in Bulgaria

The number of HIV positive people in Bulgaria totals 623, according to the latest registers, experts announced on the AIDS International Candlelight Memorial. AIDS has already killed over 280 Bulgarians, but many believe that the number of infected is th

Society | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 953

Finnish Monsters of Rock Conquer Eurovision

The horrific metal-masked rock-thrashing Lordi band from Finland has emerged without competition to win the finals of Eurovision 2006 in Athens.

Society | May 21, 2006, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5183

Allergies Boom Plagues Bulgarians

An unseen number of Bulgarians suffer from allergies this year, media revealed. The record amount of pollen in the atmosphere has brought about a boom in allergies even among people who normally don't sneeze too much when flowers start blooming.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 363

Bulgarian Museums Open Doors for Nocturnal Visits

Five Bulgarian Museums will keep their doors open for visitors until midnight on Saturday, as part of the European initiative Night of the Museums. Four of these museums are in Sofia and one in seaside's Varna.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 759

Prom Season Opens in Sofia

Bulgarian high-school graduates are prepping for their proms and Sofia has already started to witness the loud party processions.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1342

Bulgaria's Theatres Dwindling

For the past six years the theatres in Bulgaria have diminished by 10, and are now 75, the National Statistics Institute (NSI) says. In 2005 about a million and a half Bulgarians have seen a theatrical performance, which is close to half a million less t

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 444

Bulgaria's Gabrovo Hosts Humour Fest

Bulgaria's central city of Gabrovo opened Saturday the European days of humour, part of the international humour fest.

Society | May 20, 2006, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 484

"Twin" of Bulgarian Tatul Sanctuary Found in Syria

The sanctuary located in the Bulgarian village of Tatul has an almost identical analog in Syria. The founder of the Tatul sanctuary professor Nikolay Ovcharov broke the news upon his return from an expedition in Syria and Jordan.

Society | May 19, 2006, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1485