var title = 'Busker Central Living the Life Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Sun, 15 Jul 2018 20:46:21 -0400'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Book: Busker's Holiday - Fact or Fiction?'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=177&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=177&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '177'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':sax: (INTERNET) The leaves are turning a fantastic color of orange in direct sunlight. Along with Fall comes the cold North wind blowing down the alley and snow finding it's way into the tiniest crevice. To top it off, the holidays are coming and we're considering presents to purchase.
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Busker's Holiday is a new work just published by author Adam Gussow, an associate professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. It's the kind of book you want to curl up and read on a cold winter's night as you sit and contemplate next year's show. It warms your mind as you learn it's Summer all over again.

Gussow (or as the locals call him, Mister Satan) establishes Busker's Holiday as a story of one McKay Chernoff, a Columbia University grad student with a harmonica in his pocket and a blues band in...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Thu, 05 Nov 2015 00:12:17 -0500'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Rivera Beach'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=14&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=55&b=14&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[1]['username'] = 'guitarman'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '14'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':guitar: Living out of my car, I was 26 on Rivera Beach in Florida. I was already hot in more ways than one. The police had already noticed me hanging out with my guitar and knew I was meeting girls and getting laid. Once, a cop came up on us knowing something was going on but found no evidence. It was inside my closed guitar case. Then, a jamming buddy made a sign and we crossed the street to an alcove between 2 restaurants. The sign read "Donations gladly accepted for munchies and strings". We made $12 and took off for much greener pastures down in the French Quarter.'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Sat, 27 Sep 2008 01:07:36 -0400'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'The story of legendary busker "Brother Blue"'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=58&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=58&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '58'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':lampshade: (CAMBRIDGE) - He's Brother Blue - the street performer who hoped to change the world one story at a time.
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But his wife of 60 years still recalls their first encounter, long before Hugh Morgan Hill became known as the father of modern storytelling.

Full story and video'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 08 Nov 2009 03:55:19 -0500'; 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&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=27&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; 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'] = 'Thu, 18 Dec 2008 22:39:16 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Bronx busker finding fame on Youtube'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=124&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=124&c=2&sid=d3d324da0e92a9673b2987c166b00774'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '124'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':whistle: (NEW YORK) The busker with the golden voice has gained fame after being discovered on the streets of New York City and YouTube.
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James Percell has gone through the school of hard knocks on his way to soothing vocals he performs on the streets of the Bronx, N.Y.

Taking a page from the homeless announcer Ted Williams who found fame and employment from YouTube, Percell was also homeless when he was discovered singing his sweet soulful tunes.

Using social media websites, he has a MySpace page and Facebook fan page that list several of his tracks with titles like Love 4 a Gangster, Control, Shower, and It's Your Body.

Percell wears a cardboard sign that reads: 'Will sing or vocal train you for food or small donation.'

With his Youtube video going viral with over a million hits, will we see movies and albums...

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