Bluegrass was an innovative style when Bill Monroe forged the new sound in the 1940s. Guitarist and singer Del McCoury, 78, put in a brief stint with Monroe early in his career, and over the decades he’s made a point of pushing the music forwards while preserving its essential spirit. McCoury has won just about every bluegrass honor available, including a National Heritage Fellowship lifetime achievement award from the National Endowment for the Arts.
In the winter of 1944, despite the Pacific War turning decisively in favor of the Allies, the Bay Area was being invaded. Quietly and without much fanfare, an army from the East established a beachhead that Christmas, and life has never been quite the same since. I’m referring of course to “The Nutcracker,” which made its North American premiere as an evening-length ballet at the War Memorial Opera House 73 years ago.
Over the past five decades Rick Estrin has performed with many of the nation’s most renowned blues and soul singers, and he doesn’t mince any words when it comes to Wee Willie Walker. According to the award-winning harmonica ace, the Memphis-born Walker “is the greatest, deepest soul singer in the world today, period! His artistry is on the same level as legends like Johnnie Taylor, Sam Cooke, O.V.
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".