A citywide event in Little Rock this weekend will allow residents a behind-the-scenes look into artists' studios and the processes they use to create their work. The daylong Open Studios event was organized by the Little Rock Arts and Culture Commission, in conjunction with individual artists. From 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 30 artist studios and cultural institutions will be open to the public free of charge.
Little Rock City Hall has switched from a visitor check-in system that involved signing a sheet of paper and receiving a numbered badge to a new electronic kiosk that prints off a wearable sticker badge with a photo. The city spent $9,840 to purchase and install LobbyGuard, which it started using in April. "We found a lot of people were walking out with the [old] badges, so I decided this was a more secure system.
New leaders for Little Rock's Parks and Recreation and Planning and Development departments will begin transitional positions within the next two weeks in anticipation of taking over by the end of the month. John Eckart, formerly the head of Benton's park agency, will start work for the Little Rock Parks and Recreation Department on Monday. He will take the helm from Truman Tolefree, who started working for the city 42 years ago. Tolefree retires June 30.
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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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".