By Renee GendreauNew Castle NewsRon DeStefano studied chemistry, but his career resulted from his experiments with theater. The son of New Castle natives Dr. Ronald Stefano Sr. and Karen Audia Kissel, DeStefano grew up in Florida playing piano and taking part in school musicals, but decided to follow in his father's footsteps and study chemistry at Florida State University.
By Renee GendreauNew Castle NewsDirector Lester Malizia knows there’s nothing sleepy about “The Drowsy Chaperone.” In fact, even in a mountain of manuscripts, the “musical within a comedy” stood out among the 163 works the long-time director was asked to judge years ago.“Most were unbelievably terrible; I can’t even tell you how bad.
A request for Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire” gave Ron Lantz hope for the world.The long-time musician is only half-joking when he says that, recalling the young man who asked for the classic country hit.“We see a lot of young people at our shows and they’re keeping the classic country alive,” remarked the 64-year-old performer. “With all the craziness in the world today, music is a sane thing for a kid to take up, rather than staring at their phone all day like a zombie or doing drugs.
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".