We turned the clocks back this past weekend, which of course means darkness starts an hour earlier (yes, daylight arrives an hour earlier in the morning, but nobody who likes seeing live music cares about the sun shining at 5 a.m.!). We're stuck with short days and long nights for many months, so we were thrilled to get an email from our friends at the Lowell Summer Music Series letting us know that their online survey will be going out this week.
He has been a world-champion WWE wrestler (don't call him a sports entertainer -- his career predates that marketing term). He has written New York Times best-selling memoirs. He competed on Season 12 of "Dancing With the Stars." He even appeared in the major motion picture "MacGruber" and in the television movie "Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" Yes, Chris Jericho has done all of those things. But his true passion project, the thing that keeps bringing him back, is music.
Package tours remain a great way for fans to see multiple acts they enjoy without having to pay the exorbitant ticket prices it would take to see each act individually. Take the Retro Futura Tour, a tour that features six New Wave-era acts on the same bill: Howard Jones, The English Beat, Modern English, Men Without Hats, Paul Young and Katrina Leskanich (of Katrina and the Waves). It comes to the Dunkin' Donuts Center in Providence tonight and the Lynn Auditorium in Lynn on Tuesday, Aug. 14.
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".