<![CDATA[Busker Central It's the Law Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Tue, 23 Oct 2018 01:18:14 -0400 <![CDATA[Cleveland and St. Louis open streets to buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=141&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=141&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b (CLEVELAND) Maurice Reedus, Jr. is one happy man since Cleveland has opened it's streets to buskers and street-performers.
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Thanks to the "Sax Man" legislation, he can now blow his horn legally on the streets of Cleveland after twice being arrested this year.

"Let Freedom ring!" declared Cleveland City Councilman Joe Cimperman once the legislation was passed. "All of the major cities have lots of street performers. This is the home of the Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame. This should be a musical town."

Officially, the Street-Performer's Ordinance covers, but is not limited to, "acting, singing, playing musical instruments, pantomime, juggling, magic, dancing, reciting and clowning."

Reedus is also the subject of a new movie. While everyone knows of the iconic Sax Man, few know his truly...

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Thu, 01 Aug 2013 01:07:14 -0400
<![CDATA[Key West buskers ponder fate]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=84&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=84&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b (KEY WEST) It may be lights out for buskers and street performers on Florida's popular and most southern island.
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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.]]>
Sun, 11 Jul 2010 02:17:22 -0400
<![CDATA[Galway and Ocean City debut new codes of busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=202&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=202&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b The Galway, Ireland busking community has published their own code of conduct ahead of the implementation of city council bylaws to regulate the activity. The code is being launched as part of the ‘We Support Friendly Busking’ campaign.
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Galway Buskers Community argues there is no need for busking bylaws, stating its new document promotes positive and responsible practices among street performers.

The group is also promoting a new slogan ‘Our Art, Our Streets, Our Responsibility’.

The initiative aims to improve the relationship between buskers and the business community with focus areas including noise levels, duration of performances and crowd obstruction.

The group says any move to rollout bylaws or permits would seriously impact Galway’s reputation as a major arts and culture hub. New bylaws to...

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Tue, 06 Jun 2017 03:29:12 -0400
<![CDATA[Tombstone "the town to tough to die"]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2305&b=112&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2305&b=112&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b Sun, 01 Jan 2012 17:11:17 -0500 <![CDATA[Blues enthusiasts take note!]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=200&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=200&c=4&sid=adc964ab4906f03accd548b3cf0c939b (COSTA RICA) San Jose has buskers singing the blues. Avenida Blues, a traditional blues band in Costa Rica, is finding national resistance to their style of music and performing. The buskers have been working for the past months filming their performances on the streets, issues with police, and concerts at large national festivals in the country.
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Due to severe lack of interest of the blues in Costa Rica, they are trying to get exposure with the international blues community. With different administration changes, the police have taken down several artists, jailed some others, and have confiscated equipment. A strike in January resulted in a movement called "Nuestra Calle" when there was the reported abuse of power by local authorities in the arrest of a sax player.

The Avendia blues band has been working hard...

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