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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!

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day
6 months ago

Slice Through The Cheese – National Cheese Pizza Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Slice through the cheese and pie up with your favorite style of pizza in honor of National Cheese Pizza Day. Each year on September 5th we celebrate the original Pizza …
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Happy National Radio Day!
6 months ago

Happy National Radio Day!

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”7807″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Today is National Radio Day — a time to recognize American Radio and all the people involved in the industry. We salute the inventors, all stations, broadcasters, …
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Nominees for 76th Tony Awards Take Center Stage
10 months ago

Nominees for 76th Tony Awards Take Center Stage

The 2023 Nominees for the 76th Annual Tony Awards take center stage as they were announced live earlier this morning from New York City on CBS This Morning followed by …
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The Must See Movie For Every Mom, Daughter & Grandmother: Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.
10 months ago

The Must See Movie For Every Mom, Daughter & Grandmother: Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.

If ever there is a Must See Movie to go to, it is “Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.” It may have taken over 50 years to adapt renowned …
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Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 on its Anniversary
10 months ago

Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 on its Anniversary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If there was ever a cultural moment that forever Socially Sparked® our lives it was when the infamous NYC nightclub Studio 54 opened its doors. To commemorate the iconic club’s anniversary …
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Record Store Day Offers Exclusive 50th Anniversary Release of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard / A True Star Benefiting His Music Education Charity
10 months ago

Record Store Day Offers Exclusive 50th Anniversary Release of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard / A True Star Benefiting His Music Education Charity

16th Annual Record Store Day offers an exclusive 50th Anniversary release of Todd Rundgren’s A Wizard / A True Star album in support of his music education charity, Spirit …
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How to Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
11 months ago

How to Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

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Here’s how to celebrate Grilled Cheese Day on April 12th during National Grilled Cheese Month. More people around the world turn to comfort food daily due to this decade …
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Easter Sunday Stylish Fashion Socially Sparked®
11 months ago

Easter Sunday Stylish Fashion Socially Sparked®

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The renowned NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival returns in spectacular fashion. Here is the 2023 scoop on where to see the Parade, best bonnets and festivities.

The New York …
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Cheese Doodles Socially Spark Our Lives
12 months ago

Cheese Doodles Socially Spark Our Lives

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Cheese Doodles socially spark our lives in so many ways. On behalf of National Cheese Doodle Day, here’s a little background on the history of the cheesy snack.

Invented …
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March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
12 months ago

March Sparks for Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]March sparks ignite for Women’s History, Music Education, Brain Injury, Nutrition and a host of other important health, education and social causes this month.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”8570″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Women’s History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme: “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.”

Throughout 2023, the National Women’s History Alliance (NWHA) will encourage recognition of women, past and present, who have been active in all forms of media and storytelling including print, radio, TV, stage, screen, blogs, podcasts, and more. The timely theme honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art, pursuing truth, and reflecting the human condition decade after decade.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”7332″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=”https://www.womenshistory.org/womens-history/womens-history-month”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]While the concept began in the 1970s, it wasn’t until 1980 when President Jimmy Carter declared a proclamation. By 1987, the advocacy efforts came to fruition when Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity. A special Presidential Proclamation is issued every year which honors the extraordinary achievements of American women.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: March 8th is the annual INTERNATIONAL WOMAN’S DAY — A global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. Socially Sparked News will have more details on the upcoming March 8th events leading up to the Day, so stay tuned.[/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”8571″ img_size=”large” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”MUSIC IN OUR SCHOOLS MONTH” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®) is the annual celebration during March which engages music educators, students and communities from around the country in promoting the benefits of high quality music education programs in schools. This year’s theme is “Music is All of Us.”

This Socially Sparked® theme seems very appropriate as music is what has helped many of us through the pandemic. More importantly, music has helped students, school, and community. And, music will continue to be the thing that gets us all through the days ahead.  MIOSM is organized by National Association for Music Education (NAFME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations and the only association that addresses all aspects of music education.

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Nelson Mandela  Socially Sparked Our Lives
2 years ago

Nelson Mandela Socially Sparked Our Lives

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]NELSON MANDELA INTERNATIONAL DAY – JULY 18 each year celebrates Nelson Mandela International Day to spotlight the legacy of a great statesman, a fierce advocate for equality and the founding …
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Sparks Will Fly with Return of Live July 4th Celebrations
2 years ago

Sparks Will Fly with Return of Live July 4th Celebrations

The Sparks will fly high once again with the return of LIVE July 4th celebrations across the nation. Two of the country’s largest fireworks displays are back in full force …
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July Ignites Sparks for Independence, Reggae, Mandela +
2 years ago

July Ignites Sparks for Independence, Reggae, Mandela +

July ignites sparks for Independence Days in countries of Canada, United States of America and France; Reggae Day in Jamaica and Nelson Mandela Day worldwide. It’s a month of Fireworks, …
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Coming Together for Juneteenth the Federal Holiday
2 years ago

Coming Together for Juneteenth the Federal Holiday

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]America is coming together to let freedom ring for Juneteenth 2022. Now a federal holiday with an exclamation point, we take a look at the progress made two years after …
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The Top Pride Happenings in Sparks
2 years ago

The Top Pride Happenings in Sparks

Love is love is love and then some this year. LIVE everything is back and so are the sometimes outlandish, often flamboyant and always beloved parades and celebrations around Pride …
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Top 10 List of Reasons to Smile – National Smile Month
2 years ago

Top 10 List of Reasons to Smile – National Smile Month

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The top 10 reasons to smile need repeating. Originally posted during the beginning of the pandemic in 2020, we update and share with you here. May 31st is National …
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Fleet Week NYC Returns LIVE After Pandemic Hiatus
2 years ago

Fleet Week NYC Returns LIVE After Pandemic Hiatus

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Fleet Week NYC returns LIVE this week after a two year pandemic hiatus. The 2022 Celebratory Event runs May 25th thru May 31st and returns to the big apple in …
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Finally a Level Playing Field for Equal Pay in U.S. Soccer
2 years ago

Finally a Level Playing Field for Equal Pay in U.S. Soccer

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Finally, we see a level playing field for equal pay in U.S. Soccer. Today is a momentous day in the fight for equal pay and closing the gender pay gap! …
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Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 for its 45th Anniversary
2 years ago

Decadence Returns Honoring Studio 54 for its 45th Anniversary

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If there was ever a cultural moment that forever Socially Sparked® our lives it was when the infamous NYC nightclub Studio 54 opened its doors. To commemorate the iconic club’s 45th …
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Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
2 years ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The renowned NYC Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival returns LIVE this year after an almost three year hiatus. Here is the 2022 scoop on where to see the Parade, best …
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