When you think of Las Vegas, you might not associate it with country music. But Las Vegas native and rising country singer Sierra Black says it was the perfect place to start her career. A regular performer at Stoney’s and South Point, Black has spent the last year traveling back and forth from Las Vegas to Nashville, recording with famed producer Mark Bright, notable for records with Rascal Flatts and Carrie Underwood. “His resume is quite impressive,” Black says.
When it comes to vegan grub, Las Vegas trails far behind veggie-loving Southern California. We still don’t have a Native Foods, Café Gratitude or Real Food Daily (can someone please make that happen? )—but there are a handful of mom-and-pops throughout the Valley catering to the plant-based set. One is Violette’s Vegan, located in a southwest strip mall on Desert Inn, owned and operated by Cyndy Violette—World Series of Poker bracelet-holder, Ladies Poker Hall of Fame inductee and proud vegan.
Almost every woman has a horror story about getting her period in public. Recently, I found myself with a surprise visitor at the movie theater, and two things ran through my mind: 1. I’m going to miss the beginning of the movie, and 2. I hope someone has an extra tampon. But the restroom was as dead as a ghost town. So there I was, soliciting strangers for tampons for what felt like an eternity as the movie started without me.
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".