The day the street music dies: Is it nigh?
Since 1991, street food vendors have all but disappeared from most neighborhood's streets, thanks to a few ordinances passed under the guise of public health. Now it looks as if street musicians could be the next to go in what seems to be an ongoing effort to sanitize city streets of color and life. According to a recent Trib report, a Mag Mile alderman persuaded a City Council committee to approve a measure that would allow the city to revoke licenses of “loud” buskers, including the ubiquitous “bucket boy” drummers. Read the whole Tribune story here.