The beginning of this story is all Hollywood.Actor and Mankato Loyola grad Brendan Brandt had just wrapped up a play he was in and he’d arrived at a cast party, the kind with hors d’oeuvres and wine and commiseration among young thespians.Everything after Brandt’s arrival, however, was much different. That part was all heart. It was 2009 and Brandt, having arrived uncharacteristically on time to this party, saw that the party’s host was looking depressed. He asked why.
I think I was 17 the first time I’d heard the song “I Don’t Like Mondays.”It was summer and I was working a job my dad got me at his place. He worked for an auto parts wholesaler in Roseville. He spent the days buying auto parts to fill the warehouse. I was out in the warehouse, stocking muffler and brake pads and packaging orders to be shipped to small-town parts dealers.
They've been Ridin' the Storm Out since 1967. And now, REO Speedwagon is coming to Mankato.You've got time. The show is scheduled for Feb. 22 in the Verizon Grand Hall. But if you Can't Fight This Feeling and need those REO tickets, they go sale next 10 a.m. next Friday. Tickets range from $39.50-$99.50 and can be purchased at the Verizon Center box office, by phone at 800-745-3000, or online at Ticketmaster.com.
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".