In Chicago, the arrival of the holiday season is signaled by the return of Christkindlmarket, skating on the ice ribbon in Maggie Daley Park and Andrew Bird playing violin in a church. The Chicago native will host four Gezelligheid concerts at the Fourth Presbyterian Church from December 11 to 14, backed by his signature array of Victrola horn speakers.
Before the gates at Riot Fest opened on Friday, the festival’s Twitter account shared a short message dedicating this year’s event to co-founder Sean McKeough, who tragically passed away last November. Throughout the weekend, McKeough’s face gazed down from the center of the Ferris wheel and a small memorial (a golf cart on a pedestal covered in photos) where visitors could pay their respects.
On Sunday, Permanent Records celebrated its final day in business by selling records, tapping a couple kegs of Half Acre beer and capping off the day with an Oh Sees concert at Thalia Hall. The store's owners, Lance Barresi and Liz Tooley, traveled from Los Angeles (where Permanent Records will live on in three locations across the city) to say their goodbyes to longtime customers and help close down the space. Thankfully, Ukrainian Village won't be without a record store for very long.
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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".