<![CDATA[Busker Central Blogs Feed]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?page=&mode=random_blogs&feed=ATOM&limit=5&sid=e1fd8293083214bcb413ec3cb64314d0 2017-12-16T04:21:49-05:00 <![CDATA[Sacramento gaining ground on west coast]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=203&sid=e1fd8293083214bcb413ec3cb64314d0 2017-08-01T14:57:10-04:00 2017-08-01T14:57:10-04:00 (SACRAMENTO) Watch out San Francisco. The California capital is taking measures to encourage buskers and street-performers to entertain their fair city. Dozens of new murals have been painted on buildings around midtown and new legislation allows for more of the performing arts both inside and out.
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Buskers were once pushed out of Sacramento and other downtown areas pressured by frustrated business owners and residents who complained about the noise or said the musicians were blocking sidewalks. But as Sacramento’s urban core continues to develop and momentum continues in the local creative community, bringing back the buskers has become a hot topic around town.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission as well as the Creative Economy Pilot Project will soon receive funding for projects over the next two y...

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<![CDATA[Busker's repeat performance ends in arrest]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=86&sid=e1fd8293083214bcb413ec3cb64314d0 2010-08-09T01:25:46-04:00 2010-08-09T01:25:46-04:00 (HASTINGS) A busker, Dean Langley, set up shop outside the Anchor pub in Hastings and started to play “Wonderwall” by Oasis. He then played “American Pie” by Don Maclean.
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Then he played Wonderwall again. Then American Pie, then Wonderwall. After two hours, the landlord of the pub approached Mr Langley and pleaded with him either to stop playing or to learn a third song. Mr Langley then became abusive and was arrested.

Is there anyone who can read this without feeling passionate sympathy with the pub landlord? When General Noriega took refuge in the Holy See’s embassy in Panama in 1989, the American army bombarded him with non-stop repetition of terrible old rock records. It has been reported that a torture technique in Guantanamo Bay involved playing Barney the purple dinosaur’...

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<![CDATA[making music on bridge in berlin]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=715&b=47&sid=e1fd8293083214bcb413ec3cb64314d0 2009-06-13T06:54:43-04:00 2009-06-13T06:54:43-04:00 <![CDATA[Top 10 cities for busking]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=199&sid=e1fd8293083214bcb413ec3cb64314d0 2017-03-02T01:05:54-05:00 2017-03-02T01:05:54-05:00 (USA) Yes, folks - It's time to start planning where to perform for Spring, Summer, and Fall this year.
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While it seems more and more cities are actually encouraging busking and street performing these days, there are some staples in the USA that are guaranteed to please.

New cities allowing busking include San Antonio, Cleveland, and Chattanooga among others. Honorable mention includes Santa Fe, Aspen, Clearwater, and Key West.

:police: There are bound to be some rules and regulations along the way so be on the lookout and be sure not to get caught!

These are the top 10 cities featured on the busker trail. They are expecting to be entertained so don't let them down. ...

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<![CDATA[Buskers vs. Las Vegas for pitch on Strip]]> http://buskercentral.com/buskers/blog.php?u=2&b=51&sid=e1fd8293083214bcb413ec3cb64314d0 2009-07-27T07:37:42-04:00 2009-07-27T07:37:42-04:00 William Jablonski, a regular busker on the Vegas strip, claims he has been harassed by officers who have repeatedly cited him for obstructing the pavement, disorderly conduct and being a public nuisance.
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Mr Jablonski, who signs autographs, poses for tourists and once performed for a televised Elvis tribute at the MGM Grand, is taking police to court to prove that impersonating "The King" is a constitutional right.

The street performer claims that he has been wrongfully hounded by officers.

He stopped performing in public after he was cited for obstructing the pavement in 2007.

A year later, having donned his velvet suit again, he was confronted as he sang in front of the Paris Hotel & Casino by a Las Vegas police officer who told him not to have his picture taken with tourists or accept...

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