var title = 'Busker Central Blogs Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Thu, 20 Feb 2020 11:20:48 +0000'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'The History of Busking'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=226&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=226&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '226'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':guitar: (WWW) A website by Isaac Wexler has included a history of busking as a means to promote his courses on successful street-performing. A busker for over ten years, Busker Pro is his way of giving back the knowledge and experience of his career as a busker.
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Some interesting notations include the furthest recorded history of law affecting buskers in ancient Rome back in 462 BC. It was made a criminal offense to sing or make parodies about the government or officials in public places. The result was a very harsh death penalty to the performers without noble protection from the privilege of justice.

Another was in 1530 when Henry VIII ordered the practise of minstrels and players, fortune-tellers, pardoners and fencers, as well as beggars that if they did not obey the law, they could be whipped for two days....

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 03 Jun 2019 21:10:31 +0000'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Bagpipe busker arrested for "distressing" music'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=28&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=28&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '28'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':bagpipe: Police told Shaun Cartwright, 38, his piping had annoyed members of the public and detained him for a breach of the peace.

His bagpipes were seized as he was handcuffed and driven to a police station, although he was later released and told it was not in the public interest to press charges.

Mr Cartwright, who has been playing bagpipes for more than 25 years, was busking in Bridport, Dorset, when he was arrested.

He said: "I'd been playing for almost an hour outside Superdrug on the main street and had made about 50 pounds, so it clearly wasn't causing that much offence.

"But a shopkeeper called the police and two officers turned up saying they had a complaint and they had to respond to it.

"They asked me to move on but I wanted to finish my hour of playing and put the blow stick to my mouth and that was it.

Mr Cartwright, from Bristol, was released after...

[ Continued ]'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Wed, 24 Dec 2008 01:17:02 +0000'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'Film: "The Giant Mechanical Man" features human statue'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=99&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=99&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '99'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':tophat: (HOLLYWOOD) The film "The Giant Mechanical Man" tells of a human statue street-performer (Topher Grace) who falls in love with female zoo worker (Jenna Fischer). Each of them resists pressure from friends and family not to get together.
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A romantic comedy, it's yet again another love story featuring the performers. A tried and true story-line, it dates back to the silent cinema era with "The Blue Angel".


More'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 08 Mar 2011 09:08:50 +0000'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Street Performer Series gets boost'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=27&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=27&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '27'; data[3]['blog_message'] = 'Holland, MI — The Downtown Holland Principal Shopping District received a grant from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Holland Area Arts Council to support its Street Performer Series.
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The grant, which was awarded through the Regional Regranting Program, totaled $2,880 and will help fund the 2009 Street Performer Series.

The Street Performance Series is a 12-week series featuring regional artists who perform throughout downtown each Thursday evening in the summer.

In 2009, the Street Performer Series is June 11 through Aug. 27.

For more information, visit www.downtownholland.com or contact info@downtownholland.com

HOLLAND SENTINAL'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Fri, 19 Dec 2008 03:39:16 +0000'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Free eBook: Magic in Mind'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=161&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=161&sid=d82baf17e969d5cc6bc9c3f15ab3c400'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '161'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':tied: Joshua Jay has made available an online ebook containing over 500 pages of blessings from the "Father" of magic Robert Houdin to the Las Vegas style of Penn and Teller.
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Taking over 3 years to assemble some of the most important, influential, and helpful essays on magic ever written, Joshua has now made them available to all serious students of magic for free.

Continuing the Busker Central book review series, the list of worthy contributors is truly staggering:

Tommy Wonder
Charles Reynolds
Simon Aronson
Paul Harris
John Carney
Jamy Ian Swiss
Dariel Fitzke
Peter Samelson
Derren Brown
Michael Close
Pit Hartling

Eugene Burger
S.H. Sharpe
Rene Lavand
Robert-Houdin
Henning Nelms
Juan Tamariz
Rick Johnsson
Tom Stone
Darwin Ortiz
Milt Kort
Arturo de Ascanio

David Regal
Doug Conn
Ken Weber
David Kaye
Roberto Giobbi...

[ Continued ]'; data[4]['blog_time'] = 'Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:19:22 +0000';