I admit it. I get starstruck sometimes. As arts and entertainment reporter for The News-Press, I interview a lot of famous people. Every week, in fact. Most of the time, it’s just a job. I have my questions, and the stars are there to promote their concert or event. We both get something out of it. Let’s do this. But still, I get nervous and even emotional occasionally. Especially if it’s someone I adore.
Thompson Square The married country duo is best known for "If I Didn't Have You,” “You Make It Look So Good,” “Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not” and other hits. 9 p.m. $35-$56. The Ranch Concert Hall & Saloon, 2158 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers. 985-9839 or theranchfortmyers.comSounds of Summer: Rosaline and Kyle Anne Duggan The alt-country band Rosaline and singer-songwriter Duggan perform in the second show of the Sounds of Summer Concert Series.
Lee County just had its first big science-fiction convention in 17 years. Now a second, unrelated convention is on the way, and its organizer promises some big celebrities and attractions. How big? Try the creators and co-creators of Deadpool (Fabian Nicieza), Ren & Stimpy (Bob Camp) and The Crow (James O’Barr). And famous artists such as Mark Bagley of Spider-Man fame.
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".