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Full Live Stream Ahead for 60th Annual Grammy Awards
3 weeks ago

Full Live Stream Ahead for 60th Annual Grammy Awards

Full live stream ahead for The 60th annual GRAMMY Awards® and all the action leading up to tonight's live broadcast from New York's Madison Square Garden. James Cordon hosts the live telecast on the CBS Television Network tonight at 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT) and Paul Shaffer hosts the Premiere Ceremony. Both ceremonies can be [...]
NYC Red Carpet Ready for Grammys® Return
4 weeks ago

NYC Red Carpet Ready for Grammys® Return

NYC is red carpet ready for the GRAMMYS® return this week. It's been 15 years since the Recording Academy™ last brought the Grammy Awards® to New York and the Big Apple is ready to be Socially Sparked® once again. A fitting finale to JanArtsNYC, GRAMMY Week brings thousands of industry professionals, artists, producers, creatives and [...]
Legendary Zombies Bassist Jim Rodford is Dead
4 weeks ago

Legendary Zombies Bassist Jim Rodford is Dead

Legendary Zombies bassist Jim Rodford (Kinks, Argent) is dead (July 1941 - January 20, 2018). Rodford, a featured Socially Sparked News Spotlight story -- was an incredible musician, loving husband and father and stand-up all-around guy. We at Socially Sparked News are truly saddened by this sudden news. Rodford had a steller 2017 -- a [...]
Spotlight Artist Katie Down Shares Top Socially Sparked Moments 2017
2 months ago

Spotlight Artist Katie Down Shares Top Socially Sparked Moments 2017

Spotlight Artist Katie Down shares her top Socially Sparked Moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Katie Down Multi-instrumentalist, creative arts therapist/educator and music education advocate Katie Down is today’s modern woman Trailblazer. Amongst her many trails, she is The [...]
SPIDER SALOFF’S TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED MOMENTS 2017
2 months ago

SPIDER SALOFF’S TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED MOMENTS 2017

Spider Saloff reveals her 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. 2017 Bistro Award-Winner Spider Saloff. (c) Socially Sparked News, LLC Modern jazz songstress, multiple award-winner and 2017 Bistro Award-winner Spider Saloff has been entertaining audiences [...]
Music Salutes to Military & Veterans Trending Big
2 months ago

Music Salutes to Military & Veterans Trending Big

By  •  Music, Advocacy
Music salutes honoring military and veterans is trending big 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. There are a flurry of benefit concerts and albums devoted to our [...]
SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ELIOT LEWIS’ TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED® MOMENTS 2017
2 months ago

SPOTLIGHT ARTIST ELIOT LEWIS’ TOP SOCIALLY SPARKED® MOMENTS 2017

Spotlight Artist Eliot Lewis shares his top Socially Sparked® moments of 2017. Throughout December, we revisit our Spotlight Artists and ask them to share what Socially Sparked® their lives this year. Eliot Live Shows. Rockwood Music Hall. Photo: Socially Sparked News, LLC Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis was Born to Rock. A member of Rock and Roll [...]
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 [...]
Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments
2 months ago

Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis’ Top Socially Sparked® Moments

Socially Sparked News’ Spotlight Artist Tinsley Ellis 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. The self-proclaimed Southern Blues-Rocker with Georgia Roots is one of the busiest musicians around, on the road an average of [...]
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2018 Inductees
2 months ago

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Reveals 2018 Inductees

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame reveals the 2018 inductees today. Congratulations go to fan vote faves Bon Jovi and The Cars, and Dire Straits, Moody Blues and Nina Simone. Sister Rosetta Tharpe will also be inducted as part of the Hall’s Early Influences Wing. The official inductee ceremony will take place in Cleveland [...]
Gangstagrass Reveals Pocket Full of Fire Tour & New Live Album
2 months ago

Gangstagrass Reveals Pocket Full of Fire Tour & New Live Album

Gangstagrass reveals its 2018 'Pocket Full of Fire’ Tour and planned live album today to Socially Sparked News. The Bluegrass/HipHop Ensemble will be recording a brand new live album from the tour in 2018 (working title Pocket Full of Fire). Expect the live album to be released late 2018 or early 2019. The critically-acclaimed Gangstagrass [...]
Spotlight Artist Raul Midón’s Top Socially Sparked® Moments
2 months ago

Spotlight Artist Raul Midón’s Top Socially Sparked® Moments

Socially Sparked News' Spotlight Artist Raul Midón 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. Socially Sparked News' Spotlight Artist - Bad Ass and Blind Man - Raul Midón reveals the top three moments of [...]
Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980
2 months ago

Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980

Rembering John_Lennon today 1940 - 1980. Thirty seven years ago on that fateful day of December 8th, we lost music legend John Lennon to gun violence, when he was brutally shot and killed in front of his residence at The Dakota in New York City. John Lennon, 1940 - 1980. Photo taken off of the [...]
Recording Academy Reveals 2018 Grammy® Nominees
3 months ago

Recording Academy Reveals 2018 Grammy® Nominees

The Recording Academy reveals 2018 Grammy Award® Nominees this morning with the top 4 field categories announced live on CBS This Morning. The big reveal starts the countdown to music's biggest night® and the 60th year of The Grammy Awards®. Singer songwriter Andra Day (Rise Up) led the announcements on the morning show. AND THE [...]
Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th
3 months ago

Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th

Celebratory festivities roll out in droves now for Grammys® 60th Anniversary. Fans and music lovers can expect the flurry of activity to ramp up loudly leading up to music's momentous and historic night on January 28th, 2018. SETTING THE STAGE Between now and January 28th, 2018, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of [...]
Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing
3 months ago

Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing

The Grammys® 60th Anniversary celebrations are in full swing. Between now and January 29th when the 60th Annual Grammy Awards presentation and live telecast will be held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of salutes, parties, retrospectives, news stories and activities leading up to the [...]
Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher
3 months ago

Benefit Album Honoring Veterans Takes Action Higher

By  •  Music, Advocacy
A new benefit album honoring veterans takes aim to bridge the gap between vets and civilians beyond a ‘simple thank you.’ The brainchild of noted recording artist Marcus Goldhaber, the album “Carry You On” drops on Veterans Day. Veterans Day is officially Saturday, November 11th and the entire week has been devoted to saluting our [...]
Why Women Roar for Equality
4 months ago

Why Women Roar for Equality

Why do women roar for equality? It is incredulous that in 2017, this question still needs to be answered. But, after a recent personal encounter with a millennial young woman, I realized the importance of reiterating to the masses of men and women why women roar for equality. Our next generations of women fully need [...]
Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy
4 months ago

Music’s Biggest Day – Amplified Grassroots Advocacy

By  •  Music, Advocacy
Music's biggest day gets amplified today with the largest simulcast Grassroots advocacy effort to support and protect music creators. It's the Recording Academy'sTM District Advocate Day where more than 1,000 performers, songwriters, producers, and engineers representing all 50 states will discuss critical legislative issues affecting the music industry. Congress plays a pivotal role in ensuring [...]
Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind
5 months ago

Powerful Blues Musicians in New York State of Mind

Some of the most powerful Blues musicians in New York City and throughout the East Coast belted out the Blues in a New York State of Mind last week at a sold out fundraiser concert for The Blues Foundation. Held at B.B. Kings Blues Club, Jimmy V's NYC Blues Revue is the brainchild of Jimmy [...]
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