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Priest, Whitesnake to Rock Sofia with 80 Tons of Steel

Bulgarian capital Sofia is preparing for the massive Sofia Rocks festival Friday featuring as headliners heavy metal legislators Judas Priest with special guests rock icons Whitesnake.

Society » Culture | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 09:51 | Viewed: 3370

Relics of Maximus Confessor to Travel Round Bulgaria

The relics of the great Christian Orthodox theologian St. Maximus the Confessor, which were transported from Mount Athos to the patriarchal St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia will travel to Plovdiv Tuesday afternoon.

Society » Culture | July 5, 2011, Tuesday // 08:09 | Viewed: 2129

Bulgaria's Capital to Open Museum of Totalitarian Art in September

A Museum of Totalitarian Art will be officially opened in Bulgaria's capital in September 2011, announced Culture Minister Vezhdi Rashidov.

Society » Culture | July 4, 2011, Monday // 15:23 | Viewed: 4237

Yitzhak Rabin's Memoirs Published for 1st Time in Bulgarian

The memoirs of late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin have been published for the first time in Bulgarian.

Society » Culture | July 4, 2011, Monday // 15:06 | Viewed: 7755

Bulgaria's Sofia Becomes New York in Norwegian Blockbuster

The shooting of the New York scenes of the much anticipated Norwegian film "Kon-Tiki" in Bulgaria has delighted his directors, Espen Sandberg and Joachim Roenning.

Society » Culture | July 4, 2011, Monday // 13:49 | Viewed: 1780

Geraldine Chaplin Wears Sneakers in Support of Bulgarian Movie

Geraldine Chaplin, head of the jury at the Moscow International Film Festival, appeared in a peculiar outfit during the graduation ceremony in order to protest a Bulgarian movie not receiving an award.

Society » Culture | July 4, 2011, Monday // 10:45 | Viewed: 2117

Rock Fest Remembers Bulgarian Legend Georgi Minchev

Late Bulgarian rock legend Georgi Minchev was once again commemorated with a festival in the capital Sofia this weekend despite the rainy weather and in yet another proof that his rebel spirit will live forever.

Society » Culture | July 3, 2011, Sunday // 16:01 | Viewed: 3415

Bulgarian Movie Awarded at Moscow International Festival

The Bulgarian movie (Ketsove") ("Sneakers") received the prestigious Moscow International Film Festival's Cinema clubs prize and diploma on Saturday.

Society » Culture | July 3, 2011, Sunday // 12:16 | Viewed: 2299

Relics of Maximus Confessor to Travel to Bulgaria

The relics of the great Christian Orthodox theologian St. Maximus the Confessor will travel from Mount Athos and be laid out for veneration in the patriarchal St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral in Sofia Sunday.

Society » Culture | July 2, 2011, Saturday // 18:03 | Viewed: 2020

Thousands of Bulgarians Celebrate 'Hippie' July Morning Holiday

Thousands of Bulgarians flocked to the country's seaside in the wee hours of Friday to celebrate July's first sunrise - a tradition that has been celebrated for the last 30 years.

Society » Culture | July 1, 2011, Friday // 11:26 | Viewed: 3973

Gusty Winds Close Access to Bulgaria's Elevation Music Fest

The access to the site where Bulgaria's first ever Elevation festival event is being held is temporarily banned over gusty winds.

Society » Culture | June 25, 2011, Saturday // 13:58 | Viewed: 3094

Pippi Longstocking Named Bulgaria's Favorite Children's Book

Astrid Lindgren Pippi Longstocking has been named as the Bulgarians' most loved children reading experience according to the results from the "The Little Big Read" campaign, organized by the Bulgarian National television.

Society » Culture | June 24, 2011, Friday // 13:54 | Viewed: 3943

Bulgaria's 1st Elevation Music Festival Kicks Off Friday

Friday 24th June and Saturday the 25th June 2011 will see Bulgaria's first ever Elevation festival event, which will gather Jamiroquai, 30 Seconds to Mars, Morcheeba, Stereo MCs, Delinquent Habits and Cypress Hill among others.

Society » Culture | June 24, 2011, Friday // 09:02 | Viewed: 1962

Sinead O'Connor to Delight Bulgaria Wednesday

Irish singer/songwriter Sinead O'Connor will perform for the first time in Bulgaria on Wednesday.

Society » Culture | June 22, 2011, Wednesday // 11:31 | Viewed: 2808

Soviet Army Monument in Sofia Washed Clean Overnight

The Soviet Army Monument in Bulgaria's capital Sofia, which was painted by an unknown graffiti artist Saturday to represent a set of US pop culture characters, has been washed.

Society » Culture | June 21, 2011, Tuesday // 09:15 | Viewed: 4094

Bulgarian Orthodox Christians Mark Pentecost

Fifty days after Easter, the Bulgarian Orthodox Church is feasting Pentecost (Whitsunday), also called Holy Trinity.

Society » Culture | June 12, 2011, Sunday // 10:28 | Viewed: 2416

Bulgaria Bestows 2 Awards on Ottawa's Bulgarian Folklore Ensemble

The Bulgarian folklore ensemble in Canada's Ottawa "Rodina" ("Fatherland") has received two awards from the government in Sofia for promoting Bulgarian culture abroad.

Society » Culture | June 10, 2011, Friday // 18:42 | Viewed: 2913

Sofia Welcomes Pulitzer Prize Winner Jonathan Weiner

Jonathan Weiner, one of the most distinguished popular-science American writers, will pay a visit to Bulgaria's capital Sofia June 9-11 to present his new book "Long for this World: The Strange Science of Immortality".

Society » Culture | June 9, 2011, Thursday // 11:09 | Viewed: 2053

Sting, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra Enchant 15 000

Sting, the world renowned pop star, delighted nearly 15 000 spectators with a two hour concert at the Georgi Asparuhov stadium in Bulgaria's capital Sofia.

Society » Culture | June 8, 2011, Wednesday // 12:28 | Viewed: 2961

Bulgaria Impatient for Sting, Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra Gig

Sting, the world renowned pop star, will perform with Sofia's Philharmonic Orchestra during his concert in the Bulgarian capital on June 7, which will feature symphonically re-orchestrated versions of some of his best known songs.

Society » Culture | June 7, 2011, Tuesday // 09:23 | Viewed: 3238

76 Projects Bid for Logo of Sofia as European Culture Capital

A total of seventy six bidders from Bulgaria, Germany, Greece, Finland and Portugal are taking part in the contest for a logo of the Bulgarian capital Sofia.

Society » Culture | June 5, 2011, Sunday // 15:45 | Viewed: 3267
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