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...
DON’T LET DWINDLING music venues fool you. People are still making music in Charlotte. These are the tunes we’ve been listening to in June, either penned by Charlotte acts or published through a local label. Junior Astronomers, “That’s Why” The long-awaited new LP from the Charlotte indie-rockers arrives this summer from Refresh Records (which recently nabbed a BOB Award), and every tune Refresh Records has shared from That’s Why is promising.
WHEN WE LAST checked in with Eva Noblezada, the Charlotte native and one-time Northwest School of the Arts student, she was about to move from London to New York City. The West End revival of the musical Miss Saigon went to Broadway last year. And last night, Noblezada found herself up against Bette Midler at the 2017 Tony Awards. Noblezada didn’t nab “Best Leading Actress in a Musical,” but she did take the stage to perform a tune from the show with the rest of the cast.
FOR VISUAL ARTISTS AND PERFORMERS, there are a few opportunities coming up to get your work funded or garner new commissions. Below, read about opportunities and deadlines from the Arts & Science Council and North Carolina Arts Council.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".