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About Abbe Sparks

Abbe Sparks is the Founder of Socially Sparked News. A social media and content influencer, she has been covering the entertainment, digital, tech and advocacy sectors for over 20 years as the Chief Igniter of Abbe Sparks Media Group. Socially Sparked News is her labor of love. Email Abbe @ http://info@sociallysparkednews.com
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Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy
2 days ago

Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy

By  •  Music, Advocacy
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 [...]
Original Video Content Plays Center Stage
5 days ago

Original Video Content Plays Center Stage

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 [...]
United We Stand Against Violence & Bullying
3 weeks ago

United We Stand Against Violence & Bullying

By  •  Advocacy
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 [...]
October Sparks Shine on Domestic Violence, Bullying, Breast Cancer +
3 weeks ago

October Sparks Shine on Domestic Violence, Bullying, Breast Cancer +

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 [...]
Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Dies at 91
3 weeks ago

Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Dies at 91

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
3 weeks ago

Chicago Lets the Dogs Out Hailing Fallen Cops

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 [...]
Streaming and Sportsless: Cable TV’s Cord-Cutting Answer
4 weeks ago

Streaming and Sportsless: Cable TV’s Cord-Cutting Answer

Skinny and Sportsless There is a new skinny-bundle streaming service entering the ever-growing crowded field, but this one will be Streaming and Sportsless. With the cord-cutting movement increasing in popularity, many cable TV programmers are hoping an entertainment-only TV bundled service will be the answer. Cable Networks including Viacom Inc., Discovery Communications, AMC Networks, A+E [...]
Sustainable SoundBytes and Technology for Good
1 month ago

Sustainable SoundBytes and Technology for Good

Sustainable SoundBytes and Technology for Good took the world stage on Sunday from the Social Good Summit. World leaders in the arts, activism, entertainment and technology convened together for thought-provoking discussions on some of the most pressing issues of our time. Their messages resonated loud and clear in New York City and across the globe [...]
Curtain Up for UN Week and Social Good
1 month ago

Curtain Up for UN Week and Social Good

The Curtain goes up on the world stage today as UN Week and The Social Good Summit begin. During the week of September 17, world leaders will gather in New York for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly to foster dialogue and action on the world’s most pressing challenges. Poverty, gender equality, global [...]
Cord-Cutting Forecasts Spark Confusion
1 month ago

Cord-Cutting Forecasts Spark Confusion

There seems to be a vast discrepancy when it comes to the most current cord-cutting statistics and forecasting trends. Two conflicting reports this week spark confusion as to what's real. Earlier this week, Variety reported that eMarketer predicted 22.2 million U.S. adults will have cut the cord by year-end, up 33% from 2016, and ahead [...]
Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind
1 month ago

Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind

Some of the most powerful Blues musicians in New York City and throughout the East Coast belted out the Blues in a New York State of Mind last week at a sold out fundraiser concert for The Blues Foundation. Held at B.B. Kings Blues Club, Jimmy V's NYC Blues Revue is the brainchild of Jimmy [...]
September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Food Safety, Ovarian Cancer +
1 month ago

September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Food Safety, Ovarian Cancer +

By  •  Advocacy

September sparks awareness for many worth while health and social justice initiatives including Suicide Prevention, Food Safety, Ovarian, Prostate, Childhood and Gynecolgical Cancers and more.

The return to Fall …
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Community Rocks to Combat Opioid Addiction
2 months ago

Community Rocks to Combat Opioid Addiction

With Opioid addiction at an all time high, the Massachusetts community and over 20 Music Legends banned together Wednesday night to raise awareness of and funds for opioid addiction, treatment and recovery programs in the heavily impacted town of Cape Cod. Substance abuse and death by overdose is at epidemic proportions throughout the United States. [...]
New Theatre Festival Changing Paradigm for Playwrights
2 months ago

New Theatre Festival Changing Paradigm for Playwrights

By  •  Theatre

A new theatre festival in NYC is changing the paradigm for playwrights. At least, that’s what Broadway Bound Theatre Festival founder Lenore M. Skomal is hoping.

Broadway Bound Theatre Festival …
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9 NYC Restaurants Recharging UES Nightlife
3 months ago

9 NYC Restaurants Recharging UES Nightlife

Up and down Manhattan’s Upper East Side (UES) from 1st Avenue to 3rd — restaurants are increasingly adding live entertainment to their mix — recharging UES nightlife and hopefully their …
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Live Entertainment After Dark Sparks UES Return to Glory Days
3 months ago

Live Entertainment After Dark Sparks UES Return to Glory Days

Old School is New School - Sort of New York City’s iconic social gathering eatery and watering hole returns to its after dark glory days with a reboot fitting for 21st Century Upper East Side Manhattanites. And they're not the only ones. Up and down the Upper East Side from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue, [...]
August Sparks Awareness for ALS, Immunization, Youth +
3 months ago

August Sparks Awareness for ALS, Immunization, Youth +

By  •  Advocacy
August sparks awareness for ALS Disease, Immunizations, Youth, Back to School and more. The dog days of August also bring World Humanitarian Day and International Youth Day, to name a few. Here are a few key initiatives happening this August that we are Socially Sparked™ about: ALS HOME HEALTH CARE AWARENESS ALS Logo (PRNewsfoto/The ALS [...]
Nelson Mandela  Socially Sparked Our Lives
3 months ago

Nelson Mandela Socially Sparked Our Lives

NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY – JULY 18 each year celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day to spotlight the legacy of a great statesman, a fierce advocate for equality and the …
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Nothing But Net Neutrality!
3 months ago

Nothing But Net Neutrality!

By  •  Technology

Net, net — Save Net Neutrality. In other words, protect freedom of speech, innovation and Internet choice. Our internet world is in the users hands. — Abbe is #SociallySparked ! …
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Social Media Group Spawns Ocean Conservation Album
3 months ago

Social Media Group Spawns Ocean Conservation Album

By  •  Music, Advocacy
Ukulele Sirens: Songs for the Sea, an ambitious international collaboration ocean conservation album project started by a Facebook group,The Ukulele Sirens, a Facebook like-minded social media group spawns international collaboration for its ocean conservation album project, Songs for the Sea. The group hopes that their music and this project will inspire the world to take [...]
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