The 24th annual Virginia Festival of the Book. Former NFL wide receiver and NASA astronaut Leland Melvin, author of Chasing Space, kicks off the five-day Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville March 21. The Lynchburg native, who flew two space shuttle missions, is among more than 400 speaking during this, the 24th anniversary of the event that features more than 250 mostly free programs. The lineup includes a talk with UVA president-elect James E. Ryan, author of Wait, What?
When Spanish and Portuguese explorers began their conquest of South America, they clashed with ancient civilizations of the New World. But a new exhibition at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk defies the common belief that colonization led to the extinction of the creative energy among indigenous societies.
As an artist not afraid of change and developing new musical formulas, James “Plunky” Branch has been creating challenging yet always soulful jazz for more than four decades. Whether with his Afro-jazz ensemble Oneness of Juju or its more mainstreamed carnation Plunky & Oneness, the Richmonder continues to take the Virginia sound into the world, most recently in January, when he once again performed in London.
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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
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Exact case matching or punctuation
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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".