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America Honors Presidents Past and Present: Presidents Day

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America honors its Presidents past and present today on the annual federal holiday of Presidents Day. Each of the US Presidents has Socially Sparked® Americans' lives in various ways. We highlight the four Presidents slain by gun violence as a reminder there's still much work to be done to safeguard all Americans, young and old. [...]
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Albert Einstein on Hope: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

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Albert Einstein's words on hope are the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. The pre-eminent scientist of the modern age, Albert Einstein (1874 - 1955) was also known as a philosopher and humanist interested in and concerned about global issues. His words about 'hope' stand the test of time and have Socially Sparked® our lives. [...]
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Try a Little Kindness: Random Acts of Kindness Day

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Try a little kindness: it's Random Acts of Kindness Day (RAK DAY). Everyone can always use a bit of uplifting, especially with so much ugliness in our world. We can't think of a better way to be Socially Sparked® than to cease the DAY! Did you know that being kind to another is good for [...]
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It’s a Dog’s World for Chinese Lunar New Year

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It's a dog's world for the Chinese Lunar New Year 2018. Officially the Year of the Dog -- which follows the Chinese calendar. Public celebrations begin today, February 16th around the globe and run generally for seven days. PERSONALITY & CHARACTERISTICS - YEAR OF THE DOG It is said that dogs are man's best friend. [...]
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All Hearts Matter – Happy Valentine’s Day

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All hearts matter - Happy Valentine's Day to all our valued readers. You have Socially Sparked our lives.
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World Radio Day Celebrates Diversity in Sports Radio

By  •  6 days ago
World Radio Day celebrates diversity in sports radio for 2018 with the theme: Radio & Sports. The annual Day is observed every February 13th. Radio has Socially Sparked® our lives around the world in many ways. It is a powerful communication medium that unites, engages and affects positive change and remains steadfast as it continues [...]
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Twofers Returns: NYC Off-Broadway Week 2018 Begins

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Twofers return as NYC Off-Broadway Week 2018 begins. From February 12th thru February 25th, theatre lovers -- New Yorkers and visitors alike -- can seize the opportunity to take in an Off-Broadway show for a steal -- two for one tickets. The ninth annual Off-Broadway Week includes more than 36 unique Off-Broadway productions that include [...]
Pop Culture

Andy Warhol: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

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The Socially Sparked Quote of the Week is by American pop artist icon Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987). Warhol had his pulse and his eye on pop culture and became a leader in the visionary arts movement. Andy Warhol by Erik Cleves Kristensen “The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that [...]
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Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day

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Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. Today, pizza comes in all shapes, sizes, styles and flavors, making it one of the most versatile food favorites of every age group – from toddler through senior. In honor of National Pizza Day, here’s a bit of trivia on the diversity of the [...]
Technology

SpaceX Falcon Heavy Launch Socially Sparked the World

By  •  2 weeks ago
SpaceX' Falcon Heavy launch Socially Sparked the world Tuesday, February 6th, making history on several fronts. The powerful rocket was built by SpaceX led by its founder, entrepreneur Enron Musk (also Tesla CEO) -- who became the first private company to send this type of powerful rocket into space. And, that's not all! Unique Payload: [...]
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Commercials for a Cause: Social Justice Messages Flood Big Game Ads

By  •  2 weeks ago
Commercials with social justice messages flood the Big Game’s Ads in 2018. TV Ads were laced with social messages reflective of the times – sans political slants – and Socially Sparked® our lives. Brand after brand chose to highlight their social responsibility platforms au lieu de their usual promotional messaging. Diversity, equality, environment, family, pediatric [...]
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All Upstream for 2018 Football Viewers

By  •  2 weeks ago
It's all upstream for Football viewers and fans alike come Sunday's Big Game Day. The advent of live stream offerings is plentiful, ensuring that everyone has full access to watch all the Big Game hoopla, commercials, half-time show and action. No TV access, no worries. Now, viewers can live stream off any device or computer. [...]
Pop Culture

Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts

By  •  2 weeks ago
Celebrate National Bubble Gum Day with five trivia facts that Socially Sparked® our lives. Every first Friday in February you can find children and adults alike chewing gum and blowing large bubbles for a great cause – fundraising for schools. Bubble Gum Day encourages philanthropy in children and allows the schools to support a charity [...]
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February Sparks Colorful Love in Awareness Observances

By  •  3 weeks ago
February sparks colorful love in awareness observances for many fabulous health and social justice causes. It's the month of love; the awareness month for Black History, Heart Disease, Stroke, Teenage Dating Violence and more -- guaranteed to get you Socially Sparked®. Awareness Weeks in February spotlight Burn Awareness (2/4-10); Random Acts of Kindness (2/11-17) and [...]
Pop Culture

Will Cosmic Lunar Trifecta Shine Bright?

By  •  3 weeks ago
Will the cosmic Lunar Trifecta shine bright in your part of the world? Early Wednesday morning, we will have a Lunar Trifecta -- a supermoon, a blue moon, and a blood moon -- which hasn’t been seen anywhere on Earth since December 1982, and in the Americas in over 150 years! RARE SUPER BLUE BLOOD [...]
EntertainmentMusicTechnology

Full Live Stream Ahead for 60th Annual Grammy Awards

By  •  3 weeks ago
Full live stream ahead for The 60th annual GRAMMY Awards® and all the action leading up to tonight's live broadcast from New York's Madison Square Garden. James Cordon hosts the live telecast on the CBS Television Network tonight at 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT) and Paul Shaffer hosts the Premiere Ceremony. Both ceremonies can be [...]
EntertainmentMusicNew York

NYC Red Carpet Ready for Grammys® Return

By  •  4 weeks ago
NYC is red carpet ready for the GRAMMYS® return this week. It's been 15 years since the Recording Academy™ last brought the Grammy Awards® to New York and the Big Apple is ready to be Socially Sparked® once again. A fitting finale to JanArtsNYC, GRAMMY Week brings thousands of industry professionals, artists, producers, creatives and [...]
EntertainmentFilm

Five Socially Sparked Oscar Nominee Facts to Know

By  •  4 weeks ago
Five Socially Sparked® Oscar® Nominee facts you should know. The Academy Awards® reveals this year's nominees with Diversity and Equality ever present. The Shape of Water leads the list at 13 nods, with Three Billboards right behind. Here are our five takes on the 2018 Oscar nominees. FIVE SOCIALLY SPARKED OSCAR NOMINEE FACTS 1. BEST [...]
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Razzies Reveal 2018 Nominees: Hollywood’s Worst List

By  •  4 weeks ago
The Razzies® reveal 2018 nominees for Hollywood’s worst of the worst offerings. The announcement comes one day before nominees for Hollywood’s best of the best are revealed. Transformers: The Last Knight leads the leader board with nine total nominations, including worst picture and worst actor for Mark Wahlberg. The 38th annual Razzies (a/k/a The Golden [...]
EntertainmentNew York

NYC RESTAURANT WEEK BEGINS

By  •  4 weeks ago
NYC Restaurant Week begins today, January 22nd and runs thru February 9th. Hosted by NYC & Company, foodies and non-foodies alike will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy over 375 diverse participating restaurants across 42 neighborhoods for the next 17 days. Here's what to expect. This season features 32 new restaurant participants: Almond Flatiron, [...]

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