The late Andrew Porter, for many years the classical-music critic of The New Yorker , once wrote that he was tempted to consider “The Mother of Us All,” the composer Virgil Thomson’s second stage collaboration with the writer Gertrude Stein, from 1947, as “the best of all American operas.” (I would concur, if not for a certain colossus called “Porgy and Bess” and a brash upstart known as “Nixon in China.”) Deceptively simple and deeply wise, this tribute to the pioneering suffragette Susan B....
The symphony orchestra is the basic unit of American classical music: it requires more community buy-in than a chamber-music society, yet compared with grand opera—the ultimate international art form—it retains a local feel. For many discerning listeners, the finest is the Cleveland Orchestra, which returns to Carnegie Hall this winter (Jan. 23-24).
If there’s any orchestra that knows how to celebrate the life and work of Leonard Bernstein, whose centennial arrives next August, it’s the New York Philharmonic. During Bernstein’s time as music director there, 1958-69, the Philharmonic gave him a platform not only with which to make great music but also with which to impress himself onto American musical life in a way that no conductor had done before—and, indeed, has not done since.
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".