var title = 'Busker Central It\'s the Law Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Tue, 17 Jul 2018 11:41:24 -0400'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'Cleveland and St. Louis open streets to buskers'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=141&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=141&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '141'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':sax: (CLEVELAND) Maurice Reedus, Jr. is one happy man since Cleveland has opened it's streets to buskers and street-performers.
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Thanks to the "Sax Man" legislation, he can now blow his horn legally on the streets of Cleveland after twice being arrested this year.

"Let Freedom ring!" declared Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman once the legislation was passed. "All of the major cities have lots of street performers. This is the home of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame. This should be a musical town."

Officially, the Street-Performer's Ordinance covers, but is not limited to, "acting, singing, playing musical instruments, pantomime, juggling, magic, dancing, reciting and clowning."

Reedus is also the subject of a new movie. While everyone knows of the iconic Sax Man, few know his truly...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:07:14 -0400'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Mosman bans buskers'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=29&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=29&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '29'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':tied: BUSKERS, charities, democratic protests and even raffle collectors have been banned from the streets of one of Sydney's most affluent suburbs.

The harsh rule of law has come to the mean streets of Mosman, where the council has banned any activity on land owned by the council that has not been given special council authorisation.

The policy was created after complaints about pesky charity collectors on Military Rd at Mosman Junction and Spit Junction.

However, not everyone in the district feels the need for protection from such undesirables. Shirley Jenkins, a former councillor who voted against the ban, said: "We're starting to take the zest out of life.

"I don't know how many buskers we have in Mosman but I enjoy those around Circular Quay and the thing is that Mosman is boring if we don't have some of these things."

Councils raise $12 million annually in petty fines for...

[ Continued ]'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Sun, 28 Dec 2008 14:47:12 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'Buskers booted from Central Park pitch'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=101&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=101&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '101'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':scrooge: (NEW YORK) Central Park buskers at the Bethesda Fountain Terrace have been booted off their long-standing pitch by an effort to establish a food and booze court.
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The city has posted a new "Quiet Zone" sign there and have been ticketing performers - even handcuffing one opera singer and taking him away.

Parks Department spokeswoman Vickie Karp said the musicians are the problem and have "completely blocked the stairs. The public wants quiet zones and have repeatedly requested quiet places for passive enjoyment of the park."

The food court and bar will feature $8 to $10 beers, $8 glasses of wine, and $7 to $9 sandwiches.

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[ Continued ]'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 07 Jun 2011 20:26:17 -0400'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Melbourne's new mayor targets buskers'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=25&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=25&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '25'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':surprised2: "Really badly talented" buskers face being banned from the CBD as part of a bid by Melbourne's new lord mayor to clean up the city streets.

Hours after his election win, Robert Doyle said tougher rules and regulations were needed to keep the streets free of bad performers.

"I am a bit sick of really badly talented buskers, let me tell you," he told Radio 3AW.

"They actually do need to be properly licensed and regulated so that we are not just assaulted by a whole lot of different sounds every 10 metres along the footpath."

Mr Doyle also touted a Bourke Street police station and a theme park to attract more families to the CBD at night.

"I don't want the city to be a bogan magnet," he said.
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"People are sick of someone warbling out of...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Wed, 03 Dec 2008 06:03:28 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = 'San Antonio opens streets to buskers'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=197&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=197&c=4&sid=eae461c60086666092e12dfec07ffb9b'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '197'; data[4]['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...

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