This time it wasn't in the forecast, but it snowed in Lafreniere Park on Saturday (Dec. 9) during Snow Day in Metairie. More than 3,500 people attended the free event, which featured 50 tons of artificial snow spread out for folks to play in. Families enjoyed building snowmen, making snow angels, and throwing snowballs. The event came one day after many in Louisiana got to make snowmen and throw snowballs using the real white stuff, courtesy of Mother Nature.
More than a dozen vendors served up sweet and savory beignets Saturday (Dec. 2) during the 2nd annual Beignet Fest in City Park. The fest included an artist's village for shopping, a kid's village, and live music from bands such as Hill Country Hounds, One Love Brass Band, John "Papa" Gros Band, and Brass-A-Holics. The event benefited the Tres Doux Foundation, which supports children with developmental delays.
Music and gumbo fans filled Louis Armstrong Park for the 10th annual Treme Creole Gumbo Festival on Saturday (Nov. 18) in New Orleans. The two-day fest serves up a rich array of gumbos and brass bands. The festival also includes an arts market, kids' activities and cooking demonstrations. The festival, put on by the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Foundation, will continue Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
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".