Andy Smith is a freelance writer and editor based in Charlotte, N.C. He began his career as a writer and copy editor at newspapers in West Virginia, where he was raised. He currently serves two roles for Charlotte magazine: arts editor and web editor. He continues to freelance for other publicati...
WE’RE ON THE HUNT for summer jams. And thankfully, Charlotte has us covered. Below, find four tracks from Charlotte musicians or labels that won’t be leaving our seasonal playlist anytime soon. Dollhands, "senioritis" The screech of feedback launches this track from Charlotte’s Dollhands, before kicking into a groove reminiscent of early-aughts indie rock. (Think the best days of The Walkmen.)
AT THE VIVA LAS VEGAS ballroom dance competition at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas last weekend, one Charlottean dominated the floor: 96-year-old Juanita Moss. Moss had 30 competitive dances and received 30 first-place awards for her efforts. Decked out in a custom-designed ball gown, she hit the floor with cha chas, rumbas, foxtrots, and other dances. Moss competed in the 65 and up and 80 and up categories.
Once upon a time, what's today known as gentrified NoDa in North Charlotte was a simple mill village, where the citizens, mill workers, were disparagingly called lintheads. Back in the Day is showing a gallery of photos spanning from the neighborhood's early years to the 1970s. It's an amazing, eye-opening look at a village where workers were more concerned with earning enough to live and feed kids than where to find the perfect condo or place to show art.
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".