Two aspiring Southern California ballet students, Jordan Coutts, 15, and Aviva Gelfer-Mundl, 16, recently received news that could make their dance careers. The teen dancers were selected to compete in the Prix de Lausanne international ballet competition in Switzerland next year — a first for both. “This is unbelievable to me. It’s surreal,” said Gelfer-Mundl, a Tustin resident who studies at V & T Classical Ballet Academy in Laguna Hills. “When I found out, I was in the biggest shock.
You know him as “America’s Favorite Dancer,” the season 14 winner of Fox’s reality dance competition “So You Think You Can Dance,” but what you might not know about Lex Ishimoto is that while he is making his mark on the world through dance, he has also quietly launched a custom merchandise line. The line of t-shirts, sweatshirts and stickers are designed with Ishimoto’s first name, Japanese characters and his “Stay Legendary” slogan. “This side project is like a second job for me.
After getting to know the Season 14 contestants of Fox’s “So You Think You Can Dance” over 15 television episodes that aired last summer, viewers have missed their regularly scheduled chance to see the top 10 finalists perform since the season wrapped up Sept. 25. For California fans though, the wait to relive favorite moments from the show is almost over.
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".