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Legendary Superstar Drummer Ginger Baker Dead
2 years 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 [...]
Prestigious New York Film Festival Returns for 57th Year
2 years 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 [...]
A History Making Emmys® 2019
2 years 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?
2 years 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
2 years 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 [...]
Baby, Everything Linda Ronstadt is Totally Good
2 years 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 [...]
TV’s Parks and Recreation Pops Up in Chicago
2 years 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 [...]
Friends 25 Pop-Up Arrives in New York
2 years ago

Friends 25 Pop-Up Arrives in New York

An immersive Friends 25 Pop-Up Experience arrives in New York City next week to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the iconic television series. While tickets for "The One With The Pop-Up in Manhattan" may have sold out in two hours, there are still many other ways super Friends' fans can experience the celebration first-hand. Kicking [...]
Cultural Diversity Abounds with Museum Mile Festival
2 years ago

Cultural Diversity Abounds with Museum Mile Festival

Cultural diversity abounds with the 41st annual Museum Mile Festival in New York City on June 11th. That's when eight museums along Fifth Avenue open their doors for free to the public from 6pm to 9pm come rain or shine. The annual cultural event takes place along Fifth Avenue from 82nd Street to 110th Street. [...]
Top Quotes from the 2019 Tony Awards
2 years ago

Top Quotes from the 2019 Tony Awards

There were plenty of memorable moments from the 2019 Tony Awards that sparked Broadway's biggest night. Moments ranged from long overdue first time award recipients as Elaine May to history-making winners as Ali Stroker. Here are the top sparks from some of the Tony winners speeches. Top Award Winners' Sparks - Can We Quote You? [...]
Vinyl Lovers Rejoice with Record Store Day New Releases
2 years ago

Vinyl Lovers Rejoice with Record Store Day New Releases

Vinyl lovers rejoice with over 550 new releases to choose from in honor of Record Store Day 2019. The annual event brings together independent record stores from around the world featuring a range of celebratory activities that offer special promotions, artist appearances, performances, give-a-ways and more. Now in its 12th year, Record Store Day (RSD) [...]
JanArtsNYC Returns to Kick-Off New Year
3 years ago

JanArtsNYC Returns to Kick-Off New Year

JanArtsNYC returns to kick-off the new year with a month-long annual celebration of the performing arts around the globe. Performing arts enthusiasts, advocates, artists and fans can expect a flurry of eventful activity in the City throughout the month. A kaleidoscope of industry conferences, forums, music concerts, public festivals, salutes, retrospectives and award ceremonies will [...]
Hopes, Dreams and The Band’s Visit Shine Brightest: 2018 Tony Awards 2018 Tony Awards
3 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
3 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…
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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 [...]