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Bulgarian Girl Awarded in National Geographic Photo Contest

Bulgarian teenage girl, Magdalena Velkova, has received an award from the National Geographic International Photo Contest for Kids.

Society » Culture | February 1, 2011, Tuesday // 16:23 | Viewed: 10384

Ethno-Pop Diva Ishtar Arrives to Bulgaria with 12-Member Crew

Israeli-born ethno-pop singer Ishtar will arrive with a crew of 12 musicians, backing vocalists and dancers for her three gigs in Bulgaria, the organizers of the concerts, ART BG, announced.

Society » Culture | January 31, 2011, Monday // 19:29 | Viewed: 3700

Rock Legends Whitesnake Announce Sofia Concert

English rock legends Whitesnake will stage a concert in Bulgaria on July 8, according to their official website.

Society » Culture | January 31, 2011, Monday // 15:06 | Viewed: 5519

Bulgaria's Largest Kukeri Festival Breaks All Records

The 20th edition of Bulgaria's largest and most impressive "Kukeri" event – the Surva Festival in Pernik – broke all of its previous attendance and participation records.

Society » Culture | January 31, 2011, Monday // 08:12 | Viewed: 2805

Bulgaria's Largest Kukeri Festival to Gain UNESCO World Heritage Status

The 20th edition of Bulgaria's largest and most impressive "Kukeri" event – the Surva Festival – kicked off in the western city of Pernik on Friday.

Society » Culture | January 28, 2011, Friday // 21:13 | Viewed: 7117

Turkish Novelist Orhan Pamuk to Visit Sofia in May

Turkish novelist and Nobel Prize-winner Orhan Pamuk will make his first visit to Bulgaria on May 18, the Elizabeth Kostova Foundation has announced.

Society » Culture | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 18:21 | Viewed: 2403

Bulgarian Cellist Seals Deal with Celine Dion

Superstar singer Celine Dion has signed on a unique Bulgarian cellist to play in the small string section of the 31 musicians who will be onstage during her new show.

Society » Culture | January 26, 2011, Wednesday // 13:26 | Viewed: 4673

Turkish Director to Make Bulgarian Novel into TV Series

A novel of young Bulgarian author Lyudmila Filipova will be made into a TV series in Turkey.

Society » Culture | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 19:52 | Viewed: 3736

Bulgarian National Radio Celebrates 76th Anniversary

The Bulgarian National Radio celebrates Tuesday the 76th anniversary since its establishment by a decree of Tsar Boris III.

Society » Culture | January 25, 2011, Tuesday // 10:16 | Viewed: 1960

Bulgaria's 'Eastern Plays' Fails to Make Cut for Oscar

"Eastern Plays", the Bulgarian foreign language Oscar competitor, has not made it for the final shortlist.

Society » Culture | January 21, 2011, Friday // 13:29 | Viewed: 1916

Ethno-Pop Diva Ishtar to Stage 3 Gigs in Bulgaria in 2011

Israeli-born ethno-pop singer Ishtar will stage a third concert in Bulgaria in 2011, the organizers have announced.

Society » Culture | January 17, 2011, Monday // 16:29 | Viewed: 45471

NG Movie on Afghanistan Probed over Illegal Use of Bulgarian Song

The performer of the most popular Bulgarian folk song, which was launched into space in 1977, has initiated a probe into its use in a documentary movie for Afghanistan by National Geographic.

Society » Culture | January 16, 2011, Sunday // 18:12 | Viewed: 2097

2000 Mummers Gather for Kukeri Festival in Southwest Bulgaria

The small southwestern town of Simitli hosted Saturday a huge festival of "kukeri", or mummers, a beloved Bulgarian folklore tradition with roots from Ancient Thrace.

Society » Culture | January 15, 2011, Saturday // 20:21 | Viewed: 8627

Bulgaria Roma Usher in New Year with Heart-Wrenching Songs, Pageants

The Roma minority in Bulgaria are celebrating on Friday the Roma New Year also known as Vassilitsa, the Day of Vassil (Basil) or Bango Vassili (the Lame Basil).

Society » Culture | January 14, 2011, Friday // 08:20 | Viewed: 2499

Bulgarian Roma Prepare for New Year's Eve

All Roma groups in Bulgaria are preparing to celebrate on January 14 the Roma New Year also known as Vassilitsa, the Day of Vassil (Basil) or Bango Vassili (the Lame Basil).

Society » Culture | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 15:33 | Viewed: 2484

Bulgaria Celebrates Cinema Day, Movie Theaters Skip

As Wednesday marks the day of Bulgarian cinema, no Bulgarian movies are being shown in the country's biggest theaters.

Society » Culture | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 13:43 | Viewed: 1860

Ruling GERB Party to Fight for Purity of Bulgarian Language

The Bulgarian language must get once again understandable for all Bulgarians, according to ruling GERB party MP Emil Karanikolov.

Society » Culture | January 11, 2011, Tuesday // 20:23 | Viewed: 1671

Uriah Heep Legend John Lawton Films Bulgarian Cities

English rock musician John Lawton, who is former Uriah Heep vocalist, has arrived to the southern Bulgarian town of Chepelare to continue filming his documentary movies about Bulgarian cities and towns, the local administration announced.

Society » Culture | January 10, 2011, Monday // 12:45 | Viewed: 5016

Bulgaria's Public Libraries Protest Total State Neglect

Bulgaria's network of public libraries has sent an open letter to PM Boyko Borisov, sharply protesting radical cuts and neglect on the part of the state.

Society » Culture | January 8, 2011, Saturday // 16:04 | Viewed: 1760

The Bulgaria 2010 Review: Culture

A number of cultural events marked Bulgaria's public life in 2010.

Society » Culture | January 6, 2011, Thursday // 21:55 | Viewed: 4736

Sofia International Festival Presents 200 Feature Films

The 15th edition of the Sofia International Film Festival will begin March 4 and its program will consist of about 200 feature films, with the main focus being on French cinema, the organizers have announced.

Society » Culture | January 3, 2011, Monday // 17:33 | Viewed: 2166
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