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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!

In Memoriam: David Cassidy Dead at 67
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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
5 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 +
5 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
5 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
5 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, [...]
Why Women Roar for Equality
5 years ago

Why Women Roar for Equality

Why do women roar for equality? It is incredulous that in 2017, this question still needs to be answered. But, after a recent personal encounter with a millennial young woman, I realized the importance of reiterating to the masses of men and women why women roar for equality. Our next generations of women fully need [...]
One Nation of Drug-Free Youth: Red Ribbon Week Begins
5 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 [...]
Original Video Content Plays Center Stage
5 years ago

Original Video Content Plays Center Stage

Original video content about music plays center stage now and in the future. That prophecy rang loud and clear recently at the Digital Music Forum in New York. And, scripted video content is the next wave for digital platforms. Original content has long been a differentiation strategy for HBO, Netflix, and Hulu, and now video [...]
October Sparks Shine on Domestic Violence, Bullying, Breast Cancer +
5 years ago

October Sparks Shine on Domestic Violence, Bullying, Breast Cancer +

October sparks shine on Domestic Violence, Bullying Prevention, Breast Cancer plus many other important health and social issues that plague our society. It's also the time for Fall fun activities as apple and pumpkin picking and trick or treating. We spotlight a few key causes and activities below to help kick-start your month and leave [...]
Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Dies at 91
5 years ago

Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Dies at 91

IN MEMORIUM: Hugh Marston Hefner (April 9, 1926 – September 27, 2017)

Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Hugh Hefner (1979)[/caption]Iconic Playboy Bunny Man Hugh Marston Hefner has died at 91. …
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Chicago Lets the Dogs Out Hailing Fallen Cops
5 years ago

Chicago Lets the Dogs Out Hailing Fallen Cops

Who Let The Dogs Out? Chicago has let the dogs out hailing its fallen cops with more than 100 fiberglass German Shepherd police dog statues. The 4 ½-foot-tall hand-painted dogs are standing guard on the famed Magnificent Mile (Michigan Avenue) and vicinity as part of the K-9s for Cops public art installation. Launched by the [...]
Streaming and Sportsless: Cable TV’s Cord-Cutting Answer
5 years ago

Streaming and Sportsless: Cable TV’s Cord-Cutting Answer

Skinny and Sportsless There is a new skinny-bundle streaming service entering the ever-growing crowded field, but this one will be Streaming and Sportsless. With the cord-cutting movement increasing in popularity, many cable TV programmers are hoping an entertainment-only TV bundled service will be the answer. Cable Networks including Viacom Inc., Discovery Communications, AMC Networks, A+E [...]
Cord-Cutting Forecasts Spark Confusion
5 years ago

Cord-Cutting Forecasts Spark Confusion

There seems to be a vast discrepancy when it comes to the most current cord-cutting statistics and forecasting trends. Two conflicting reports this week spark confusion as to what's real. Earlier this week, Variety reported that eMarketer predicted 22.2 million U.S. adults will have cut the cord by year-end, up 33% from 2016, and ahead [...]
Live Entertainment After Dark Sparks UES Return to Glory Days
5 years ago

Live Entertainment After Dark Sparks UES Return to Glory Days

Old School is New School - Sort of New York City’s iconic social gathering eatery and watering hole returns to its after dark glory days with a reboot fitting for 21st Century Upper East Side Manhattanites. And they're not the only ones. Up and down the Upper East Side from 1st Avenue to 3rd Avenue, [...]
July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Mandela, Reggae +
6 years ago

July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Mandela, Reggae +

July Sparks celebrations for Independence Days in countries of Canada, United States of America and France; Reggae Day in Jamaica and Nelson Mandela Day worldwide. It’s a month of Fireworks, Parades, Music, Festivals and Picnics. Plenty to be happy about in July. Here are highlights of things to do around the world in July: Things [...]