<![CDATA[Busker Central Odds and ends Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Fri, 23 Feb 2018 07:34:14 -0500 <![CDATA["Grate" Performances kick off Times Square gig]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=43&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=43&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb Almost 100 street performers and buskers auditioned for 3 minutes each for a spot in this summer's Grate Performances series in the Big Apple's Duffy square.

Billed as the "crossroads of the world", the Times Square Alliance events are scheduled to start May 28th.

Sadly, New York City performers are usually restricted to performing underground in the city's dark and dirty subway system. This time, however, they were allowed to perform in the sunshine and be viewed by the general public.

Revealing some fresh faces, there were some old familiar ones with even the Naked Cowboy "butting" in.

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<![CDATA[Prague targets new busking campaign]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=180&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=180&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb (PRAGUE) The city of Prague is wondering why there aren't more buskers and street performers around their fair city. After all, they've overcome 40 years of Communism crushing their culture. Hence, the city has embarked on a campaign to bring in many more of the performing artists.
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And even taking into consideration of the famous Charles bridge, Prague has much less buskers and street performers when compared to Berlin, Dublin, or Paris.

The project is currently crowdfunded which will determine how the campaign will go forward. Organizers have produced a video as well as an audio mp3 that showcases the effort. There will also be an app for tablets and cell phones to promote the project.

Regulations implemented 3 years ago have somewhat restricted street musicians and will be changed. “Musicians c...

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Fri, 01 Jan 2016 13:38:14 -0500
<![CDATA[Cirque du Soleil celebrates 25th anniversary]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=45&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=45&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb
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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[Has the "Eggman" cracked up?]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=100&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=100&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb (SOUTH AFRICA) His name is Gregory da Silva - a comedian artist, storyteller, dancer and live street perfomer from Benin West Africa.
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Also known locally as the "Eggman", he's a hard-boiled character known for wearing a World-Record 624 eggs on his hat.

Gaining fame in Cape Town, it now seems that the Eggman may have been traumatized after a robbery in Italy left him injured. Although you've got to break a few eggs to make an omlett, that's not what the Eggman had in mind.

But where is the Eggman today? He has seemed to have vanished after his trip to Milano vowing never to return to Cape Town, the city that sponsored him.

It now appears the Eggman has been met with "foul" play. If you have seen the Eggman, please report immediately. His bacon is getting cold....

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Tue, 03 May 2011 03:41:46 -0400
<![CDATA[Busker trading cards - Collect them all!]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=148&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=148&c=8&sid=c6dafa50691a11bcf77bca178c8267bb (ST. LOUIS) Remember collecting baseball cards as a kid? Now you can collect busker trading cards of all the wonderful street-performers in St. Louis.
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Thanks to Board Bill #181, busking and street-performing is now legal in St. Louis. They are now buskers to be memorabilia-ized! And collected! And traded!

It all came about when the city raised the busker fee in order to monitor buskers. Huh? That's exactly what buskers Fred Walker and Nick Pence said - along with the ACLU when it heard of such a preposterous notion.

Now that a wrong has been righted and the laughter has subsided, the buskers may be memoralized as a collector's card. The busker game includes finding each artist performing and having them sign their card. The winner gets featured in an upcoming street-performer festival.

It's a fun idea....

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