Under the light of a red spotlight, Jessica Gordon walked off the stage at Bastrop's Rose Theatre and into the audience. She sat down - in the lap of audience member Philip Kingston, who was attending the The Victory Belles' performance with relatives. As she leaned forward to kiss Kingston on the cheek, she sang a melody from the 1940s. Gordon, along with Dody Piper and Allison Hymel, were performing a 1940s and Fourth of July-themed show as The Victory Belles.
Take Louisiana 17 south from the Arkansas line toward Winnsboro and you'll drive through verdant Delta farmland, past an ancient earthwork and along the main streets of quaint small towns. Oak Grove, Pioneer and Winnsboro offer places to eat, festivals and tourist attractions. Stop in Oak Grove for a doughnut or cinnamon roll at the Bakery Barn. The parking lot at the newly opened bakery is always full.
Ella Ecker pointed toward a sculpture of a seal balancing a ball on his nose as she entered SMILES Park on Wednesday morning. She chose the name Blue with the help of her mother, Jennifer Ecker. Blue is one of four circus animals at the center of the park, which will officially open Saturday morning at 7 a.m. The other animals - an elephant, a bear and a lion - stand nearby atop a rubberized play surface that squishes underfoot.
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".