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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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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 [...]
Help Make Independent Venues New York Tough, Save Our Stages!
1 year ago

Help Make Independent Venues New York Tough, Save Our Stages!

Help make our independent venues New York Tough and Save Our Stages! The New York Independent Venue Association (NIVA) in affiliation with the newly-formed National Independent Venue Association is counting on the public to help #SaveOurStages. August 4th marks the official Day of Action, where music lovers, constituents and the communities can support two newly-introduced [...]
August Ignites Awareness for Youth, Immunizations, Humanitarians
1 year ago

August Ignites Awareness for Youth, Immunizations, Humanitarians

By  •  Advocacy
August ignites awareness 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 contributions to the world on International Youth Day. Here’s what you need to know for August. NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION MONTH - Every August, the National [...]
Virtual Concerts for a Cause Take Main Stage
1 year ago

Virtual Concerts for a Cause Take Main Stage

Virtual concerts for a cause continue to answer the call on how to best raise awareness and funds during these unprecedented times. The latest music event: The UNODC Concert takes the main stage today with funds benefiting the cause to end human trafficking. Appropriately scheduled on World Day Against Human Trafficking in Persons - July [...]
Salute World Day to End Human Trafficking in Persons
1 year ago

Salute World Day to End Human Trafficking in Persons

By  •  Advocacy
Today is World Day to End Human Trafficking in Persons and the messages turn solely digital. Events commemorating the day will be seen via livestream and the important campaign messages will take to the social networks. First Responders Are Essential to the Fight to End Human Trafficking The 2020 Theme is "Committed to the Cause: [...]
Emmy® Awards Nominations Goes Virtual, Will the Show?
2 years ago

Emmy® Awards Nominations Goes Virtual, Will the Show?

The 72nd Annual Emmy Awards nominations announcement goes virtual, will the show? Highlights of nominees.
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Lollapalooza Pivots Virtually for 2020 Music Festival
2 years ago

Lollapalooza Pivots Virtually for 2020 Music Festival

Lollapalooza pivots virtually for 2020 music festival via YouTube exclusive broadcast with live music and awareness for social issues
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Hot Diggity Dog: Best Five Occasions to Eat a Hot Dog
2 years ago

Hot Diggity Dog: Best Five Occasions to Eat a Hot Dog

In honor of National Hot Dog Day, here are the best five occasions to eat the summertime favorite food during a pandemic at a social distance, even in stay-at–home and quarantine mode.
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Mask Up Saying is all the Rage: Quote of the Week
2 years ago

Mask Up Saying is all the Rage: Quote of the Week

Mask Up Saying is all the rage. The two word message is as simple as its design. Mask Up awareness campaigns are cropping up around the country. The new celebrity campaign “Mask Up America” speaks to the entire country.
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Mandela Day Sparks Global Call to Action
2 years ago

Mandela Day Sparks Global Call to Action

By  •  Advocacy
Nelson Mandela Day sparks a global call to action to inspire change. The global pandemic and the national lockdown have heightened decades of inequality and created a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter movement. The new era holds much promise for positive change. The 10th annual Nelson Mandela International Day will address this resurgence in [...]
Obie Awards Show Goes On via Livestream from Home!
2 years ago

Obie Awards Show Goes On via Livestream from Home!

The coveted Obie Awards show goes on via livestream from home on Tuesday night, July 14th. The prerecorded ceremony was postponed for a moment of reflection in the wake of nationwide calls to end racial inequalities. Originally slated for May 18th from Terminal 5 in New York City, organizers of the Obies had to scramble [...]
Summertime and Sun Safety Spark Ultimate Fun
2 years ago

Summertime and Sun Safety Spark Ultimate Fun

By  •  Advocacy
Summertime and sun safety spark the ultimate summer fun. The sunny season calls for enjoying the outdoors, sunbathing, water sports, beach and pool visits and more. It's also the time to safeguard against the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays to protect our skin. July is National UV Awareness Month. The sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays can damage [...]
July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, Reggae +
2 years ago

July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, Reggae +

July Sparks celebrations for Independence Days in countries of Canada, United States of America and France; Reggae Day in Jamaica and Nelson Mandela Day worldwide. It’s usually the month of Fireworks, Parades, Music, Festivals and Picnics. Many of these events are going virtual due to the global pandemic. Still plenty to be happy about and [...]
Sunglass Sparks: 5 Historic Facts
2 years ago

Sunglass Sparks: 5 Historic Facts

Sunglasses Spark Our Lives Sunglasses come in all different shapes, sizes and prices Sunglasses spark our lives and save our eyesight from ultra violet rays in so many ways. In honor of National Sunglasses Day, here are the top 5 facts on the history of the shades. Whether you wear the lenses to be cool, [...]
Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy
2 years ago

Zombies Jim Rodford Music Odessey: Tales of a Daddy

EPILOGUE This Father's Day we share one of our most beloved features about one of the world's most beloved musicians and a family's beloved dad -- gone too soon Jim Rodford. #RIP Jim Rodford died two years ago on January 20, 2018, months after this interview was first published. His death was sudden due to [...]
Coming Together to Let Freedom Ring: Juneteenth 2020
2 years ago

Coming Together to Let Freedom Ring: Juneteenth 2020

America is coming together to let freedom ring for JUNETEENTH 2020 with an exclamation point! The Coronavirus has forced all celebratory events to pivot virtually. However, as the nation begins to reopen state by state and region by region – you can count on outdoor marches, protests and a few festivities. Corporate America is rising [...]
Top 10 List of Reasons to Smile – National Smile Month
2 years ago

Top 10 List of Reasons to Smile – National Smile Month

June sparks smiles for a myriad of reasons and National Smile Month is on the top of the list. Here is our Socially Sparked® Top 10 List of reasons to smile. We can all use something to smile about these days as the world slowly reopens from the coronavirus pandemic and emotions are at an [...]
Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement in 2020
2 years ago

Rebirth of the Civil Rights Movement in 2020

The rebirth of the civil rights movement has found its unified spark in the wake of the tragic and brutal killing of George Floyd. The country and the world are rising up as one voice in an unprecedented manner in these unprecedented times. New York City Protest. Photo credit: Jacquelyn Sparks In the week since George [...]
June Sparks Pride, Safety, Environment and More
2 years ago

June Sparks Pride, Safety, Environment and More

By  •  Advocacy
June sparks awareness for LGBT Pride, Safety, Gun Violence, the Environment and a host of summertime fun. Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, many of our awareness and summer fun celebrations are now virtual. The colorful month marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of [...]