<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en <![CDATA[Pearl Street Mall enjoying it's 3rd rebirth]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=198&c=2&sid=e07d12b078ab455d676d726e0b3ad3b5 (BOULDER) Ever since the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado opened in 1976, it has undergone a series of rebirths along the winding way. Now home to human statues, jugglers, fire acts, and of course, musicians, "the mall" has settled down into it's present day form. New pitches have been created so now there's room for everybody at any given time.
Boulder is one of the most popular cities on the international busker trail. While most tourists don't know it, the mall has essentially expanded to a full 10 blocks. The tourists continue through stop lights on either end and get to enjoy a much larger and thusly more dynamic Pearl Street Mall. Famous for being first in the modern red-brick style, "street furniture" (benches and seats) line the pedestrian-only walkways...

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<![CDATA[Buskers take hit with economy]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=16&c=2&sid=e07d12b078ab455d676d726e0b3ad3b5 It's survival of the fittest as some resort to dirty tactics in face of stiffer competition.

Outwit, outplay, outlast.
That motto from TV reality series Survivor also holds true for the buskers in Orchard Road.

The current economic downturn is certainly not music to their ears as they have seen takings drop in recent months.

If that's not enough of a worry, they also have to fend off competition from both legitimate and illegal buskers.

But more of that later. For now, the downturn is a more worrisome test of survivor skills.

Take the case of Mr Donald Wee, 51, who strums the guitar near Shaw House.

'More people are donating coins instead of $5 or $10 notes,' he lamented.

He used to earn about $100 in two hours but can net only $40 now. The former security guard went into busking four years ago when he could not find another job after he was arrested for fighting....

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<![CDATA[Coast-to-coast with America's Best Buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=135&c=2&sid=e07d12b078ab455d676d726e0b3ad3b5 (BOULDER, COLORADO) From Boston to Los Angeles, newspaper reporters around the country are suddenly running articles about the best buskers in their neck of the woods.
Chained in ownership, it isn't hard to see that reporters in each city were given the same assignment. Other papers soon hopped on the bandwagon.

As a result, you can now take your pick of the major city in which you're most interested - or the whole sha-bang from coast-to-coast.

Of course, on any given day, there are different buskers out and about. On slow days, it isn't unusual to find full-time buskers enjoying the day off bicycling or hanging at the local café. C'est la vie.

Conversely, since buskers live for the weekend, this is the time to search and report. Unfortunately, the poor reporter may now be off work and having fun doing their ...

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<![CDATA[Top 10 cities for busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=199&c=2&sid=e07d12b078ab455d676d726e0b3ad3b5 (USA) Yes, folks - It's time to start planning where to perform for Spring, Summer, and Fall this year.
While it seems more and more cities are actually encouraging busking and street performing these days, there are some staples in the USA that are guaranteed to please.

New cities allowing busking include San Antonio, Cleveland, and Chattanooga among others. Honorable mention includes Santa Fe, Aspen, Clearwater, and Key West.

:police: There are bound to be some rules and regulations along the way so be on the lookout and be sure not to get caught!

These are the top 10 cities featured on the busker trail. They are expecting to be entertained so don't let them down. ...

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<![CDATA[Shivering Naked Cowboy needs clothes quick]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=75&c=2&sid=e07d12b078ab455d676d726e0b3ad3b5 (TAMPA) It was 52 degrees outside as people scurried around downtown to eat lunch today.
Donning his full uniform — a cowboy hat, boots, tight white briefs and a strategically placed guitar — he sang and danced as onlookers approached him for photos and autographs.

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