<![CDATA[Busker Central Odds and ends Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers en Tue, 25 Sep 2018 11:01:02 -0400 <![CDATA[Worlds largest busk breaks Guinness Record]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=104&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=104&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 (SYDNEY) From hulahoops to didgeridoos, over 260 buskers turned out to break the Guinness World's Record of 230 set in the UK for the world's largest busk.
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Although not all were authentic buskers with the youngest being 4 years old, they were officially registered as performers who came out to busk for a worthy cause and break the record at the same time.

Performers played for two hours in 100 places as part of the Bondi Winter Magic Festival donating their day's earnings to SoundSchool which teaches music to disadvantaged children.

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Tue, 02 Aug 2011 02:27:03 -0400
<![CDATA[New angle on installation art busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=160&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=160&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 (PRAGUE) Two installation artists have demonstrated a new technique for the ancient display of levitation. Here, we find the forces of physics re-worked in street-performing and busking.
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For centuries, Indian yogis have claimed to have mastered the powers of levitation. In reality, they've simply managed to tap into fundamental design principles and basic physics. The optical illusion results in a stunning presentation of levitation.

A few weeks ago, Michael Shermer, founder of Skeptic Magazine and the Skeptics Society, posted a photo on his Twitter account resulting in this world-wide revelation of clever busking feats.

While the installation art of the single guru floating has already been seen, we now have not one but two gurus on display without the need for any installation....

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Mon, 01 Sep 2014 16:39:38 -0400
<![CDATA[Re-imagining Times Square]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=194&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=194&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 (NEW YORK) Times Square, the self-proclaimed "Crossroads of the World," is the top destination for tourists hoping for the quintessential Gotham experience. An article by John Tierney in City Journal magazine takes us through a 2+ decades trip of Times Square. Recent developments have converted automobile traffic lanes into lanes for street-performers and street-vendors.
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"Fake Buddhist monks begging for money, living statues, the Naked Cowboy, topless women, and a horde of costumed cartoon characters are all pressuring tourists to pay them for a picture - because nothing says New York like a selfie with the Incredible Hulk."

"A remade Times Square could start taking shape at the end of this year when the new plaza is supposed to be finished. By then, city officials hope to have...

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Mon, 03 Oct 2016 00:20:10 -0400
<![CDATA[Build your own Busker website free!]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=179&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=179&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 (WWW) Ever wish you could easily build your own website for free? Now there's a way to promote yourself and your show with pics, text, music, and video. You can even pass your virtual hat.Without the need for learning webpage coding, you can simply drag and drop content into the page builder editor and have your site up and running in a matter of minutes. Select a style from the 100s of fully customizable HTML5 templates available in every category including the creative arts, music, store, and business. Choose your template or create something totally original.

Post your schedule, events, and plans for everyone to know. Sell your busker wares and whatnot online with an internet store. Create an special email address. Print your website address...

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Thu, 03 Dec 2015 14:00:50 -0500
<![CDATA[Buskertainment is Raising The Roof]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=111&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=111&c=8&sid=64ab22826b8fea559f3dad1e711b45f2 (TORONTO) Human statues, musicians, illusionists, jesters, jugglers, mimes, stilt walkers, and much more will be out on the streets of the Downtown Yonge area every Saturday and Sunday as part of Winter Magic's "Buskertainment."
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All donations during the Buskertainment event will go towards the Raising the Roof charity. The buskers will entertain shoppers and passersby then pass the hat in support of the worthy cause.

Raising the Roof is Canada's only national charity that dedicates itself toward funding long-term solutions for the homeless. What that means is they focus their efforts on permanent solutions to homelessness including finding proper housing, providing mental health services, and getting a homeless person "employment ready."

Stories, photos, and video are available thru the link...

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Sat, 03 Dec 2011 01:08:08 -0500