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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 an 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
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75 Look’n Good as The Tony Awards Return LIVE
7 months ago

75 Look’n Good as The Tony Awards Return LIVE

The nominations are out and 75 is look'n good as the 2022 American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® return LIVE to New York City's Radio City Music Hall after a two year hiatus. This year marks the 75th Anniversary of Broadway's coveted annual Tony Awards Presentation and it will make history on several fronts. The Tony [...]
May Sparks for Arthritis, Mental Health, Moms & More
7 months ago

May Sparks for Arthritis, Mental Health, Moms & More

By  •  Advocacy
May brings sparks for moms, arthritis, mental health and a host of other worthy health, education and social causes. We can celebrate many of these holidays and campaigns in person once again this year as we return to the "new" normal. The world has become masters of digital and so will the festivities as many [...]
SummerStage Returns in Sparks After 2 Year Hiatus
8 months ago

SummerStage Returns in Sparks After 2 Year Hiatus

SummerStage returns to New York City in sparks after a 2 year hiatus with a full season of shows. The Capital One City Parks Foundation SummerStage will celebrate New York’s revival and the festival’s return to 12 local community parks across the city celebrating culture at a time when neighborhood parks have never been more [...]
Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 for its 45th Anniversary
8 months ago

Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 for its 45th Anniversary

If there was ever a cultural moment that forever Socially Sparked® our lives it was when the infamous NYC nightclub Studio 54 opened its doors. To commemorate the iconic club’s 45th anniversary today, we take a look back and flash forward to present day and a 5-year-old nightclub on Manhattan's Upper East Side that glorifies that [...]
Record Store Day Returns to Single Day Format
8 months ago

Record Store Day Returns to Single Day Format

It’s back in live action! Record Store Day 2022 returns full throttle to a single day format with a few caveats. Due to the uncertain times we all are living in RSD has made some contingencies in preparation for the unexpected. Record Store Day 2022 returns The global pandemic affected record stores worldwide in 2020. That [...]
Earth Day 2022 Sparks for a Green Future
8 months ago

Earth Day 2022 Sparks for a Green Future

By  •  Advocacy
Earth Day 2022 sparks for a green future with the theme "Invest in Our Planet." Now in it's 52nd year, the designated day annually brings awareness to and sparks action for resolving the climate crisis. The 2022 theme for Earth Day is "Invest in Our Planet" The theme "Invest in Our Planet" begs the question [...]
Kenneth Cole Steps Up to Stand With Ukraine
8 months ago

Kenneth Cole Steps Up to Stand With Ukraine

Fashion designer/activist Kenneth Cole steps up for Ukraine with several simultaneous initiatives under the umbrella campaign theme “What we STAND FOR is more important than what we STAND IN.” He's A Sole Man HE'S A 'SOLE' MAN The latest campaign "Lace Up For Ukraine" features a pair of Kenneth Cole sneakers.  Customers who purchase the [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
8 months ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

The renowned NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival returns LIVE this year after an almost three year hiatus. Here is the 2022 scoop on where to see the Parade, best bonnets and festivities. The New York City tradition goes back to the 1870s. Starting at10am and continuing until 4pm, the parade will march north on [...]
Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
8 months ago

Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Say Cheese and celebrate Grilled Cheese Day. Most everybody loves cheese and the designated day comes at a perfect time. In this era of stay home, mask up, quarantine,  and shelter-in-place due to the global pandemic, more people around the world are turning to comfort food. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in [...]
The GRAMMY® Goes to Women Rockers On and Off Stage
8 months ago

The GRAMMY® Goes to Women Rockers On and Off Stage

And the GRAMMY® goes to women rockers on and off the musical stage this year.  Last night’s 64th annual GRAMMY Awards show returned fully LIVE after last year's pandemic postponement and scaled-back live show with pandemic protocols. The coveted awards show had to move it’s scheduled late January 2022 date due to the persistent presence [...]
We Write, Sing, Stand Up For, Tweet & Unite For Ukraine
8 months ago

We Write, Sing, Stand Up For, Tweet & Unite For Ukraine

We write, sing, stand up for, tweet and unite for Ukraine. Actually and to be politically correct, it is "We Write For", "We Sing For", "We Stand Up For", "We Tweet For" and "We Unite For Ukraine." These chants are our new normals. Our new mantras. From that first fateful day of the Russian invasion [...]
SPARKS IGNITE FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, JAZZ AND MORE IN APRIL
8 months ago

SPARKS IGNITE FOR ALCOHOLISM, POETRY, JAZZ AND MORE IN APRIL

By  •  Advocacy
April sparks spotlight alcoholism, autism, poetry, jazz and many more social justice, health and arts awareness initiatives, some still adjusted to address the COVID-19 pandemic. Sparks also electrify awareness for the environment, sexual assault, child abuse and distracted driving. Designated days include Earth Day, World Health Day and Walking Day, to name just a few. [...]
Level the Paying Field for Equal Pay Day
9 months ago

Level the Paying Field for Equal Pay Day

Level the paying field for Equal Pay Day 2022 which is on March 15th. The date marks the day into the year on which it takes for women on average …
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Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March
9 months ago

Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March

By  •  Advocacy
The world is saluting International Women's Day (IWD) every day of the week in March. Today is the official global day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women's equality. The 2022 campaign theme is Break The Bias. WHY WOMEN ROAR [...]
Cheese Doodles Socially Spark Our Lives
9 months ago

Cheese Doodles Socially Spark Our Lives

Cheese Doodles Socially Spark our lives in so many ways 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 [...]
Gypsy Jazz and Django A Gogo
9 months ago

Gypsy Jazz and Django A Gogo

Gypsy Jazz comes front and center to NYC this weekend when guitarist/composer Stéphane Wrembel brings his annual Django A Gogo Music Festival to The Town Hall on March 5th. The festival celebrates the music of legendary jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and brings together some of the finest musicians in the world to celebrate the constant [...]
World Wildlife Day Sparks Global Celebrations
9 months ago

World Wildlife Day Sparks Global Celebrations

By  •  Advocacy
World Wildlife Day takes place annually on March 3rd and sparks global celebrations and UN events stressing the 2022 theme “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”. The celebrations will seek to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and to drive discussions towards [...]
Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday
9 months ago

Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday

Hats off to Dr. Seuss in honor of his Birthday. This cat in the hat Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- as American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher and artist -- to name a few. Dr. Seuss Day is celebrated each year close to his birthday on March 2nd during Reading [...]
March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
9 months ago

March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +

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.

Women's History Month; (c) Abbe Sparks, Socially Sparked News, LLC

WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH

Women’s History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme:

The 2022 Women’s History theme, “Providing Healing, Promoting Hope,” is both a tribute to the ceaseless work of caregivers and frontline workers during this ongoing pandemic and also a recognition of the thousands of ways that women of all cultures have provided both healing and hope throughout history.

Women as healers harken back to ancient times. Healing is the personal experience of transcending suffering and transforming it to wholeness. The gift of hope spreads light to the lives of others and reflects a belief in the unlimited possibilities of this and future generations. Together, healing and hope are essential fuels for our dreams and our recovery.

The Women’s History Alliance asks you to celebrate the month by honoring the women in your community that provide healing and promote hope.

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.

March sparks for women

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.

March Sparks for Women
March is Music In Our Schools Month

MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH

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: The Sound of My Heart.” 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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Audiences Will Return for 2022 Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert
10 months ago

Audiences Will Return for 2022 Love Rocks NYC Benefit Concert

Audiences will return for the 2022 Love Rocks NYC annual benefit concert on tap for March 10th. The 6th annual fundraising extravaganza is back at the iconic Beacon Theatre after going virtual last year. Presented by The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the funds raised will benefit one of New York City’s most adored non-profit [...]