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America's street-performers: An inside look by BC on Dec 8, 2009
:hole: We've all found ourselves at one point or another staring in fascination at a busking mime or a talented street musician.
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In recent years, busking, the term for performing in public places usually for money from the crowd, has grown into an organized art form complete with professional networks, associations and showcase festivals around the world.

Here in the United States, cities such as Miami, San Francisco, New York and New Orleans have become known for their thriving busking scenes.

Take Maria for instance. A longtime busker in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Maria acts as a human statue, completely still, covered in metallic gold paint and dressed in a matching antique wedding gown. While one may think Maria, often referred to as the Jilted Bride, just stands there doing nothing, her motionless presence...

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BUSKERS WANTED for FRINGE NORTH 2018! by SaultFringe on Jan 4, 2018
Hello all!

Artist registration is now open for the 2018 Fringe North International Theatre Festival in Sault Ste. Marie, ON.

Running from August 9 to 19, this small but mighty festival is a fantastic opportunity to enjoy some time in beautiful Northern Ontario, enjoy...

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Austin to pay buskers to perform by BC on Jan 1, 2018
:tiphat: (TEXAS) Austin is using a bankroll of $150,000 in private funds from site developer Trammel Crow to create a Busking Pilot Program in the new Green Water development...

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World Busker Festival celebrates 25 years by BC on Dec 8, 2017
:spotlight: (CHRISTCHURCH) Comedians, daredevils, dancers, singers and acrobats will hit the streets in January to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the World Buskers...

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Pike Place Market bustling with buskers by BC on Oct 1, 2017
:party: (SEATTLE) It takes one glance any day of the week to see lots of buskers performing at Seattle, Washington's Pike Place Market. The popular and colorful water-front marketplace...

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Curious - but don't know where to start? by BC on Sep 1, 2017
:stilts: (WWW) Contrary to popular belief, it's probably better to have no talent whatsoever when first starting off busking. This is great news for those just starting.
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RE: Blues enthusiasts take note! by Macknick on Jun 21, 2017
:tiphat: I would love to hook-up with you guys! I play and sing from Merle & Willie to Dylan and Steve Earle. But it's gotta have the blues baby! a lot of the old country...

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RE: trouble with the law by Candi on Jul 1, 2013
I'm afraid Officer Friendly has it backwards. The burden of proof always resides with the Plaintiff, in this case the city. They would have to prove you actively solicited money. This would be impossible if it never happened. They would also need witnesses. Just accepting...

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RE: Amsterdam killing street shows by ScreamimgMime on Jun 16, 2013
The main problem seems to be relying on amplification to do your show.

RE: income by hairy on Mar 22, 2012
I think you're missing the point of busking. It's to perform an ART for tips. This takes TALENT. If you're just into $, stick with begging, go to school, become a lawyer, and make a few million $.

RE: 2013 Summer street performance tour by WorldsGreatest! on Feb 16, 2012
Since the laws change all the time, it's probably best to telephone the cities you're interested in from the link below and ask if there's going to be a problem.

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