George Wein, the highly successful and influential jazz promoter who had launched the legendary Newport Jazz Festival (in Rhode Island) in 1954, was looking for a venue to start a new festival. Jerome Holland, president of Hampton Institute and the husband of a jazz buff, was thinking about an event that would be both a star-studded concert and an academic workshop for the music students at the college, which was marking its centennial in 1968.
Hampton University professor Desiree Williams recently spent some time in Fiji, but it wasn't your standard tropical vacation. Williams was one of 18 contestants filming the upcoming 35th season of "Survivor." She was identified as a cast member by CBS on Tuesday. The hit reality show, which begins its new season on Sept. 27, will be the second high-profile gig in as many years for Williams, who won last year's Miss Virginia USA pageant and placed in the top 10 at Miss USA.
Payless Shoesource, reorganizing while in bankruptcy, announced another wave of locations that will be closing across the nation. The list now includes four in Hampton Roads. The shoe store chain was already closing its location at Chesapeake Square Mall and at Haygood Shopping Center in Virginia Beach. Now two more in the Hampton Roads region will be closing - on Monticello Avenue in Williamsburg and at Hilltop North Shopping Center in Virginia Beach.
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".