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2009-07-23 15:55:00

New York's famous Naked Cowboy has officially announced his intention to run for mayor of the city. The Naked Cowboy, real name Robert Burck, announced at his usual Times Square haunt Wednesday that he plans to run for mayor with the campaign promise to do more with less. Burck, who is known for playing his guitar while clad only in a cowboy hat and his underpants, said his administration would introduce a Naked Stimulus Package for the city that would include micro loans, tax holidays and...

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2009-06-24 16:44:35

The famed underwear-clad guitarist known as the Naked Cowboy said he plans to perform in his hometown of Greenhills, Ohio, despite a politician's protests. The performer, whose real name is Robert Burck, said he has not been dissuaded from performing Friday at the Greenhills Summer Festival despite mayoral candidate Pat Andwan's protests, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported Wednesday. Andwan said in an e-mail to local officials that the Naked Cowboy's costume -- a pair of white briefs -- is...

2008-06-25 06:00:00

By Braden Lammers, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 25--Chute Gerdeman, a Columbus-based retail design firm, landed a sweet gig when it was picked to design the M&M's World stores. Officials never thought it would lead to a fight with a naked cowboy. Robert Burck, better known as New York City street performer the Naked Cowboy, has received the OK to proceed with a lawsuit against the folks who make M&M's-brand candy and Chute Gerdeman. Burck is suing Mars Inc., the candy...


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