If ever a place deserved a book written about it, it's the Horseshoe. Waterloo-based author David McPherson has finally accomplished that, bringing the bar's musical story together in 186 pages in "The Legendary Horseshoe, a Complete History," (Dundurn) with a foreword by Blue Rodeo's Jim Cuddy. McPherson will give a reading from the book Friday, Jan. 19, at the True North Gallery in Waterdown, with some musical help from New York folksinger Joe Crookston.
The Altobeelays are a maniacal five-piece funk band from Hamilton with serious party aspirations. With help from fellow funk bands Moonhead and Bassline, The Altobeelays take over This Ain't Hollywood, 345 James St. N., on Friday, Jan. 12. Show starts at 10 p.m. $12 at the door. Great way to warm up after ArtCrawl. The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer is a two-man band from Vancouver that has found fans in both the Canadian blues and indie-rock communities.
There was a time when many Indigenous artists had ambivalent feelings toward the camera. It had been used far too often to portray the clichéd stereotypes favoured by the mainstream media — the noble savage in feathers, beads and buckskin; the radical protester brandishing arms at Wounded Knee; or the impoverished victim, dishevelled, cold and in the street. So the most striking thing about the 48 photographs featured in a new exhibit at the McMaster Museum of Art is how domestic they look.
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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".