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Shivering Naked Cowboy needs clothes quick by BC on Mar 5, 2010
:banjo: (TAMPA) It was 52 degrees outside as people scurried around downtown to eat lunch today.
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Donning his full uniform — a cowboy hat, boots, tight white briefs and a strategically placed guitar — he sang and danced as onlookers approached him for photos and autographs.

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Pike Place Market bustling with buskers by BC on Oct 1, 2017
:party: (SEATTLE) It takes one glance any day of the week to see lots of buskers performing at Seattle, Washington's Pike Place Market. The popular and colorful water-front marketplace is alive and well.
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Busker Central reporters recently visited the scene and observed that street-performers were literally on every block. Pianos, guitars, saxophones, and clarinets were all making music leaving the possibility wide open for larger circle shows. Although the pitches are now permitted, some performers had been busking the market for over 10 years.

A huge tourist mecca, Pike Place Market is also home to the first Starbucks coffee shop. The line to enjoy a cup of java was well outside the door and down the block. Beside the line, a guitarist was busy performing classic rock songs and really seemed to be enjoying himself. Down...

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Film: Busker Alley - The Movie [HD] by BC on Sep 2, 2013
:bagpipe: (BOULDER, COLORADO) Take a spin down the internet and see the new HD feature "Busker Alley - The Movie"
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If you're a busker, you'll enjoy the amusing, entertaining, and even philosophic circumstances in the Busker Alley style. It kicks off what will be another season of adventure building the online movie.

"Busker Alley - The Movie sweeps all preconceived notions out the door along with the dust of yesterday's documentaries. With the promise of a fresh outlook, Busker Alley opens the door to new worlds of possibilities - all within the context of the splendid sport of global busking and street-performing."

"It's all about energie. C'est la vie."

Busker Alley went HD in 2007 becoming the internet's first busker HD video website. The first busker HD disc, "Sideshow!",...

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Bristol, Tenn starts Busk Stop Central by BC on Sep 5, 2009
:sax: BRISTOL, Tenn. – The city has launched a program to encourage performers to display their talents at designated downtown spots billed as “busk stops.”
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Known as “Busk Stop Central,” the program will allow performers – including jug musicians, avant-garde mimes, tap-dancers, orange jugglers, rubber-band pluckers, bongo players, Flamenco guitarists, spoken-verse poets, Austin Powers imitators, Renaissance Fair re-enactors and other artists – to legally do their thing at specified downtown locations and receive donations from passers-by.

“Busk” refers to an old English term for street performers, known as “buskers.”

A performer must apply for a free city permit to perform at one of three designated areas, all on State Street. The busk stops are marked with medallions in the sidewalk.

For details, contact the Bristol D...

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With busking, pay to play has it's benefits by BC on Apr 3, 2016
:spotlight: (BUSKER ALLEY) Buskers sometimes avoid cities where licensing is required. To them, it doesn't make sense when the hat may be too small to consider a permit. This creates a dilemma.
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When you think about it, the pay to play scheme actually has it's own valuable benefits. Consequently, it sometimes leaves the door wide open to busk a city where little if any busking is occuring. By asking how many busking permits have been issued, buskers can get an approximation of the competition to be expected.

By being permitted, the busker may also have a selection of top pitches from which to choose.

Since busking is always weather permitting, warm sunny days year-round really helps the tourism industry as well as the busker's pocketbook.

When all the factors are added up, it may make perfect sense to have...

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