<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers <![CDATA[Key West buskers ponder fate]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=84&sid=fb56ba59ff9485b773f6bcb6f65d4c91 (KEY WEST) It may be lights out for buskers and street performers on Florida's popular and most southern island.
Key West city commissioners on Tuesday approved the first reading of an ordinance that would put stricter controls on where some 220 license-holding street performers set up their act or wares on Duval Street.

Performers also would not be allowed at Mallory Square. Other restricted areas: Wall Street; in front federal, state or local government buildings; in front of churches and theaters; the Key West Bight harbor walk; the Truman Waterfront; and the Southernmost Point.]]>
<![CDATA[The world's biggest performing arts festival!]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=232&sid=fb56ba59ff9485b773f6bcb6f65d4c91 (SHARJAH) Get ready for the world's largest performing arts festival running from January 16 to February 1, 2020! Sharjah is a place known for it's arts and crafts and is the cultural capital of the UAE.
For 17 days, the emirate's streets and theatres will come alive with buskers, circus pros, artists, clowns, mimes and world-class performers featuring over 600 shows and thousands of hours of pure entertainment. Over 50 international acts are to perform.

The first of it's kind in the arab world, it's being billed as a fringe festival to include as many performers as possible.

By hosting the festival in Sharjah, the event wants to send a message that Sharjah is 'a city of choice'. The city wants the 200 plus nationalities residing in the UAE to connect with the global language of arts. At the same time, Sharjah...

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<![CDATA[The Big Busk raises over £10,000]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=195&sid=fb56ba59ff9485b773f6bcb6f65d4c91 (SHREWSBURY) What started as a tribute to busker Ben Bebbington by his family and friends has swelled to event with over 40 musical acts. Ben was tragically killed in a senseless murder by two teenagers in September of 2012.
Made up of over 200 people who filled the town with a carnival atmosphere, Happy Days in Shrewsbury took place in the town’s beautiful medieval centre. Raising over £10,000, it was a celebration of community, music and talent all in glorious sunshine. It also raised awareness and funds for The Shrewsbury Ark - a charity that had supported Ben in recent years and meant a huge amount to him.

A known busker within the town, Ben was an excellent musician and would often play his guitar in some late great impromptu jams. Other muses would join him after-hours and perform standards and original so...

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