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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 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. Socially Sparked News is her labor of love. Email Abbe @ https://info@sociallysparkednews.com
Latest Posts | By Abbe Sparks
Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts
2 months ago

Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts

Celebrate National Bubble Gum Day with five trivia facts that Socially Sparked® our lives. Every first Friday in February you can find children and adults alike chewing gum and blowing large bubbles for a great cause – fundraising for schools. Bubble Gum Day encourages philanthropy in children and allows the schools to support a charity [...]
Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change
2 months ago

Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change

This year’s pricey Super Bowl Ad spots did not deter some brands to advertise their social responsibility messages for social change. The ad spots came at the high price of $5.6 million dollars, and that’s just for a thirty second spot! Yet, social justice messages flooded the Big Game’s Ads in 2020 reflective of the [...]
Twenty World Cancer Day Sparks for 20th Anniversary
2 months ago

Twenty World Cancer Day Sparks for 20th Anniversary

By  •  Advocacy
Cancer and its far and wide reach has Socially Sparked® our lives in both, positive and negative ways. In honor of Word Cancer Day's 20th Anniversary we share twenty sparks on world cancer you should know. WORLD CANCER DAY is a campaign built to resonate, inspire change and mobilize action long after the day has [...]
Fabulous February Sparks Awareness with Love
2 months ago

Fabulous February Sparks Awareness with Love

By  •  Advocacy
FABULOUS FEBRUARY AWARENESS Fabulous February sparks awareness initiatives for many important health and social issues. It is the month for Love, Black History, Heart Disease, Cancer and Teen Dating Violence Awareness, to name a few. Holidays this month include Valentines Day and President's Day. AWARENESS WEEKS this month bring us Burn Awareness Week (2/2-2/8); Random Acts [...]
The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots
2 months ago

The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots

The ultimate music love-in fest is full of roots and called Folk Alliance International. This year in New Orleans, the music conference opened with a clear theme defining what Folk Music is all about and why it’s Socially Sparked® our lives. It’s all about the roots of people and place as the 32nd annual Folk [...]
Celebrating The King in The New Decade
2 months ago

Celebrating The King in The New Decade

Celebrating the King in the new decade to commemorate a hero of social justice takes on an urgency and a renewed energy in 2020. Today the world celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 52 years after his violent assassination at the Lorraine Hotel in Memphis, TN. REWIND TO MLK50 Courtesy of the [...]
Remembering Legendary Bassist Jim Rodford (1941-2018)
2 months ago

Remembering Legendary Bassist Jim Rodford (1941-2018)

EPILOGUE Remembering the legendary bassist Jim Rodford today. Jim Rodford died on January 20, 2018, months after our Socially Sparked® Spotlight Interview was first published for Father's Day 2017. His death was sudden due to a fall down the stairs; days after a performance. Socially Sparked News spotlight feature with the legendary bassist for The Zombies, [...]
The Power of Music Sees the Light of Day
2 months ago

The Power of Music Sees the Light of Day

The Light of Day Foundation and its quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease and the Parkinsonisms (ALS and PSP) begins with the power of music. The power of music to heal is a given. The power of music to raise awareness and funds for a cause -- in this case, for debilitating neuro-degenerative [...]
United They Roar for Women’s Equality +
2 months ago

United They Roar for Women’s Equality +

New decade brings new energy and unity to The Women's March as they rise up and roar in solidarity for their rights. Women around the country and across the globe bonded together to rise up and roar for women's reproductive rights, climate justice and immigration rights. The underlying chant was to get out and vote [...]
United He Laughs: Comedian Yakov Smirnoff Socially Sparked
3 months ago

United He Laughs: Comedian Yakov Smirnoff Socially Sparked

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff and his brand of neutral humor have Socially Sparked® our lives for over four decades. We caught up with the comedian at the APAP NYC conference this week to hear what he’s been up to, catch his APAP Showcase and discover what’s Socially Sparked his life. Russian born iconic comedian Yakov Smirnoff [...]
Six Oscar Nominee Facts that Socially Sparked
3 months ago

Six Oscar Nominee Facts that Socially Sparked

Six Oscar® Nominee facts that Socially Sparked® and a few that had the adverse effect. The Academy Awards® reveals this year's nominees with a few firsts and historical statistics. Yet, when it comes to the main categories, there is an obvious regression in all their 2018 progress towards leveling the playing field in Diversity and [...]
Here Comes Winter Broadway Week 2 For 1 Tickets
3 months ago

Here Comes Winter Broadway Week 2 For 1 Tickets

Here comes Winter Broadway Week 2-for-1 Tickets in 2020! Beginning January 21st thru February 9th, theater lovers will be able to purchase up to two tickets to select Broadway shows for the price of one! Tickets are on sale now through the official Broadway Week Page. Broadway Week is a bi-annual theater celebration offering discounted [...]
NYC Restaurant Week is a Culinary Mecca
3 months ago

NYC Restaurant Week is a Culinary Mecca

NYC Restaurant Week® is a culinary mecca that is Socially Sparked®. The city's flagship dining program returns this winter from January 21st and runs thru February 9th. Foodies and non-foodies alike will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy over 350 diverse participating restaurants across 45 diverse neighborhoods across all five  boroughs for the next [...]
Illinois Enters a Marijuana State of Mind
3 months ago

Illinois Enters a Marijuana State of Mind

Illinois enters a marijuana state of mind this month as the state's new law legalizing recreational cannabis goes into effect January 1st, 2020. The nearly four dozen dispensaries around the state including 11 in Chicago are gearing up for an historic number of visitors and sales. The timing couldn't be better as January is now [...]
Curtain Up for JanArtsNYC
3 months ago

Curtain Up for JanArtsNYC

The curtain goes up for JanArtsNYC on New Year's Day and does not come  down until the last day of January. Each year New York City becomes a performing arts mecca all month-long as artists and organizations around the globe trek to the Big Apple to network, perform and book their artistry and shows for [...]
Dawning of a New Decade of Social Justice
3 months ago

Dawning of a New Decade of Social Justice

By  •  Advocacy
The Dawning of a new decade of social justice begins with January. The month stands for social justice around the globe. The new Decade holds exciting  promise for societal issues that prominently took center stage and Socially Sparked® our lives over the last few years. Equality, immigration, human rights, #metoo, black lives matter, climate change, [...]
NYE Crystal Ball & NYC Ready to Sparkle
3 months ago

NYE Crystal Ball & NYC Ready to Sparkle

The NYE Crystal Ball and NYC are ready to sparkle atop One Times Square to ring in the new Decade. Each year the Times Square Alliance, NYPD and New York City prepare for millions of visitors converging on the 42nd Street area to celebrate the upcoming year. The iconic New Years Eve Crystal Ball receives [...]
Cassandra Kubinski Soars as a Pop Artist with a Purpose
3 months ago

Cassandra Kubinski Soars as a Pop Artist with a Purpose

To say that millennial Cassandra Kubinski is a pop artist with a purpose is the  understatement of the year. She is a multi-talented artist, actress, singer-songwriter, vocalist, philanthropist, activist and board member who has already Socially Sparked® our lives. Cassandra is most definitely a next generation leader. A percentage of the sales of this song [...]
The Socially Sparked Year in Pictures
3 months ago

The Socially Sparked Year in Pictures

The Socially Sparked® year in pictures returns with our annual round-up of all the people, places, events and causes that Socially Sparked® our world in 2019. SOCIALLY SPARKED NEWS brings you 'Real News that Sparks'. We spotlight the intersection of pop-culture and social change via the crossroads of advocacy / activism, entertainment, music and technology. [...]