Beatboxer, MC and educator Carlos Aguirre wants to make one thing clear: The Rap Opera Project is not ‘Hamilton.’Launched in 2017 by Opera Cultura with funding from Silicon Valley Create’s X Factor grant, the Rap Opera Project is really about modern-day storytelling. Over the course of multiple workshops at both the Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall and San Jose’s MACLA, Aguirre coaxed poems, short stories and rap lyrics out of participating youth.
You might not think to look twice at Bob Webb on the street, but for nearly 50 years people have been paying to look at him — naked. Art schools and creative industry professionals, including Academy of Art University and Pixar Animation Studios, now routinely hire the 67-year-old to pose fully nude. But when Webb began modeling in his home state of Oklahoma in the late 1960s, nude male models were expected to wear G-strings.
Most people associate traditional blues music with the South — the Southern part of the United States, that is, not the South Bay. Then again, most people haven’t met Kid Andersen. The Norwegian-born guitarist and producer is a San Jose institution, having produced more than 100 records at his Greaseland Studios. Anderson first picked up an electric guitar at age 11, and quickly fell in love with the sounds of T-Bone Walker, Howlin’ Wolf, and other masters.
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".