Deon Releford-Lee is training this month for the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte’s upcoming production of “And In This Corner … Cassius Clay.”After smaller roles in “A Year with Frog and Toad,” “Go, Dog. Go” and “Mary Poppins,” Releford-Lee takes center stage as the man who would become the iconic Muhammad Ali. Releford-Lee took time to answer some questions about the upcoming performance. The interview has been edited for space. Q: How did you prepare for the role of Cassius Clay?
CHARLOTTE – The Go Jen Go Foundation has taken a huge leap forward by hiring its first executive director. After years of volunteering with the foundation, Susan Sears hopes to provide more families with the financial assistance needed to focus on recovering from breast cancer. Sears lost her mother-in-law to breast cancer in 2004. She became involved with Komen Charlotte after moving to the city. She met Jen Pagani while serving as chairwoman for the 2012 Race for the Cure.
MATTHEWS – Blessed Assurance Adult Day Care has opened its doors to local celebrities, including ministers, politicians and the occasional rocket scientist – not just as volunteers, but as clients. “Once you contract Dementia or Alzheimer’s, it puts everyone on a level playing field,” Executive Director Nate Huggins said. “It doesn’t matter how much money you have, what neighborhood you live in, what circles you ran in.
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 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
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".