The girl-power message still runs deep in Disney's Broadway-bound version of its 2013 animated blockbuster Frozen. What's notably different are at least 10 new songs, the addition of full-fledged musical numbers, a more subdued color palette, and of course the characters are now played by humans who must tread the line between caricature and reality. The diverse, well-trained cast does all this and more.
It wasn't long after the Universal Ampitheatre opened in 1972 that a teenager named Rita Wilson — a born-and-bred Angeleno — found herself in the middle of all the musical action with a short list of questions. "I remember literally aching when I would watch the shows, thinking, 'How do you get in?'" recalls Wilson of her time as a concert employee at the once popular, now closed Universal City venue. "I didn't know how to play an instrument. How do you get in a band? How do you write a song?"
George Michael -- the Grammy-winning singer-songwriter who died last Christmas at 53 -- was honored posthumously in Los Angeles on Saturday night (Aug. 19) for his decades of humanitarian work with Project Angel Food, the L.A. non-profit that delivers meals to people who are critically ill.
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".