Charlotte, NC Race festival opens 3-day run at noon Thursday

Race festival opens 3-day run at noon Thursday

  • John D. Simmons – jsimmons@charlotteobserver.com
    Phillip Barker, with parking Unlimited resets a street barricade at Stonewall and Tryon streets Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Crews have closed a number of Charlotte’s uptown streets for the three-day Coca-Cola Speed Street festival. Road closures began about 9:30 a.m. Wednesday. The festival is held in conjunction with the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Organizers expect about 400,000 visitors to uptown during Speed Street. Roads will be reopened by 8 a.m. Sunday.

Charlotte’s racing fever heats up Thursday – both on the city’s uptown streets and at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Pole Night activities are scheduled at the Speedway, with NASCAR’s Sprint Cup drivers qualifying for Sunday’s …

 

Street Fest fun returns Sunday to downtown, Ozaukee, WI

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Written by Ozaukee Press
Wednesday, 21 May 2014 17:19
The seventh annual Port Washington Community Street Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 25.

    The festival, a celebration of the community and its downtown, will blend some of the favorite attractions of years past, including face painting, chalk drawing and photo booths, with new events.

    Roughly 80 vendors, everyone from downtown businesses to area restaurants to crafters

 

 

African Street Art Report

Colorful, creative, inspiring: The world of African street art

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South African graffiti artist FALKO1 sent images of his striking work on walls in and around Cape Town.
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  • African street art includes graffiti, inspiring murals, painted shop fronts
  • It provides an outlet for political voices and local culture
  • Cape Town is home to a thriving graffiti scene with a social message

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(CNN) — Street art has forever been a vibrant tool of personal expression manifesting in a variety of unique ways. In Africa it comes in the form of beautifully painted shop fronts, alternative methods of political campaigning and striking murals designed to inspire.

To celebrate the best of African street art, CNN iReport asked for your submissions

Should you sign the Camden petition. The Facts

Should You Sign This Petition?

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Earlier this year a community of artists, musicians and concerned members of the public asked York City Council to rethink their policies towards street performers which had become unduly restrictive. Your support in signing the petition led to York Council making significant positive changes and led to an improvement in the relationship between buskers and the authorities.

Now Camden Borough Council are proposing to introduce one of the most restrictive pieces of busking legislation in the UK. It will empower council officials to seize musical instruments, to impose a fine of up to £1000, and to sell instruments if the fine is not paid within 28 days. It drastically threatens artistic and cultural freedoms in London and would set a dangerous precedent for other councils.

Would you please consider taking the time to sign this petition to protect the street performers of Camden? You have helped us make a real difference before and your support would be appreciated now!

http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/camden-borough-council-don-t-banish-the-buskers-keep-streets-live-in-camden

The Facebook group of the campaign is

https://www.facebook.com/groups/keepstreetslivecamden

The campaign website is http://keepstreetslive.com

Your support is greatly appreciated,

Jonny Walker
Founding Director of ASAP
http://streetslive.org

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Camden Borough Council: Don’t Banish the Buskers! Keep Streets Live in Camden

Camden Borough Council: Don't Banish the Buskers! Keep Streets Live in CamdenStreet culture in Camden is under imminent and real threat. Under plans being drawn up by Camden Council, Street Performers face a fine of up to £1000 for the ‘crime’ of busking without a license. Council officers will have the power to seize musical instruments and other equipment, the tools of a busker’s trade, and to sell them if the fine is not paid within 28 days.

They are currently conducting a public consultation on their proposals to introduce a draconian licensing scheme for busking. If this scheme is introduced, it will be one of the most restrictive busking policies in the entire United Kingdom. Buskers will have to pay an annual fee of up to £123 to perform on the streets. A presumption against the use of wind instruments (including flutes and recorders), as well as any form of percussion (No bongoes or bins) or amplification (regardless of volume level) will apply.