There’s never a bad time to visit Montreal, but sojourning to the "City of Festivals" during the Montreal Jazz Fest might just be the best. Living up to its reputation as Canada’s culture capital, wailing saxophones and world rhythms echo off patinated rooftops, glowing lights hint at intimate venues and packed late-night joints, and wine and music-fuelled revellers spill out along every block of the world-renowned sonic marathon in July.
The eighth annual Italian Day street celebration (June 11, noon-8pm) is set to be a sunny, sweaty spectacle of human spirit and amore. If previous Italian Days are any indication, Vancouverites (and throngs of ’ites from further afield) won’t be able to resist the car-free, food-lined, authentically rooted arts and culture bonanza. And can you blame them?
Ballet BC is known for its innovative programming, but putting choreographers Emanuel Gat and Ohad Naharin on the same bill is inspired. Gat is an Israeli-born, France-based choreographer known for his architectural style and intimate sense of movement. Naharin, also of Israel, is a dance veteran, the artistic director of the Batsheva Dance Company, and someone Gat personally admires. The two have never been on a program together before.
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".