David Bowie's Ashes to Ashes video clip, with its sophisticated witches and gaunt clowns, was mostly styled by Sunshine-born man Leigh Bowery. Big, tall and gay, he was muse to Lucian Freud and a fixture in London's club scene. Bowery died in 1994 but he is commemorated in the intimate 200-seat theatre with excellent acoustics in St Albans Community Centre. Performing here on November 25 is Vietnamese-born Australian concert pianist Hoang Pham.
On a hill overlooking a pond and a vineyard beyond stands a homestead. This is home to Rob Dolan Wines and The Farm, Yarra Valley, an events venue. Next weekend they celebrate spring with a garden party when gypsy-blues-punk ensemble King Puppy and The Carnivore play and the chefs serve up delicious food. With Rob's wines and beer from The Public Brewery on tap, this will be a fun free-entry event on Sunday, November 12 from 11am-5pm. Can't make it?
The people in Kinglake refer to their hometown as "The Mountain". At about 600 metres above sea level, Kinglake has a microclimate colder and wetter than the surrounding terrain. Despite being just 46 kilometres north of the city, the locals have a culture unto their own. Here they grow berries, great potatoes and have great areas of forest that have regenerated since the 2009 fires.
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".