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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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Hope Springs Anew for Saving Net Neutrality
1 year ago

Hope Springs Anew for Saving Net Neutrality

By  •  Technology
Hope springs anew for saving net neutrality. In an historic 52-47 vote, the Senate endorsed a resolution to overturn last December’s FCC Ruling to repeal net neutrality regulations of 2015. Yesterday’s surprising Senate vote sends a loud message that the issue is far from over. For months since the FCC’s decision, advocates for a free [...]
Voicing What Comes Naturally: Spotlight Artist Roger Thomas
1 year ago

Voicing What Comes Naturally: Spotlight Artist Roger Thomas

Roger Thomas sets it straight – when you break down his Vocal Play Group -– Naturally 7 -- it’s simply voicing what comes naturally. The Musical Director and MC recently took five from his American Tour to share his thoughts on all things Roger Thomas, family, Naturally 7, music and social change. Roger Thomas, musical [...]
Daily Dose of Wonderful: Quote of the Week
1 year ago

Daily Dose of Wonderful: Quote of the Week

This merry week in May deserves a daily dose of wonderful. The Socially Sparked® Quote of the Week is about inspiration. "Every day may not be wonderful, but there is something wonderful in every day." -- anonymous Thinking about inspiration, this week is National Nurses Week which culminates with International Nurses Day on May 12th. [...]
World Press Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary
1 year ago

World Press Day Celebrates 25th Anniversary

World Press Freedom Day celebrates its 25th anniversary today, May 3rd. A free and open press is essential to the balance of power around the world and the public's right to be informed. Since its inception by the UN General Assembly in December 1993, freedom of the press has expanded to now include freedom of [...]
May Blooms Bright for Moms, Arthritis, Mental Health and More
1 year ago

May Blooms Bright for Moms, Arthritis, Mental Health and More

By  •  Advocacy
May blooms bright for moms, arthritis, mental health and a host of other worthy health, education and social causes. It's the month for celebrating mothers, Cinco de Mayo, the Kentucky Derby and Memorial Day. And, with outdoor activities moving in high gear, May is designated as motorcycle safety awareness and national bike month. National Arthritis [...]
Jazz Day Closes April Sparks Worldwide
1 year ago

Jazz Day Closes April Sparks Worldwide

International Jazz Day closes April Sparks with celebrations in over 190 countries from around the world. This year's global host city is St. Petersberg, Russia, which will lead the festivities with a series of educational and outreach programs that culminate in an all-star global concert at the historic Mariinsky Theatre. The concert will be streamed [...]
Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff Heats Up New York
1 year ago

Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff Heats Up New York

Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff heats up New York City and environs this weekend with two sizzling hot cabaret shows. The Socially Sparked spotlight artist and award-winning sultry jazz and cabaret talent brings her trademark Spider's spin on the music of Irving Berlin and Peggy Lee to Long Island's Tilles Center on Saturday and New York [...]
Theatre Award Season Kicks Into High Gear
1 year ago

Theatre Award Season Kicks Into High Gear

Theatre Award season kicks into high gear this week. A slate of nominations announcements for the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions and talent continue with the Outer Circle Awards on April 24th and the coveted Drama Desk Awards on April 26th. The awards lineup includes the Obies, Outer Circle Critics Awards, and [...]
Artsy, Hip Gigantic-Size Shoe Exhibit Sparks Bloomies Return to Glory
1 year ago

Artsy, Hip Gigantic-Size Shoe Exhibit Sparks Bloomies Return to Glory

An artsy, hip gigantic-size shoe exhibit on display at iconic Bloomingdale’s (Bloomies) NYC flagship locale is turning heads and feet of New Yorkers and tourists. The new exhibit is reminiscent of Bloomies of yesteryear when the legendary retailer was known as the “It” department store for cutting-edge fashion, pop culture, splashy campaigns, celebrity and New [...]
Tribeca Film Festival Spotlights Gender Equality & Diversity
1 year ago

Tribeca Film Festival Spotlights Gender Equality & Diversity

When the Tribeca Film Festival opens April 18th for its 17th year, the spotlight will illuminate a more equal playing field that supports gender equality and diversity. Forty-six percent of this year’s films are directed by women – the highest percentage in the festival’s history. Image courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival The 2018 feature [...]
Lovable Peanuts Gang Become Newest Kids on the Blocks
1 year ago

Lovable Peanuts Gang Become Newest Kids on the Blocks

The lovable Peanuts Gang become the newest kids on the blocks today when the American leg of The Peanuts Global Arts Collective Tour officially unwraps its graffiti-esque art murals on the streets of New York City. The groundbreaking worldwide, public art initiative is designed to bring communities together through the universal themes ingrained in Peanuts [...]
Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week
1 year ago

Good Deeds Day Sparks National Volunteer Week

By  •  Advocacy
Good Deeds Day sparks Volunteer Week April 15th thru April 21st. The global celebration unites people from more than 100 countries to do good deeds for the benefit of others and the planet. On April 15th, hundreds of thousands plan to participate in the Day by doing something good to improve the lives of others [...]
Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
1 year ago

Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Say Cheese and celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day today. The designated day is part of April's National Grilled Cheese Month. Most everybody loves cheese. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- it conjures up memories of our youth, days of yore, comfort, warmth and good old-fashioned TLC -- to name [...]
Twenty Two Thousand Opioid Pills on the Wall
1 year ago

Twenty Two Thousand Opioid Pills on the Wall

By  •  Advocacy
Twenty two thousand pills on the wall make up the Opioid Memorial heading to Washington, DC Thursday, April 12th thru April 18th. Using art as a catalyst for awareness, education and social change . each pill is carved with a face to represent the 22,000 victims lost in 2015 to prescription opioid overdose. Prescribed to [...]
Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm
1 year ago

Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm

Closing the gender wage gap by social media storm happens today on Equal Pay Day. That's what advocates for equal pay nationwide hope to accomplish via organized Time For Transparency Chats on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Equal Pay Day is held annually on the second Tuesday in April. It's the approximate day the typical [...]
Marching for The King 50 Years Later: MLK50
1 year ago

Marching for The King 50 Years Later: MLK50

Marching for the King 50 years later to commemorate a hero of social justice takes on new meaning and energy in 2018. Today the world celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 50 years after his violent assassination at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. Nearly 100,000 people across the globe will be [...]
Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day
1 year ago

Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day

Ninety Six (96) birthday wishes Doris Day -- Hollywood's girl next door. The legendary American actress, singer and animal welfare activist is celebrating her big day with friends and singing to her pets. Here's how to celebrate with Doris Day. Doris Day has one birthday wish this year. The founder of the Doris Day Animal [...]
On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week
1 year ago

On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week

On Harmony by jazz impresario Norman Granz (1918 - 2001) is this week's Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. Known as one of the most influential producers of the 20th century jazz scene, Granz is equally recognized for his activism for civil rights and equality within the industry and beyond. "Jazz is America's own. It [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
1 year ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

Easter Sunday fashions Socially Sparked our lives at the traditional Easter Parade in New York City today. The tradition of the Easter Parade on NYC's famed 5th Avenue dates back to the mid-1800s. 2018's post parade celebration at legendary Rockefeller Center did not dissapoint. Nor did the weather. Here's a look. EASTER SUNDAY FASHIONISTAS OF [...]