<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Wed, 20 Jun 2018 11:21:16 -0400 <![CDATA[Busker Central tops 3000 members]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=170&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=170&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 (BOULDER) It's more popular than ever. This month, Busker Central has reached a pinnacle point of three thousand unique members. This landmark achievement exemplifies the power of the internet and the need to know all about busking and street performing. It showcases the research being performed and illustrates how we, as part of the human race, can and do make a difference.
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Launching in 2005 and standing it's ground, Busker Central has managed to carve out it's niche on the world wide web. There was the Busker Central reference website long before social mega-sites like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and all the rest ever existed. Reference video shot for Busker Central dates back to 1995.

Busker Central is about the world's arts and humanities. People thrive with diversity and by making Busker Central accessible,...

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<![CDATA[Cirque du Soleil celebrates 25th anniversary]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=45&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=45&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8
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The circus company, with 19 traveling and permanent shows now playing, sold 11 million tickets worldwide last year and has brought wonder and delight to almost 90 million spectators in over 200 cities on five continents since 1984.

What started as a ragtag group of 20 street performers has blossomed into a global entertainment empire with an estimated net worth of three billion dollars and 4,000 employees in 40 countries.

Founded by former fire-eater Guy Laliberte, whose idea to transform circus acrobatics into sensational, plot-driven theatre has revolutionized this sector of the entertainment industry, it has however always remained true to its root

The performers originate from n...

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Mon, 08 Jun 2009 03:44:29 -0400
<![CDATA[The 71 year old Busker from Swindon]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=129&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=129&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 (ENGLAND) Robert Stredder has been a rootin'-tootin' gunslinger, clown, mime, plate-spinner, fire juggler, and several other characters making him Swindon, England's most popular busker.
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It's hard to believe he went to law school at Birmingham University to fulfill his father's wishes of becoming a lawyer. Then, a fateful day in 1963 led him down a totally different path in life. He's now been performing for almost 50 years.

At 71, Robert is without signs of slowing down. He now mostly focuses on fund-raisers for charities and organizing bicycle rides. He's rather old to be playing with fire but, as it turns out, that's what he likes doing best.

Rob fought the law and he actually won. There's now one less lawyer around these days. Be thankful for small favors.

According to Swindon Advertiser's reporter Barry Leighton,...

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Wed, 02 Jan 2013 00:08:09 -0500
<![CDATA[Niagara Falls Buskerfest]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=121&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=121&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 (NIAGARA FALLS) Up, down, and sideways. That's how the planning for this years St. Catharines Buskerfest has gone.
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And now, it's going, going, gone all the way to Queen Street in downtown Niagara Falls. As the organization says, "Plans to re-stage the festival in 2012 appeared to be over."

The on-again, off-again antics have some buskers wanting to barrel over Horseshoe Falls.

On Thursday, Lyndesfarne announced Buskerfest Niagara, previously known as the St. Catharines International Busker Festival, will go ahead on Queen Street Niagara Falls over Labour Day weekend.

Buskerfest Niagara 2012 will feature more than 150 performances, vendors, special performances, and record-breaking attempts for the Guinness Book of World Records.

“Busker festivals have been gaining popularity all over Canada i...

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Fri, 01 Jun 2012 05:27:15 -0400
<![CDATA[Venice Beach, the Naked Cowboy, and "Mad Chad" Taylor]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=109&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=109&sid=ea64a43a6cbb246f4ad0df5a0bc513d8 (VENICE BEACH) It seems Venice Beach is the starting point for some busker's fame. Such is the case of the Naked Cowboy's forthcoming revelations.
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Ironically, he joins another famous busker who first started juggling real chainsaws on the famous California boardwalk.

In his new book, author Bob Burck a.k.a. The Naked Cowboy, exposes his rise to busker fame and unveils a life goal in his autobiography "Determination: The Legend of the Naked Cowboy".

"I want to be the most famous man on the face of the earth," Burck tells a reporter from the The Daily Free Press. Because he was a model and a bodybuilder, a photographer suggested Burck play guitar in his underwear to gain the attention he was sorely missing while busking on Venice Beach. The rest is history.

Well on his way, Burck is also...

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