The ardor for creating art is one of the key elements of Pear Theatre’s production of “The Road to Mecca.” And the company’s founder, Palo Alto’s Diane Tasca, who has just departed as artistic director, and Sunnyvale’s Betsy Kruse Craig, who has succeeded her in the position, can certainly relate to that theme. Tasca takes on the lead role; Kruse Craig is directing.
When Mandy Harvey steps onto the stage, audiences can savor a pleasure that she has long since been denied. They can hear her sing. Harvey cannot. She has been profoundly deaf in both ears since the age of 18. Remarkably, Harvey, who was a semifinalist on “America’s Got Talent” in 2017, shunned the spotlight before losing her hearing. She was aiming at a career in music education. We reached the Florida-based Harvey by phone in Colorado, where she was raised and was now rehearsing.
With a message of acceptance, Peninsula Youth Theatre’s production of “The Ugly Duckling” is a good one to be experienced by as many children as possible. Fortunately, the organization has made one of the performances sensory friendly, thus making it welcoming to kids with autism or other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. “The Ugly Duckling” will be presented six times over Jan. 19 and 20, at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts.
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".