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Giving Regards to Broadway as Shut Down Extends
2 weeks ago

Giving Regards to Broadway as Shut Down Extends

We’re giving our regards to Broadway as the news of extending the shut down sets in. Broadway curtains will now remain on pause thru May 2021 says The Broadway League. …
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Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!
3 weeks ago

Sixty Counts: It’s the International Day of Older Persons!

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Sixty Counts: it's the International Day of Older Persons. The United Nations-designated day spotlights age equality each October 1st. It offers everyone around the world an opportunity to highlight and celebrate the important contributions that older people make to society. Moreover, it raises awareness of the opportunities and challenges of aging in today’s world. The [...]
9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week
2 months ago

9/11 Life Lesson No Time For Hate: Quote of the Week

This week's inspirational quote of the week stems from the 9/11 terrorist attack on America and the life lesson learned from that horrific day. This is one tragedy Americans will never forget and reminds us that life is short  Nineteen years later we must sadly add COVID-19 to this list as a terrorist attack on [...]
Honoring Front-Line Workers for World Humanitarian Day
2 months ago

Honoring Front-Line Workers for World Humanitarian Day

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Honoring real life heroes on World Humanitarian Day 2020
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Can a Smile Soothe a Nation’s Angst?
2 months ago

Can a Smile Soothe a Nation’s Angst?

Can a smile soothe the nation's angst on social issues? Our Quote of the Week is from the late actress and comedienne Phyllis Diller ((July 17, 1917 – August 20, 2012). The escalating gun violence, looting and bent-up anger around the country desperately needs an outlet.  Laughter and a smile is a good place to [...]
August Ignites Awareness for Youth, Immunizations, Humanitarians
3 months ago

August Ignites Awareness for Youth, Immunizations, Humanitarians

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August ignites awareness for youth, immunizations, humanitarians and back to school initiatives. The dog days of summer send in the clowns for International Clown Week and celebrate young people and their contributions to the world on International Youth Day. Here’s what you need to know for August. NATIONAL IMMUNIZATION MONTH - Every August, the National [...]
Emmy® Awards Nominations Goes Virtual, Will the Show?
3 months ago

Emmy® Awards Nominations Goes Virtual, Will the Show?

The 72nd Annual Emmy Awards nominations announcement goes virtual, will the show? Highlights of nominees.
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Mask Up Saying is all the Rage: Quote of the Week
3 months ago

Mask Up Saying is all the Rage: Quote of the Week

Mask Up Saying is all the rage. The two word message is as simple as its design. Mask Up awareness campaigns are cropping up around the country. The new celebrity campaign “Mask Up America” speaks to the entire country.
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Mandela Day Sparks Global Call to Action
3 months ago

Mandela Day Sparks Global Call to Action

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Nelson Mandela Day sparks a global call to action to inspire change. The global pandemic and the national lockdown have heightened decades of inequality and created a resurgence in the Black Lives Matter movement. The new era holds much promise for positive change. The 10th annual Nelson Mandela International Day will address this resurgence in [...]
July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, Reggae +
4 months ago

July Sparks Celebrations for Independence Days, Human Rights, 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 usually the month of Fireworks, Parades, Music, Festivals and Picnics. Many of these events are going virtual due to the global pandemic. Still plenty to be happy about and [...]
Saluting The Heroes Who Socially Sparked Our Lives
5 months ago

Saluting The Heroes Who Socially Sparked Our Lives

HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY 2020 Saluting the Heroes on this Memorial Day 2020 that Socially Sparked® our lives. We live in unprecedented times that have taken on unprecedented heroic measures. Today we honor America's servicemen and servicewomen as well as our frontline and essential workers. Memorial Day 2020 will forever have an expanded meaning of the [...]
Virtual Relief Benefit: Rise Up New York
6 months ago

Virtual Relief Benefit: Rise Up New York

You say virtual relief benefit. They say virtual telethon. We say virtual benefit concert. Any way you say it, the message in the expression rings clear -- Rise Up for New York! On Monday night, May 11th, Tina Fey will host Rise Up New York to raise awareness and much needed funds to aid New [...]
SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY
6 months ago

SOCIALLY SPARKED and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY

For Mother's Day we re-visit our Spotlight series of yore, where musician mamas and sons share how their moms Socially Sparked their lives. Click on the images below for these features: Live From Mom's House with Eliot Lewis Bill Morganfield Sings the Blues Away Trailblazing Musician Mamas Inspire Women Eliot Lewis Eliot Lewis and his [...]
Thank You Teachers Virtually: Teachers Day
6 months ago

Thank You Teachers Virtually: Teachers Day

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Today we say Thank You virtually with a triple exclamation mark to the outstanding teachers we know that have Socially Sparked® our lives. May 5th is National Teachers Day. Our teachers have risen to the challenge of creating a virtual education for their students during 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic. TEACHER TRIVIA Political and educational [...]
Freedom of the Press Essential in 2020: World Press Freedom Day
6 months ago

Freedom of the Press Essential in 2020: World Press Freedom Day

Freedom of the press is more essential in 2020 than in any other recent time in our history. As we recognize May 3rd's World Press Freedom Day and it's crucial importance, our thoughts also go to those journalists whose lives were lost in the line of duty and/or due to COVID-19. A free and open [...]
May Blooms Bright for Moms, Arthritis, Mental Health and More
6 months ago

May Blooms Bright for Moms, Arthritis, Mental Health and More

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May blooms bright for moms, arthritis, mental health and a host of other worthy health, education and social causes. For the first time in history, we must celebrate many of these holidays and campaigns at a social distance due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The world has gone exclusively digital and so will festivities for Mother's [...]
Jazz Day Sparks at a Social Distance: Goes Virtual
6 months ago

Jazz Day Sparks at a Social Distance: Goes Virtual

International Jazz Day sparks will be at a social distance this year -- virtually. Jazz celebrations normally abound worldwide to close out the month of April. Physical events are cancelled due to COVID-19, but Jazz Day festivities are going on with Jazz Day at Home virtual events from artists around the world! TECHNOLOGY AMPLIFIES JAZZ [...]
Patriotism’s Finest 4 Covid Heroes Finest
6 months ago

Patriotism’s Finest 4 Covid Heroes Finest

Patriotism's finest for Covid-19's finest frontline heroes soared above the skies of New York City, Trenton, NJ and Philadelphia on Tuesday as part of Operation America Strong Salute. The U.S. Navy's Blue Angeles and the U.S. Air Force's Thunderbirds elite collaborated in a fly over saluting the healthcare workers, first responders and essential employee workers [...]
Livestream Benefit Concerts Soar in Pandemic Era
6 months ago

Livestream Benefit Concerts Soar in Pandemic Era

Livestream benefit concerts are soaring in the pandemic era. Saturday brings two benefits to the limelight. All Together Now LA starts at 2PM PT/5PM ET and the Band Together Benefit online Festival for NOLA musicians at 3PM CT/4PM ET. A positive trend is brewing in the virtual benefit music event arena and it's via livestream [...]
Thank You Nurse & Midwife Heroes
7 months ago

Thank You Nurse & Midwife Heroes

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Thank you to the nurse and midwife heroes who play a critical role in keeping the world healthy. We celebrate them today for World Health Day on April 7th. This is the International year of the nurse and the midwife We commend all the nurses and other health workers are at the forefront of COVID-19 [...]