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Street Performers

12 Street Performances That Are Better Than Anything You'll See On TV

Posted 11.12.2014 | Entertainment

Step right up, folks! And welcome to the oldest, grandest, most splendiferous show on Earth. Matriculants of this ancient open-air university include ...

Saki Knafo

How Subway Dancing Became A New York Art Form -- And A Crime

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

Randy Vargas is a 19-year-old high school senior who dances for money after school on the trains beneath Manhattan. Among fellow dancers, he is ad...

Beware of the Hat-Boy-Juke-Mafia

Nick Demeris | Posted 10.08.2014 | New York
Nick Demeris

Are we really making our streets safer by enforcing broken-glass policies on low-level-law-breakers such as these young dancers (who are only exercising their talents to make an honest living)?

What's the Harm in Subway Acrobats?

Axel Schlossberg | Posted 09.24.2014 | New York
Axel Schlossberg

Riding the subway at any point during the day reminds me that New Yorkers seldom reach out to the person next to them and spark up conversation.

This Street Performer Has A Vocal Range Like Nothing You've Ever Heard Before

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 06.16.2014 | Arts

A tough-looking street performer has a rather unlikely soft side: his voice. The very talented musician was captured outside of the Strasbourg Cath...

Anti-Semitic 'Elmo' Gets Year In Jail

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York

By Luke Swiderski NEW YORK, Oct 9 (Reuters) - A bogus costumed Elmo, who collected tips for cuddling children in family photos in New ...

Commercialism Meets Art

Posted 08.12.2013 | Arts

Spinning a street sign on the side of a highway has long been a right of passage for entrepreneurial high-schoolers across America. Many have been spe...

Guess Who Just Endorsed Mitt Romney?

Posted 10.26.2012 | New York

It's been a week of unexpected endorsements for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. First, there was the professional wrestler who was paid $5,...

Street Scenes From The Olympic Games

Posted 08.03.2012 | College

Although "buskers," or street performers, are technically prohibited in the borough of London, some have joined the fun of London's 2012 Olympic Games...

WATCH: Street Performance Fail: How Bad Can One Act Be?

TruTV.com | Posted 05.01.2012 | Weird News

Street performers do lots of things: fit into small boxes, juggle knives, swallow swords, break dance . . . When this guy takes his act to the stre...

Washington Square Park Performers Banned From Performing Within 50 Feet Of Monuments

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

What would Washington Square Park be without its staple array of jazz musicians and dexterous acts like Tic and Tac? According to the city's parks dep...

12-Year-Old Plays Trumpet On Street To Pay For School

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.29.2011 | Education

Gracing a busy street corner in San Francisco, a 12-year-old boy, dressed in a newsy cap, collared shirt, and tie plays the trumpet for lucky passersb...

Subway Sinatra Garry Russo Talks About Going Viral (VIDEO)

Michelle Castillo | Posted 10.15.2011 | New York
Michelle Castillo

Most people avoid construction zones at all costs, but thanks to Gary Russo, the Second Avenue subway stop construction in New York City has become quite an attraction.

WATCH: Man Offers Free Beats, Strangers Perform

Posted 09.24.2011 | New York

A man in New York City went to Union Square with a sign that said "Free Beats" and started to beat box. Strangers could then take the other mic an...

Acapella at the Met

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jack Schimmelman

Acapella Soul Photo by Nick Broad www.thebuskingproject.com One mid-summer day, sun bestows his blessing upon New York City concrete and its denize...

Aldermen Move To Silence Some Street Musicians (VIDEO)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Chicago City Council is looking to crack down on street performers, especially those who bang on plastic buckets for hours, to the...