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Hopes, Dreams and The Band’s Visit Shine Brightest: 2018 Tony Awards 2018 Tony Awards
2 years ago

Hopes, Dreams and The Band’s Visit Shine Brightest: 2018 Tony Awards 2018 Tony Awards

Hopes, dreams and The Band's Visit were the biggest winners of the 72nd Annual Tony Awards. The brightest moments of Broadway's biggest night came from the presenters, performers, and winning speeches -- all touching on hope, dreams and some of society’s most pressing issues as Equality, Diversity, LGBTQ, Immigration and Bullying. Tony co-hosts Josh Groban [...]
Third Time’s a Charm for France Rocks NYC
2 years ago

Third Time’s a Charm for France Rocks NYC

The third time’s a charm for France Rocks NYC, a summer music festival that brings the best of French produced music to NYC. The third annual France Rocks Summerfest kicks-off this weekend in New York City and runs through July 5. France Rocks founder Michele Amar tells us what to expect and how the music [...]
And, The Obie Award Goes To…
2 years ago

And, The Obie Award Goes To…

The 2018 Obie Awards let the sparks fly Off-Broadway last night with the 63rd annual Awards ceremony at New York City’s Terminal 5. Co-presented by The Village Voice and The American Theatre Wing, awards were given out to four writers, three directors and 10 artist performers plus special citations, grants and the Lifetime Achievement Award. [...]
Livestream from New York: Theatre’s Obie Awards
2 years ago

Livestream from New York: Theatre’s Obie Awards

Tonight marks theatre's coveted Obie Awards® and the third time you can watch via livestream. The 63rd Annual Awards Ceremony will recognize Off-Broadway and Off-Off broadway’s most adventurous and groundbreaking artists and productions. A Co-presentation by The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice, the awards categories are informal and there are no advance nominees. [...]
Voicing What Comes Naturally: Spotlight Artist Roger Thomas
2 years ago

Voicing What Comes Naturally: Spotlight Artist Roger Thomas

Roger Thomas sets it straight – when you break down his Vocal Play Group -– Naturally 7 -- it’s simply voicing what comes naturally. The Musical Director and MC recently took five from his American Tour to share his thoughts on all things Roger Thomas, family, Naturally 7, music and social change. Roger Thomas, musical [...]
Jazz Day Closes April Sparks Worldwide
2 years ago

Jazz Day Closes April Sparks Worldwide

International Jazz Day closes April Sparks with celebrations in over 190 countries from around the world. This year's global host city is St. Petersberg, Russia, which will lead the festivities with a series of educational and outreach programs that culminate in an all-star global concert at the historic Mariinsky Theatre. The concert will be streamed [...]
Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff Heats Up New York
2 years ago

Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff Heats Up New York

Jazz Songstress Spider Saloff heats up New York City and environs this weekend with two sizzling hot cabaret shows. The Socially Sparked spotlight artist and award-winning sultry jazz and cabaret talent brings her trademark Spider's spin on the music of Irving Berlin and Peggy Lee to Long Island's Tilles Center on Saturday and New York [...]
Theatre Award Season Kicks Into High Gear
2 years ago

Theatre Award Season Kicks Into High Gear

Theatre Award season kicks into high gear this week. A slate of nominations announcements for the best of Broadway, Off-Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions and talent continue with the Outer Circle Awards on April 24th and the coveted Drama Desk Awards on April 26th. The awards lineup includes the Obies, Outer Circle Critics Awards, and [...]
Tribeca Film Festival Spotlights Gender Equality & Diversity
2 years ago

Tribeca Film Festival Spotlights Gender Equality & Diversity

When the Tribeca Film Festival opens April 18th for its 17th year, the spotlight will illuminate a more equal playing field that supports gender equality and diversity. Forty-six percent of this year’s films are directed by women – the highest percentage in the festival’s history. Image courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival The 2018 feature [...]
Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day
2 years ago

Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day

Ninety Six (96) birthday wishes Doris Day -- Hollywood's girl next door. The legendary American actress, singer and animal welfare activist is celebrating her big day with friends and singing to her pets. Here's how to celebrate with Doris Day. Doris Day has one birthday wish this year. The founder of the Doris Day Animal [...]
Scott Sharrard & Friends Live from NYC’s Irving Plaza
2 years ago

Scott Sharrard & Friends Live from NYC’s Irving Plaza

Scott Sharrard & Friends live from NYC's Irving Plaza brought down the house last night. Dubbed the 'secret show' orchestrated by Grammy-nominee Sharrard, (former musical director/guitarist/vocalist of The Gregg Allman Band) the concert was part tribute to the late Gregg Allman and his final Grammy-nominated album Southern Blood and part celebration of the 47th anniversary [...]
Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March
2 years ago

Saluting International Women’s Day Every Week in March

Saluting International Women's Day every week in March. Today is the official day to celebrate women worldwide and events and stories across all mediums and social platforms are plentiful. Socially Sparked News will once again spotlight remarkable women who make our world a better place. WHY WOMEN ROAR FOR EQUALITY There are many events you [...]
Resilience & Heroes: Quote of the Week by Christopher Reeve
2 years ago

Resilience & Heroes: Quote of the Week by Christopher Reeve

Resilience & Heroes is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week by actor Christopher Reeve (1952–2004). The late actor and advocate is best known for his major motion picture role as Clark Kent in the Superman Movie Trilogy of the late 70s. His words convey his spirit and most current -- that of the next [...]
ACADEMY’S OSCAR® WEEK BEGINS CELEBRATING 90 YEARS
2 years ago

ACADEMY’S OSCAR® WEEK BEGINS CELEBRATING 90 YEARS

The Academy's Oscar® Week begins celebrating 90 years of the Academy Awards in grand fashion. From Tuesday, February 27th through Sunday, March 4th, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present a series of public programs celebrating this year’s nominees in several categories. The series of Academy-presented public programs celebrating this year’s Oscar [...]
Vocal Group Raise Their Voices for Social Change
2 years ago

Vocal Group Raise Their Voices for Social Change

Vocal group Naturally 7 raise their voices for social change simultaneously creating beautiful harmonies and messages. The New York City-based group offers artistically innovative and feel-good sounds to convey emotion and stir action in what they coin ‘vocal play’. “In vocal play, you have to truly believe that that instrument is right in front of [...]
Commercials for a Cause: Social Justice Messages Flood Big Game Ads
2 years ago

Commercials for a Cause: Social Justice Messages Flood Big Game Ads

Commercials with social justice messages flood the Big Game’s Ads in 2018. TV Ads were laced with social messages reflective of the times – sans political slants – and Socially Sparked® our lives. Brand after brand chose to highlight their social responsibility platforms au lieu de their usual promotional messaging. Diversity, equality, environment, family, pediatric [...]
All Upstream for 2018 Football Viewers
2 years ago

All Upstream for 2018 Football Viewers

It's all upstream for Football viewers and fans alike come Sunday's Big Game Day. The advent of live stream offerings is plentiful, ensuring that everyone has full access to watch all the Big Game hoopla, commercials, half-time show and action. No TV access, no worries. Now, viewers can live stream off any device or computer. [...]
Full Live Stream Ahead for 60th Annual Grammy Awards
2 years 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
2 years 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 [...]
Five Socially Sparked Oscar Nominee Facts to Know
2 years ago

Five Socially Sparked Oscar Nominee Facts to Know

Five Socially Sparked® Oscar® Nominee facts you should know. The Academy Awards® reveals this year's nominees with Diversity and Equality ever present. The Shape of Water leads the list at 13 nods, with Three Billboards right behind. Here are our five takes on the 2018 Oscar nominees. FIVE SOCIALLY SPARKED OSCAR NOMINEE FACTS 1. BEST [...]