The holiday season is my favorite time of the year. The festive lights, the chill in the air, the hot cups of peppermint hot cocoa—I enjoy all of it. One of my favorite parts of the yuletide season is the presence of so many romantic holiday songs on the airwaves. I love listening to Christmas music. I’m not afraid to admit that I sometimes listen to holiday music in June, and even start my holiday playlist spinning in October, just as the stores are setting up their Christmas displays.
Daniel Lissing and I got to spend some quality time together on the set of his show, When Calls the Heart. Read part 1 of this interview here. The Hearties are dying to know – any plans to sing on the show? I had spoken to Hallmark and the producers about this early on and I was very clear. Jack Thornton does not sing. He’s a Mountie. He can paint, that’s great. He can build a house. He never gets hurt and he’s always got his hair perfect.
Anyone who likes jazz is probably familiar with Jazz at Lincoln Center. This month, the organization celebrates its 30th anniversary. What started off as a summer concert series at Lincoln Center back in 1987 eventually grew to be the world’s first performance, education and broadcast facility devoted to jazz. Over the summer I had the opportunity to catch Joan Belgrave at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola when I was in New York. What a great intimate venue with an amazing view of New York City!
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".