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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
Latest Posts | By Abbe Sparks
Trend in Virtual Galas Continues for Arts Organizations
1 week 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?
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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 [...]
Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!
4 weeks 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 [...]
October Sparks For Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention +
4 weeks 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 [...]
Pandemic Forces Annual Viva Broadway Event Virtual to Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month
4 weeks 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 [...]
Reimagined New York Film Festival Opens Sept. 17th
1 month ago

Reimagined New York Film Festival Opens Sept. 17th

A reimagined New York Film Festival (NYFF) opens September 17 and runs thru October 11, 2020 with a an adjusted format and covid-19 protocals in place. The 58th edition will be different, yet familiar from years past with a combination of Drive-In and virtual screenings, filmmaker talks and more. The NYFF58 will begin one week [...]
Tribute to Trailblazing Comedy Queen: We Love Lucy
2 months ago

Tribute to Trailblazing Comedy Queen: We Love Lucy

A fitting tribute to trailblazing comedy queen and pioneer Lucille Ball premieres Saturday, September 12th at 8PM ET on the Reelz independent television  network. "Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy" shows viewers how the infamous redhead's groundbreaking work ethic and comedy paved the road for change in the entertainment industry for women that still resonates to [...]
We Will Never Forget September 11th
2 months ago

We Will Never Forget September 11th

We Will Never Forget September 11th! This is one terrorist tragedy Americans will never forget and one that reminds us that life is short.  Nineteen years later we must sadly add COVID-19 to this list as a terrorist attack on the nation like no other in our history. “If we learn nothing else from this [...]
NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro On Pause
2 months ago

NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro On Pause

NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro must go on pause for 2020, but celebrations will never be stopped. This September marks the 94th annual celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples. The Feast Festival is normally held for 11 days through the 11 blocks centering around Mulberry Street. Originally scheduled from September 19th thru [...]
9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week
2 months ago

9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week

This week's inspirational quote of the week stems from the 9/11 terrorist attack on America and the life lesson learned from that horrific day. This is one tragedy Americans will never forget and reminds us that life is short  Nineteen years later we must sadly add COVID-19 to this list as a terrorist attack on [...]
Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day
2 months ago

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day

Slice through the cheese and pie up with your favorite style of pizza in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day. Each year on September 5th we celebrate the original Pizza Pie topping with its oozing melted cheese to kick-off the Fall season. Cheese Pizza has Socially Sparked® our lives for over a century in the [...]
Happy National Wildlife Day
2 months ago

Happy National Wildlife Day

Happy National Wildlife Day, which is held annually on September 4th. The day serves to bring global awareness and education concerning the number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation. National Wildlife Day was founded in 2005 by Animal Behaviorist and Philanthropist Colleen Paige. The day was created to bring awareness and [...]
The NYC Beat Stays on Pause: Save Our Stages
2 months ago

The NYC Beat Stays on Pause: Save Our Stages

The NYC beat stays on pause. Live music on pause, live entertainment on Pause. Indoor Dining on Pause, Favorite Independent Venues on Pause, Musicians On Pause, Club Employees on Pause, Live Music Fans’ Life On Pause. What's it gonna' take to bring back the heartbeat of the city? NYC Live Entertainment Venues Remain On Pause [...]
September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Recovery, Food Safety +
2 months ago

September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Recovery, Food Safety +

By  •  Advocacy
September sparks awareness for suicide prevention, recovery, food safety, cancer, social distancing 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. Number one on the list is the daily race to find [...]
Lady Gaga’s Inspiring Words: Quote of the Week
2 months ago

Lady Gaga’s Inspiring Words: Quote of the Week

Lady Gaga's inspiring words to believe in yourself is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. The award-winning diva's powerful message of encouragement comes at a time when our struggles and suffering are exemplified due to the pandemic. Lady Gaga's inspiring message during her VMAs acceptance speech "You can spin your struggles into gold, you [...]