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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!

The M Word Forever Mystifies – Madoff Film Premieres
2 years ago

The M Word Forever Mystifies – Madoff Film Premieres

Mention the ‘M’ word as in Madoff and a chain reaction of potent mixed emotions erupts around the world and simultaneously mystifies us. That dirty ‘M’ word forever mystifies us …
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15 Sizzling Summer Music Festivals from Panorama to Lollapalooza
2 years ago

15 Sizzling Summer Music Festivals from Panorama to Lollapalooza

15 Music Festivals to Spark Your Summer Plans Sizzling hot summer music festivals are kicking into high gear. One week and counting before the holiday weekend - the official start to summertime fun. Whether you fancy indie-pop or rock; bluegrass and country; hip-hop or electric dance music, there is a festival for you. Here are [...]
SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
2 years ago

SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

Eliot Lewis Eliot Lewis and his mother.* Big Bill Morganfield Big Bill Morganfield Happy Mother's Day Wishing all the women across the globe a Socially Sparked and ultra Happy Mother's Day. For Mother's Day Week in our Spotlight series, musician mamas and sons share how their moms Socially Sparked their lives. Here are the links [...]
Live From Mom’s House: Eliot Lewis Born to Rock
3 years ago

Live From Mom’s House: Eliot Lewis Born to Rock

Eliot Lewis Born to Rock Multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis was Born to Rock. Currently on tour with Hall and Oates plus solo gigs in between, the busy rock star takes five to chat on life at mom's house and her influence on his career. Born to rock, Eliot Lewis chats about growing up in his mom's [...]
Loving Son Bill Morganfield Sings Blues Away
3 years ago

Loving Son Bill Morganfield Sings Blues Away

Spotlight with Big Bill Morganfield Singer/songwriter Big Bill Morganfield is many things but foremost he’s a loving son and grandson who sings his Blues away to heal and remember his mom in his new song When You Lose Someone You Love Bloodstains On The Wall (Black Shuck Records). Big Bill Morganfield sings his blues away. [...]
Historic Seaport Museum Rings 50
3 years ago

Historic Seaport Museum Rings 50

New York's historic Seaport Museum rings 50 with kick-off to year-long 50th birthday celebration last Saturday with free admission to all the museum's offerings within the historic seaport district. April marked 50 years since the museum received its charter from the state of New York. The Seaport Museum celebrates the immigration that built New York [...]
Top Five Grilled Cheese Memory Triggers
3 years ago

Top Five Grilled Cheese Memory Triggers

The top five Grilled Cheese memory triggers connotate youth, days of yore, comfort, warmth and good old-fashioned TLC. Top cheese of choice memory goes to American Cheese. These facts come …
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Trailblazing Musician Mavens Send March Out Like Lionesses

March may have come in like a lion, but these Trailblazing Musician Mavens sent the month of March out like lionesses. This was clearly evident at The Iridium last month …
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Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?
3 years ago

Sweet Home for Chicago Blues?

Chicago Bluesman Ronnie Brooks (son of Blues legend Lonnie Brooks) and Chicago harp man Billy Branch Sweet home for Chicago Blues? Beginning to look a lot like reality. After plans and funds raised to house a Blues Museum at Chicago's historic Navy Pier fell through, the concept of a Blues museum for the city that [...]
She’s an American Girl Now and Forever
3 years ago

She’s an American Girl Now and Forever

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 and Forever is the story of two first cousins -- ages five and 22 -- who share their recent American Girl Doll (AGD) experience with Socially Sparked News. Taking a page from the Truly Me™ collection and [...]
NYC Second Ave Subway Station Opens
3 years ago

NYC Second Ave Subway Station Opens

 

The NYC Second Avenue Subway Station opens 100 years later. Truly amazing to see the 72nd Street Station up close and personal. The best way to describe this is …
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Internet TV: Back to the Future Part II
3 years ago

Internet TV: Back to the Future Part II

When it comes to internet TV, it really is back to the future or what’s old is new again, as first reported in last week’s post, Back to the Future …
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Back to the Future with OTT
3 years ago

Back to the Future with OTT

In some ways, the future of Over-the-Top (OTT) appears to be following in its cable TV predecessors’ footsteps. That’s how I felt after hearing a panel on The Future of …
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Troll Rewind: Old School is New School
3 years ago

Troll Rewind: Old School is New School

Rewind to 1959 and the sixties: Troll Doll, a product of the ‘60s for the baby boomers of the ‘60s became one of the biggest beloved toy crazes in the United States. Yes, that would be the Troll Doll – originally created in 1959 by Danish woodcutter Thomas Dam for his daughter. Personally, I have [...]
Baseball, Gaga, Classic Rock and Chicago Blues Hit Bleeker Street
3 years ago

Baseball, Gaga, Classic Rock and Chicago Blues Hit Bleeker Street

Gaga mania hit the west village last night as Lady Gaga returned to the place where it all began for her – The Bitter End – to perform six songs from her new album ‘Joanne’ (released at midnight). And, at the midnight hour, she treated the fans flooding Bleeker Street with more live Gaga from [...]
How VR is Rockin’ in the Real World
3 years ago

How VR is Rockin’ in the Real World

Virtual Reality (VR) is rockin' in the real world these days. VR is popping up everywhere as is evident by the recent flurry of VR product launches by the leading technology companies, the multitude of media coverage on the subject and the addition of the category by technology, media and other business industry conferences. While [...]