The Phantom of the Opera opened last weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, marking the beginning of a two-week stay in Vancouver. The new production features reinvented staging, major pyrotechnics, and a full-sized glittering chandelier. With all of the upgrades, how does this Phantom live up to the hype? When seeing something as iconic as Phantom on stage, you’re also reliving echoes of past productions within the show’s 29-year history.
Forty years and counting, one music festival is going strong right here in town. The Vancouver Folk Music Festival hits the beach this weekend at its usual Jericho Beach venue, offering up Instagram-worthy views and sweet tunes under the sun. The VFMF has added some serious star power to their lineup this year, so we’re counting down the eight must see bands at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival.
Whether you’re a long-time advocate of this festival-in-the-city, or a concert newbie, there’s something for everyone at the 40th annual Vancouver Folk Music Festival. This year’s highlights include Canadian pop royalty Barenaked Ladies, as well as the festival’s first-ever FREE opening night concert on Thursday, July 13 at 7 pm. From July 13 to 16, hear over 65 music acts from 20+ countries on seven beachfront stages.
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".