President Trump's doing it; you can, too: Celebrate Bastille Day, that is. Tonight at 5, Alliance Francaise Minneapolis/St. Paul hosts a celebration on the downtown Peace Plaza featuring French music, cuisine, family activities and art. Vive la France! Info: 367-4656. Advance from the 18th century to the 19th, at the Living History Fair, Saturday and Sunday at the History Center of Olmsted County (1195 West Circle Drive SW).
Some crimes strike a harder blow than others.That's something Rochester music fans have found out, with the news Wednesday that John Sievers, well-known trombonist of the trio The D'Sievers and a few other local bands, had his trombone stolen overnight from his car in his driveway, along with a portable sound system, a case of T-shirts and $600 cash.
Hormel's most famous product marks a meat milestone this week: Spam is 80 years old. To celebrate, the Spam Museum puts on a block party, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. today with a DJ, a magician, a variety of games, ice cream, and of course Spam tastings. Find the fun at the corner of North Main and Third Avenue, Austin. More info: tinyurl.com/y8oo4v4w. Mazeppa's annual three-day festival, Mazeppa Daze, starts tonight with a parade (7 p.m.), street dance featuring JT & the Gunslingers, and fireworks.
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".