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Pop Culture that’s Socially Sparked®  All things pop culture – the people, places, events and causes that Socially Sparked our lives at the intersection of culture and social change. The crossroads of advocacy / activism, music, entertainment and technology. Pop Culture Socially Sparked!

United They Roar for Women’s Equality +
6 days 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
3 weeks 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 [...]
NYE Crystal Ball & NYC Ready to Sparkle
4 weeks 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 [...]
Socially Sparked Moments of 2019
1 month ago

Socially Sparked Moments of 2019

Socially Sparked Moments of 2019 shine bright. It's our annual round-up where we ask our spotlight artists, organizations and causes to name the three ("3") top moments that Socially Sparked® their lives. Socially Sparked News would like to thank our spotlight artists, organizations and causes for taking time from their busy schedules to share their [...]
She’s an American Girl Now
1 month 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 [...]
Who Screams for a NYC Ice Cream Museum? Everyone!
1 month ago

Who Screams for a NYC Ice Cream Museum? Everyone!

When the Museum of Ice Cream opens its permanent locale in New York City this weekend it hopes that New Yorkers will send screams of approval throughout Manhattan and beyond. The founders hope to create a real world experience that is so captivating and engaging with its attendees that they’ll forget about all their current [...]
Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sparks Americans
2 months ago

Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Sparks Americans

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day sparks Americans with the annual observance of the lives lost in the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Today Americans across the country honor and remember the 2,403 service members and civilians killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago. President Bill Clinton declared [...]
Rockefeller Tree Lighting Sparks Holiday Season
2 months ago

Rockefeller Tree Lighting Sparks Holiday Season

The iconic Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony sparks the Holiday Season for the 87th year on December 4th, 2019. This year’s tree stems from New York's Orange County -- a Norway spruce -- 77 feet tall, weighing 14 Tons. Nearly 50,000 multi-colored LED lights adorn the giant spruce crowned with the iconic Swarovski Star.  Free and [...]
Nostalgic Power and Toys ‘R Us’ Return
2 months ago

Nostalgic Power and Toys ‘R Us’ Return

Nostalgic power and Toys R Us' return to glory. Yes, it's true. The toy retailer officially opened it's first brick and mortar store last week in New Jersey, with more on the way. Houston is slated next. It was only last year that we bid adieu to the ‘80s iconic toy store. You heard it [...]
December Sparks Shine on Aids & Human Rights
2 months ago

December Sparks Shine on Aids & Human Rights

December sparks shine on World Aids, Human Rights and Hope. It’s a magical month of the Festival of Lights -- filled with joy, hope, renewal and holiday cheer. The month of December is Socially Sparked®. Here are the highlights. WORLD AIDS DAY 2019 – Every December 1st, the world bands together to unite in the [...]
‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping
2 months ago

‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping

'Tis the season to get shopping. Thanksgiving marks the start of the shopping and giving season with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. It's the ideal time to get Socially Sparked® for the holidays. SOCIALLY SPARKED SHOPPING DAYS BLACK FRIDAY kicks it all off with deals at every retail store large [...]
Have a Socially Sparked Thanksgiving Holiday
2 months ago

Have a Socially Sparked Thanksgiving Holiday

Have a Socially Sparked® Thanksgiving Holiday! We at Socially Sparked News are thankful to our readers who have Socially Sparked our world this year!

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October Hails Women Small Business Owners
3 months ago

October Hails Women Small Business Owners

October hails women small business owners during National Women's Small Business Month. It’s a time to celebrate the growth and accomplishments of female entrepreneurs and to recognize the vital role they play in our economy. THE CHANGING FACE OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP Women-owned small businesses are one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy. More than [...]
Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month
4 months ago

Autumn Sparks Annual Hispanic Heritage Month

Autumn sparks the annual Hispanic Heritage Month! It's that time of year where we recognize the important contributions made by Hispanic and Latino Americans to the United States. Every September 15th to October 15th we celebrate their heritage and culture. Every year since 1968 from September 15th thru October 15th we celebrate Hispanic and Latino [...]
Feast of San Genarro Returns to Little Italy
4 months ago

Feast of San Genarro Returns to Little Italy

The Feast of San Genarro returns to Little Italy, New York City and will run from September 12th through the 22nd. The annual festival runs along Mulberry Street between Canal and Houston.  2019 marks 93 years of celebrating the Patron Saint -- which began in 1926 as a one day event. Inaugural day of the [...]
New York City Now a Pop-Up Kinda’ Town
5 months ago

New York City Now a Pop-Up Kinda’ Town

New York City is now a pop-up kinda’ town.  The Bronx may be up and the Battery is definitely down, but everything’s coming up pop-ups. The most recent is the giant Saks Fifth Avenue fashion-adorned Carousel in Rockefeller Plaza. The Carousel Pop-Up is located directly across from the Flagship Saks at Rockefeller Plaza and will [...]
TV’s Parks and Recreation Pops Up in Chicago
5 months 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
5 months 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 [...]
The Marvelous Miles Davis Gets Way Cool Biopic
5 months ago

The Marvelous Miles Davis Gets Way Cool Biopic

The marvelous Miles Davis finally gets a way cool biopic that exhumes the truth about the legendary man of jazz and more. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool directed by Emmy Award-winning Director Stanley Nelson tells the true tale behind the music and legacy of the renowned horn player and composer who Socially Sparked® our [...]
Make Beautiful Music is Our Reply to Violence: Quote of the Week
5 months ago

Make Beautiful Music is Our Reply to Violence: Quote of the Week

Make music more intensely and more beautifully as a response to violence is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week by American Composer/Conductor Leonard Bernstein. Leonard Bernstein has Socially Sparked® the world over. He was among the first conductors born and educated in the US to receive worldwide acclaim as a composer, conductor, author, educator, [...]