For most of us, Christmas comes just once a year, but it’s a different story for Bruce Watson, arts and entertainment director for the Butchart Gardens. Watson and his creative team feel the Christmas spirit year-round, pooling their talents when time and conditions permit to lay the groundwork for the Magic of Christmas.
Beginning today, Don Moore is continuing a Christmas tradition of more than 30 years. He will open his home at 4000 Century Rd. to the public, with an invitation to enter Christmasland, a homemade wonderland of Christmas joy and merriment in his basement. In exchange, he’s asking for a financial donation to the Times Colonist Christmas Fund or Mustard Seed Street Church. Moore is also accepting non-perishable food items.
It seems that, for Duncan Stewart, there’s no escaping Chicago, the hit Broadway musical he has cast for the past 10 years, as well as its West End and national and international touring productions. Although Chicago is just one of many shows the Victoria-raised casting director has worked on since he moved to New York, the Kander and Ebb musical holds a special place in his heart, he says.
Don't miss #LesBellesSoeurs, director Judy Treloar's engaging, richly evocative revival of Michel Tremblay's iconic 1965 #Quebec hit @LanghamTheatre. These gals, notably Pam Miller as Mtl. housewife on a mission, kill with retro flair to spare. Until Dec. 2 #metoo#yyjarts
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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
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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".