“When you’re focused on it, when you’re in the emotion of the song, you won’t hear or see anything else around you,” says Joe Heaney, played at that point by Micheal O Chonfhaola, in “Song of Granite,” an impressionistic portrait of the Irish folk singer. Mr. Heaney was recognized as a master of sean nos (old style) music, a traditional Gaelic variety of a cappella.
A 24-year-old man died Monday after he was shot at close range outside his family's home in New Carrollton, Maryland. Desmond "D.J." Burns was found with a gunshot wound to the head on the 5300 block of 85th Avenue, about a half-mile from the New Carrollton Metro station. "He’s only 24. He haven’t even lived his life, and to be shot, cold in the back of his head. Senseless," Burns' heartbroken father, Darryl Gibson, said through tears.
D.C. police arrested a suspect in the shooting death of a local singer earlier this month. Omar Rodgers, 25, was shot in the parking lot behind the Uniontown Bar and Grill in Anacostia about 3:50 a.m. Oct. 8. Rodgers, known as Big O on stage, had just finished performing at the bar. He was in his car when a red car pulled into the alley. A man got out of the car, approached Rogers, said something to him and opened fire. Eight shots were fired, and Rodgers was hit five times.
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
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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".