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All things Chicago that Socially Sparked® our lives.

Lollapalooza Pivots Virtually for 2020 Music Festival
3 months 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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Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
9 months ago

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. Today, pizza comes in all shapes, sizes, styles and flavors, making it one of the most versatile food favorites of every age group – from toddler through senior. In honor of National Pizza Day, here’s a bit of trivia on the diversity of the [...]
United They Roar for Women’s Equality +
9 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 [...]
Illinois Enters a Marijuana State of Mind
10 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 [...]
TV’s Parks and Recreation Pops Up in Chicago
1 year ago

TV’s Parks and Recreation Pops Up in Chicago

TV’s Parks and Recreation Show pops-up in Chicago today in the form of a north side bar’s transformation into a themed pop-up of the iconic sitcom. NBC’s hit show may be over, but the gang from Pawnee, Indiana is not. Fans will now be able to hang out with Leslie Knoepe and the gang at [...]
Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Dies at 91
3 years ago

Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Dies at 91

IN MEMORIUM: Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017)

Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Hugh Hefner (1979)[/caption]Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Hugh Marston Hefner has died at 91. …
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Chicago Lets the Dogs Out Hailing Fallen Cops
3 years ago

Chicago Lets the Dogs Out Hailing Fallen Cops

Who Let The Dogs Out? Chicago has let the dogs out hailing its fallen cops with more than 100 fiberglass German Shepherd police dog statues. The 4 ½-foot-tall hand-painted dogs are standing guard on the famed Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) and vicinity as part of the K-9s for Cops public art installation. Launched by the [...]
Chicago Blues Festival Begins
3 years ago

Chicago Blues Festival Begins

Chicago Blues Festival begins today with three free days of exceptional blues music, festival activities and summer fun. This year’s music event has a new venue — Millenium Park— which …
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Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?
4 years ago

Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?

Chicago Bluesman Ronnie Brooks (son of Blues legend Lonnie Brooks) and Chicago harp man Billy Branch Sweet home for Chicago Blues? Beginning to look a lot like reality. After plans and funds raised to house a Blues Museum at Chicago's historic Navy Pier fell through, the concept of a Blues museum for the city that [...]
Chicago Getting Total Satisfaction With Exhibitionism
4 years ago

Chicago Getting Total Satisfaction With Exhibitionism

Chicago is getting total satisfaction with Exhibitionism, the next stop on the Rolling Stone’s U.S. Tour of its interactive exhibit. New Yorkers have through Sunday, March 12th to experience the …
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The Original Hootchie Coochie Man of Modern Blues Lives On: Willie Dixon
4 years ago

The Original Hootchie Coochie Man of Modern Blues Lives On: Willie Dixon

Big Head Blues Club: Way Down Inside, Songs of Willie Dixon. Left-right: Ronnie Baker Brooks, Billy Branch, Mud Morganfield and Big Head Todd. The original Hootchie Coochie Man of modern blues – Rock ‘n Roll hall of famer Mr. Willie Dixon lives on through his music, his foundation and through Big Head Blues Club: Way [...]