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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!

Farewell Bozo The Clown’s Frank Avruch (1928-2018)
1 year 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 year 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 year 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 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 +
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year 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 years 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 years 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. [...]
It’s a Dog’s World for Chinese Lunar New Year
2 years ago

It’s a Dog’s World for Chinese Lunar New Year

It's a dog's world for the Chinese Lunar New Year 2018. Officially the Year of the Dog -- which follows the Chinese calendar. Public celebrations begin today, February 16th around the globe and run generally for seven days. PERSONALITY & CHARACTERISTICS - YEAR OF THE DOG It is said that dogs are man's best friend. [...]
All Hearts Matter – Happy Valentine’s Day
2 years ago

All Hearts Matter – Happy Valentine’s Day

All hearts matter - Happy Valentine's Day to all our valued readers. You have Socially Sparked our lives.
Andy Warhol: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week
2 years ago

Andy Warhol: Socially Sparked Quote of the Week

The Socially Sparked Quote of the Week is by American pop artist icon Andy Warhol (1928 - 1987). Warhol had his pulse and his eye on pop culture and became a leader in the visionary arts movement. Andy Warhol by Erik Cleves Kristensen “The idea is not to live forever, but to create something that [...]
Pizza Slices of Diversity Socially Sparked: National Pizza Day
2 years 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
2 years 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 [...]
February Sparks Colorful Love in Awareness Observances
2 years ago

February Sparks Colorful Love in Awareness Observances

February sparks colorful love in awareness observances for many fabulous health and social justice causes. It's the month of love; the awareness month for Black History, Heart Disease, Stroke, Teenage Dating Violence and more -- guaranteed to get you Socially Sparked®. Awareness Weeks in February spotlight Burn Awareness (2/4-10); Random Acts of Kindness (2/11-17) and [...]
Will Cosmic Lunar Trifecta Shine Bright?
2 years ago

Will Cosmic Lunar Trifecta Shine Bright?

Will the cosmic Lunar Trifecta shine bright in your part of the world? Early Wednesday morning, we will have a Lunar Trifecta -- a supermoon, a blue moon, and a blood moon -- which hasn’t been seen anywhere on Earth since December 1982, and in the Americas in over 150 years! RARE SUPER BLUE BLOOD [...]
Razzies Reveal 2018 Nominees: Hollywood’s Worst List
2 years ago

Razzies Reveal 2018 Nominees: Hollywood’s Worst List

The Razzies® reveal 2018 nominees for Hollywood’s worst of the worst offerings. The announcement comes one day before nominees for Hollywood’s best of the best are revealed. Transformers: The Last Knight leads the leader board with nine total nominations, including worst picture and worst actor for Mark Wahlberg. The 38th annual Razzies (a/k/a The Golden [...]