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Days of Bulgarian Cinema Open in Prague

The Days of Bulgarian Cinema open Friday in the Czech capital Prague with a documentary titled "Cuba Is Music," and a concert of pop singer Yordanka Hristova.

Society » Culture | February 11, 2011, Friday // 10:40 | Viewed: 1981

American Band Entertains Sofia Metro Riders

The American string band Ebony Hillbillies held an improvised concert at the Sofia University metro station in downtown Bulgarian capital Wednesday morning.

Society » Culture | February 9, 2011, Wednesday // 11:42 | Viewed: 2193

Bryan Adams Digs Bulgarian World Music

In a Songlines (World Music Magazine) feature, pop star Bryan Adams has revealed his exclusive playlist of Top 5 World Music Tracks, which includes two Bulgarian performers.

Society » Culture | February 8, 2011, Tuesday // 08:44 | Viewed: 2688

Heavy Metal Band Judas Priest Announces Sofia Gig

English heavy metal band Judas Priest will stage a concert in Bulgaria on July 8, according to information on their official website.

Society » Culture | February 4, 2011, Friday // 17:02 | Viewed: 6235

First Bulgarian Gardener at Prestigious UK Flower Show

Gardener Hristo Yordanov will be the first Bulgarian to participate in one of the most prestigious flower forum in the UK, Hampton Court Palace Flower Show.

Society » Culture | February 4, 2011, Friday // 16:02 | Viewed: 3400

Scandals Threaten to Mar Bulgaria's Eurovision Race Again

As Bulgaria's state-owned national television BNT started the quest to find an entry for the Eurovision Song Contest, the odds are that the race this year is very likely to be marred by scandals, yet again.

Society » Culture | February 2, 2011, Wednesday // 14:59 | Viewed: 4549

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: 11321

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: 3899

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: 6340

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: 2855

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: 7724

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: 2457

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: 5233

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: 3810

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: 2029

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: 2104

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: 45608

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: 2153

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: 9322

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: 2591

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: 2531
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