The 35th edition of the most popular jazz festival in Sardinia, Jazz in Sardegna, was opened by Bulgarian jazz legend Vassil Petrov on 6 November. Under the accompaniment of the Paolo Nonnis Big Band, Petrov delivered renditions of some of Frank Sinatra’s timeless hits. The performance was received exceptionally well by a rather particular international audience and the night’s success became undisputable after three encores.
Three Bulgarian films have been nominated for the European Film Awards, also known as the European Oscars, Sofia Film Fest organisers announced. This is a precedent in the 30-year-old history of the accolades, which will be presented on 9 December in Berlin.
Prix Goncourt, the most prestigious literary award in the world of French culture, has been given to Eric Vuillard for his novel The Agenda (original title L'ordre du jour), AFP reports the announcement of the jury chaired by Bernard Pivot.
This year marks the centenary of the October Revolution. Rebellion brought hope, chaos, heroism and tragedy as the Russian Empire became the Soviet Union, endured revolutions, civil war, famine, dictatorship and Nazi invasion.
Time may be fleeting, but Bulgarians of the National Revival period found a way to at least partially preserve it - by building clock towers. To this day, these cultural monuments can be seen in many Bulgarian cities, a reminder of a long-lost era full of passion and enthusiasm.