Patty Bricker was in a serious car wreck three months ago, rear-ended by a driver who then sped away. She was injured — badly enough that she still hasn’t returned to work. She has trouble walking, remembering, retrieving from her brain the words she wants to say. But, as she celebrates Thanksgiving, she’s focusing on all she’s grateful for, including family, friends and the chance to be marking the day at all.
The Little Theatre of Walla Walla will hold auditions for its next play on Nov. 28-29. The play, The Rainmaker by N. Richard Nash, has parts for six men and one woman. Backstage crew also will be needed. Auditions are 7 to 9 p.m. both days. Performances will be in February. The Rainmaker is a romantic comedy set in a rural town in the midst of a drought during the Great Depression. The Curry family fears for their crops and cattle, and then a stranger comes to town claiming he can make it rain.
The Celtic crossover trio Affinití will once again perform a Christmas concert in the Tri-Cities. Showtime is 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Three Rivers Convention Center in Kennewick. The concert is put on by the Arts Center Task Force to raise money for a Vista Arts Center at Vista Field. Affinití includes soprano Emer Barry, Aisling Ennis on harp and Mary McCague on violin.
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".