ST. LOUIS - The word 'serious' comes up a lot when you listen to 17-year-old Royce Martin. "If I really want to seriously be doing this in the future, I have to get serious about it now." Four years ago he didn't even play the piano. Now, Martin plays so well, he has serious possibilities - a future so bright you're forced to squint. "I want to do music conservatory. Maybe Berkeley - most likely Berkeley - or maybe Juilliard," said Martin. "I will be applying for both."
ST. LOUIS - There's no stronger tie than family, and for one local family, genealogy took them on an unexpected journey. St. Louisan Joyce Huston, a former Las Vegas trumpeter, loves music, but as her family's historian, genealogy is her decades long passion. Ellen is Huston's great-great-great-great grandmother. We'll get back to her in a moment. Since the 1940s, O'Kelley family descendants have been holding family reunions from Chicago to California.
A 7-year-old gunshot victim from Webster Groves remains on life support following Thursday's quadruple shooting that took the lives of both of the girl's parents and another man. Meanwhile, police hope the public's anger over the bloodshed will cause someone to come forward following multiple homicides in early June. "I wish it was unprecedented, but we've been challenged before," said Captain Mary Warnecke, Commander of Investigative Services for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.
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".