<![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=36c269add43983227bb2657f3169466c 2017-12-12T03:39:45-05:00 <![CDATA[Santa Fe, Columbia, and The Great Big Busk]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=123&c=4&sid=36c269add43983227bb2657f3169466c 2012-07-04T15:59:33-04:00 2012-07-04T15:59:33-04:00 (SANTA FE) It was less than six years ago when busking was illegal in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Today, business is booming for street-performers. Many talents can be found in downtown Santa Fe these days. Buskers are now allowed to perform between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, they are allowed to perform until 1 a.m.

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:drool: (COLUMBIA, S. CAROLINA) Columbia has come a long way in just the past two months rewriting their busking ordinances for all to enjoy.

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<![CDATA[Buskers form the Church of the Holy Kazoo]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=152&c=4&sid=36c269add43983227bb2657f3169466c 2014-04-01T01:10:53-04:00 2014-04-01T01:10:53-04:00 (CAMDEN TOWN) Holy guacamole! Camden has banned amplified street music and now requires unplugged performers to buy licenses.
With the help of the Great Golden Kazoo in the sky, buskers have formed a church to sidestep the new busking laws. The Church of the Holy Kazoo has just been formed in the nick of time by buskers exercising the human right to "preach" in public.

It all started when Buskers staged a "street jam" in the heart of Camden to protest against the controversial new rules to license busking in the borough. Street performer Jonny Walker came up with the idea after Camden council's new laws required buskers to pay for licenses. He realized that street preaching is protected under freedom of expression laws so he set up the Church of the Holy Kazoo. It means Jonny...

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<![CDATA[Victory in York that keeps streets alive!]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=173&c=4&sid=36c269add43983227bb2657f3169466c 2015-07-01T20:35:05-04:00 2015-07-01T20:35:05-04:00 (YORK) City Halls often see busking as a potential problem to be managed and restricted. The victory with the York City Council resulted in a document designed to encourage and welcome buskers from all over the world.
An online petition was started by the Keep Streets Live Campaign. It was signed by over 4000 people and called on York to scrap their restrictive policy and work with the busking community to produce new guidance. It seems while one town is outlawing busking and street performing, another is begging for buskers to revitalize their historic and shopping districts.

The York document may influence London's policy that criminalizes street musicians. A campaign has been set up to challenge it and protect Britain's public spaces. The Camden dispute has organized buskers consulting in the House of Lords, taking the...

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<![CDATA[Busker begins effort to halt deportation]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=77&c=4&sid=36c269add43983227bb2657f3169466c 2010-04-30T13:06:23-04:00 2010-04-30T13:06:23-04:00 (BOULDER) A popular Pearl Street Mall busker is fighting deportation. Contortionist Ibashi-i Brown will meet with INS officials to learn his fate.

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<![CDATA[Key West buskers ponder fate]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=84&c=4&sid=36c269add43983227bb2657f3169466c 2010-07-11T02:17:22-04:00 2010-07-11T02:17:22-04:00 (KEY WEST) It may be lights out for buskers and street performers on Florida's popular and most southern island.
Key West city commissioners on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance that would put stricter controls on where some 220 license-holding street performers set up their act or wares on Duval Street.

Performers also would not be allowed at Mallory Square. Other restricted areas: Wall Street; in front federal, state or local government buildings; in front of churches and theaters; the Key West Bight harbor walk; the Truman Waterfront; and the Southernmost Point.]]>