<![CDATA[Busker Central Living the Life Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Tue, 12 Dec 2017 11:07:36 -0500 <![CDATA[Coast-to-coast with America's Best Buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=135&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=135&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 (BOULDER, COLORADO) From Boston to Los Angeles, newspaper reporters around the country are suddenly running articles about the best buskers in their neck of the woods.
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Chained in ownership, it isn't hard to see that reporters in each city were given the same assignment. Other papers soon hopped on the bandwagon.

As a result, you can now take your pick of the major city in which you're most interested - or the whole sha-bang from coast-to-coast.

Of course, on any given day, there are different buskers out and about. On slow days, it isn't unusual to find full-time buskers enjoying the day off bicycling or hanging at the local café. C'est la vie.

Conversely, since buskers live for the weekend, this is the time to search and report. Unfortunately, the poor reporter may now be off work and having fun doing their ...

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Mon, 01 Apr 2013 01:21:49 -0400
<![CDATA[With busking, pay to play has it's benefits]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=186&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=186&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 (BUSKER ALLEY) Buskers sometimes avoid cities where licensing is required. To them, it doesn't make sense when the hat may be too small to consider a permit. This creates a dilemma.
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When you think about it, the pay to play scheme actually has it's own valuable benefits. Consequently, it sometimes leaves the door wide open to busk a city where little if any busking is occuring. By asking how many busking permits have been issued, buskers can get an approximation of the competition to be expected.

By being permitted, the busker may also have a selection of top pitches from which to choose.

Since busking is always weather permitting, warm sunny days year-round really helps the tourism industry as well as the busker's pocketbook.

When all the factors are added up, it may make perfect sense to have...

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Sun, 03 Apr 2016 13:04:53 -0400
<![CDATA[Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=119&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=119&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 (SAN DIEGO) Hosting buskers from around the country, the Seaport Village Spring Busker Festival is quickly becoming one of the premiere busking venues in the United States.
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Celebrating it's 6th year, perhaps the reason for success of the two day event is actually Seaport Village General Manager Terry Hall. Having spent time in Europe, Hall is familiar with the customary busker and wants Americans to understand the respect due these facinating performers. He is literally bringing a world standard to a culture-starved nation.

The great tradition of busking has given rise to busker festivals around the world. Pier 39 in San Francisco, Faneuil Hall in Boston, Covent Garden in London, The Halifax International Busker Festival in Canada, the Christchurch World Buskers Festival in New Zealand, and the Adelaide Fringe...

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Tue, 03 Apr 2012 01:17:48 -0400
<![CDATA[Pike Place Market bustling with buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=205&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=205&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 (SEATTLE) It takes one glance any day of the week to see lots of buskers performing at Seattle, Washington's Pike Place Market. The popular and colorful water-front marketplace is alive and well.
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Busker Central reporters recently visited the scene and observed that street-performers were literally on every block. Pianos, guitars, saxophones, and clarinets were all making music leaving the possibility wide open for larger circle shows. Although the pitches are now permitted, some performers had been busking the market for over 10 years.

A huge tourist mecca, Pike Place Market is also home to the first Starbucks coffee shop. The line to enjoy a cup of java was well outside the door and down the block. Beside the line, a guitarist was busy performing classic rock songs and really seemed to be enjoying himself. Down...

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Sun, 01 Oct 2017 14:38:31 -0400
<![CDATA[Chinese tightrope walker crosses 400 meter chasm]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=56&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=56&c=2&sid=f34e9b20f56b0e69d3e3aaff9dc5d9f7 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."]]>
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