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Troy R. Bennett

About Troy R. Bennett

Troy R. Bennett is a Buxton native and longtime Portland resident whose photojournalism has appeared in media outlets all over the world.

These guys are making spirits bright in Portland

Joshua LaChance plays Christmas tunes on his tuba in Portland's Post Office Park on Friday as shoppers bustle about. Troy R. Bennett | BDN

Street performing, or busking, for tips is an age-old practice. According to the Busker Street Union, it’s a tradition going back to medieval Europe where local merchants would invite entertainers to their storefronts, plazas and public squares to attract pedestrians and increase business. As far as I know, nobody invited Tim Burns and Joshua LaChance down to […]