Just B Yoga and Tai Chi's first quasi-permanent space was in the Shabazz Academy gymnasium. Having no brick and mortar building, owner Belinda Thurston taught classes around town at any venue that would offer her space. Then, Dr. Eugene Cain offered her space at Shabazz. She stayed a few months, then found her own permanent space in REO Town. The business, located at 106 Island Ave., will be seven years old in October. Thurston is a former Lansing State Journal journalist.
"Watch your step," a voice calls out from inside the building with the pig painted on the awning. A neon orange stripe marks the step down. You might miss it if you're not looking. Gump's BBQ is a small barbecue joint, but the best ones usually are. “See ya brother, take care,” Craig "Gump" Garmyn, the owner, yells out as a customer leaves. It's that kind of place.
Cannonball Adderley Quintet’s “Mercy Mercy Mercy – Live at the Club” plays softly in the background. There are hundreds of albums filling this small, old-school record store. Owner Heather Frarey answers a customer's questions about colored vinyl and what the charge is for a dozen plastic record sleeves. "I think this was what I was supposed to do in life," Frarey said.
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 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
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".