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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!

NYC Second Avenue Subway Turns 1
4 years 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
4 years 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
4 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?
4 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
4 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. [...]
Celebratory Festivities Roll Out for Grammys® 60th
4 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
4 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 [...]
In Memoriam: David Cassidy Dead at 67
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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
4 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 [...]
Celebrate! Socially Sparked News Turns 1
4 years ago

Celebrate! Socially Sparked News Turns 1

Celebrate! Socially Sparked News turns 1 and we want to celebrate with you! Help us celebrate our 1 Year Anniversary by entering our Birthday Promotion 'Who or What SOCIALLY SPARKED Your Life?' Each month in 2018, Socially Sparked News will feature one of the top 12 winning entries from our Birthday Promotion 'Who or What [...]
November Sparks Shine on Giving, Health, Writing +
4 years ago

November Sparks Shine on Giving, Health, Writing +

November Sparks shine on Giving, Health, Writing and more. We give thanks this month on Thanksgiving Day and Giving Tuesday, but November is also host to many more wonderful awareness observances in the health, arts and social arenas. Health observances include National Diabetes Awareness Month and No-Shave November. Social issue initiatives include Adaption Awareness Month [...]
Let’s Dance: NYC 91 Year-Old Cabaret Law Repealed
4 years ago

Let’s Dance: NYC 91 Year-Old Cabaret Law Repealed

Let’s Dance to the news; NYC’s 91 year-old Cabaret Law expected to be repealed today by The City Council. What does this mean? Congratulations are in order for New York City proprietors, patrons and tourists alike, who soon can be dancing in many more of the 26,000 NYC venues and restaurants. Only 100 currently are [...]
Bravo Publicists Everywhere: National Publicists Day
4 years ago

Bravo Publicists Everywhere: National Publicists Day

Bravo to Publicists everywhere for its National Publicist Day. A rare occasion that honors the usually behind-the-scenes celebrity-makers, brand-makers, influencers and the like. Let’s hear it for Publicists everywhere. What is a publicist, you say? Publicist (def): A publicist is a person whose job it is to generate and manage publicity for a company, brand, [...]
One Nation of Drug-Free Youth: Red Ribbon Week Begins
4 years ago

One Nation of Drug-Free Youth: Red Ribbon Week Begins

National Red Ribbon Week, the National Red Ribbon Campaign advocating for a nation of drug-free youth begins today, October 23rd and lasts through October 31st. Each year, parents, educators, families, local coalitions, PTO groups, and community organizations across America provide drug prevention activities in their communities to raise awareness and educate our nation’s youth on [...]