The concert held by Costel Busuioc filled the Palace Hall in Bucharest and confirmed the sympathy he enjoys in his home country after winning the TV talent show „The Children of Babel” in Spain. The debuting tenor sang with Muntenia Philarmonic from Târgoviște, conducted by Marius Hristescu some famous opera […]

The band of fiddlers from Clejani (an impoverished village near Bucharest) came home for a little concert after touring the entire world. The legendary “taraf”, meaning a fiddlers band, exists fro decades, with members being replaced by their sons, sometimes. Their authentic Gypsy music was appreciated even by violonist Yehudi […]

A large crowd of many thousands of people accompanied the late singer Ion Dolănescu in Bucharest in a cortege to the church and cemetery. Ion Dolănescu was the most famous singer of folkloric music, a genre that is still immensely popular in the country. One might say that this type […]

Brides have disrupted the press conference of a life insurance company. It was actually a happening prepared by the organizers, who wanted to underline the idea of „choices for life”. KD Life Insurance introduced itself to local public as a partner for good and for worse. The speakers representing the […]

Press conference for local launching of Intel Xeon 5500 processor for servers and graphic stations. These servers are, according to the company, an even more important leap than when introducing Pentium Pro, fifteen years ago. Among the novelties brought in by the new generation of servers is the first eco-server, […]

A new Administrative Code, modified by an emergency ordinance by the Government, brought protesters to the capital Bucharest, in front of the institution. A few hundreds of people with many flags came in support of the Constitutional article 13, that states Romanian language is the only official language of the […]

In anticipation of the annual LGBT Pride parade in Bucharest, hundreds of Romanians marched in favor of traditional family. The number of participants was anywhere between 500 and 1.000 people, a relatively low number, which organizers blame on what they deem as a complete media blockade against the event. In […]

Britain has marked 70 years since the victory in World War 2 with a series of festivities and concerts. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has attended the religious service held in Westminster Abbey to commemorate the victims of the largest war in history. The number of people killed in the […]

Workers’ Day, the 1st of May, was marked by left wing rallies allover the world. Though they were not more than 30 young people attending, the British anarchists managed to block for a quarter of hour the iconic Tower Bridge. City police seemed to be caught by surprise by the […]

25 years after, Romanians have commemorated the Revolution where it started, in Timișoara, a city on the west border with Serbia and Hungary. This was the only place in Europe where communism was overthrown after a revolution that took the lives of over one thousand people. The regime had been […]

About 90.000 dwellers of Bucharest met the new year in the street, at one of the several open air concerts that were held. The largest audience was in Constitution Plaza, in front of the Parliamentary Palace, where the municipality was the main organizer. A comparable crowd filled George Enescu Square, […]

One of the five pillars of Islamic faith, required to all believers is the Hajj, the pilgrimage to the sacred places of Mecca. For those who don’t attend the spectacular procession around the Kaaba, there are of course festivities in honor of that event in almost every country. The Arabic […]

In 1939, a week before the beginning of the second world war, the foreign affairs ministers of Hitler and Stalin (Joachim von Ribbentrop and Vyacheslav Molotov) signed a secret treaty that stated not only the perfect cooperation between communists and nazis, but also divided Europe into spheres of influence. Certain […]

Between 5 and 7.000 people gathered in Bucharest in Revolution Square to protest against the attempt by the current socialist government of Romania to overthrow conservative president Traian Băsescu. The protesters held signs reminding the plagiarism scandal in which prime-minister Victor Ponta (social-democrat) was involved and accusing the left wing […]

For one day Bucharest was dressed in red and white as tens of thousands of fans of the two Spanish teams “invaded” the city for the Europa League Final. The locals were more than happy to welcome the massive group of tourists of similar Latin descent, who overcrowded the pubs […]

Not long ago, in the last century, you could positively identify the geographic area of origin of a Romanian by looking at his clothes. The costumes were entirely home-made and it was a matter of great pride to preserve the exact decorations with vegetal, zoomorphic and anthropomorphic motifs. Even today […]

By definition, haute couture presentations go over the top with fantasy creations not made to be worn on the street, but to impress on the catwalk. At Wella Fashion Show, the accent was not on dresses, as usual in a presentation, but on haircuts. Some of the wildest hair arrangements […]

Spectators that overfilled the Grand Hall of The National Theater in Bucharest were impressed by a glamorous fashion show in which the make-up and hairstyling trends of the next year were displayed. The Gala lasted an entire day and included various workshops with demonstrations of haircutting and make-up, but also […]

Cabaret is one of the freest forms of entertainment, in which social norms are challenged for the sake of amusement. It was in bars that offered cabaret performances that French can-can appeared a century ago taking a conservative Europe by storm with the revealing legs of the dancers at a […]

A colorful spectacle, the cabaret is a tradition in Western towns, where dance performances are held in bars and restaurants. Though regarded as an easy form of entertainment, actually the cabaret shows include musical acts, dance acts like in the music-hall shows on Broadway, theatric performances, sometimes with comedy numbers […]

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