Tenor saxophonists have a reputation somewhat akin to Siamese fighting fish: Put two of them in a room together, and a battle is inevitable. That was the thinking behind the traditional “cutting contest,” which was sold not as an opportunity to hear great music but to see jazz’s version of a gladiatorial competition. Bootsie Barnes and Larry McKenna scoff at such notions. “That competitive stuff is mostly for the audience,” McKenna says.
Q: Why in the world would Amber Rose imply that Philadelphia is kind of ugly compared to other cities? She was BORN in Philadelphia herself! She’s obviously a beautiful woman so she apparently thinks she’s the only one. Maybe she hasn’t been to some cities where she’d be considered just average! Not to mention she’s also bisexual and she’s probably made them mad too. What do you think? Mia: Yes, Amber Rose is attractive but she’s not the only beautiful person from Philly. Far from it.
What makes a good agent? Guy Kochlani founded Across the Board Talent Agency because he knew the answer and his bosses at other firms wouldn’t listen. Todd Eskin joined Kochlani in 2012 and almost immediately expanded their reach into the theater world. How did you get into the field? Guy Kochlani: When I was 15 years old, my friend got me into a feature film. He’s now a client of ours. After high school, I acted for fun but decided to concentrate on the business aspect.
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".