There is no rule that says a musician can’t be happy while playing the blues. Two local bands — In Layman Terms from Williamsburg, and the Tom Euler Band from West Point — are living proof after both advanced to the semifinal round of the prestigious International Blues Challenge in Memphis late Thursday night. “It’s hard to believe we’ve made it this far,” said Cole Layman, guitarist for In Layman Terms, in a phone interview from Memphis.
Hampton Roads has had a lot of snow in the past two weeks. Not anything record-breaking, but a lot of snow. Wayne Albright, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service station in Wakefield, said the region’s current January snowfall of 12.8 inches — officially measured in Norfolk — is “twice the normal” for the month, but still short of the cumulative 14.2 inches that fell in January 1966.
Tony DeSare wanted to record a Prince song. The bosses at his label didn’t think it was appropriate for a jazz album. But when he was finished recording the tracks that would become his 2007 CD “Last First Kiss,” he still had some studio time left. So he indulged himself with a stripped-down swing arrangement of the Purple One’s 1986 hit “Kiss.”It was so infectious, and so at home on a contemporary jazz record, that it became the lead track and a popular radio single.
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 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
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".