Musician-Specific Links

Scott Dusenberry in Arts & Entertainment Blog by Irish Mae Silvestre

Photographs: A Day in the Life of Martin Saville by Cecile Vannucci
Photographs: Downtown Chicago – The Underground World by Cecile Vannucci
Crystal Bowersox’s Chicago years
Crystal Bowersox on American Idol
Vimont Brogsdale on Public Radio Exchange
Nicholas Barron on Wikipedia
Nicholas Barron on MySpace
R. Kelly (Former Chicago street musician) on Wikipedia
Allen Holland on MySpace
RedEye: Fritz Legros
Time Out Chicago: Michael Jette
Remington Pettygrove on MySpace

Articles Related To Street Music And Performance

Cecile Vannucci: In Between Trains (Spring 2010)
Time Out Chicago: Subterranean idols (May 2010)
Chicago Street Musicians Survey Results on Wordle (April 2010)
The Columbia Chronicle: Celebrating Street Jams (Mar 2010)
Northwestern | Medill Reports Chicago: High unemployment brings music to the subway (Feb 2010)
Gapers Block: The Tunnel Musicians of Chicago (Jan 2010)
NPR: NPR story on the Soloist (Apr 2009)
Jamie Foxx Portrays Street Musician Nathaniel Ayers in the Soloist
The Columbia Chronicle: Public performers struggle through hard times (Sep 2009)
New Orleans Magazine: Street Musicians (Dec 2008)
Washington Post: Violin Virtuoso Joshua Bell’s Experiment In The DC Metro (Apr 2007)
Boston Globe: Boston Street Musician Gallery (May 2005) Street Performers Are The Colorful Noise Of Chicago
Encyclopedia of Chicago: Street Musicians
How to Become a Street Musician in Chicago

Licensing In Chicago

City of Chicago Street Performer License Information
To obtain a license to perform in designated Chicago CTA stations, contact the CTA at (312) 836-7000 or stop by the desk on the second floor of their offices at 567 West Lake Street.
How to Become a Street Musician in Chicago

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Sweet Home Chicago History
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