var title = 'Busker Central It\'s the Law Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:17:29 -0400'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'San Antonio opens streets to buskers'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=197&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=197&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '197'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':accord: (SAN ANTONIO) The city of San Antonio, Texas has opened the streets to buskers and street performers. Also under re-consideration is nearby Market Square and La Villita.
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"The main purpose is to facilitate the development of neighborhoods, cultural centers, and businesses in the downtown area to create a thriving Central Business District that fosters a warm and inviting atmosphere for residents, employees, and visitors."

The Downtown Street Performer Policy was passed last year but it took a long time for many buskers to hear about it.

Public parks are among the most encouraged places for musicians – and performers of any kind, for that matter – to share their art. Many parks across America are off-limits when it comes to performing.

Read what happens as a busker gently tries to inf...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:00:54 -0500'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Man jailed for stealing busker's hat'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=94&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=94&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '94'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':hot: (ENGLAND) Busker and supply teacher Phil Gray was happily busking away when a passerby casually took the hat off Gray's head and disappeared.
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It all seemed to be a joke until the grim reality set in. The hat was gone - never to be returned.

Fortunately, an audience member was shooting a video with his cell phone of Gray performing when the incident occurred.

Gray claims the creep who stole his hat had talked with him several times earlier in the day.

In the video, you actually see the crime committed. The thief was later picked up but no hat was to be found.

Full story and video'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:51:38 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'No dancing, singing, playing musical instruments...'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=63&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=63&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '63'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':scrooge: (LONDON) You won't believe how Biggin Hill Airport Byelaws have been revised. The Honorable Elvis impersonator Dave Quinn (pictured) has been shown the door.
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"No person shall sing, dance, shout, play a musical instrument, operate a portable music machine or behave in such a way as to give reasonable cause for annoyance to any other person(s) on the Airport."
Wingwalkers will be dismayed at the "No person shall enter or climb upon any part of any Aircraft." It is also an offence to leave a vehicle in the car park without the handbrake on. Beggars should stay away and buskers, trendy on the Tube, are a strict no-no. Casual gambling is frowned upon, even a gentleman's bet.

Absolutely no buskers or even beggars!'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Thu, 26 Nov 2009 22:32:05 -0500'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'SOCAN wants to charge buskers performance fees'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=64&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=64&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '64'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':pointlol: (from the You've got-to-be-kidding-me Department)
One of the themes of 2009 was that collection societies around the world went nuts trying to charge for anything they possibly could while also trying to increase the rates they could charge. Even banks went wild with their hidden charges.

Remember how one collection society wanted to charge a woman because she put on music in public for her horses? Or how about the woman who worked in a grocery store who was told to stop singing while stocking the shelves or the store would have to pay a performance fee? And, of course, we had ASCAP trying to claim that ringtones were public performances, and mobile operators needed to pay up -- beyond the license fee that was already paid on the recording.

SOCAN, the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, has been no exception pushing for drastically increased rates...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 08 Dec 2009 01:31:32 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'Salt Lake City on the move'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=216&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=216&c=4&sid=0a932ebd2c01aac2b358d385bc2d4aed'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '216'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':sax: (UTAH) With it's first ever Buskerfest, Salt Lake City has started to come out of it's shell in regards to street theater and performances. Citizens of the city are calling for more pitches to perform their art.
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Kim Angeli is determined to get more street performers in Salt Lake City - a place that hasn’t always been receptive to the idea. Angeli hopes the SLC Busker Fest will help spread the wealth and connect performers and audiences.

"I would love to have performers on every corner. Art and artistic performance makes an urban environment wonderful and begs to be visited repeatedly," posts Lance Hemmert.

"Abby the Spoon Lady is the most amazing Busker!" cries another.

Most professional buskers are... :sing:
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