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Entertainment Socially Sparked®.  All things entertainment that Socially Sparked our lives. Music, Television, Theater, Opera, Dance, Movies, Film, OTT, Digital Television, Video, Streaming and everything Entertainment-music in between.

L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week
4 days ago

L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week

L'aissez les bon temps roulez is the Socially Sparked® quote of the week. Mardi Gras 2020 is in high gear through this coming Tuesday, February 25th. Known as Fat Tuesday -- this fitting expression truly captures the essence of one that is Socially Sparked! Through my travels to New Orleans over the last few weeks, I [...]
This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me
6 days ago

This Land is Your Land at 80 Still Made for You and Me

Folk singer songwriter Woody Guthrie’s legendary song ‘This Land Is Your Land’ is still made for you and me as the anthem turns 80 on February 23rd. The folk hero and his timeless song have Socially Sparked® our lives since 1940. There have been many renditions over the decades of Woody’s unofficial classic anthem since [...]
Twofers Returns for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020
2 weeks ago

Twofers Returns for NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020

Twofers return as NYC Off-Broadway Week 2020 begins. From February 10th thru February 23rd, theatre lovers -- New Yorkers and visitors alike -- can seize the opportunity to take in an Off-Broadway show for a steal -- two for one tickets. The twice-yearly program celebrates live theatre at its most spontaneous and intimate. The 11th [...]
Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change
3 weeks ago

Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change

This year’s pricey Super Bowl Ad spots did not deter some brands to advertise their social responsibility messages for social change. The ad spots came at the high price of $5.6 million dollars, and that’s just for a thirty second spot! Yet, social justice messages flooded the Big Game’s Ads in 2020 reflective of the [...]
The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots
1 month ago

The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots

The ultimate music love-in fest is full of roots and called Folk Alliance International. This year in New Orleans, the music conference opened with a clear theme defining what Folk Music is all about and why it’s Socially Sparked® our lives. It’s all about the roots of people and place as the 32nd annual Folk [...]
Remembering Legendary Bassist Jim Rodford (1941-2018)
1 month ago

Remembering Legendary Bassist Jim Rodford (1941-2018)

EPILOGUE Remembering the legendary bassist Jim Rodford today. Jim Rodford died on January 20, 2018, months after our Socially Sparked® Spotlight Interview was first published for Father's Day 2017. His death was sudden due to a fall down the stairs; days after a performance. Socially Sparked News spotlight feature with the legendary bassist for The Zombies, [...]
The Power of Music Sees the Light of Day
1 month ago

The Power of Music Sees the Light of Day

The Light of Day Foundation and its quest to find a cure for Parkinson’s Disease and the Parkinsonisms (ALS and PSP) begins with the power of music. The power of music to heal is a given. The power of music to raise awareness and funds for a cause -- in this case, for debilitating neuro-degenerative [...]
United He Laughs: Comedian Yakov Smirnoff Socially Sparked
1 month ago

United He Laughs: Comedian Yakov Smirnoff Socially Sparked

Comedian Yakov Smirnoff and his brand of neutral humor have Socially Sparked® our lives for over four decades. We caught up with the comedian at the APAP NYC conference this week to hear what he’s been up to, catch his APAP Showcase and discover what’s Socially Sparked his life. Russian born iconic comedian Yakov Smirnoff [...]
Six Oscar Nominee Facts that Socially Sparked
2 months ago

Six Oscar Nominee Facts that Socially Sparked

Six Oscar® Nominee facts that Socially Sparked® and a few that had the adverse effect. The Academy Awards® reveals this year's nominees with a few firsts and historical statistics. Yet, when it comes to the main categories, there is an obvious regression in all their 2018 progress towards leveling the playing field in Diversity and [...]
Here Comes Winter Broadway Week 2 For 1 Tickets
2 months ago

Here Comes Winter Broadway Week 2 For 1 Tickets

Here comes Winter Broadway Week 2-for-1 Tickets in 2020! Beginning January 21st thru February 9th, theater lovers will be able to purchase up to two tickets to select Broadway shows for the price of one! Tickets are on sale now through the official Broadway Week Page. Broadway Week is a bi-annual theater celebration offering discounted [...]
NYC Restaurant Week is a Culinary Mecca
2 months ago

NYC Restaurant Week is a Culinary Mecca

NYC Restaurant Week® is a culinary mecca that is Socially Sparked®. The city's flagship dining program returns this winter from January 21st and runs thru February 9th. Foodies and non-foodies alike will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy over 350 diverse participating restaurants across 45 diverse neighborhoods across all five  boroughs for the next [...]
Curtain Up for JanArtsNYC
2 months ago

Curtain Up for JanArtsNYC

The curtain goes up for JanArtsNYC on New Year's Day and does not come  down until the last day of January. Each year New York City becomes a performing arts mecca all month-long as artists and organizations around the globe trek to the Big Apple to network, perform and book their artistry and shows for [...]
NYE Crystal Ball & NYC Ready to Sparkle
2 months ago

NYE Crystal Ball & NYC Ready to Sparkle

The NYE Crystal Ball and NYC are ready to sparkle atop One Times Square to ring in the new Decade. Each year the Times Square Alliance, NYPD and New York City prepare for millions of visitors converging on the 42nd Street area to celebrate the upcoming year. The iconic New Years Eve Crystal Ball receives [...]
Cassandra Kubinski Soars as a Pop Artist with a Purpose
2 months ago

Cassandra Kubinski Soars as a Pop Artist with a Purpose

To say that millennial Cassandra Kubinski is a pop artist with a purpose is the  understatement of the year. She is a multi-talented artist, actress, singer-songwriter, vocalist, philanthropist, activist and board member who has already Socially Sparked® our lives. Cassandra is most definitely a next generation leader. A percentage of the sales of this song [...]
The Socially Sparked Year in Pictures
2 months ago

The Socially Sparked Year in Pictures

The Socially Sparked® year in pictures returns with our annual round-up of all the people, places, events and causes that Socially Sparked® our world in 2019. SOCIALLY SPARKED NEWS brings you 'Real News that Sparks'. We spotlight the intersection of pop-culture and social change via the crossroads of advocacy / activism, entertainment, music and technology. [...]
Happy Holidays 2019 from our Sparks to Yours
2 months ago

Happy Holidays 2019 from our Sparks to Yours

Happy Holidays From Our Sparks To Yours

Happy Holidays from our Sparks to Yours. SOCIALLY SPARKED NEWS. is Real News that Sparks. We spotlight the intersection of pop-culture …
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Tiffany Rea-Fisher Ignites The Force for Dance
2 months ago

Tiffany Rea-Fisher Ignites The Force for Dance

Creative Director Tiffany Rea-Fisher ignites the Force in everything she touches. From choreographing for her company Elisa Monte Dance and for Classical Theater of Harlem to curating New York City’s Bryant Park Dance Festival to creating a new work in 2020 for Dance Theater of Harlem, Tiffany is the Force that has Socially Sparked® our [...]
Gangstagrass Front Man Rench Top Socially Sparked Moments
2 months ago

Gangstagrass Front Man Rench Top Socially Sparked Moments

Gangstagrass front man Rench reveals his top three Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Emmy-nominated, Billboard Charting, singer/songwriter and activist, Rench -- also known as the producer and front man for bluegrass/hiphop ensemble Gangstagrass - has had [...]
She’s an American Girl Now
2 months ago

She’s an American Girl Now

First cousins: 22-year-old cousin #2 and five-year-old cousin #1 are American Girl's Now & Forever. She's an American Girl Now is the story of two first cousins ages eight and 25 years old who proudly shared their American Girl Doll (AGD) experience with Socially Sparked News. in 2016. Today, they are still joined at the hip [...]