When talk of building a wall between the United States and Mexico sprang up, artist Rose Frantzen of Maquoketa began thinking about ways to tear down walls between people. Another portraiture project became her medium. An eight-month Smithsonian exhibition in 2009 and 2010 gave her a national platform for her “Portrait of Maquoketa” project, which yielded 180 12-inch-by-12-inch oil paintings created between July 2005 to July 2006, depicting people in her Eastern Iowa hometown.
AMANA — Lily Allen-Duenas may turn into a mermaid on a Cambodian beach after Dec. 1. Or perhaps a downward-facing dog or a warrior or something even more exotic, when the marketing manager for the Old Creamery Theatre embarks on a new adventure. She left her theater position Nov. 10 to teach yoga on the sands of Koh Rong Samloem island in the Gulf of Thailand.
CEDAR RAPIDS — Miss Hannigan and her 13 “rotten” ragamuffins will steal your heart the way the steal the show. Add in an adorable little pooch named Ralph in real life, and upcoming audiences will be cheering for “Annie” the way family and friends did throughout Thursday’s final dress rehearsal. The solid-gold musical, which opened on Broadway 50 years ago, continues at least through Dec. 10 at Theatre Cedar Rapids. It’s not uncommon for holiday shows to add performances to meet ticket demands.
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".