Clear your calendar for a blowout weekend of eclectic, multicultural, American musical entertainment as the National Folk Festival wraps up its three-year residency in downtown Greensboro Sept. 8 through 10. We bookend the summer season with an overstuffed cluster of weekends to signal the start and end of the fun. Consider the National Folk Festival to be sort of like the entertainment equivalent of the brilliant finale of a fireworks display.
Soul singer Anthony Hamilton got one of his breaks as a backup singer on D'Angelo's "Voodoo" tour. He has a rich voice that can go velvety and deep, or up into declamatory heights or sweet falsetto peaks. Hamilton has an inspirational strain to his music, with songs like "Never Letting Go" and "Amen" off his 2016 record "What I'm Feelin'" offering a lot of praise for the joys of love and romance. Fans of Stevie Wonder will relate to Hamilton's warmth and positivity.
This was a big year for the Atlanta rapper Future, who made history when he had two separate albums debut in the No. 1 spot on the Billboard charts back to back, two weeks in a row, in March. Atlanta remains huge in hip-hop, and a weedy weirdness has taken over as well. Future has gotten some extra attention for rapping about pills â€” Percocet, Xanax and MDMA â€” and that might explain the abstract sonic smear that pervades many of his tracks.
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".