Local artist Cedric Watson's black fedora is circled by a series of linked, silver harmonica cover plates, indicating it's not just the visual arts where he excels. Watson's shown his considerable gifts for art with representational charcoal drawings at local galleries and Regional Arts Center shows, where one of his western-themed works was a Purchase Award winner. Lately, though, he's been a blues man, too, playing the harmonica with bands and also going solo.
Some big shows are on the horizon for the Texarkana area, including a hometown show by David Crowder, formerly of the David Crowder Band and now going solo. Under the name Crowder, he's performed solo in recent years and brings himself to back to his hometown of Texarkana as part of his Texas Takeover Tour. Crowder, who's both Grammy nominated and a Dove Award winner, performs Sunday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. at the Perot Theatre.
One of this area's musical icons and most famous native sons, Scott Joplin, gets the documentary treatment in work that explores his East Texas roots. Carol Collins-Miles, who penned the script and directed, worked with Marvin Williams, whose video business is Sky Over YONDER productions, on this documentary. Williams shot the footage and edited it down to an hour's running time.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".