In all her writing for young people, from her debut novel “Because of Winn-Dixie” to her new picture book “La La La,” Kate DiCamillo has sought to explore the connections between people. “It’s the same story I keep telling,” said DiCamillo, a two-time Newbery Award winner. “It’s about the power of connections and being brave enough to call out to others. That’s where hope comes from.”DiCamillo believes in making such connections in real life, not just in fiction.
Neither drummer Roy Blumenfeld nor keyboard player David Bennett Cohen hails from New Orleans. But the rich musical traditions of the Crescent City made such an impact on the two men that when they decided to form a band, they opted for a born-on-the-bayou name: Crawfish Royale. “The music of New Orleans is extremely rhythmic and melodic,” said Blumenfeld. “To me, it’s very uplifting. They have what’s called the second line in the funeral procession.
“Allow me to explain about the theatre business. The natural condition is one of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster…Strangely enough, it all turns out well.”That dialogue from the 1998 film “Shakespeare in Love” should strike a chord in anyone who has ever been involved in a dramatic presentation. For cast and crew – and even for audience - a successful stage production can border on the miraculous.
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".