Opera companies around the world are facing a serious conundrum: how to fill all those empty seats.In attempting to find new audiences for its centuries-old art form, the opera world appears to be leaning more and more toward a lighthearted musical theater approach.This may be anathema to some purists, but “going Broadway” may be a necessary step for the survival of American opera companies, especially smaller ones competing with other performing arts organizations for audiences.
Cheshvan is the only month in the Hebrew calendar without any holidays. That’s why it’s called “mar” – bitter.Following the flurry that is Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot and Simchat Torah (and those are just the major ones! ), and anticipating the lights of Hanukkah that follow, there’s nothing special about Cheshvan.
It’s been a long, hot summer full of strife and hostility. We’ve torn each other down, run each other over and shouted at each other. Even the rain’s been angry.Right in the middle of it all, with blood still boiling in Charlottesville and rain still falling in Houston, India, Bangladesh and Nepal, our kids returned to Sunday School.As she dropped her son off, a mother confided in me how upset she was by all the news. “And that’s why I bring my kids to Temple Emanuel.”How right she is.
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".