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Art vs. Begging and the Reality of Modern-Day Manhattan

Sean Bradford | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Sean Bradford

First off, there are rules and etiquette to busking, also known as street performance. Rule number one is you never ask people for money. This is not an act of desperation, but an act of self-promotion.

Bratton's War... on Acrobats. Yes, Acrobats.

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 09.14.2014 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Police commissioner Bill Bratton has cracked down on panhandlers in New York City as part of his decades-old "Broken Windows" schtick -- the theory that focuses on low-level crimes as a way of preventing bigger crime.

New Orleans Street Music

Kenny Klein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
Kenny Klein

I think it's fair to say that among the top reasons people visit New Orleans, setting aside food, booze and certain anatomical parts of women that also begin with B, is our music. New Orleans is the birthplace of jazz and blues, and our heritage as a music city is strong.

Halloween, New Orleans Style

Kenny Klein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Kenny Klein

New Orleans is a strange, dichotomous city. For every major celebration that goes on here, be it Mardi Gras, Christmas, or Halloween, there are two,...

Interview: Rubylux on Their Newest Album The World Goes Quiet

Lydia Hughes | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Lydia Hughes

As daunting as it is, we need to get it together. We've started writing already. We need to keep it going. Musically, we'll take it up another level...

What I Learned About Busking, Entrepreneurship and the Viola From Wendy Yates

Steve Mariotti | Posted 09.21.2013 | Business
Steve Mariotti

Busking -- playing music or improvising in the streets and other public places -- is a fascinating and beautiful tradition that dates back to antiquity. So, it was only fitting that I got my own introduction to this art form on the breathtaking streets of Florence.

NOLA's Jazz Fest: A Symphony of Contradictions

Mark DeCarlo | Posted 07.16.2013 | Travel
Mark DeCarlo

Music mavens from around the Globe descend on the bayou every spring to experience NOLA's carefully curated voodoo mash-up of American music, food and hospitality. Laissez Bon Temps Roulette.

WATCH: Statue Punches Jerk

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.15.2013 | Weird News

This human "statue" really sprang to life when a jerk pestered him. In the video above, a fellow apparently bent on mischief approaches the silver-...

Tips From the Rock 'n' Roll CEO No. 6: Busk Your Way to the Top

Jared Gutstadt | Posted 10.02.2012 | Business
Jared Gutstadt

The network in question, in a knotted tangle of red tape, delays, and confusion, turned me down. It was corporate bureaucracy at its finest and it stung, but only for a moment. Rejection. But did I accept my fate? No way. I took stock of my position... my advantages.

Arthur Delaney

Aswad, Unemployed Man, Gives Up Scheme To Dance For His Rent | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A jobless Portland man who put a whimsical spin on his employment predicament now says he's giving up his scheme to make rent by dancing in a skirt on...

Help Us Find New York's Best Subway Performers

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While subway systems outside of New York might be cleaner and break down less often -- and let's be honest, most of them do -- few are as filled with ...