"The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn," first published in the United States in 1885 and considered one of the greatest works of American literature, tells the story of a boy's travels along the Mississippi River and his friendship with a slave named Jim. More than 130 years later, Mark Twain's classic has been rebooted with a distinctly modern, Southern California flavor with writer Tim DeRoche's new novel, "The Ballad of Huck & Miguel." DeRoche sets his version along the Los Angeles River.
On Inara George's fifth birthday, she attended a wake for her father. The late Lowell George was one of the founders of the 70s LA band Little Feat. His death had a deep influence on Inara's life, but never on her music.... until now. Inara George penned a song about her father called "Release Me" for her newest album "Dearest Everybody." She told KPCC's Alex Cohen that she wrote the song for her mother on her 70th birthday, but never planned on recording it.
Victoria Williams has one of the most distinctive voices in American rock. She's also one of its most unusual lyricists. The singer can't remember a time when she didn't sing. "I kind of unconsciously sang before I'd go to bed. I would be singing to where my brother would knock on the wall and say, 'Shut up,'" Williams tells NPR's Alex Cohen. Eventually, she grew a bit more conscious of her talent and started performing with local bands around her hometown of Forbing, Louisiana.
BREAKING NEWS - #BillyGraham dies at 99. Though from North Carolina, southern California played a big part in his career, dating back to 1949 when he launched a campaign under a circus tent in a parking lot. And there's this Anaheim appearance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vgz4Jw1Tn08
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".