<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers <![CDATA[A day in the life of 4 buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=215&sid=adea7a07d60099fc4d6eb26a6b4d6c2f (MASSACHUSETTS) The Daily Hampshire Gazette has jumped into the performing arts community circle reporting on four individual buskers on a recent summer's day.
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'The sounds of the street: A day in the life of four downtown buskers' features a fiddler, a singer-songwriter, a tap dancer, and a percussionist all with different stories and motives while performing on the street.

For some performers, busking is just a fleeting moment in their career. But for others, it’s an important stop on the road to fame. Some make it, some don't. Some persist, some give up. There are all sorts of rhyme and reasons for busking. It may surprise the reader to learn about these performers.

“Some wonderful musicians got their chops by performing for street audiences, and there’s lot of merit in putting yourself out there...

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<![CDATA[Contactless payment debuts for London buskers]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=214&sid=adea7a07d60099fc4d6eb26a6b4d6c2f (LONDON) The humble street performer is no longer a victim of a cashless society. A new digital method called a contactless payment terminal can accept a tip to the busker with the wave of a card.
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In a test of the new method, patrons were seen waving their credit/debit cards in front of the reader. The project was launched last weekend by the Busk in London organization as a trial. A few performers were seen testing the new transactional device.

Charlotte Campbell, a full-time street performer who was part of the trial, told BBC News that the new tech "had a significant impact on contributions." Said Campbell, "More people than ever tap-to-donate whilst I sing, and often, when one person does, another follows."

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<![CDATA[psd to wps]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=4228&b=213&sid=adea7a07d60099fc4d6eb26a6b4d6c2f PSD stands for Photoshop Document. It’s a Photoshop document created by Adobe Photoshop. It is layered image file which will let you save and edit parts of the respective image into PNG or JPEG file formats. The file can be easily opened in Photoshop and can be edited further.
If you want to convert a PSD to WordPress in the very first step you have to analyze the PSD file meticulously and comprehend the complications that you may face. You should have to be very clear about what are you going to do and what this is such as splitting mockup into HTML, putting CSS codes, title, header, footer, and images.
To make HTML layout easier, you have to break the web developers from all the departments. You a...

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<![CDATA[The adventures of a Laowai busker in China]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=212&sid=adea7a07d60099fc4d6eb26a6b4d6c2f (SHANGHAI) The magazine That's Shanghai has published a detailed account of a Laowai busker's adventures entitled "Streetside Serenade". Over the past few years, China has relaxed it's laws against any crowd forming in public.
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As Benjamin Lipschitz reveals, "I soon discovered the true beauty of sidewalks: all cities had them! I traveled to Shandong, Shaanxi, Fujian, Hong Kong and eventually Taiwan. I got more ambitious. I went to the United States and eventually to Mexico where I lived for a year and a half. Everywhere I went, I found that by seeking sustenance in the streets with my music, I could learn more about a place and its culture than by visiting tourist sites."

And that's just the beginning of a fascinating account of a true world-class...

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<![CDATA[Buskers go 'Off the Rails' in NYC]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=211&sid=adea7a07d60099fc4d6eb26a6b4d6c2f (NYC) You won't believe this but the following is just one single week recapping some of the strangest subway behavior in NYC. It is also the first in a new NBC 4 weekly series documenting happenings in the New York City subway. It promises to be quite an interesting serial publication.
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"We start the first week noting that 5.6 million people ride the subway each day which makes it not only a hot spot for talent scouting and people watching, but also a snow-globe of sorts for some of the strangest behavior in the city".

Busker #1 is a cigarette smoking man underneath a train (don't ask). Then he jumps up and performs balancing and dare-devil stunts in-between cars. With cigarette in hand, he finishes by tap-dancing across the platform and away from the encroaching NYPD. The busker...

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