It’s a late fall evening at the DittyTV studios on South Main, as John Oates walks on stage to perform an invited audience of about 40 people. Oates – one half of multi-platinum pop duo Hall & Oates – has come to Memphis, and to DittyTV specifically, to promote his forthcoming folk-blues album, “Arkansas,” a project inspired by the work of Mississippi John Hurt.
In just a matter of days, 232 acts from 40 states and 13 countries will arrive in town for the annual International Blues Challenge. Presented by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation, the event — which marks the 34th edition of the competition — has become one of the blues world’s most important gatherings.
Memphis soul singer Don Bryant, Mid-South blues-rockers North Mississippi Allstars, and veterans Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm are among the nominees for the 39th annual Blues Music Awards. The BMAs – presented by the Memphis-based Blues Foundation and announced live on Ditty TV on Tuesday – will be presented on May 10 at the Cook Convention Center.
A fine double bill 33 years ago this week. The Replacements and Loud Fast Rules (who’d soon change their name to Soul Asylum). Free to get in, 3 bucks to get out. Read more about the ‘Mats & Soul Asylum in ‘Trouble Boys: The True Story of the Replacements’ http://www.instagram.com/p/BeGWiYjjExG/https://t.co/cj0iRP6BCV
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".