Pat Scace has a busy to-do list for her team that creates Gardenland Express, the annual holiday-themed display of model trains and plants, at the Missouri Botanical Garden. A few of their tasks:• Fluff and shape more than 80 oversize, artificial poinsettias, which arrived in a tube and will adorn a 16-foot Christmas tree.• Make a Mexican village scene come to life on the mechanical glass-and-magnet system engineered by a volunteer.
FRIDAYBrewery LightsWhen 5-10 p.m. Thursday-Sunday; through Dec. 30 • Where Anheuser-Busch Brewery, 1200 Lynch Street • How much Free • More info 314-577-2626; brewerylights.com Anheuser-Busch’s Brewery Lights returns for its 32nd season. Visitors can wander the beautifully illuminated campus, sample the company’s beers, purchase food in the biergarten and even lace up skates for a session on the 84-by-40-foot ice rink. Fire pits and holiday packages are available.
Mark your calendars, Taylor Swift fans: she’s performing in St. Louis Sept. 18.Dates for her Reputation Stadium Tour were announced this morning, and her performance here will be at The Dome at America’s Center. Tickets for the North American leg of the tour will go on sale to the general public on Dec. 13. Fans can buy tickets in advance via Taylor Swift Tix powered by Ticketmaster Verified Fan. Registration for that continues until Nov. 28.
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".