The East Main Street end of Gibbs was packed and buzzing with energy on Saturday as almost 200 people gathered for Fringe Street Beat. The Rochester Fringe Festival brought back the all-styles dance competition for its second year, drawing in teams from the region and as far as Montreal to compete for a $1,500 cash prize. This year the event was held outdoors (rain had pushed it into the Spiegeltent in 2016) with DJ Sike on the turntables, and hosted by Rochester’s Eugene “Tinman” Cleveland.
Masquer’s Drama Club/Dangerous Signs’s creative retelling of Edgar Allen Poe’sat The Littlekicked off my Friday night. This team does an amazing job — Fringe 2016 was my first time seeing the group, when it presented " Hands Full of Shakespeare ."
There truly is something for everyone at Fringe. And that includes kids. Friday evening, I stepped into what felt like a storybook come-to-life in "Really Rosie." The production at Blackfriars Theatre combines music by the incomparable Carole King with lyrics by Maurice Sendak (of "Where the Wild Things Are" fame) and an energetic young cast. It's the kind of production that will suck the kids right into the arts (a 4-year-old in the front row was mesmerized from what I could tell).
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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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
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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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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".