It only took four songs into Matchbox Twenty’s two and a half hour-long set when frontman Rob Thomas had to take his jean jacket off. His band performed in a 95 percent humidity level Tuesday evening at the Toledo Zoo’s Amphitheater and chances of rain were high. But the wet weather held off. “We’re going to keep the rain away because I think the gods want us to have a good time tonight,” he told the crowd of about 4,000 people Tuesday night.
DEFIANCE — April 6, 2006, started as an ordinary day for the Hammersmith family. Scott Hammersmith woke up and ate breakfast. His mother, Sherri, remembered blowing her son a kiss goodbye outside the window of his car before the 16-year-old Defiance High School sophomore drove himself to school.
Whether it’s going to see Janet Jackson at Toledo’s Huntington Center or Joe Bonamassa shred on his guitar at the Stranahan Theater, indoor concerts leading into the colder months won’t lose appeal; only the summer sun. “Our sweet spot is October through April,” says Stephen Hyman, executive director of the Stranahan. “When you get into the dead of summer you can shoot a cannon off in here and no one would ever notice.
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".