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Now in its sixth year, FestivALL Fall will add a local comedy showcase and another day to its lineup. The event has traditionally been held over a weekend, but this year’s event will begin on Thursday, Oct. 19, and continue through the following Sunday. FestivALL Executive Director Brittany Javins said it made sense to add Thursday and include two monthly events, the Downtown Artwalk and Art After Dark, under the FestivALL Fall umbrella.
People who work in Charleston will see more of their paychecks going to the city sooner than originally planned. Charleston City Council on Monday voted to move up the next 50-cent increase in its weekly user fee, also called a service fee, by two years. The fee will increase from $2.50 per week to $3 per week beginning Jan. 1, 2018. Under a bill passed in 2015, the fee wouldn’t have increased to $3 until January 2020.
This year, as Jews in Charleston celebrate Yom Kippur, Kathie Kommor will participate in services at B’nai Jacob Synagogue in a way she never thought she would. Kommor, 67, a lifelong member of Congregation B’nai Jacob Synagogue, is one of several women chosen to open the ark that holds Torah scrolls during the Jewish holy day services, which begin Wednesday evening with Rosh Hashanah.
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".