Stop All That Jazz

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New British entertainment laws require almost all live performers, from circuses to bands to street musicians to traditional Punch and Judy shows, to obtain a public entertainment license before performing before paying audiences. David Locke, who owns a London restaurant that featured jazz, has stopped musical performances, saying the expense of getting a license is too much. According to the Guardian, circuses are also getting hit hard because they must now get a license in every venue they perform in, a process owners say is not only expensive but too time consuming.