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About Abbe Sparks

Abbe Sparks is the Founder of Socially Sparked News. A social entrepreneur, she is a social media and content influencer who has been covering and promoting the entertainment, music, tech and advocacy sectors for over 25 years as the Chief Igniter of Abbe Sparks Media Group. A member of US Press Association, she has written for many online and print publications including her former column 'Abbe's Sparks' for RFPalooza. You can also find her stories on Medium,Tumbler & LinkedIn. Socially Sparked News is her labor of love. Email Abbe @ https://info@sociallysparkednews.com
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Recovery and Remembrance Top the September Sparks
3 months ago

Recovery and Remembrance Top the September Sparks

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Recovery and remembrance top the September sparks this year. It's also the month to raise awareness for suicide prevention, food safety, cancer and many more important health and social initiatives. The return to fall starts an active calendar of monthly and weekly campaigns designed to make an impact for progress, prevention and finding cures. Topping [...]
Ma Rainey Remains Top of Mind in 21st Century
8 months ago

Ma Rainey Remains Top of Mind in 21st Century

The legendary “Mother of the Blues” Ma Rainey remains top of mind these days as a trailblazing performer and inspiration. The newest vehicle to keep the music icon at the forefront in the 21st Century is a half-hour television special tribute by Netflix in partnership with the GRAMMY Museum®. ABOUT THE TV SPECIAL An inspiring [...]
Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
8 months ago

Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Say Cheese and celebrate Grilled Cheese Day. Most everybody loves cheese and the designated day comes at a perfect time. In this era of stay home, lockdown and shelter-in-place due to the global pandemic, more people around the world are turning to comfort food. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. It [...]
APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +
8 months ago

APRIL SHOWERS SPARKS FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, AUTISM, JAZZ +

April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, all adjusted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Sparks also electrify awareness for the environment, sexual assault, child abuse and distracted driving. Designated days include Earth Day, World Health Day and Walking Day, to name just a few. Here’s [...]
Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday
9 months ago

Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday

Hats off to Dr. Seuss in honor of his Birthday. This cat in the hat Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- as American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher and artist -- to name a few. Dr. Seuss Day is celebrated each year close to his birthday on March 2nd during Reading [...]
Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
10 months ago

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day

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 [...]
Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980
12 months ago

Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980

Remembering John Lennon 40 years later. (1940 - 1980). Forty years ago on that fateful day of December 8th, we lost music legend John Lennon to senseless gun violence when he was brutally shot and killed in front of his residence at The Dakota in New York City. John Lennon, 1940 - 1980. Photo taken [...]
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sparks Americans
12 months ago

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sparks Americans

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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day sparks Americans with the annual observance of the lives lost in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Today Americans across the country honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago. President Bill Clinton declared [...]
November Awareness Causes Ignite the Giving Month
1 year ago

November Awareness Causes Ignite the Giving Month

By  •  Advocacy

November is the giving month and ignites hope for change and awareness for many important causes. Giving thanks, giving kindness and giving aid become uber important this month as the …
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Trend in Virtual Galas Continues for Arts Organizations
1 year ago

Trend in Virtual Galas Continues for Arts Organizations

The trend in virtual galas continues for performing arts organizations as pandemic protocols that include social distancing and capacity limits still rule the country. The latest company to enter …
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A Tony for Christmas?
1 year ago

A Tony for Christmas?

News of this year’s Tony Award® Nominees comes at a most welcome time in American history. Theatre lovers, patrons, the theatre community at large and New York City were …
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3 Day Virtual Music Fest  Hopes to Save Our Stages
1 year ago

3 Day Virtual Music Fest Hopes to Save Our Stages

Live Performance and our independent venues are in serious jeopardy and time is running out to save our stages. The National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) hopes to keep both alive …
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Reimagining NYC Venues to Keep Live Performance Alive
1 year ago

Reimagining NYC Venues to Keep Live Performance Alive

NYC larger venues and cultural institutions are reimagining their spaces to keep live performance alive. The pandemic continues to shake the performing arts and music world to its core with …
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Giving Regards to Broadway as Shut Down Extends
1 year ago

Giving Regards to Broadway as Shut Down Extends

We’re giving our regards to Broadway as the news of extending the shut down sets in. Broadway curtains will now remain on pause thru May 2021 says The Broadway League. …
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International Day of the Girl Sparks Future Change-Makers
1 year ago

International Day of the Girl Sparks Future Change-Makers

By  •  Advocacy
This year's International Day of the Girl sparks empowering girls as change-makers for a better world. The theme for 2020 is "My Voice, Our Equal Future" which reimagines a better world inspired and led by adolescent girls, as part of the global Generation Equality movement. International Day of the Girl 2020 There are 1.1 billion [...]
October Sparks For Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention +
1 year ago

October Sparks For Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention +

By  •  Advocacy
Halloween will go on at a social distance this October October sparks awareness for Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, Drug Safety Education, 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 for Halloween. Our [...]
Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!
1 year ago

Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!

By  •  Advocacy
Sixty Counts: it's the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations-designated day spotlights age equality each October 1st. It offers everyone around the world an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions that older people make to society. Moreover, it raises awareness of the opportunities and challenges of aging in today’s world. The [...]
Pandemic Forces Annual Viva Broadway Event Virtual to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month
1 year ago

Pandemic Forces Annual Viva Broadway Event Virtual to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month

The annual Viva Broadway event to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month will go on this Fall as a virtual digital concert. The pandemic continues to cause organizations to pivot their events, adding this event's presenters, The Broadway League and Playbill, to the list. ¡Viva Broadway! Hear Our Voices pivots virtual to celebrate Latinx Heritage Month Playbill [...]