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Bulgarian Cabinet Kicks Off Controversial Theater Reform

The Bulgarian government adopted a degree to merge a number of theaters and related institutions at its Tuesday sitting, thus starting its recently announced reform of state-funded theaters and music troupes in the country.

Society » Culture | July 27, 2010, Tuesday // 14:25 | Viewed: 2708

Bulgaria Anticipates Anxiously UNESCO Decisions on World Heritage

The Bulgarian authorities and society are anxious about the results of a UNESCO meeting taking place in Brazil's capital Brasilia which could have important impact on the status of the country's recognized World Heritage sites.

Society » Culture | July 25, 2010, Sunday // 17:03 | Viewed: 2653

Jazz Legend Al Jarreau Critically Ill in Paris Hospital

Jazz legend Al Jarreau has been admitted in a "critical" condition to a French hospital after falling ill just before he was due to go on stage, health officials said.

Society » Culture | July 23, 2010, Friday // 15:43 | Viewed: 2514

Sofia Architect to Preside over Bulgarian Louvre Contest

Sofia chief architect Petar Dikov will head the jury in the competition for the new museum complex in the capital Sofia, known as the Bulgarian Louvre, it emerged on Thursday.

Society » Culture | July 22, 2010, Thursday // 17:00 | Viewed: 1970

UK Actor Leslie Grantham to Star in Bulgarian Sitcom

Popular British actor Leslie Grantham will be starring in "The English Neighbor", the newest sitcom of the Bulgarian National Television.

Society » Culture | July 21, 2010, Wednesday // 19:39 | Viewed: 5003

Architects Flock to Design Bulgarian Louvre

The public tender for the new museum complex in the capital Sofia, known as the Bulgarian Louvre had attracted 31 architects, the Culture Ministry informs.

Society » Culture | July 20, 2010, Tuesday // 14:03 | Viewed: 1993

Municipality to Provide Free Tours in Bulgaria's Capital

The Sofia municipality will offer citizens and guests of the Bulgarian capital a free walking tour of the sights in the central part of the city.

Society » Culture | July 20, 2010, Tuesday // 11:02 | Viewed: 2233

Bulgarian Medieval Castle Might Be Protected by UNESCO

The South African Ambassador in Bulgaria, Sheila Camerer has announced that there is a possibility for the medieval fortress in the Bulgarian city of Vidin, "Baba Vida", to be included in the protected sites by UNESCO.

Society » Culture | July 20, 2010, Tuesday // 10:33 | Viewed: 3866

Bulgaria's Plovdiv, Ruse Protest Local Operas Cut

Municipal authorities in Bulgarian cities of Plovdiv and Russe have stood Monday in support of local operas and philharmonic societies, which are facing a cut-down as a part of reforms advanced by the Bulgarian Ministry of Culture.

Society » Culture | July 19, 2010, Monday // 17:59 | Viewed: 2396

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Bulgaria

Ecumenical Patriarch and Archbishop of Constantinople Bartholomew I is on an official visit to Bulgaria this weekend to meet Bulgarian believers and official leaders.

Society » Culture | July 18, 2010, Sunday // 15:17 | Viewed: 9136

Bulgarian Orthodox Honor St Marina

The Orthodox world, including the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, mark Saturday the Day of Saint Marina.

Society » Culture | July 17, 2010, Saturday // 12:55 | Viewed: 2374

Culture Events Held at Bulgaria-Greece Border

A temporary cross border point is open Saturday on the Bulgarian-Greece border, near the Bulgarian village of Slaveevo.

Society » Culture | July 17, 2010, Saturday // 10:07 | Viewed: 2739

Bulgarian Theaters Indignant at Looming 'Reform'

A number of representatives of Bulgarian theaters have voiced staunch opposition to proposed reforms on the part of Bulgarian Minister of Culture Vezhdi Rashidov.

Society » Culture | July 16, 2010, Friday // 19:10 | Viewed: 2614

Sofia Hosts Traditional Balkan Foods Forum

Villagers from Cherni Vit, presenting their unique green cheese, are among 160 participants that gathered Friday in Sofia for Terra Madre Balkans, an event devoted to traditional food from across the region of the Balkans.

Society » Culture | July 16, 2010, Friday // 15:23 | Viewed: 4639

New Bulgarian Bestseller Intrigues Politicians, Intellectuals

The premiere of the latest novel by Bulgarian author, Dimitar Nedkov, "The Bulgarian's Sign," gathered over 200 of Sofia's intellectuals at the National Palace of Culture, eager to learn more about the intriguing plot.

Society » Culture | July 16, 2010, Friday // 13:22 | Viewed: 4089

Bulgarian Police to Protect Shipka Memorial until 2011

Bulgarian police officers will continue to protect the Shipka Memorial, the National Museum of History, the National Learning Complex of Culture and the National Art Gallery until the end of the year.

Society » Culture | July 15, 2010, Thursday // 17:36 | Viewed: 1838

Deutschland Radio: Police Became Laughing Stock of Bulgarians

The Bulgarian Interior Ministry became the laughing stock of all Bulgarians over the so-called "police anthem," according to a report of the German Deutschland radio.

Society » Culture | July 15, 2010, Thursday // 14:49 | Viewed: 2085

'Eastern Plays' Awarded Best Bulgarian Film for 2009

The Bulgarian movie "Eastern Plays" won the award for best movie for 2009 at the Bulgarian Film Academy ceremony Wednesday night.

Society » Culture | July 15, 2010, Thursday // 13:31 | Viewed: 2451

Afghanistan Movie Features Emblematic Bulgarian Folk Song

The most popular Bulgarian folk song, which was launched into space in 1977, has been used in a documentary movie for Afghanistan by National Geographic.

Society » Culture | July 15, 2010, Thursday // 12:10 | Viewed: 4296

Stolen Painting Featured in Bulgaria’s National Gallery of Nikola Tanev

Bulgaria's National Arts Gallery is opening Thursday an exhibition dedicated to the 120 birthday of one of the most renowned Bulgarian artists, Nikola Tanev.

Society » Culture | July 15, 2010, Thursday // 08:11 | Viewed: 4736

Hollywood Stars Invite Bulgarians in Documentary

Every Bulgarian could participate in the making of the first global documentary movie, directed and produced by the Hollywood stars Ridley Scott and Kevin McDonald.

Society » Culture | July 12, 2010, Monday // 16:19 | Viewed: 2349
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