A lot of people think there’s not much to do in the Bradenton area in the summer. That was probably true years ago, but not anymore. And its definitely not true on the Fourth of July. There’s so much going on you can almost certainly find something to do that you’ll really love, and you probably won’t be able to do everything you’d like to do. Probably the biggest event in the area this weekend doesn’t have a patriotic theme at all.
Where in the world — or where in Palmetto — is Nail Artisans of Manatee County? If you’ve been watching “Claws,” the TNT show set largely in the Palmetto and Bradenton area, you’ll recognize the reference. It’s the fictitious nail salon that does brisk business (despite that terrible name). Desna (Niecy Nash), the salon’s owner, launders money for a nearby borderline-legal pain clinic in hopes of moving to more upscale digs and of better caring for her autistic brother.
Curators from three prominent area museums put out a call for work by local artists. The curators were all art experts who had spent at least part of their careers working in the art scene here. Still, they were taken aback by the quality and variety of the response they got. “We were surprised by the breadth and depth of the submissions,” said Robin O’Dell, the curator of the photographic collection at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg.
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".