var title = 'Busker Central Odds and ends Feed'; var url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; var site_url = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers'; var site_desc = 'Buskers and Street Performers'; var time = 'Mon, 11 Dec 2017 21:29:50 -0500'; var data = new Array(); data[0] = new Array(); data[0]['title'] = 'A cat named Bob saves busker's life'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=127&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[0]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=127&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[0]['username'] = 'BC'; data[0]['blog_id'] = '127'; data[0]['blog_message'] = ':spotlight: (LONDON) James Bowen and his cat Bob have sold over 250,000 books depicting their strange tale. It just so happens Bob saved the poor busker's life.
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Based on a true story, Bob and James may be heading to Hollywood to film the street-performer's enchanting account.

Bob isn't any ordinary orange tabby. It seems he was tired of people wasting away and set out one day to bolster his good karma. While walking down the alley, Bob spotted a street-performer with issues. Now was his chance to make a difference.

Bob immediately took to James and saw great potential withering away - perhaps even dying little by little each day. With the patience of a saint, Bob endures several trials and tribulations as the busker overcomes his addiction.

It's an selfless tail helping an artist get back on track creating...

[ Continued ]'; data[0]['blog_time'] = 'Mon, 05 Nov 2012 04:47:44 -0500'; data[1] = new Array(); data[1]['title'] = 'Prague targets new busking campaign'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=180&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[1]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=180&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[1]['username'] = 'BC'; data[1]['blog_id'] = '180'; data[1]['blog_message'] = ':disguise: (PRAGUE) The city of Prague is wondering why there aren't more buskers and street performers around their fair city. After all, they've overcome 40 years of Communism crushing their culture. Hence, the city has embarked on a campaign to bring in many more of the performing artists.
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And even taking into consideration of the famous Charles bridge, Prague has much less buskers and street performers when compared to Berlin, Dublin, or Paris.

The project is currently crowdfunded which will determine how the campaign will go forward. Organizers have produced a video as well as an audio mp3 that showcases the effort. There will also be an app for tablets and cell phones to promote the project.

Regulations implemented 3 years ago have somewhat restricted street musicians and will be changed. “Musicians c...

[ Continued ]'; data[1]['blog_time'] = 'Fri, 01 Jan 2016 13:38:14 -0500'; data[2] = new Array(); data[2]['title'] = 'National Busking Day features celebrity videos'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=174&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[2]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=174&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[2]['username'] = 'BC'; data[2]['blog_id'] = '174'; data[2]['blog_message'] = ':bagpipe: (UK) If only all the nations of the world would observe a National Busking Day, it would make for a better planet. Towns and cities around the UK have created special National Busking Day pitches where you share your talents and perhaps make a few quid, too.
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Locations included Belfast, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Canterbury, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Exeter, Gateshead, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Margate, Newcastle and York.

Everyone from professionals to beginners took part in the first annual affair - whether they specialized in music, magic, comedy, physical theatre, living statues or dance.

To commemorate the celebration, the Express newspaper published the top 11 celebrities who have been filmed busking which include the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Olly Murs, Tom Jones, and (sorry)...

[ Continued ]'; data[2]['blog_time'] = 'Sat, 01 Aug 2015 20:50:20 -0400'; data[3] = new Array(); data[3]['title'] = 'Mystery busker turns out to be famous'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=133&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[3]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=133&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[3]['username'] = 'BC'; data[3]['blog_id'] = '133'; data[3]['blog_message'] = ':guitar: (NEW ORLEANS) It's the same old story with a different twist. Just as most captive audiences are tough on buskers, the same held true recently when a busker decided to entertain passengers on a public streetcar in New Orleans.
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Being the birthplace of jazz, it isn't unusual to find buskers performing songs up and down the venues in the French Quarter which is quite famous for the impromptu entertainers. However, this time was to be different.

The busker pulled out his guitar on the trolly and started singing old Beatles tunes including "A Hard Day's Night". The passengers went about their business expecting the street-performer to soon pass the hat and be on his way. Much to their surprise, the busker just kept playing more Beatles songs having a seemingly endless supply of them on hand.

When...

[ Continued ]'; data[3]['blog_time'] = 'Fri, 01 Mar 2013 00:13:17 -0500'; data[4] = new Array(); data[4]['title'] = '"Grate" Performances kick off Times Square gig'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=43&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[4]['url'] = 'http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=43&c=8&sid=ed22438957541cb7da76db5ff92707d3'; data[4]['username'] = 'BC'; data[4]['blog_id'] = '43'; data[4]['blog_message'] = ':spotlight: Almost 100 street performers and buskers auditioned for 3 minutes each for a spot in this summer's Grate Performances series in the Big Apple's Duffy square.

Billed as the "crossroads of the world", the Times Square Alliance events are scheduled to start May 28th.

Sadly, New York City performers are usually restricted to performing underground in the city's dark and dirty subway system. This time, however, they were allowed to perform in the sunshine and be viewed by the general public.

Revealing some fresh faces, there were some old familiar ones with even the Naked Cowboy "butting" in.

See a Daily News video here.'; data[4]['blog_time'] = 'Tue, 12 May 2009 21:05:57 -0400';