<![CDATA[Busker Central Odds and ends Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en <![CDATA[Prague targets new busking campaign]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=180&c=8&sid=9f62e949c42028a2dd30afa06c989047 (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.
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...

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<![CDATA[Busker inflates balloon with eyes]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=23&c=8&sid=9f62e949c42028a2dd30afa06c989047 A man attracted scores of curious onlookers when he performed the highly unusual stunt of inflating balloons with his eyes during a special show in Changsha, capital of Hunan province, last Thursday.

Pin Zui (stage name) wore a pair of glasses with a plastic pipeline linked to the balloon and drew wild applause from the crowd after fully inflating it.

Pin, a member of China television Guinness art troupe, performs his stunt in public in many cities around the country.

He is said to be the first person able to use his eyes to blow up balloons on the mainland.

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<![CDATA[Build your own Busker website free!]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=179&c=8&sid=9f62e949c42028a2dd30afa06c989047 (WWW) Ever wish you could easily build your own website for free? Now there's a way to promote yourself and your show with pics, text, music, and video. You can even pass your virtual hat.Without the need for learning webpage coding, you can simply drag and drop content into the page builder editor and have your site up and running in a matter of minutes. Select a style from the 100s of fully customizable HTML5 templates available in every category including the creative arts, music, store, and business. Choose your template or create something totally original.

Post your schedule, events, and plans for everyone to know. Sell your busker wares and whatnot online with an internet store. Create an special email address. Print your website address...

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<![CDATA[Re-imagining Times Square]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=194&c=8&sid=9f62e949c42028a2dd30afa06c989047 (NEW YORK) Times Square, the self-proclaimed "Crossroads of the World," is the top destination for tourists hoping for the quintessential Gotham experience. An article by John Tierney in City Journal magazine takes us through a 2+ decades trip of Times Square. Recent developments have converted automobile traffic lanes into lanes for street-performers and street-vendors.
"Fake Buddhist monks begging for money, living statues, the Naked Cowboy, topless women, and a horde of costumed cartoon characters are all pressuring tourists to pay them for a picture - because nothing says New York like a selfie with the Incredible Hulk."

"A remade Times Square could start taking shape at the end of this year when the new plaza is supposed to be finished. By then, city officials hope to have...

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<![CDATA[Has the "Eggman" cracked up?]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=100&c=8&sid=9f62e949c42028a2dd30afa06c989047 (SOUTH AFRICA) His name is Gregory da Silva - a comedian artist, storyteller, dancer and live street perfomer from Benin West Africa.
Also known locally as the "Eggman", he's a hard-boiled character known for wearing a World-Record 624 eggs on his hat.

Gaining fame in Cape Town, it now seems that the Eggman may have been traumatized after a robbery in Italy left him injured. Although you've got to break a few eggs to make an omlett, that's not what the Eggman had in mind.

But where is the Eggman today? He has seemed to have vanished after his trip to Milano vowing never to return to Cape Town, the city that sponsored him.

It now appears the Eggman has been met with "foul" play. If you have seen the Eggman, please report immediately. His bacon is getting cold....

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