If you’re like me, you just can’t get enough of The Beatles, even 50 years after the release of the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” MyCentralJersey.com and I recently co-presented a 50th anniversary tribute concert at which the album was performed in its entirety by a local all-star band. But because the hits just kept coming on that iconic record, the anniversary shows do, too, and this weekend is no exception with Glen Burtnik’s Beatles Bash at The State Theatre in New Brunswick.
With more than 50 free concerts on tap all summer daily except Saturdays and some Fridays, Woodbridge’s Kick Off to Summer commences the Mayor’s Summer Concert Series with the popular cover band The Benjamins and Moonlight Mile, a tribute to The Rolling Stones.
For the first time, Central Jersey will participate on June 21 in Make Music Day, a global festival of outdoor concerts that began in 1982 in France, and now includes 4,000 concert locations, with Somerville among this year's new sites. The founders of Make Music Somerville are John Fitzpatrick and Becca Kaian, who also created The Coffeehouse Project (www.thecoffeehouseprojectnj.org), a borough-based group that supports and promotes community music.
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".