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Pop Culture – 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 are the crossroads of advocacy / activism, entertainment and technology. Pop Culture Socially Sparked!

Artsy, Hip Gigantic-Size Shoe Exhibit Sparks Bloomies Return to Glory
2 days ago

Artsy, Hip Gigantic-Size Shoe Exhibit Sparks Bloomies Return to Glory

An artsy, hip gigantic-size shoe exhibit on display at iconic Bloomingdale’s (Bloomies) NYC flagship locale is turning heads and feet of New Yorkers and tourists. The new exhibit is reminiscent of Bloomies of yesteryear when the legendary retailer was known as the “It” department store for cutting-edge fashion, pop culture, splashy campaigns, celebrity and New [...]
Lovable Peanuts Gang Become Newest Kids on the Blocks
1 week ago

Lovable Peanuts Gang Become Newest Kids on the Blocks

The lovable Peanuts Gang become the newest kids on the blocks today when the American leg of The Peanuts Global Arts Collective Tour officially unwraps its graffiti-esque art murals on the streets of New York City. The groundbreaking worldwide, public art initiative is designed to bring communities together through the universal themes ingrained in Peanuts [...]
Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
2 weeks ago

Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Say Cheese and celebrate National Grilled Cheese Day today. The designated day is part of April's National Grilled Cheese Month. Most everybody loves cheese. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- it conjures up memories of our youth, days of yore, comfort, warmth and good old-fashioned TLC -- to name [...]
Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm
2 weeks ago

Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm

Closing the gender wage gap by social media storm happens today on Equal Pay Day. That's what advocates for equal pay nationwide hope to accomplish via organized Time For Transparency Chats on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. Equal Pay Day is held annually on the second Tuesday in April. It's the approximate day the typical [...]
Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day
3 weeks 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 [...]
On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week
3 weeks ago

On Harmony by Norman Granz: Quote of the Week

On Harmony by jazz impresario Norman Granz (1918 - 2001) is this week's Socially Sparked Quote of the Week. Known as one of the most influential producers of the 20th century jazz scene, Granz is equally recognized for his activism for civil rights and equality within the industry and beyond. "Jazz is America's own. It [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
3 weeks ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

Easter Sunday fashions Socially Sparked our lives at the traditional Easter Parade in New York City today. The tradition of the Easter Parade on NYC's famed 5th Avenue dates back to the mid-1800s. 2018's post parade celebration at legendary Rockefeller Center did not dissapoint. Nor did the weather. Here's a look. EASTER SUNDAY FASHIONISTAS OF [...]
Long Live Mom and Pop Business Owners
4 weeks ago

Long Live Mom and Pop Business Owners

Long live mom and pop business owners, especially today on National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day. While at first glance the large retail chains and online giant merchants may seem to be a death sentence to the small business owner, perception is deceiving. Here's why. The mom and pop stores of yore and those [...]
Farewell Bozo The Clown’s Frank Avruch (1928-2018)
1 month ago

Farewell Bozo The Clown’s Frank Avruch (1928-2018)

Farewell to Bozo The Clown’s portrayer Frank Avruch (May 21, 1928 – March 20, 2018). The Boston-based television personality entertained and Socially Sparked® millions of children of the 1960s as television’s Beloved Bozo The Clown (1959-1970). Avruch died at the age of 89 after a long battle with heart disease. He is survived by his [...]
Music’s Power by Hans Christian Andersen: Quote of the Week
1 month ago

Music’s Power by Hans Christian Andersen: Quote of the Week

Music's power by renowned master storyteller Hans Christian Andersen is the Socially Sparked® Quote of the Week. The Danish author is best known for fairy tales that have stood the test of time as The Little Mermaid, The Emperor's New Clothes and Princess and the Pea. In honor of Music in Our Schools Month we [...]
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
1 month ago

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Socially Sparked News wishes everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day! Be 4 Ever Socially Sparked®.
Adieu Toys ‘R Us: Iconic 80s Store Closing
1 month ago

Adieu Toys ‘R Us: Iconic 80s Store Closing

Adieu Toys R Us: the ‘80s iconic store is closing its toy box to the world forever -- at least for now. The retail chain and its beloved mascot – Geoffrey Giraffe have Socially Sparked® the lives of millions of children of the '80s and '90s. While this news is bittersweet for every child that [...]
Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives
2 months ago

Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives

Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked® our lives in so many ways and continue to do so. An iconic snack food of pop culture deserves the spotlight, so on behalf of National Cheese Doodle Day, we've tweaked our 2017 feature. Here's a little background on the history of the curly cheese snack. Invented in the 1950s by [...]
Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday
2 months ago

Hats Off Dr. Seuss – Happy Birthday

Hats off to Dr. Seuss in honor of his Birthday. This cat in the hat Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- as American author, political cartoonist, poet, animator, book publisher and artist -- to name a few. Dr. Seuss Day is celebrated each year close to his birthday on March 2nd during Reading [...]
March Sparks Ignite 4 Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +
2 months ago

March Sparks Ignite 4 Women, Music Education, Brain Injury +

March sparks ignite 4 Women’s History, Music Education, Brain Injury, Nutrition and a host of other important health, education and social causes this month. Here are a few we highlight this month. WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Women's History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “writing women back into history.” This year’s theme: “Nevertheless, [...]
ACADEMY’S OSCAR® WEEK BEGINS CELEBRATING 90 YEARS
2 months 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 [...]
Literal Reality About Eating Disorders for Awareness Week
2 months ago

Literal Reality About Eating Disorders for Awareness Week

The literal reality about eating disorders is that they affect everyone--regardless of age, gender, race, size or socioeconomic status. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week kicks-off today Feb. 26th thru Mar. 4th with the theme Let’s Get Real: Get Screened…Get Real…Get Help…Get Healthy! Start the conversations. National Eating Disorders Awareness Week is brought to you by [...]
Courage by Helen Keller: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
2 months ago

Courage by Helen Keller: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

Courage by Helen Keller is the Socially Sparked® Quote of the Week. Helen Keller (1880 – 1968) is known around the world as a symbol of courage in the face of overwhelming odds. She has Socially Sparked our lives as an educator, author and human rights activist who devoted her life to helping others. Keller's [...]
In Memoriam: Billy Graham Dies at 99 (1918 – 2018)
2 months ago

In Memoriam: Billy Graham Dies at 99 (1918 – 2018)

In Memoriam: Evangelist Billy Graham dies at 99 (1918 - 2018). William Franklin Graham,Jr., known as Reverend Billy Graham was the most renowned influential preacher of the 20th Century. He Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways -- politically, spiritually, culturally and more. "My home is in heaven. I'm just traveling through this world." -- [...]
America Honors Presidents Past and Present: Presidents Day
2 months ago

America Honors Presidents Past and Present: Presidents Day

America honors its Presidents past and present today on the annual federal holiday of Presidents Day. Each of the US Presidents has Socially Sparked® Americans' lives in various ways. We highlight the four Presidents slain by gun violence as a reminder there's still much work to be done to safeguard all Americans, young and old. [...]
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