<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Sat, 24 Feb 2018 07:18:59 -0500 <![CDATA[China to open Shanghai to buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=125&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=125&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 (SHANGHAI) For the first time in modern Chinese history, buskers and street-performers may be able to perform their art without being stopped.
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"We'll be the first city in China to open arms to street-side performers," said Luo Huaizhen, a playwright who for the last eight years has urged the Shanghai People's Congress to allow street performers.

Shanghai residents will be able to see artists and performers doing creative shows in public spaces for the first time since the World Expo in 2010 when it was temporarily allowed. China has forbidden buskers because crowds gather possibly leading to discussions concerning the government.

Busker Central noticed a few years ago when the Chinese government started draining the street-performer website with useless connections. It has since had to block China...

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Sun, 02 Sep 2012 04:47:59 -0400
<![CDATA[Key West Buskers must pay to perform]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=165&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=165&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 (KEY WEST) Just when you think they've figured it all out, Key West's city hall has created still more controversy in their busking laws. Being in the news over the past several years, it may be a matter of the successful Mallory Square Sunset Celebration turf just not being big enough for the city's satisfaction.
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The city along with the Cultural Preservation Society(?) now wants to charge individual buskers $20 a night for accepting tips. Federal courts repeatedly rule that permit fees for First Amendment activity are unconstitutional. Yet we see constant challenges to the right of free speech. City halls do not seem to understand that busking and street performing are immune to their taxing. Confusion appears to come when the performer is observed accepting tips. It seems any exchange of money gets some excited...

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Thu, 01 Jan 2015 01:24:40 -0500
<![CDATA[Songs about Buskers by Buskers and for Buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=151&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=151&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 (BOULDER, COLORADO) If your're a musical busker or even if you're not, take a listen to a variety of songs made especially for the busking and performing arts.
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The songs are created specifically by Busker Films and can be heard in video documentaries found over at the famed Busker Alley website. The productions are symbolic of the quality and style found in "The Alley".

The songs showcase different attitudes towards the street-performing arts. Hated by some and loved by others, the songs portrays the busker moving town to town doing their shows and entertaining the masses en route to...who knows where?

"Busker Alley: The Movie" features the song "Road 2 Freedom". Other original compositions including high-energy performance music and even a rap are featured on the website.

Check the links...

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Sat, 01 Mar 2014 00:11:19 -0500
<![CDATA[I am a Detroit Bellydancer and fire performer]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=336&b=19&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=336&b=19&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 I am a Detroit Area Belly dancer who performers with fire. I also do many sideshow acts and live animal acts.

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Tue, 25 Nov 2008 23:55:05 -0500
<![CDATA[New angle on installation art busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=160&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=160&sid=ff135ccaec711e3170e170d65d980209 (PRAGUE) Two installation artists have demonstrated a new technique for the ancient display of levitation. Here, we find the forces of physics re-worked in street-performing and busking.
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For centuries, Indian yogis have claimed to have mastered the powers of levitation. In reality, they've simply managed to tap into fundamental design principles and basic physics. The optical illusion results in a stunning presentation of levitation.

A few weeks ago, Michael Shermer, founder of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptics Society, posted a photo on his Twitter account resulting in this world-wide revelation of clever busking feats.

While the installation art of the single guru floating has already been seen, we now have not one but two gurus on display without the need for any installation....

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