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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 and promoting 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 & LinkedIn. Socially Sparked News is her labor of love. Email Abbe @ https://info@sociallysparkednews.com
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Reimagined New York Film Festival Opens Sept. 17th
1 year ago

Reimagined New York Film Festival Opens Sept. 17th

A reimagined New York Film Festival (NYFF) opens September 17 and runs thru October 11, 2020 with a an adjusted format and covid-19 protocals in place. The 58th edition will be different, yet familiar from years past with a combination of Drive-In and virtual screenings, filmmaker talks and more. The NYFF58 will begin one week [...]
Tribute to Trailblazing Comedy Queen: We Love Lucy
1 year ago

Tribute to Trailblazing Comedy Queen: We Love Lucy

A fitting tribute to trailblazing comedy queen and pioneer Lucille Ball premieres Saturday, September 12th at 8PM ET on the Reelz independent television  network. "Lucille Ball: We Love Lucy" shows viewers how the infamous redhead's groundbreaking work ethic and comedy paved the road for change in the entertainment industry for women that still resonates to [...]
We Will Never Forget September 11th
1 year ago

We Will Never Forget September 11th

We Will Never Forget September 11th! This is one terrorist tragedy Americans will never forget and one that reminds us that life is short.  Nineteen years later we must sadly add COVID-19 to this list as a terrorist attack on the nation like no other in our history. “If we learn nothing else from this [...]
NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro On Pause
1 year ago

NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro On Pause

NYC’s Little Italy Feast of San Gennaro must go on pause for 2020, but celebrations will never be stopped. This September marks the 94th annual celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples. The Feast Festival is normally held for 11 days through the 11 blocks centering around Mulberry Street. Originally scheduled from September 19th thru [...]
9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week
1 year ago

9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week

This week's inspirational quote of the week stems from the 9/11 terrorist attack on America and the life lesson learned from that horrific day. This is one tragedy Americans will never forget and reminds us that life is short  Nineteen years later we must sadly add COVID-19 to this list as a terrorist attack on [...]
Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day
1 year ago

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day

Slice through the cheese and pie up with your favorite style of pizza in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day. Each year on September 5th we celebrate the original Pizza Pie topping with its oozing melted cheese to kick-off the Fall season. Cheese Pizza has Socially Sparked® our lives for over a century in the [...]
Happy National Wildlife Day
1 year ago

Happy National Wildlife Day

Happy National Wildlife Day, which is held annually on September 4th. The day serves to bring global awareness and education concerning the number of endangered animals and the need for conservation and preservation. National Wildlife Day was founded in 2005 by Animal Behaviorist and Philanthropist Colleen Paige. The day was created to bring awareness and [...]
The NYC Beat Stays on Pause: Save Our Stages
1 year ago

The NYC Beat Stays on Pause: Save Our Stages

The NYC beat stays on pause. Live music on pause, live entertainment on Pause. Indoor Dining on Pause, Favorite Independent Venues on Pause, Musicians On Pause, Club Employees on Pause, Live Music Fans’ Life On Pause. What's it gonna' take to bring back the heartbeat of the city? NYC Live Entertainment Venues Remain On Pause [...]
September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Recovery, Food Safety +
1 year ago

September Sparks Awareness for Suicide Prevention, Recovery, Food Safety +

By  •  Advocacy
September sparks awareness for suicide prevention, recovery, food safety, cancer, social distancing and many more important health and social initiatives. The return to fall starts an active calendar of monthly and weekly campaigns designed to make an impact for progress, prevention and finding cures. Number one on the list is the daily race to find [...]
Lady Gaga’s Inspiring Words: Quote of the Week
1 year ago

Lady Gaga’s Inspiring Words: Quote of the Week

Lady Gaga's inspiring words to believe in yourself is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. The award-winning diva's powerful message of encouragement comes at a time when our struggles and suffering are exemplified due to the pandemic. Lady Gaga's inspiring message during her VMAs acceptance speech "You can spin your struggles into gold, you [...]
Women’s Equality Day Yet Women Still Roar
1 year ago

Women’s Equality Day Yet Women Still Roar

Today is Women's Equality Day yet, women still roar for equality. This month marks the centennial of a women’s right to vote and nearly a half century since the declaration of the dedicated Day. While the women's movement has made gargantuan strides over the past 100 years, they are still roaring for equality. "I am [...]
Music Community Comes Out to Save NYC Stages & Live Entertainment
1 year ago

Music Community Comes Out to Save NYC Stages & Live Entertainment

The New York City (NYC) music community came out Sunday morning to pose in solidarity to save our independent venues and live entertainment with the support of the newly-formed New York Independent Venues Association (NYIVA). NY photographer Arnie Goodman and digital media diva Abbe Sparks organized the impromptu Save Our NYC Stages Photo Event to [...]
Sustainable Travel Soundbytes From Social Good Series I
1 year ago

Sustainable Travel Soundbytes From Social Good Series I

Sustainable travel is gaining favor across the globe as the pandemic continues to curtail our traveling options and forces us to remain close to home. Travel and environmental experts discussed the future of travel in a post-pandemic world via livestream last month at Mashable's Social Good Series. Here are the sustainable travel soundbytes. More Electric [...]
Happy National Radio Day!
1 year ago

Happy National Radio Day!

Today is National Radio Day -- a time to recognize American Radio and all the people involved in the industry. We salute the inventors, all stations, broadcasters, producers, reporters and deejays. Radio has Socially Sparked® our lives for over 100 years. Invented in the 1890s, it is still a vital communication medium. The radio not [...]
Honoring Front-Line Workers for World Humanitarian Day
1 year ago

Honoring Front-Line Workers for World Humanitarian Day

By  •  Advocacy

Honoring real life heroes on World Humanitarian Day 2020
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Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage
1 year ago

Celebrating the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage

By  •  Advocacy
The nation is celebrating the Centennial of Women's Suffrage and the women's right to vote in countless ways. Webinars, blogs, podcasts, zoom panels, and virtual events are the new norm for all planned festivities as we continue to pivot to all things virtual due to the pandemic. You Can't Keep A Good Women or a [...]
Aretha Franklin on Respect for Human Rights: Quote of the Week
1 year ago

Aretha Franklin on Respect for Human Rights: Quote of the Week

Legendary singer and activist Aretha Franklin was a champion of music, culture, civil rights, human rights, the women's movement and so much more. Her words on respect and human rights are our Quote of the Week in honor of the two year anniversary of her death in 2018. Portrait of Aretha Franklin by Andy Warhol [...]
Can a Smile Soothe a Nation’s Angst?
1 year ago

Can a Smile Soothe a Nation’s Angst?

Can a smile soothe the nation's angst on social issues? Our Quote of the Week is from the late actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller ((July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012). The escalating gun violence, looting and bent-up anger around the country desperately needs an outlet.  Laughter and a smile is a good place to [...]
CBD Day Gains Momentum with 3rd Year Anniversary
1 year ago

CBD Day Gains Momentum with 3rd Year Anniversary

National CBD Day gains momentum as it celebrates its 3rd year anniversary on Saturday, August 8th. The annual Day was founded by cbdMD in 2018 to educate consumers on the overarching uses of cannabidiol. There are lots of ways to honor  the Day, from recipe offerings and product sales to social media and word of [...]
Birthday Shout Out to 2 Music Legends in 90-Something Prime
1 year ago

Birthday Shout Out to 2 Music Legends in 90-Something Prime

This week calls for birthday shout outs to two music legends in their 90-something prime still singing and strumming for us. Legendary crooner Tony Bennett turns 94, and the first lady of children's music Ella Jenkins wil be 96. Both artists still share their beautiful music, and both, still deserve our accolades. ELLA JENKINS Ninety-six-year-old [...]