It’s that time of year when everything transitions. The kids move from summer fun to school mode; the weather turns from summer heat to the fall cool down; the leaves switch from bright green to sunset tones of yellow, red and orange. And at this time of shift and change, it’s great to have a soundtrack that keeps you grounded and fuels you with energy to keep it all moving. Luckily, this also happens to be a moment when Canadian R&B is on fire.
Opera has been called the art of emotion. Music is its driving force, the engine that sweeps audiences along a dramatic and visceral journey. But what happens to an opera when its classical sound is replaced with a sonic template that originated in the rhythms of Jamaican reggae music? This weekend in Toronto, prolific playwright and performer d'bi.young anitafrika premieres her latest production, Lukumi: A Dub Opera , the final installment in her Orisha Trilogy .
These are trying times and stress levels are high. So in an attempt to mitigate the anxiety, this episode of Marvin's Room is a soundtrack for self-care. Below is a selection of music that will encourage you to pause, take a deep breath, check in with yourself, vibe out and then keep going. This song is brilliant because it’s all about basking in simple everyday pleasures with someone who makes you smile.
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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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".