Victor D. Infante Telegram & Gazette Staff @ocvictor There are any number of places one could start unraveling Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox's stellar show Nov. 13 at the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts in Worcester, but perhaps the best is with singer Von Smith — wiry and youthful, with a Broadway smile and Vaudeville snap to his movements — singing a jazzy rendition of Guns 'N' Roses' “Sweet Child O' Mine.”The song is murder on singers who try to sustain Axl Rose's vocal runs,...
Victor D. Infante Telegram & Gazette Staff @ocvictor
Andy Brink hadn’t expected to end up in Worcester playing music Tuesday, but a request from a friend and fellow singer-songwriter had the Nashua, New Hampshire-based musician and former bass technician for the band Manowar on the road to Padavano’s Place, to compete in the third round of the restaurant’s singer-songwriter competition.
[Editor's Note: On August 21, the movie “Dirty Dancing” celebrated its 30th anniversary. We took this opportunity to introduce our 2nd Great Cover Song Challenge, wherein musicians were dared to agree to cover a song without knowing advance what it would be or even who it would be by. They had about six weeks to record a cover of the song, in any manner they saw fit (along with a second, one-week “bonus round” where participants took on an extra song under tight deadline pressure.)
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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 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
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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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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".