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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, music, 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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Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?
3 years ago

Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?

Chicago Bluesman Ronnie Brooks (son of Blues legend Lonnie Brooks) and Chicago harp man Billy Branch Sweet home for Chicago Blues? Beginning to look a lot like reality. After plans and funds raised to house a Blues Museum at Chicago's historic Navy Pier fell through, the concept of a Blues museum for the city that [...]
Sunday Spotlight with Tinsley Ellis
3 years ago

Sunday Spotlight with Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis at The Iridium in NYC, January 2017. photo: Mark Raker Photography Tinsley Ellis on The Future of the Blues? We continue our Sunday spotlight interviews in the Blues Music category with a one-on-one sit down with Southern Blues-Rocker Tinsley Ellis. Socially Sparked News: There seems to be a resurgence and escalating interest in [...]
Travelin’ Man Tinsley Ellis Total Recall
3 years ago

Travelin’ Man Tinsley Ellis Total Recall

Travelin' southern blues-rocker Tinsley Ellis at the Iridium in NYC. photo: Socially Sparked News, LLC Travelin' Man Tinsley Ellis' Total Recall tells the inside story of how his career began plus future predictions for the blues as a genre. The prolific southern blues-rocker is on top of his game today. But it wasn't always that [...]
Celebrate World Water Day + Brain Injury Awareness Day March 22
3 years ago

Celebrate World Water Day + Brain Injury Awareness Day March 22

Celebrate World Water Day and Brain Injury Awareness Day on March 22, 2017. Both causes designate this day annually. World Water Day is March 22nd In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated March 22nd as annual World Water Day. It's about taking action to tackle the water crisis. This year's theme is WasteWater. Did [...]
Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
3 years ago

Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

Socially Sparked Quote of the Week is by the Chair of UN-Water, Guy Rider in honor of World Water Day this Wednesday, March 22nd.

Passion with a purpose to …
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Women Trailblazers and Pioneers – Music Education
3 years ago

Women Trailblazers and Pioneers – Music Education

Women Trailblazers and Pioneers continues our series in salute of Women’s History Month. This week, we feature two incredible women trailblazers and pioneers who have paved an inspiring path for women and children around the globe. Leaving a trail filled with determination, passion, inspiration and success is Grammy Award-winner Ella Jenkins. Her younger counterpart is [...]
Trailblazer Audrey Hepburn Quote About Compassion
3 years ago

Trailblazer Audrey Hepburn Quote About Compassion

Trailblazer Audrey Hepburn’s quote about compassion is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. Actress, fashion icon and humanitarian, Audrey Hepburn epitomizes the classic compassionate role model. As we continue …
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Chicago Getting Total Satisfaction With Exhibitionism
3 years ago

Chicago Getting Total Satisfaction With Exhibitionism

Chicago is getting total satisfaction with Exhibitionism, the next stop on the Rolling Stone’s U.S. Tour of its interactive exhibit. New Yorkers have through Sunday, March 12th to experience the …
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He’s the Real Thing and Telling All – Kenny Kramer Memoir
3 years ago

He’s the Real Thing and Telling All – Kenny Kramer Memoir

The Real Kenny Kramer One thing Kenny Kramer is not is Fake. He's the Real Thing.   Kenny Kramer is many things -- a Comedian; the Real Kramer; a Jewelry Designer; a Tour Operator; a former Libertine NYC Mayoral Candidate; a single Dad; a Yankee fan, and soon to be Author of Kenny Kramer - [...]
Cheese Doodles Socially Spark Our Lives
3 years ago

Cheese Doodles Socially Spark Our Lives

Cheese Doodles socially spark our lives in so many ways. On behalf of National Cheese Doodle Day, here's a little background on the history of the cheesy snack. Invented in the 1950s by Yorie Mohai, the Cheese Doodle is a snack food made out of cornmeal that is puffed, baked, fried and coated with cheddar [...]
Laurence Juber’s Wind Beneath the Wings
3 years ago

Laurence Juber’s Wind Beneath the Wings

Legendary acoustic guitarist Laurence Juber's wind beneath Paul McCartney's WINGS blows mighty fierce. This two time Grammy®-Winner and lead guitarist in WINGS has been busy traveling to promote his new CD released today, =LJ Can't Stop Playing The Beatles< along with his recent Book, GUITAR WITH WINGS: A Photographic Memoir. He flew into the Big [...]
March Brings Awareness for Women’s History, Music Education and More
3 years ago

March Brings Awareness for Women’s History, Music Education and More

March brings awareness for Women's History, Music Education, Brain Injury, Reading and a host of other wonderful causes. Here are a few we highlight this month. Writing Women Back into History
L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week
3 years ago

L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week

L’aissez les bons temps rouler a/k/a Let The Good Times Roll is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week.

In honor of Mardi Gras 2017 — in high gear through …
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Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity
3 years ago

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity. "Empathy plus action equals solidarity" -- Billy Bragg, musician, singer/songwriter, grassroots political activist That was a recurring theme from singer/songwriter and grassroots activist Billy Bragg during a Keynote Speech last week at the Folk Alliance Conference in Kansas City. Billy Bragg Ignites The Folk Alliance Conference with impassioned keynote speech [...]
Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity
3 years ago

Empathy Plus Action Equals Solidarity

Empathy plus action equals solidarity is the Socially Sparked quote of the week.

“Empathy plus action equals solidarity” — Billy Bragg, musician, singer/songwriter, grassroots political activist

Activism is the …
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Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week
3 years ago

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week

Celebrate Random Acts of Kindness Week — February 12th through February 19th; with Random Acts of Kindness Day on Friday, February 17th.

Random Acts of Kindness is an international …
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We’re in This Love Together: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
3 years ago

We’re in This Love Together: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

Al Jarreau at the North Sea Jazz Festival of 2006."We're in this Love Together" by legendary singer Al Jarreau is this week's Socially Sparked quote of the week. A tribute to the music icon who died today at age 76, just days after announcing his retirement and on the eve of music's biggest night. "...everytime [...]
Internet Television’s Next Wave
3 years ago

Internet Television’s Next Wave

Internet Television’s next wave. Is the next wave of choice in internet television with TVTibi? The playing field in the internet TV space continues to grow at lightning speed. While …
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Socially Sparked Quote of the Week-Howard Cosell
3 years ago

Socially Sparked Quote of the Week-Howard Cosell

Socially Sparked Quote of the Week is by sports journalist Howard Cosell (1918 – 1995). His famous quote inspires determination and a can do attitude. Since it’s 2017, I gave …
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Will Super Bowl Ads 2017 Socially Spark Our Lives?
3 years ago

Will Super Bowl Ads 2017 Socially Spark Our Lives?

Socially Sparked Top 3 Super Bowl Ad Picks 2017 Mr. Clean Super Bowl Commercial Mercedes AMG GT 'Game Day' Squarespace: Who is JohnMalkovich.com? Mr. Clean Retro TV Commercial 1960s Will Super Bowl Ads 2017 Socially Spark Our Lives this year? As of today, it is reported that 50 ads in total will air at some [...]