<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Wed, 19 Dec 2018 04:10:53 -0600 <![CDATA[Curious - but don't know where to start?]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=204&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=204&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 (WWW) Contrary to popular belief, it's probably better to have no talent whatsoever when first starting off busking. This is great news for those just starting.
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If you want to get involved with busking but don't know where to start, this information will prove invaluable to you. However, if you're a musician of several years, you'll probably want to use your talent to produce music.

Musicians are the most popular, the most talented, and least paid. Unless you have professional tapes and cd's produced ready to sell, the muse faces the task of entertaining a walk-by audience for tips then selling cd's. The best pass the hat. Musicians take years to perfect their craft. Some stay with it and become excellent artists while many give up and pursue other venues. Musicians also usually sing so they must...

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<![CDATA[Best busker in the world?]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=80&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=80&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 (GERMANY) Behold the best busker in the world...or is he? We'll let you be the judge as they say. What we have here is Schrotti, possibly the largest one-man band in the universe. Along the Rhine in Düsseldorf plays this extraordinary busker...but is he the best?
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Thu, 27 May 2010 21:55:19 -0500
<![CDATA[Book: Busker's Holiday - Fact or Fiction?]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=177&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=177&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 (INTERNET) The leaves are turning a fantastic color of orange in direct sunlight. Along with Fall comes the cold North wind blowing down the alley and snow finding it's way into the tiniest crevice. To top it off, the holidays are coming and we're considering presents to purchase.
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Busker's Holiday is a new work just published by author Adam Gussow, an associate professor of English and Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi. It's the kind of book you want to curl up and read on a cold winter's night as you sit and contemplate next year's show. It warms your mind as you learn it's Summer all over again.

Gussow (or as the locals call him, Mister Satan) establishes Busker's Holiday as a story of one McKay Chernoff, a Columbia University grad student with a harmonica in his pocket and a blues band in...

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<![CDATA[Chinese tightrope walker crosses 400 meter chasm]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=56&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=56&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 Chinese tightrope walker Adili Wuxiuer draws a large crowd as he crosses a 400 metre drop in China's southern Yunnan province.
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Wuxiuer, who belongs to China's Uighur minority ethnic group, was invited to the Yunnan town of Dousha in south-west China to perform his unusual act. Tightrope walking is very popular throughout China.

"It's very interesting that these tightrope walkers always use huge balancing bars which actually makes the crossing much easier than it looks", said an onlooker about the feat. "On a calm day, I'd really like to see them simply walk across without anything assisting their balance. Now that would be something."]]>
Tue, 27 Oct 2009 23:29:29 -0500
<![CDATA[Denver buskerfest returns at Union Station]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=191&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=191&c=2&sid=787278217fa40ca39f852bf00b0880b1 (DENVER) What was once America's largest busker festival has risen from the ashes to entertain and educate the masses. Recently renovated, Union Station is the historic main railway station and central transportation hub built in 1894. It boasts an eclectic array of the city's top restaurants, bars, and shops in addition to The Crawford Hotel.
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As tourists got off the trains, they were greeted with buskers and street performers mid-act. Energy flowed between the streets, sidewalks, stations and parks creating a place where people naturally gravitated, connected, and wanted to be.

Jugglers, stilt-walkers, hula-hoopers, pole-climbers, fire-twirlers, oriental drummers, guitarists and more were among the chosen to represent this version of Denver's famed buskerfest.

Coverage by Busker Central reporters...

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