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NYC RESTAURANT WEEK BEGINS

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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, [...]
Pop CultureAdvocacy

Women’s Movement Re-Energizes with New 2018 Focus

By  •  2 days ago
The Women's Movement re-energizes with new 2018 focus - The Polls. More specifically, mobilizing people to register and vote aiming at the mid-term elections and beyond. It's evident that yesterday's Women's Marches around the country are not a one-hit wonder, but rather a full-blown movement --one that will Socially Spark our lives for years to [...]
EntertainmentMusic

Legendary Zombies Bassist Jim Rodford is Dead

By  •  3 days ago
Legendary Zombies bassist Jim Rodford (Kinks, Argent) is dead (July 1941 - January 20, 2018). Rodford, a featured Socially Sparked News Spotlight story -- was an incredible musician, loving husband and father and stand-up all-around guy. We at Socially Sparked News are truly saddened by this sudden news. Rodford had a steller 2017 -- a [...]
Pop Culture

Chef of the Century Paul Bocuse Dies at 91

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The chef of the century Paul Bocuse -- as French paper Le Monde refers to him -- is dead at 91. The President of France, Emmanuel Macron announced Chef Bocuse’s death last night citing that he passed away in his sleep. Chef Bocuse socially sparked® Lyon, his country and the world. Credited for spearheading the [...]
Pop CultureAdvocacyNew York

Return of The Women’s March 2018

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The return of the Women’s March 2018 marks the anniversary of its historic inaugural year. On Saturday, January 20, 2018, millions of women and people of all genders across the country will once again raise their voices to demand equality for all humans. Alot has happened on the women’s movement front since last year’s march. [...]
Pop Culture

Popcorn Trivia – It’s National Popcorn Day!

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Popcorn trivia in honor of National Popcorn Day! Popcorn has Socially Sparked® our lives for centuries. Over the years, it has become a favorite snack for people of all ages and a pop culture subject for pop artists like Andy Warhol. Here's the top eight corny facts about the snack favorite. POPCORN TRIVIA: 8 CORNY [...]
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Throwback Thursday: Looking Back at Women’s March 2017

By  •  2 weeks ago
Throwback Thursday: we take a look back at The Women's March 2017. From its inaugural march last January -- to the Me Too Movement to the Times Up campaign -- what a difference one year makes. When Socially Sparked News first reported on last year's Women's March, we speculated if it would be a one-hit [...]
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We Interrupt Our Digital News Site Temporarily…

By  •  3 weeks ago
We interrupt our digital news site temporarily as we are moving for the New Year! Please accept our apologies for the lack of Real News while we make the transition to bigger and better quarters. Socially Sparked News should be back up to speed by end of next week -- assuming the forecasted NYC snowstorm [...]
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January Sparks Health and Social Justice Awareness

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January sparks health and social justice awareness campaigns and celebrations galore. Mark your calendars as the month is filled with activities and events sure to get you Socially Sparked®. Health Observances this month include: Cervical Health Month; Thyroid Awareness Month and Awareness Months for National Birth Defects Prevention and Glaucoma. Social Justice Causes include: National [...]
EntertainmentPerforming ArtsNew York

NYE Ball Drops; Curtain Rises for JanArtsNYC

By  •  3 weeks ago
The NYE Ball drops while the curtain rises for JanArtsNYC, a month-long annual celebration of the performing arts around the globe. Performing arts enthusiasts, advocates, artists and fans can expect a flurry of eventful activity in the City throughout the month. A kaleidoscope of industry conferences, forums, music concerts, public festivals, salutes, retrospectives and award [...]
Pop CultureNew York

NYC Second Avenue Subway Turns 1

By  •  3 weeks ago
NYC's Second Avenue Subway turns 1 and there's a lot to celebrate. It's been nearly 100 years since the subway expansion began. The $4.45 billion project has Socially Sparked® riders, New Yorkers and visitors lives. The first phase of the expansion provides service to the Upper East Side of Manhattan from 96th St. to 63rd [...]
EntertainmentMusic

Spotlight Artist Katie Down Shares Top Socially Sparked Moments 2017

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Spotlight Artist Katie Down shares her top Socially Sparked Moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Katie Down Multi-instrumentalist, creative arts therapist/educator and music education advocate Katie Down is today’s modern woman Trailblazer. Amongst her many trails, she is The [...]
Pop Culture

Times Square NYE Crystal Ball Gets Ready to Sparkle

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The Times Square NYE Crystal Ball gets ready to sparkle atop One Times Square. Each year on the 27th of December, the iconic Times Square New Years Eve Crystal Ball receives a touch up with the addition of 288 new themed Waterford crystals. The iconic Ball weighs 11,875 pounds and is covered with a total [...]
EntertainmentMusic

SPIDER SALOFF’S TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED MOMENTS 2017

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Spider Saloff reveals her top three Socially Sparked moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. 2017 Bistro Award-Winner Spider Saloff. (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC Modern jazz songstress, multiple award-winner and 2017 Bistro Award-winner Spider Saloff has been entertaining audiences [...]
MusicAdvocacy

Music Salutes to Military & Veterans Trending Big

By  •  1 month ago
Music salutes honoring military and veterans is trending big in 2017, especially before the end of the year. The common thread -- to raise awareness and funds for our veterans -- while each musical effort is for varying charitable factions of the whole. There are a flurry of benefit concerts and albums devoted to our [...]
EntertainmentMusic

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ELIOT LEWIS’ TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED® MOMENTS 2017

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Spotlight Artist Eliot Lewis shares his top Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Eliot Live Shows. Rockwood Music Hall. Photo: Socially Sparked News, LLC Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis was Born to Rock. A member of Rock and Roll [...]
EntertainmentMusic

Gangstagrass Front Man Rench’ Top Socially Sparked Moments

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Gangstagrass front man Rench reveals his top three Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Emmy-nominated, Billboard Charting, singer/songwriter and activist, Rench -- also known as the producer and front man for bluegrass/hiphop ensemble Gangstagrass - has had [...]
Pop CultureDigitalTechnology

FCC Shoots Down Net Neutrality Regulations

By  •  1 month ago
The FCC shoots down net neutrality regulations today in a 3-2 vote. The vote comes despite the millions of letters, appeals and more from internet providers, users and businesses. But, 'it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings.' The internet - one of the most remarkable, technological and innovative developments of our time – will [...]
Pop CultureTechnology

Will Net Neutrality Become a Distant Memory?

By  •  1 month ago
Will net neutrality become a distant memory? Today is decision day for the FCC on whether they will repeal the net neutrality 2015 Open Internet Order and make free internet a thing of the past. What will this mean? Here’s a recap as previously reported by Socially Sparked News and digital technology veteran expert Marc [...]
EntertainmentMusic

Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments

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Socially Sparked News’ Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis reveals his top three Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. The self-proclaimed Southern Blues-Rocker with Georgia Roots is one of the busiest musicians around, on the road an average of [...]

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