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Permanent LinkAug 2, 2020 
:violin: (WWW) If we visit college professor Stephen Baird's Facebook page, we find lots of pictures, links, and related pages towards the now suppressed art of busking and public performing. An ex-busker, Stephen has been researching this for decades.
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Of course, not all news is good news. Because of the global pandemic, buskers have been banned in several places including the New York subway where it's been a tradition for years. But in the meantime, we view Pogo Fred, the Red Trowser show, Gazzo, Woody Guthrie, Waldo and Woodhead, Will Soto, Hurdy Gurdy guys, and several others making the professor's current page.

"For as long as there has been a subway system in New York, there have been musicians decorating it with sound. However, they haven’t always been welcome. Performance Today host Fred Child talks with subway historian Susie Tanenbaum about the shift from official bans, to official support for music underground." - just one of the videos available for your edification.

You can visit the site and view videos at the link below.

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