MASON CITY | “Noises Off,” called the “funniest farce ever written” by the New York Post, opens Thursday, Aug. 17, at Mason City Community Theatre.The play within a play received the Olivier Award in 1982, and in 1984 was nominated for both Tony and Drama Desk awards, all for best play.In 1992, it was made into a movie with a star-studded cast, but wasn’t quite as good, according to Tom Ballmer. “A farce is always better live,” Ballmer said.
CLEAR LAKE — “Picnics and Performances” is a new artists series offered at Central Gardens of North Iowa.Beginning July 31 and continuing from 5 to 6 p.m. every Sunday through September, regional talent will present family-friendly entertainment at the Naturalist Terrace in the gardens. Admission is free, and people may bring picnics, beverages and lawn chairs.The series kicks off from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, July 31, with Jacqueline Thompson of Clear Lake.
Back-to-back nights of fireworks — grand, glorious, loud and lavish — are scheduled as part of the July Fourth holiday celebrations in Mason City and Clear Lake.Mason City lights it up on Sunday, July 3, sponsored by the Exchange Club. Following tradition, there will be music and the fireworks show at Mohawk Stadium at Mason City High School. Doors open at 6 p.m. with free admission.
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".