After bouncing from venue to venue, site to site over the last five years, dealing with space constraints, strict noise by-laws and the delicate task of throwing a party on unceded Algonquin territory, organizers say they've finally found their “dream” venue: an expansive organic pick-your-own farm just 25 minutes from downtown.
When the clock struck 6 p.m. Thursday evening in Ottawa, we all entered Bluesfest country – and with it came the anticipated 10-day sonic slap to the belly that will have every music buff penciling in their must-sees. Those will likely include heavyweights LCD Soundsystem, 50 cent, Flume and Tom Petty. But beneath the hubbub of massive American headliners is an incredibly talented roster of artists that will no doubt blow your tympanic membranes into phonic oblivion.
The Ottawa Jazz Festival seems to have rediscovered its "character." And despite facing several challenges - a floundering Canadian dollar, the pervasive emergence of today's playlist culture, critics who scowl at a mainstream pop artist helming a jazz festival - organizers have still managed to concoct a delectable bowl of sonic stew.
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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 Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
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, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
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
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Use parentheses to separate multiple
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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".