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Permanent LinkJul 4, 2012 
:hippy: (SANTA FE) It was less than six years ago when busking was illegal in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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Today, business is booming for street-performers. Many talents can be found in downtown Santa Fe these days. Buskers are now allowed to perform between 8 a.m. and 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday. On Fridays and Saturdays, they are allowed to perform until 1 a.m.

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COLUMBIA TO SET HAT OUT FOR BUSKERS

:drool: (COLUMBIA, S. CAROLINA) Columbia has come a long way in just the past two months rewriting their busking ordinances for all to enjoy.
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Back in April, the Columbia City Council was set to allow street performances only downtown - and only for performers hired by the City Center Partnership. But after the performing community urged city leaders to rethink the ordinance, Council cooked up an expanded, simplified version.

With permits as low as $2.50, the current plan has one final vote to hurdle before being formally written. Until now, busking hasn’t been explicitly covered under city law. Potentially dangerous performances are the only sticking point.

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THE GREAT BIG BUSK

:hot: (KENT, ENGLAND) A Tunbridge Wells busker has set off on an epic journey to bring his music to the streets of some of the world's most famous cities.
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Billed as the Great Big Busk, the year-long adventure takes him everywhere from Amsterdam to Paris, Berlin, Moscow, Barcelona and Sydney. With nary a shilling to his name, 22-year-old Jamie Andrew and his girlfriend Molly Windels, 19 will "couch surf" their way using the popular website couchsurfing.com.

"Maybe we're mad, I don't know."

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