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In Memoriam: David Cassidy Dead at 67

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In Memoriam: David Cassidy dead at 67 (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017). The teenage heartthrob, singer/songwriter and actor Socially Sparked our lives in so many ways. He was best known for his role as Keith Partridge in iconic 1970's Television series "The Partridge Family." According to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen, Cassidy was in [...]
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Nothing But Net Neutrality Part 2

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Nothing but Net Neutrality! Part 2. Net Neutrality – a/k/a Open Internet – has Socially Sparked™ our lives. Currently, American consumers have equal and unrestricted access to the Internet and its services. The idea that our short-lived free Internet access could quickly be taken away is now much closer to reality. "We are in midst [...]
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Kids Take Over for World Children’s Day

By  •  4 days ago
Kids take over the world today celebrating World Children's Day. That's the theme of this year's global event on November 20th. Children around the world will take over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted. November Sparks many [...]
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Holiday Season Brings Return of the Clowns

By  •  5 days ago
This holiday season the return of the clowns in the Big Apple are front and center. There are a few key signs that the Holiday season has officially begun – The Macy’s Day Parade, The Ringling Brothers and Big Apple Circuses, the Rockefeller Tree Lighting and the Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday window. Earlier this year, [...]
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Socially Sparked News Anniversary Promotion

By  •  1 week ago
As Socially Sparked News celebrates its anniversary, we invite our readers to celebrate our promotion with us. All year, we've Sparked your life with our passionate features on pop culture, entertainment, technology and advocacy. For 2018, we want your input. WHO SOCIALLY SPARKED™ YOUR LIFE in 2017? We want to know WHO or WHAT SPARKED [...]
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Spark Someone’s Life with Kindness Today

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Spark someone's life with kindness today for World Kindness Day. While kindness to others should be an everyday gesture, one November day is designated around the globe to perform an act of kindness annually. WORLD KINDNESS DAY is November 13th World Kindness Day is observed annually; this year on November 13th. The World Kindness Movement [...]
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Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher

By  •  2 weeks ago
A new benefit album honoring veterans takes aim to bridge the gap between vets and civilians beyond a ‘simple thank you.’ The brainchild of noted recording artist Marcus Goldhaber, the album “Carry You On” drops on Veterans Day. Veterans Day is officially Saturday, November 11th and the entire week has been devoted to saluting our [...]
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Celebrate! Socially Sparked News Turns 1

By  •  3 weeks ago
Celebrate! Socially Sparked News turns 1 and we want to celebrate with you! Help us celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary by entering our Birthday Promotion 'Who or What SOCIALLY SPARKED Your Life?' Each month in 2018, Socially Sparked News will feature one of the top 12 winning entries from our Birthday Promotion 'Who or What [...]
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Streaming Operas for the Digital World

By  •  3 weeks ago
Streaming Operas is the feature this weekend to celebrate the end of National Opera Week. October 27th thru November 5th is the designated Opera Week, where this performing arts genre showcases its diverse industry and connects with both new and existing audiences through engaging activities and concentrated messaging. The digital world continues to disrupt and [...]
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November Sparks Shine on Giving, Health, Writing +

By  •  3 weeks ago
November Sparks shine on Giving, Health, Writing and more. We give thanks this month on Thanksgiving Day and Giving Tuesday, but November is also host to many more wonderful awareness observances in the health, arts and social arenas. Health observances include National Diabetes Awareness Month and No-Shave November. Social issue initiatives include Adaption Awareness Month [...]
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Let’s Dance: NYC 91 Year-Old Cabaret Law Repealed

By  •  3 weeks ago
Let’s Dance to the news; NYC’s 91 year-old Cabaret Law expected to be repealed today by The City Council. What does this mean? Congratulations are in order for New York City proprietors, patrons and tourists alike, who soon can be dancing in many more of the 26,000 NYC venues and restaurants. Only 100 currently are [...]
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Bravo Publicists Everywhere: National Publicists Day

By  •  3 weeks ago
Bravo to Publicists everywhere for its National Publicist Day. A rare occasion that honors the usually behind-the-scenes celebrity-makers, brand-makers, influencers and the like. Let’s hear it for Publicists everywhere. What is a publicist, you say? Publicist (def): A publicist is a person whose job it is to generate and manage publicity for a company, brand, [...]
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Why Women Roar for Equality

By  •  4 weeks ago
Why do women roar for equality? It is incredulous that in 2017, this question still needs to be answered. But, after a recent personal encounter with a millennial young woman, I realized the importance of reiterating to the masses of men and women why women roar for equality. Our next generations of women fully need [...]
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One Nation of Drug-Free Youth: Red Ribbon Week Begins

By  •  1 month ago
National Red Ribbon Week, the National Red Ribbon Campaign advocating for a nation of drug-free youth begins today, October 23rd and lasts through October 31st. Each year, parents, educators, families, local coalitions, PTO groups, and community organizations across America provide drug prevention activities in their communities to raise awareness and educate our nation’s youth on [...]
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Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy

By  •  1 month ago
Music's biggest day gets amplified today with the largest simulcast Grassroots advocacy effort to support and protect music creators. It's the Recording Academy'sTM District Advocate Day where more than 1,000 performers, songwriters, producers, and engineers representing all 50 states will discuss critical legislative issues affecting the music industry. Congress plays a pivotal role in ensuring [...]
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Original Video Content Plays Center Stage

By  •  1 month ago
Original video content about music plays center stage now and in the future. That prophecy rang loud and clear recently at the Digital Music Forum in New York. And, scripted video content is the next wave for digital platforms. Original content has long been a differentiation strategy for HBO, Netflix, and Hulu, and now video [...]
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United We Stand Against Violence & Bullying

By  •  2 months ago
United We Stand today against violence and bullying. October 2nd is the International Day of Non-Violence and the World Day of Bullying Prevention. In the wake of yesterday's Las Vegas Shooting, Mahatma Gandhi's timeless quote on non-violence echoes loudly. There is no place on this earth for violence -- especially senseless violence. October is Bullying [...]
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October Sparks Shine on Domestic Violence, Bullying, Breast Cancer +

By  •  2 months ago
October sparks shine on Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, Breast Cancer plus many other important health and social issues that plague our society. It's also the time for Fall fun activities as apple and pumpkin picking and trick or treating. We spotlight a few key causes and activities below to help kick-start your month and leave [...]
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Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Dies at 91

By  •  2 months ago

IN MEMORIUM: Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017)

Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Hugh Hefner (1979)[/caption]Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Hugh Marston Hefner has died at 91. …
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Chicago Lets the Dogs Out Hailing Fallen Cops

By  •  2 months ago
Who Let The Dogs Out? Chicago has let the dogs out hailing its fallen cops with more than 100 fiberglass German Shepherd police dog statues. The 4 ½-foot-tall hand-painted dogs are standing guard on the famed Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) and vicinity as part of the K-9s for Cops public art installation. Launched by the [...]

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