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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
Music Salutes Military & Veterans Trending Big
5 months ago

Music Salutes Military & Veterans Trending Big

Music salutes military and veterans is trending big now as in 2017, especially before the end of the year. The common thread -- to raise awareness and funds for our veterans -- while each musical effort is for varying charitable factions of the whole. We take a look back to our feature from 2017 in [...]
November Sparks Giving, Health, Writing +
5 months ago

November Sparks Giving, Health, Writing +

November Sparks shine on Giving, Health, Writing and more. We give thanks this month on Thanksgiving Day and Giving Tuesday, but November is also host to many more Socially Sparked® wonderful awareness observances in the health, arts and social arenas. Health observances include National Diabetes Awareness Month and No-Shave November. Social issue initiatives include Adaption [...]
October Hails Women Small Business Owners
5 months ago

October Hails Women Small Business Owners

October hails women small business owners during National Women's Small Business Month. It’s a time to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of female entrepreneurs and to recognize the vital role they play in our economy. THE CHANGING FACE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy. More than [...]
LGBT History Month Sparks
5 months ago

LGBT History Month Sparks

LGBT History Month sparks this October. The annual month stresses the vital importance of recognizing and exploring the role of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender people in American history. According to the creators of this annual campaign, the LGBT community is the only community worldwide that is not taught its history at home, in public [...]
Let There Be Music Sweet Emerging Music Says Mondo NYC
5 months ago

Let There Be Music Sweet Emerging Music Says Mondo NYC

Let there be music, sweet emerging music says Mondo NYC at its fourth annual music and tech conference. This year’s outing took place by day in Brooklyn at The Williamsburg Hotel featuring inspiring speakers, panels and breakout sessions; by night, in music venues throughout lower Manhattan and Brooklyn showcasing emerging artists. EMERGING ARTISTS FROM AROUND [...]
Music’s Political and Social Impact
5 months ago

Music’s Political and Social Impact

Music’s political and social impact penetrates loudly today as it has in years past. Recent conversations coming out of this month's Mondo.NYC music and tech conference echo this philosophy at heightened decimal levels. "Music has the ability to shape perceptions among what is visible, thinkable and understandable," -- Rev. Al Sharpton MUSIC & POLITICS: A [...]
Purple Sparks Everywhere Honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ Youth
6 months ago

Purple Sparks Everywhere Honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ Youth

Purple sparks are everywhere honoring Spirit Day & LGBTQ youth. 2019 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual awareness day.  It began in 2010 as a response to high-profile bullying-related suicides of gay schoolers. Spirit Day is held annually on the third Thursday of every October during National Bullying Prevention Month. Purple is the color [...]
Mondo NYC Ignites Sparks in Hip Williamsburg
6 months ago

Mondo NYC Ignites Sparks in Hip Williamsburg

Mondo NYC ignites sparks in hip Williamsburg this week from October 15 thru 18.  The Brooklyn conference brings emerging music and frontier technology center stage mixed in with fireside chats, over 100 panels, workshops and, of course, music showcases laced throughout the big Apple and Brooklyn. Mondo NYC will be held daytime at the Williamsburg [...]
Don Your Blue Shirt for Bullying Prevention Day
6 months ago

Don Your Blue Shirt for Bullying Prevention Day

Don your blue shirt for World Day of Bullying Prevention™ on October 7th. Held annually, this campaign strives to change the culture and eradicate bullying by stomping it out. Coinciding with October's National Bullying Prevention Month, the first Monday every October is designated for the world to stress the importance of bullying prevention and to [...]
Legendary Superstar Drummer Ginger Baker Dead
6 months ago

Legendary Superstar Drummer Ginger Baker Dead

Legendary superstar drummer Ginger Baker dead at the age of 80. (August 19, 1937 - October 6, 2019). The English drummer socially sparked® our lives and his colleagues in the music industry in countless ways. "Ginger Baker" by Zoran Veselinovic is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 Peter Edward "Ginger" Baker was a founder of the rock [...]
Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!
6 months ago

Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!

Sixty Counts: it's the International Day of Older Persons. This United Nations-designated day spotlights age equality. It offers everyone around the world an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions that older people make to society. Moreover, it raises awareness of the opportunities and challenges of aging in today’s world. The UN designates October [...]
October Sparks For Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention +
6 months ago

October Sparks For Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention +

October sparks for Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, Drug Safety Education, Breast Cancer plus many other important health and social issues that plague our society. It's also the time for Fall fun activities as apple and pumpkin picking and trick or treating for Halloween. We spotlight a few key causes and activities below to help kick-start [...]
Prestigious New York Film Festival Returns for 57th Year
6 months ago

Prestigious New York Film Festival Returns for 57th Year

The Prestigious New York Film Festival (NYFF) returns for its 57th year on September 27th and runs thru October 13, 2019.  NYFF is one of the longest-running and most prestigious festivals in the United States and a centerpiece of New York Culture since 1963. The 57th edition will introduce new cinematic works from around the [...]
Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month
6 months ago

Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month

Autumn sparks the annual Hispanic Heritage Month! It's that time of year where we recognize the important contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Every September 15th to October 15th we celebrate their heritage and culture. Every year since 1968 from September 15th thru October 15th we celebrate Hispanic and Latino [...]
A History Making Emmys 2019
6 months ago

A History Making Emmys 2019

It was a history making Emmys Show last night at the 71st Prime Time Emmy Awards as actor Billy Porter became the first openly gay black man to win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Pose on FX Network. The evening's historical moments were many at LA's The Microsoft Theater and totally Socially [...]
Who Will Receive the Coveted Emmy Award?
6 months ago

Who Will Receive the Coveted Emmy Award?

Who will receive the coveted Emmy Award this year? Tonight marks television's biggest night as the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards will honor the best in U.S. prime time TV programming from June 1, 2018 until May 31, 2019. Chosen by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, this year's ceremony will be held on September 22nd [...]
NYC Off-Broadway Week Fall 2019 Begins September 23
6 months ago

NYC Off-Broadway Week Fall 2019 Begins September 23

NYC Off-Broadway Week Fall 2019 begins September 23. Also known as '2-For-1 Tickets,'OBWF runs from September 23rd thru October 6th, Theatre lovers, New Yorkers and visitors alike can seize the opportunity to take in an Off-Broadway show for a steal -- at two-for-one tickets (2-For-1)! The bi-annual Promotion offers more than 30 unique Off-Broadway productions [...]
Feast of San Genarro Returns to Little Italy
7 months ago

Feast of San Genarro Returns to Little Italy

The Feast of San Genarro returns to Little Italy, New York City and will run from September 12th through the 22nd. The annual festival runs along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston.  2019 marks 93 years of celebrating the Patron Saint -- which began in 1926 as a one day event. Inaugural day of the [...]
New York City Now a Pop-Up Kinda’ Town
7 months ago

New York City Now a Pop-Up Kinda’ Town

New York City is now a pop-up kinda’ town.  The Bronx may be up and the Battery is definitely down, but everything’s coming up pop-ups. The most recent is the giant Saks Fifth Avenue fashion-adorned Carousel in Rockefeller Plaza. The Carousel Pop-Up is located directly across from the Flagship Saks at Rockefeller Plaza and will [...]
Baby, Everything Linda Ronstadt is Totally Good
7 months ago

Baby, Everything Linda Ronstadt is Totally Good

Baby, everything Linda Ronstadt is totally good and everyone can see why starting today with the opening of Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice.  The documentary will run in select theaters nationwide including Los Angeles and New York City. Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice takes us on the legendary artist's journey as [...]