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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!

We Interrupt Our Digital News Site Temporarily…
1 year ago

We Interrupt Our Digital News Site Temporarily…

We interrupt our digital news site temporarily as we are moving for the New Year! Please accept our apologies for the lack of Real News while we make the transition to bigger and better quarters. Socially Sparked News should be back up to speed by end of next week -- assuming the forecasted NYC snowstorm [...]
NYC Second Avenue Subway Turns 1
1 year ago

NYC Second Avenue Subway Turns 1

NYC's Second Avenue Subway turns 1 and there's a lot to celebrate. It's been nearly 100 years since the subway expansion began. The $4.45 billion project has Socially Sparked® riders, New Yorkers and visitors lives. The first phase of the expansion provides service to the Upper East Side of Manhattan from 96th St. to 63rd [...]
Times Square NYE Crystal Ball Gets Ready to Sparkle
1 year ago

Times Square NYE Crystal Ball Gets Ready to Sparkle

The Times Square NYE Crystal Ball gets ready to sparkle atop One Times Square. Each year on the 27th of December, the iconic Times Square New Years Eve Crystal Ball receives a touch up with the addition of 288 new themed Waterford crystals. The iconic Ball weighs 11,875 pounds and is covered with a total [...]
FCC Shoots Down Net Neutrality Regulations
2 years ago

FCC Shoots Down Net Neutrality Regulations

The FCC shoots down net neutrality regulations today in a 3-2 vote. The vote comes despite the millions of letters, appeals and more from internet providers, users and businesses. But, 'it ain't over 'til the fat lady sings.' The internet - one of the most remarkable, technological and innovative developments of our time – will [...]
Will Net Neutrality Become a Distant Memory?
2 years ago

Will Net Neutrality Become a Distant Memory?

Will net neutrality become a distant memory? Today is decision day for the FCC on whether they will repeal the net neutrality 2015 Open Internet Order and make free internet a thing of the past. What will this mean? Here’s a recap as previously reported by Socially Sparked News and digital technology veteran expert Marc [...]
Women Named Socially Sparked® Changemakers of 2017
2 years ago

Women Named Socially Sparked® Changemakers of 2017

Women Named the Socially Sparked® Changemakers of 2017! Hands down, 2017 is the year of the Woman. Collectively, the gender has made boisterous and huge strides in changing the cultural and social conversation. From January’s Women’s March to November’s Me Too Movement, we highlight the top changemaker events of 2017 that Socially Sparked® our lives. [...]
Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980
2 years ago

Remembering John Lennon 1940-1980

Rembering John_Lennon today 1940 - 1980. Thirty seven years ago on that fateful day of December 8th, we lost music legend John Lennon to gun violence, when he was brutally shot and killed in front of his residence at The Dakota in New York City. John Lennon, 1940 - 1980. Photo taken off of the [...]
Spotlight Artists Reveal Socially Sparked® 2017 Moments
2 years ago

Spotlight Artists Reveal Socially Sparked® 2017 Moments

Socially Sparked News will revisit our 2017 Spotlight Artists for their top three moments that Socially Sparked® their lives in 2017. Throughout the month of December, we will share our Spotlight Artists' big reveal on their personal top three Socially Sparked® moments. First up is Socially Sparked News top three as revealed by its founder. [...]
December Sparks Shine Light on Aids & Human Rights
2 years ago

December Sparks Shine Light on Aids & Human Rights

December sparks shine light on World Aids, Human Rights and Hope. It’s a magical month of the Festival of Lights -- filled with joy, hope, renewal and holiday cheer. The month of December brings us: WORLD AIDS DAY 2017 – Every December 1st, the world bands together to unite in the fight against HIV. It’s [...]
Rockefeller Tree Lighting Sparks Holiday Season
2 years ago

Rockefeller Tree Lighting Sparks Holiday Season

The iconic Rockefeller Tree Lighting Ceremony sparks the Holiday Season for the 85th year. This year’s tree stems from Pennsylvania -- a Norway spruce -- 75 feet tall, weighing 22,000 pounds. Nearly 50,000 multi-colored LED lights adorn the giant spruce. As in years past, the nationally televised musical extravaganza begins at 6:30PM ET with the [...]
Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th
2 years ago

Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th

Celebratory festivities roll out in droves now for Grammys® 60th Anniversary. Fans and music lovers can expect the flurry of activity to ramp up loudly leading up to music's momentous and historic night on January 28th, 2018. SETTING THE STAGE Between now and January 28th, 2018, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of [...]
Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing
2 years ago

Grammys® 60th Celebrations in Full Swing

The Grammys® 60th Anniversary celebrations are in full swing. Between now and January 29th when the 60th Annual Grammy Awards presentation and live telecast will be held at New York City’s famed Madison Square Garden, fans and music lovers can expect a flurry of salutes, parties, retrospectives, news stories and activities leading up to the [...]
‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping
2 years ago

‘Tis the Season to Get Shopping

'Tis the season to get shopping. Thanksgiving marks the start of the shopping and giving season, with Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday and Giving Tuesday. SOCIALLY SPARKED™ SHOPPING DAYS BLACK FRIDAY kicks it all off with deals at every retail store large and small and online retailers getting into the act, too. The [...]
Have a Socially Sparked Thanksgiving Holiday
2 years ago

Have a Socially Sparked Thanksgiving Holiday

Have a Socially Sparked™ Thanksgiving Holiday! We at Socially Sparked News are thankful to our readers who have Socially Sparked our world this year!

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In Memoriam: David Cassidy Dead at 67
2 years ago

In Memoriam: David Cassidy Dead at 67

In Memoriam: David Cassidy dead at 67 (April 12, 1950 – November 21, 2017). The teenage heartthrob, singer/songwriter and actor Socially Sparked our lives in so many ways. He was best known for his role as Keith Partridge in iconic 1970's Television series "The Partridge Family." According to his publicist Jo-Ann Geffen, Cassidy was in [...]
Nothing But Net Neutrality Part 2
2 years ago

Nothing But Net Neutrality Part 2

Nothing but Net Neutrality! Part 2. Net Neutrality – a/k/a Open Internet – has Socially Sparked™ our lives. Currently, American consumers have equal and unrestricted access to the Internet and its services. The idea that our short-lived free Internet access could quickly be taken away is now much closer to reality. "We are in midst [...]
Kids Take Over for World Children’s Day
2 years ago

Kids Take Over for World Children’s Day

Kids take over the world today celebrating World Children's Day. That's the theme of this year's global event on November 20th. Children around the world will take over key roles in media, politics, business, sport and entertainment to voice their support for millions of their peers who are unschooled, unprotected and uprooted. November Sparks many [...]
Holiday Season Brings Return of the Clowns
2 years ago

Holiday Season Brings Return of the Clowns

This holiday season the return of the clowns in the Big Apple are front and center. There are a few key signs that the Holiday season has officially begun – The Macy’s Day Parade, The Ringling Brothers and Big Apple Circuses, the Rockefeller Tree Lighting and the Saks Fifth Avenue Holiday window. Earlier this year, [...]
Socially Sparked News Anniversary Promotion
2 years ago

Socially Sparked News Anniversary Promotion

As Socially Sparked News celebrates its anniversary, we invite our readers to celebrate our promotion with us. All year, we've Sparked your life with our passionate features on pop culture, entertainment, technology and advocacy. For 2018, we want your input. WHO SOCIALLY SPARKED™ YOUR LIFE in 2017? We want to know WHO or WHAT SPARKED [...]
Spark Someone’s Life with Kindness Today
2 years ago

Spark Someone’s Life with Kindness Today

Spark someone's life with kindness today for World Kindness Day. While kindness to others should be an everyday gesture, one November day is designated around the globe to perform an act of kindness annually. WORLD KINDNESS DAY is November 13th World Kindness Day is observed annually; this year on November 13th. The World Kindness Movement [...]