With his slippery oboe-toned voice and its dramatic trills, singer Rufus Wainwright created a signature style the moment he opened his mouth. The only thing that could distinguish him more than his vigorous vocals is a flamboyant songwriting éclat that’s equal parts theater song, Tin Pan Alley standards, Bacharach-style pop, and the cosmopolitan folk of his parents, Kate McGarrigle and Loudon Wainwright III.
Before you even strolled into the main hall of Vine Street’s Central Library of the Free Library of Philadelphia on Tuesday night, the buzz was deafening. You could blame the full house of concerned citizens and curiosity seekers chatting incessantly, or the Free Library’s officiates working to seat late-comers and collect audience questions. Not since Bruce Springsteen appeared at this same branch to sign copies of his Born to Run memoir in 2016 had the din of the Free Library been so loud.
Ever since the twist on traditionalism that was Juan de Marcos’ 1978 folk-punk band, Sierra Maestra, the Havana-born bandleader, arranger and multi-instrumentalist has been at the forefront of sensuous, smart Cuban music.His sound will be on display Jan. 12 at the Merriam Theater when de Marcos brings his Afro-Cuban All Stars to the stage.One way of proving how prominent he is within the Cuban music continuum – at least to the uninitiated – is by knowing the Ry Cooder-produced Buena Vista...
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".