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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!

Saluting The Heroes Who Socially Sparked Our Lives
1 week ago

Saluting The Heroes Who Socially Sparked Our Lives

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY 2020 Saluting the Heroes on this Memorial Day 2020 that Socially Sparked® our lives. We live in unprecedented times that have taken on unprecedented heroic measures. Today we honor America's servicemen and servicewomen as well as our frontline and essential workers. Memorial Day 2020 will forever have an expanded meaning of the [...]
SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
4 weeks ago

SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

For Mother's Day we re-visit our Spotlight series of yore, where musician mamas and sons share how their moms Socially Sparked their lives. Click on the images below for these features: Live From Mom's House with Eliot Lewis Bill Morganfield Sings the Blues Away Trailblazing Musician Mamas Inspire Women Eliot Lewis Eliot Lewis and his [...]
Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked
2 months ago

Easter Sunday Fashions Socially Sparked

Easter Fashions and festivities will be seen virtually in 2020.  Easter is the third holiday that occurs during the corona virus era and joins St. Patrick's Day in the cancellation of renowned parades in New York City and others. To help your virtual celebrations we bring you our past Socially Sparked Easter feature. Happy Easter! [...]
Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day
2 months ago

Say Cheese & Celebrate Grilled Cheese Day

Say Cheese and celebrate Grilled Cheese Day. Most everybody loves cheese and the designated day comes at a perfect time. In this era of stay home, lockdown and shelter-in-place due to the global pandemic, more people around the world are turning to comfort food. The beloved sandwich has Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. It [...]
HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY
3 months ago

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY

Happy St. Patrick's Day. Celebrating at a social distance is the order of the day this year due to the global pandemic that is disrupting our lives. Parades around the world may be cancelled and bars and restaurants are closing by the day. So how do we celebrate the March holiday in 2020 and remain [...]
Cheese Doodles Socially Sparked Our Lives
3 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 past 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
3 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 +
3 months ago

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

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. WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH Women's History Month celebrates women and their accomplishments. Their tagline is “our history is our strength.” This year’s theme: “Valiant Women of the Vote.” The theme honors "the brave [...]
L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week
3 months ago

L’aissez Les Bons Temps Rouler: Quote of the Week

L'aissez les bon temps roulez is the Socially Sparked® quote of the week. Mardi Gras 2020 is in high gear through this coming Tuesday, February 25th. Known as Fat Tuesday -- this fitting expression truly captures the essence of one that is Socially Sparked! Through my travels to New Orleans over the last few weeks, I [...]
Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
4 months ago

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day

Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked® our lives in countless ways. Today, pizza comes in all shapes, sizes, styles and flavors, making it one of the most versatile food favorites of every age group – from toddler through senior. In honor of National Pizza Day, here’s a bit of trivia on the diversity of the [...]
Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts
4 months ago

Celebrate Bubble Gum Day: Five Trivia Facts

Celebrate National Bubble Gum Day with five trivia facts that Socially Sparked® our lives. Every first Friday in February you can find children and adults alike chewing gum and blowing large bubbles for a great cause – fundraising for schools. Bubble Gum Day encourages philanthropy in children and allows the schools to support a charity [...]
Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change
4 months ago

Pricey Super Bowl Ad Spots that Socially Sparked 4 Change

This year’s pricey Super Bowl Ad spots did not deter some brands to advertise their social responsibility messages for social change. The ad spots came at the high price of $5.6 million dollars, and that’s just for a thirty second spot! Yet, social justice messages flooded the Big Game’s Ads in 2020 reflective of the [...]
The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots
4 months ago

The Ultimate Music Love-In Full of Roots

The ultimate music love-in fest is full of roots and called Folk Alliance International. This year in New Orleans, the music conference opened with a clear theme defining what Folk Music is all about and why it’s Socially Sparked® our lives. It’s all about the roots of people and place as the 32nd annual Folk [...]
United They Roar for Women’s Equality +
5 months 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
5 months 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
5 months 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
6 months 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
6 months 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!
6 months 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
6 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 [...]