Lyla Hay Owen, a multi-talented woman of the theater who not only acted but also was a playwright, director, author and producer, died Feb. 7 at Passages Hospice. She was 84. "She had an incredible talent, a sort of compulsive creativity," said Jim O'Quinn, a fellow performer and frequent collaborator. "She was an artist in her heart and soul, and she lived the life of an artist. She wanted to transform life experiences into art."
Lynn Watkins, who taught two decades of Mardi Gras monarchs how to walk, wave and wield their scepters, died Thursday at Tulane Medical Center of complications of lupus. She died the day before her 57th birthday. A lifelong New Orleanian who loved Carnival and was steeped in its nuances, protocol and lore, Ms. Watkins was "the lady behind the scenes who made it all happen," said John Charbonnet, a former king of Carnival.
In Liz and Poco Sloss' Uptown home, there's no shortage of family and Mardi Gras mementos. Family portraits adorn living-room walls, and framed photographs crowd a nearby tabletop. In the sunlit den, Ann Lee Stephens Sarpy's statuettes of flambeaux bearers seem poised to strut across a sideboard. The dominant, attention-grabbing figure in this multiroom display - a sizable papier-mache model of the king's float in the Rex parade - sits atop the dining-room table.
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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
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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".