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Ivo Papazov Gets BBC World Music Prize

Bulgarian clarinet whiz Ivo Papazov has won the annual BBC Radio 3 World Music Audience Award. The vote favoured Papazov as opposed to the Chehade Brothers (Palestine), Enzo Avitabile & Bottari (Italy) and Mercan Dede (Turkey).

Society | March 6, 2005, Sunday // 00:00 | Viewed: 3303

Bulgaria's D2 & Deo Storm MTV Chart

MTV Europe has once again succumbed to the magic of Bulgarian music, as a Bulgarian-text hit of D2 & Deo will be played on World Chart Express. First appearance on MTV air is expected on Saturday, at around 10:00 am, and again on Sunday, about 8:00 pm, B

Society | March 5, 2005, Saturday // 00:00 | Viewed: 5091

Icy Weather Closes Eiffel Tour

The Eiffel Tower was due to remain closed to visitors after bitterly cold weather in France left the monument with black ice on its metal floors, a spokesman said. It was the second day in a row that one of Paris' most visited monuments kept its doors sh

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 978

Bulgarian Archaeologists in Search for Thracian King's Body

In 2005 Bulgarian archaeologists will aim at discovering the body of the ancient Thracian king Seutus III, the archaeologist Georgi Kitov said Friday.

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 6364

USD 254 M Flow to NY through Christo's "Gates"

Bulgaria-born Christo and Jeanne-Claude's free art display "The Gates" far surpassed expectations, generating USD 254 M for New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced, as the project drew to its end. More than 7,500 of the 16-foot-high gates, hung

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1062

Oscar Nominee Opens 9th Int'l Sofia Film Fest

Mike Leigh's movie "Vera Drake" with three Oscar nominations, opens the 9th International Sofia Film Fest on Friday. The picture has been nominated for Best Director category, Best Actress for Imelda Staunton, original script for Mike Leigh.

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 740

Health: Gene "Cause of Dyslexia"

Researchers at Cardiff University have discovered a gene, which is believed, to be one of the causes of dyslexia in children.

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1009

Science: Comet Spacecraft Makes Earth Pass

The European spacecraft Rosetta will fly past the Earth on Friday as it builds up the speed needed to chase down and orbit a comet in 2014.

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 639

Forks and Corks: Lemon Mushroom Herb Chicken

Ingredients: 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme, 2 tablespoons dried basil, 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 1 teaspoon paprika, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast h

Society | March 4, 2005, Friday // 00:00 | Viewed: 700

American Sets Solo Flight Record

US adventurer Steve Fossett achieved the first solo, non-stop flight around the globe.

Society | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 591

"Thanks"- Bulgaria's Nicest Word

Bulgaria chose the word "thanks" (blagodarya) for the word vested in most beauty in the Bulgarian language, according to a local radio voting. "Thanks" garnered 11% of all votes cast by the 2,000 Bulgarians that participated in the voting.

Society | March 3, 2005, Thursday // 00:00 | Viewed: 896

New Scandal Hits Bulgaria's Eurovision Bid

Bulgaria's Eurovision bid "Lorrain" has similar music to another Bulgarian hit, recorded back in 2001, TV broadcast "Gospodari na efira" revealed in its latest show. Kaffe's Lorrain sounded much like Ruslan Mainov's "Don't go," the authors of the show cl

Society | March 2, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 2345

Frida Kahlo's Art Remains in Sofia to March 7

Bulgaria's art lovers will be able to enjoy one of the canvasses and the diary of legendary Mexican surrealist Frida Kahlo and three graphics of her beloved Diego Rivera till March 7. Kahlo and Rivera's canvasses first debuted in Bulgaria January 29 but

Society | March 2, 2005, Wednesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1270

"Pure Perfection" Puts Shine to Bulgarian Fashion

The new face of leading Bulgarian fashion house Zheni Style stepped on the catwalk Tuesday evening to represent this spring-summer collection of Zheni Zhivkova. Popular lifestyle TV anchor Nadya succeeds Visages top model Zheni Kalkandzhieva as the face

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1272

Bulgaria Launches EU Countdown

A second clock that will count the remaining days to Bulgaria's entry into the European Union was inaugurated Tuesday at central Sofia Tsar Osvoboditel Blvd. The clock was inaugurated just a few days after Bulgaria's ruling Simeon II National Movement pr

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 995

Top Millionaire Kicks off Jet Tour around the World

A jet plane piloted by US adventurer and millionaire Steve Fossett, aiming to make the first solo non-stop flight around the world without refuelling, has taken off.

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 682

Jose Carreras Stages in Sofia, Stoitchkov Invited

The world-famous tenor Jose Carreras is to arrive to Bulgaria in May, Balkan Entertainment Company officials announced.

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1149

Bulgaria Awakes Spring amid Bitter Cold

Bright white and glowing red rapidly took over Bulgaria, as its people celebrated the unique Baba Marta holiday on Tuesday. The biting cold outside could not stop the traditional cheerful ritual of people decorating each other with the vibrant colours of

Society | March 1, 2005, Tuesday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1237

Irida Fashion Peeps into Spring-Summer'05

The eccentric and original style of designers from Irida fashion house stamped its recognizable trace on the newest collection for spring-summer 2005.

Society | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 818

Miss Bulgaria 2005 Chosen in March

Bulgaria will choose its top beauty for this year at a gala next month, organizers of the glitzy event announced Monday. Wannabes have their last chance to enter the contest at the March 5-6 final castings, Visages Model Group said.

Society | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 1291

Sofia to Melt in Classy Jazz Sounds

Bulgarian and international jazz performers will warm up the nights of Sofia for two weeks this spring, when Sofia Jazz Peak 2005 will take place. The traditional music festival will start on March 18 to continue through April 3.

Society | February 28, 2005, Monday // 00:00 | Viewed: 774
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