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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 igniting the sparks promoting the entertainment, music, tech & 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 digital and print publications including her former column 'Abbe's Sparks' for RFPalooza. You can also find her stories on Medium, Tumbler & LinkedIn and in magazines as the UK's "Blues Matters" and "Big City Rhythm & Blues". Socially Sparked News is her labor of love. Email Abbe @ https://info@sociallysparkednews.com
Latest Posts | By Abbe Sparks
Record Store Day Offers Exclusive 50th Anniversary Release of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard / A True Star Benefiting His Music Education Charity
10 months ago

Record Store Day Offers Exclusive 50th Anniversary Release of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard / A True Star Benefiting His Music Education Charity

16th Annual Record Store Day offers an exclusive 50th Anniversary release of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard / A True Star album in support of his music education charity, Spirit …
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Earth Day 2023 Sparks for a Green Future
10 months ago

Earth Day 2023 Sparks for a Green Future

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Earth Day 2023 sparks for a green future with the theme “Invest in Our Planet.” Now in it’s 53rd year, the designated day annually brings awareness to and sparks action …
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Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week
11 months ago

Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Good Deeds Day sparks Volunteer Week April 16th thru April 22nd. The global celebration unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others …
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How to Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
11 months ago

How to Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

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Here’s how to celebrate Grilled Cheese Day on April 12th during National Grilled Cheese Month. More people around the world turn to comfort food daily due to this decade …
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Easter Sunday Stylish Fashion Socially Sparked®
11 months ago

Easter Sunday Stylish Fashion Socially Sparked®

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The renowned NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival returns in spectacular fashion. Here is the 2023 scoop on where to see the Parade, best bonnets and festivities.

The New York …
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Let’s Move for National Walking Day
11 months ago

Let’s Move for National Walking Day

By  •  Advocacy

Let’s move for National Walking Day, held annually the first Wednesday in April. The American Heart Association sponsors this movement as part of April’s Physical Activity Month.

Whether exercise is …
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SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL
11 months ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR POETRY, JAZZ, THE EARTH AND MORE IN APRIL

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]April sparks spotlight poetry, jazz, alcoholism, autism and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives. Sparks also electrify awareness for the environment, sexual assault, child abuse and distracted …
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Lights Sparkle for World Theatre Day
11 months ago

Lights Sparkle for World Theatre Day

The lights sparkle and the curtains rise high every year for World Theatre Day. We celebrate theatre each year on March 27th to raise awareness about the importance of theatre …
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Level the Paying Field for Equal Pay Day
12 months ago

Level the Paying Field for Equal Pay Day

By  •  Advocacy

Equal Pay Day is March 14 in 2023. Women still have a ways to go before reaching a level “paying” field. While we can chalk some of the minimal gains over the last five years to the pandemic, that’s a small contributing factor here.
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Cheese Doodles Socially Spark Our Lives
12 months ago

Cheese Doodles Socially Spark Our Lives

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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 …
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March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
12 months ago

March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]March sparks ignite for Women’s History, Music Education, Brain Injury, Nutrition and a host of other important health, education and social causes this month.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8570″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Women’s History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme: “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”

Throughout 2023, the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) will encourage recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. The timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”7332″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While the concept began in the 1970s, it wasn’t until 1980 when President Jimmy Carter declared a proclamation. By 1987, the advocacy efforts came to fruition when Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: March 8th is the annual INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY — A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Socially Sparked News will have more details on the upcoming March 8th events leading up to the Day, so stay tuned.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”8571″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®) is the annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. This year’s theme is “Music is All of Us.”

This Socially Sparked® theme seems very appropriate as music is what has helped many of us through the pandemic. More importantly, music has helped students, school, and community. And, music will continue to be the thing that gets us all through the days ahead.  MIOSM is organized by National Association for Music Education (NAFME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations and the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.

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October Sparks Spotlight Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention and More
1 year ago

October Sparks Spotlight Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention and More

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”4710″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]October sparks awareness for Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, Drug Safety Education, Breast Cancer and many other important health and social issues that plague our society. …
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It’s 2022 Yet Women Still Must Roar for Equality
2 years ago

It’s 2022 Yet Women Still Must Roar for Equality

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It’s 2022 yet women still must roar for equality. Moreover, women still must roar for their right to choose. Women still must roar to make decisions about their own body …
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Global Citizen Festival Readies for 10th Year in Central Park
2 years ago

Global Citizen Festival Readies for 10th Year in Central Park

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Global Citizen Festival in New York City’s iconic Central Park to end extreme poverty NOW.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8535″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Each year Global Citizen …
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August Sparks Ignite for Youth, Immunizations, Humanitarians
2 years ago

August Sparks Ignite for Youth, Immunizations, Humanitarians

By  •  Advocacy

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]August sparks for youth, immunizations, humanitarians and back to school initiatives. The dog days of summer send in the clowns for International Clown Week and celebrate young people and their …
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Nelson Mandela  Socially Sparked Our Lives
2 years ago

Nelson Mandela Socially Sparked Our Lives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 founding …
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Sparks Will Fly with Return of Live July 4th Celebrations
2 years ago

Sparks Will Fly with Return of Live July 4th Celebrations

The Sparks will fly high once again with the return of LIVE July 4th celebrations across the nation. Two of the country’s largest fireworks displays are back in full force …
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July Ignites Sparks for Independence, Reggae, Mandela +
2 years ago

July Ignites Sparks for Independence, Reggae, Mandela +

July ignites sparks for Independence Days in countries of Canada, United States of America and France; Reggae Day in Jamaica and Nelson Mandela Day worldwide. It’s a month of Fireworks, …
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The World Celebrates Music Day from Paris to New York City
2 years ago

The World Celebrates Music Day from Paris to New York City

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]La Fête de la Musique, aka Music Day, Make Music Day or World Music Day, celebrates its 40th anniversary around the world from Paris to New York City on the …
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Coming Together for Juneteenth the Federal Holiday
2 years ago

Coming Together for Juneteenth the Federal Holiday

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]America is coming together to let freedom ring for Juneteenth 2022. Now a federal holiday with an exclamation point, we take a look at the progress made two years after …
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