Rhiannon Giddens will be a major presence at this fall’s World of Bluegrass in Raleigh — just announced as this year’s keynote speaker. Giddens, 40, is a Greensboro native and one of the fastest-rising stars in the Americana universe. The Carolina Chocolate Drops co-founder has a Grammy Award to her credit and is also the 2016 winner of the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. “I had no idea I was even in consideration,” Giddens said last year about winning the Martin prize.
If you go see Lee Bains III & The Glory Fires, I can promise you at least this much: You will be rocked. This Alabama bar-band quartet will go to pretty much any length to move an audience no matter what it takes. I remember a show of theirs in Raleigh a few years back that involved onstage chicken-fighting by the time they were done. So if you somehow DON’T wind up rocked about half to death, it sure won’t be their fault.
Durham Performing Arts Center isn’t just one of the country’s top-drawing arts venues - it’s in the worldwide top-10. According to figures released by the concert-industry trade magazine Pollstar in its mid-year report, the 2,712-capacity DPAC sold more than 240,000 tickets for the first half of 2017. That ranked No. 6 in the world for theater-sized venues, right behind The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas.
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".