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Sparks, NV -- U.S. city in Nevada
Population (2000): 66346
Housing Units (2000): 26025
Land area (2000): 23.920605 sq. miles (61.954080 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.061642 sq. miles (0.159652 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 23.982247 sq. miles (62.113732 sq. km)
FIPS code: 68400
Located within: Nevada (NV), FIPS 32
Location: 39.554543 N, 119.735643 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 89431 89434 89436
Note: some ZIP codes may be omitted esp. for suburbs.
Sparks, NV
Sparks, GA -- U.S. town in Georgia
Population (2000): 1755
Housing Units (2000): 743
Land area (2000): 3.654207 sq. miles (9.464351 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.271169 sq. miles (0.702324 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 3.925376 sq. miles (10.166675 sq. km)
FIPS code: 72556
Located within: Georgia (GA), FIPS 13
Location: 31.169210 N, 83.439757 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 31647
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Sparks, GA
Sparks, OK -- U.S. town in Oklahoma
Population (2000): 137
Housing Units (2000): 73
Land area (2000): 0.386396 sq. miles (1.000761 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.008886 sq. miles (0.023014 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 0.395282 sq. miles (1.023775 sq. km)
FIPS code: 68950
Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40
Location: 35.609854 N, 96.819861 W
ZIP Codes (1990): 74869
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Sparks, OK
Sparks, TX -- U.S. Census Designated Place in Texas
Population (2000): 2974
Housing Units (2000): 793
Land area (2000): 1.343280 sq. miles (3.479080 sq. km)
Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km)
Total area (2000): 1.343280 sq. miles (3.479080 sq. km)
FIPS code: 69432
Located within: Texas (TX), FIPS 48
Location: 31.675134 N, 106.239060 W
ZIP Codes (1990):
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Sparks, TX

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Sparks (band)

Sparks are an American pop band formed in Los Angeles in 1971 by brothers Ron (keyboards) and Russell Mael (vocals), renamed from Halfnelson, formed in 1968. Known for their quirky approach to songwriting, Sparks' music is often accompanied by intelligent, sophisticated, and acerbic lyrics, and an idiosyncratic, theatrical stage presence, typified in the contrast between Russell's animated, hyperactive frontman antics and Ron's deadpan scowling. They are also noted for Russell Mael's falsetto voice and Ron Mael's keyboard style.

While achieving chart success in various countries around the world including the United Kingdom, Germany, France, and the United States, they have enjoyed a cult following since their first releases. During the late 1970s, when in collaboration with Giorgio Moroder (and Telex subsequently), Sparks reinvented themselves as a new wave/ synthpop duo, and abandoned the traditional rock band line up. Their frequently changing styles and visual presentations have kept the band at the forefront of modern, artful pop music.

The 2002 release of Lil' Beethoven, their "genre-defying opus", as well as the more recent albums Hello Young Lovers (2006, their 20th studio album), Exotic Creatures of the Deep (2008), and their latest fantasy musical The Seduction of Ingmar Bergman (2009–2010) have brought Sparks renewed critical and commercial success, and seen them continue to "steer clear of pop conventions." The band also released an album with Scottish indie rock band Franz Ferdinand, as the supergroup FFS, titled FFS, released on June 8, 2015.

Sparks are best known for the songs " This Town Ain't Big Enough for Both of Us", which reached number 2 in the British charts in 1974; the electronic hit " The Number One Song in Heaven" in 1979; "When I'm With You" which topped the French Charts in 1980; the single " I Predict", which provided Sparks' first appearance on the Billboard Hot 100, reaching No. 60 in May 1982; the 1983 single " Cool Places" with Go-Go Jane Wiedlin, and "When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way'" which topped the German and European charts in 1994/95 and was the top airplay record in Germany for 1994.

Sparks (TV series)

Sparks is an American sitcom that aired on UPN from August 26, 1996, to March 2, 1998. The series stars James Avery, Robin Givens, Terrence Howard, and Miguel A. Núñez, Jr. The sitcom is set in Compton, California, and is about the everyday lives of a family of lawyers running a family-owned law practice. Reruns of the show aired on BET in the late 1990s.

Sparks (Röyksopp song)

"Sparks" is the fifth single from the Norwegian duo Röyksopp. It is the last single from Röyksopp's debut album Melody A.M.. The vocals are provided by Norwegian singer Anneli Drecker.

Sparks (charity)

Sparks or Sport Aiding Medical Research for Kids is a British registered charity. It funds medical research into cures for children's diseases.

Sparks is a registered charity, with registration number 1003825 in England and Wales, and number SCO39482 in Scotland.

In February 2009, Ronnie Corbett helped Sparks by launching "George's Appeal" on BBC Radio 4; the appeal was to raise funds to seek a cure for neuroblastoma.

Sparks (Sahara Hotnights album)

Sparks is the fifth studio album by Swedish band Sahara Hotnights, released on 25 February 2009 through their own record company Stand By Your Band. The album consists of covers of songs by artists such as Foo Fighters, Cass McCombs, Dusty Springfield, and Aneka. The first single, In Private, has already charted in Sweden.

Sparks (drink)

Sparks is an alcoholic beverage that debuted in the US market in 2002. The original formulation contained caffeine, one of the first alcoholic beverages to do so. Its other original active ingredients included taurine, ginseng and guarana, common to energy drinks.

Packaged in a can, its labeling states a 6% alcoholic content by volume. Its flavor is similar to other energy drinks such as Red Bull, Monster Energy, and Rockstar, with a tart, sugary taste.

Sparks' current formulation does not contain caffeine or taurine. It is packaged in 16oz silver cans with bright orange tops, with a "+" printed near the top and a "-" printed near the bottom, intended to be reminiscent of a battery. Other varieties include a sugar-free "Sparks Light" version with a bright blue top. Higher alcohol versions, named "Sparks Plus" (black top, 7% alcohol), "Sparks Red" (red top, 8% alcohol)" and "Sparks Stinger" (yellow top, 8% alcohol) are packaged in both 16oz and 24oz cans.

Sparks (Kennen novel)

Sparks is a novel by Ally Kennen, that was published on April 4, 2010. It was longlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize.

Sparks (Fiction Plane album)

Sparks is the third full-length studio album by rock band Fiction Plane. It was released in continental Europe (excluding the UK) on 10 May 2010 via Roadrunner Records. Two versions of the album exist: a standard 11-song version, and a deluxe digipack edition featuring 14 songs. The album artwork was once again provided by Alex Lake, who previously contributed the art for Bitter Forces and Lame Race Horses, Left Side of the Brain, and Paradiso. Sparks was only available in stores in continental Europe and at European online retailers.

Sparks was recorded at RAK Studios in London (in February/March 2009) and at Moles Studios in Bath, England (in September 2009). It was mixed and engineered by Paul Corkett. The bonus track "Sadr City Blues (acoustic)" was recorded at Airtime Studios in Bloomington, Indiana. The album's first single, "Push Me Around", was released in Europe on 4 April 2010. A video for the track was also filmed, but has not yet premiered.

The lead track "You Know You're Good (La La La Song)" is a reworking of the song "Cut Your Brakes". The band wrote the song during the The Police 30th Anniversary Tour (2007) and it evolved over time to its current incarnation. The only released recording of "Cut Your Breaks" appeared on Fiction Plane's live album Paradiso. "Russian LSD" is based on the 1966 Russian novel The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov. The novel tells the story about what happens when the Devil pays a visit to a Soviet Union that is largely composed of atheists. "Humanoid" was inspired by the short story " The Secret Life of Walter Mitty", by James Thurber. "Sadr City Blues (acoustic)" was recorded in August 2008 and was intended to be on an acoustic EP the band hoped to release that Christmas. However, due to legal issues and problems with the previous record label, the EP was never released.

Sparks (Stevie Appleton song)

"Sparks" is a song by English pop singer-songwriter Stevie Appleton from his second studio album, Colours. The track was released on July 20, 2011, and is marketed as the lead single from his Colours album.

Sparks (name)

Sparks is a name of Old Norse origin.

Sparks (Cover Drive song)

"Sparks" is the third single recorded by Barbados-based pop group Cover Drive. The song was released on 29 April 2012 as a digital download in the United Kingdom, taken from their debut album Bajan Style.

Sparks (Imogen Heap album)

Sparks is the fourth studio album by English recording artist Imogen Heap. The album was released, via Megaphonic Records on 18 August 2014, in three editions: standard, deluxe 2 CD and super deluxe box set.

Sparks (film)

Sparks is a 2013 American independent action thriller film based on the graphic novel written by Christopher Folino and designed by JM Ringuet and Tyler Endicott turned into a superhero noir. The movie is co-directed, produced, and written by Christopher Folino. The film was in production in January 2013 and was released in March 2014 in the USA.

The film stars Chase Williamson as the Sparks, Ashley Bell as the Lady Heavenly, Clancy Brown, Jake Busey, William Katt, Marina Squerciati and Clint Howard among others.

Sparks (Raffi novel)

Sparks (Կայծեր Kaitser) is an 1884 Armenian language novel by the novelist Raffi. The novel was translated into Russian as «Искры» (1949).

Sparks (Hilary Duff song)

"Sparks" is a song recorded by American singer Hilary Duff for her fifth studio album, Breathe In. Breathe Out. (2015). It was written and produced by Christian "Bloodshy" Karlsson and Peter Thomas, with additional writing from Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson and Sam Shrieve, and co-production from Svidden. The song was released on April 7, 2015 by RCA Records, as the first single from the album. The music video was released on May 14, 2015, and features Duff on various Tinder dates. Less than a month later, Duff released a "Fan-Demanded" version video, which does not show the Tinder material and instead focuses more on Hilary and her choreographed dancing to the song.

Usage examples of "sparks".

But there had always been a part of Sparks that she was shut off from, that she could not share: the part of him that heard the stars whisper.

Because of that it was hard for her to be patient with Sparks, who was not, who was caught in the space between the heritage he lived and the one he saw in starlight.

Blue sparks danced on the ocean beyond red sparks gleaming in his hair.

Moon and Sparks ran barefoot along the rough walls between the shallow harbor pens, and net slung swaying like a hammock from shoulder to slim shoulder between them.

Moon whispered timidly, seeing Sparks clutch his own medal out of the corner of her eye.

It had no head that Sparks could see, unless its head and body were all one, but ragged pincers scissored among the tentacles.

The posting clerk looked at Sparks over the sill of the tiny office window the way he might have looked at a backward child.

Her anger at Sparks had passed as swiftly as the rain, and had as little effect on the greater pattern of her life.

Her hands whitened on the wooden window ledge, among the shells she and Sparks had gathered on the beach together when they were children.

The effect was nothing like the music that Sparks made with his flute .

A shower of electric sparks and foam rained down in the sudden darkness.

And I can find it out easily enough, off worlder She glanced down at the foot of the dais, at the bright, burnished head of Sparks Dawntreader where he sat uneasily on the steps.

When she looked at Sparks Dawntreader, yes, she ached to have that slender, supple body beside her on the bed, longed to touch it and feel it against her own.

He brushed the thought aside disdainfully--the way he would brush aside Sparks Dawntreader.

Without waiting for Sparks to move first, Starbuck walked past him and onto the bridge.