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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!

TV’s Parks and Recreation Pops Up in Chicago
5 years ago

TV’s Parks and Recreation Pops Up in Chicago

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]TV’s Parks and Recreation Show pops-up in Chicago today in the form of a north side bar’s transformation into a themed pop-up of the iconic sitcom. NBC’s hit show may …
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Friends 25 Pop-Up Arrives in New York
5 years ago

Friends 25 Pop-Up Arrives in New York

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]An immersive Friends 25 Pop-Up Experience arrives in New York City next week to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the iconic television series. While tickets for “The One With The …
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The Marvelous Miles Davis Gets Way Cool Biopic
5 years ago

The Marvelous Miles Davis Gets Way Cool Biopic

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The marvelous Miles Davis finally gets a way cool biopic that exhumes the truth about the legendary man of jazz and more. Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool directed by …
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Make Beautiful Music is Our Reply to Violence: Quote of the Week
5 years ago

Make Beautiful Music is Our Reply to Violence: Quote of the Week

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Make music more intensely and more beautifully as a response to violence is the Socially Sparked Quote of the Week by American Composer/Conductor Leonard Bernstein.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”6236″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Leonard Bernstein has …
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Here Comes the Missy Elliot Pop Up Museum
5 years ago

Here Comes the Missy Elliot Pop Up Museum

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”6214″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][vc_column_text]Here comes the Missy Elliott pop-up museum to delight fans with the ultimate interactive experience. In advance of Monday’s Video Music Awards (VMAs), Pepsi and MTV are …
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Saluting Jazz’ Legendary Bird Charlie Parker
5 years ago

Saluting Jazz’ Legendary Bird Charlie Parker

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Saluting jazz’ legendary Bird, Charlie Parker in style. This weekend, the New York City Parks Foundation brings us the return of The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival. Now in its 27th …
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Uptown Eateries Shine During Harlem Restaurant Week
5 years ago

Uptown Eateries Shine During Harlem Restaurant Week

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Uptown eateries shine during Harlem Restaurant Week in New York City. The ‘Uptown Feast’ as it is known runs from August 19th thru September 1st. There are over 40 participating …
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Spirit of Woodstock Lives On 50 Years Later
5 years ago

Spirit of Woodstock Lives On 50 Years Later

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The spirit of Woodstock lives on 50 years later and in perpetuity as people around the world celebrate the infamous three day music festival’s Anniversary. Despite several failed attempts to …
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June Sun Shines on Safety, Pride, Environment and More
6 years ago

June Sun Shines on Safety, Pride, Environment and More

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]June sun shines awareness on Safety, LGBTQ Pride, the Environment, Summerfests and more worthwhile causes and fun events. It is the month to celebrate the official onset of Summer, Fathers, …
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Parade of Ships on New York’s Waters for FLEET WEEK
6 years ago

Parade of Ships on New York’s Waters for FLEET WEEK

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Parade of Ships on New York’s Waters kicks off the 30th anniversary of Fleet Week NY on Wednesday. Fourteen ships entered New York’s Hudson River Harbor this morning on …
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Breaking Down Barriers Begins with Dialogue: Quote of the Week
6 years ago

Breaking Down Barriers Begins with Dialogue: Quote of the Week

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The Socially Sparked Quote of the Week comes from outspoken activist Harvey Milk. The visionary civil and human rights leader firmly believed that dialogue played a crucial role in …
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Tom Wolfe: Master of Neo Journalism Universe
6 years ago

Tom Wolfe: Master of Neo Journalism Universe

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Tom Wolfe was the master of the neo journalism universe. The prolific author died on Monday at the age of 88. Wolfe had an uncanny knack for capturing American …
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Daily Dose of Wonderful: Quote of the Week
6 years ago

Daily Dose of Wonderful: Quote of the Week

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This merry week in May deserves a daily dose of wonderful. The Socially Sparked® Quote of the Week is about inspiration. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”5913″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Every day may not be …
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Artsy, Hip Gigantic-Size Shoe Exhibit Sparks Bloomies Return to Glory
6 years ago

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

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 …
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Lovable Peanuts Gang Become Newest Kids on the Blocks
6 years ago

Lovable Peanuts Gang Become Newest Kids on the Blocks

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 …
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Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm
6 years ago

Closing Gender Wage Gap by Social Media Storm

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 …
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Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day
6 years ago

Ninety Six (96) Birthday Wishes Doris Day

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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 …
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Long Live Mom and Pop Business Owners
6 years ago

Long Live Mom and Pop Business Owners

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]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 …
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Farewell Bozo The Clown’s Frank Avruch (1928-2018)
6 years ago

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

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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 …
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Music’s Power by Hans Christian Andersen: Quote of the Week
6 years ago

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

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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 …
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