<![CDATA[Busker Central It's the Law Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&feed=ATOM&limit=5&c=4&sid=26bd10eb38ec25d52140ba40e523f71e 2018-06-25T10:11:24-04:00 <![CDATA[Buskers wanted at London’s St Katharine Docks]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=35&c=4&sid=26bd10eb38ec25d52140ba40e523f71e 2009-03-03T19:56:46-05:00 2009-03-03T19:56:46-05:00 Street entertainers are to be allowed to perform on a privately-owned stretch of London Docklands for the first time, after its owners announced plans to award busking permits in a bid to revitalise the area.

St Katharine Docks in Wapping - next to the Tower of London and owned by property company F&C Reit - is now looking for performers such as magicians, jugglers and musicians to entertain in one of four designated zones within the site.

One of the proposed busking areas sits on the riverfront next to Tower Bridge, while another would see performers make use of a courtyard space known as Centre Basin.

The street performers idea is part of a wider initiative aimed at raising awareness of St Katharine Docks and increasing visitors to it, which is being overseen by Gossip Consultancy on behalf of F&C Reit. It is hoped that the initiative will help enliven the area, in much...

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<![CDATA[Buskers vs. Las Vegas for pitch on Strip]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=51&c=4&sid=26bd10eb38ec25d52140ba40e523f71e 2009-07-27T07:37:42-04:00 2009-07-27T07:37:42-04:00 William Jablonski, a regular busker on the Vegas strip, claims he has been harassed by officers who have repeatedly cited him for obstructing the pavement, disorderly conduct and being a public nuisance.
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Mr Jablonski, who signs autographs, poses for tourists and once performed for a televised Elvis tribute at the MGM Grand, is taking police to court to prove that impersonating "The King" is a constitutional right.

The street performer claims that he has been wrongfully hounded by officers.

He stopped performing in public after he was cited for obstructing the pavement in 2007.

A year later, having donned his velvet suit again, he was confronted as he sang in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino by a Las Vegas police officer who told him not to have his picture taken with tourists or accept...

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<![CDATA[1000 Buskers in Kuala Lumpur rejoice with legalization]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=131&c=4&sid=26bd10eb38ec25d52140ba40e523f71e 2013-02-02T02:30:32-05:00 2013-02-02T02:30:32-05:00 (MALAYSIA) Kuala Lumpur has just legalized street-performing for which 200 have already auditioned.
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A jury of professional musicians will license the street-performers without any set limit of buskers to be selected.

With a population of 7.2 million people in greater Kuala Lumpur, there are over a 1000 happy buskers waiting to have their day.

Guidelines were being finalized but mainly the buskers must have a clean appearance and be disciplined enough to adhere to the designated time and location.

All that remains is finding suitable pitches in and around the city. Some areas may be modified to accompany busker performances.

Adjustments to the new legalization are to follow. As we've seen before, things can change around, flip-flop, flip again, then change back in as little as 1000 days. Hopefully, they'll...

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<![CDATA[Sacramento gaining ground on west coast]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=203&c=4&sid=26bd10eb38ec25d52140ba40e523f71e 2017-08-01T14:57:10-04:00 2017-08-01T14:57:10-04:00 (SACRAMENTO) Watch out San Francisco. The California capital is taking measures to encourage buskers and street-performers to entertain their fair city. Dozens of new murals have been painted on buildings around midtown and new legislation allows for more of the performing arts both inside and out.
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Buskers were once pushed out of Sacramento and other downtown areas pressured by frustrated business owners and residents who complained about the noise or said the musicians were blocking sidewalks. But as Sacramento’s urban core continues to develop and momentum continues in the local creative community, bringing back the buskers has become a hot topic around town.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission as well as the Creative Economy Pilot Project will soon receive funding for projects over the next two y...

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<![CDATA[Galway and Ocean City debut new codes of busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=202&c=4&sid=26bd10eb38ec25d52140ba40e523f71e 2017-06-06T03:29:12-04:00 2017-06-06T03:29:12-04:00 The Galway, Ireland busking community has published their own code of conduct ahead of the implementation of city council bylaws to regulate the activity. The code is being launched as part of the ‘We Support Friendly Busking’ campaign.
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Galway Buskers Community argues there is no need for busking bylaws, stating its new document promotes positive and responsible practices among street performers.

The group is also promoting a new slogan ‘Our Art, Our Streets, Our Responsibility’.

The initiative aims to improve the relationship between buskers and the business community with focus areas including noise levels, duration of performances and crowd obstruction.

The group says any move to rollout bylaws or permits would seriously impact Galway’s reputation as a major arts and culture hub. New bylaws to...

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