Grammy-nominated polka player Alex Meixner will serve as master of ceremonies for a new Memorial Day weekend event in Allentown next year, it was announced this morning. The Great Allentown Memorial Day Celebration will be held May 27 and 28, 2018 at the Allentown Fairgrounds. The event will focus on traditional Pennsylvania music, culture and events. The Pennsylvania Music Preservation Society, which will sponsor the event, announced details in a news release.
The nation’s largest free outdoor music festival starts Friday in Bethlehem. Here are five new things you’ll want to check out:Organizers spent extra money this year to bring in more (a record 407) and better free acts. Highlights: Low Cut Connie, Saturday; the Smithereens and Gene Ween, both Monday; the Skatalites, Tuesday; Igor and the Red Elvises, Aug. 10-12; Ssing Ssing, Aug. 10, 11; and Colin Hay, Aug. 12.
The award winners and hosts had touching, inspiring and funny things to say during the 2017 Freddy Awards on Thursday night. Here are 10 of the most memorable quotes:1 "Thank you to the my grandmother, who went to be with the Lord this morning — I love you so much. She was the inspiration for the music in my life." 2 "I would like to thank my family for always being there for me, especially my older brother Nicholas, who won this award his junior year as well." 3 "I love hanging out with you guys.
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".