<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&feed=ATOM&limit=5&sid=f4b221d1a1f7e3f91980bbcb46a0dcc0 2018-05-20T06:13:30-04:00 <![CDATA[Camrose Street Performers Festival Fund Raiser]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=3556&b=187&sid=f4b221d1a1f7e3f91980bbcb46a0dcc0 2016-04-27T14:21:49-04:00 2016-04-27T14:21:49-04:00 Windsor Lounge
4911 51 Ave, Camrose, AB. Canada

Come out and help make a great Camrose Street Performers Festival, for 2016! We'll have:

:bagpipe: Free admission (18+)
:tiphat: Donations of support requested (large bills, blank cheques, expensive watches, jewelery, etc.) LOL
:headstand: Lots of seating and great site lines to the stage.
:spotlight: Door prizes (looking for donations)
:drool: Pizza for order, from Camrose Pizza
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<![CDATA[The coolest buskers in the world]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=59&sid=f4b221d1a1f7e3f91980bbcb46a0dcc0 2009-11-10T07:39:07-05:00 2009-11-10T07:39:07-05:00 (ANTARCTICA) Busking in Antarctica, four British Antarctic Survey's employees took part in Musequality's charity busk and world record.
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The coolest buskers in the world, the strings on Danny’s guitar cable froze, Paul’s saxophone froze, Tony’s fingers froze and Riet froze. The Antarctic Minkes busked as the temperature dropped from -8°C to -15°C in Antarctica. Musequality funds communal projects for disadvantaged children in developing countries giving them the skills and qualities they need to turn their lives around.

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<![CDATA[Busker now a fashionable title]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=26&sid=f4b221d1a1f7e3f91980bbcb46a0dcc0 2008-12-09T01:01:02-05:00 2008-12-09T01:01:02-05:00 (BUSKING) It seems as little as ten years ago, the term "busker" or "street performer" was looked upon with disdain. Suddenly, now it's the "in" title to tell new-found friends and acquaintances. Strange as it may seem, public perception has shifted in favor of said buskers. The internet has seemed to have had a positive impact on the perception of street performers world-wide.

Wannabe buskers abound on the internet. Some sites have sections dedicated to busking. Unfortunately, once entered, one finds several performers that have only been thinking about busking but somehow never found the backbone to discard their day job to busk full-time. This may be a good thing, however, as some may not have what it takes to begin with. It would probably only add to the long lines at the unemployment office.

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<![CDATA[Cape Town legalizes busking and street performing]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=146&sid=f4b221d1a1f7e3f91980bbcb46a0dcc0 2013-10-03T22:54:20-04:00 2013-10-03T22:54:20-04:00 (CAPE TOWN) Buskers and street-performers are busy celebrating City Hall's decision to legalize performing in Cape Town.
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The South African city made news earlier this year when blind busker Lunga Nono was beaten by metro police for busking in St. George's Mall.

Charges against the busker have recently been dropped in favor of new legislation. Nono's guitar was broken in the melee which took place in front of his family and onlooking tourists. A music shop donated a new guitar to Nono who has filed a lawsuit.

Now that the city has come to it's senses about the performing artists and tourism, just about anything goes. This includes street musicians, acrobats, clowning, comedy, contortions, dance, singing, fire skills, mime, living statues, music performance, puppeteering, storytelling, poetry, painting,...

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<![CDATA[Parents dislike their kids noticing buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=68&sid=f4b221d1a1f7e3f91980bbcb46a0dcc0 2010-01-09T04:30:02-05:00 2010-01-09T04:30:02-05:00 Violinist Joshua Bell was left shocked and disappointed when he realised parents don't like their children paying attention to street musicians during a recent busking experiment.
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The acclaimed classical musician dressed down and wore a disguise for his odd free show at the Washington D.C. Metro (subway) station - and was surprised no one recognised him.

Reporting back to editors of the Washington Post newspaper, who came up with the ruse, Bell confessed he was appalled to discover so many adults don't like their children to stop for buskers.

He tells WENN, "I had a baseball hat on and tattered clothes, so, if there was anyone who had been to my concerts, they would not have known it was me.

"It was sad and interesting because children tended to want to stop and listen and parents...

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