Upcoming Events Sponsored by Global Change Media

Starseed Acoustic Ensemble
Starseed Acoustic Ensemble
at the Tubac Festival of the Arts
Tubac Plaza Main Stage, Tubac, Arizona   (click for map location)
Friday, Feb 06, 2015
Event Begins at 12:00 PM
Starseed Acoustic Ensemble's all original, high-energy, spirit-filled interuniversal folk rock music artfully entertains the hearts and edifies the minds of their listeners. Blending ethnic world sounds, Starseed Acoustic Ensemble sensitively presents many of the world's pressing social problems in a larger context of hope.

Film - The Power of the Heart
Film - The Power of the Heart
Saturday, Feb 07, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
$10. 
Tickets available at the door starting at 6:45pm on show day.

From the director of "The Secret"comes this unparalleled and life-changing film about the astonishing power and intelligence of your heart.

Featuring some of the most inspiring and influential icons of our age including Maya Angelou, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Gary Zuka, Paulo Coelho, Isabel Allende, and Eckhart Tolle, The Power of the Heart --which ties into a book of the same name--presents fascinating evidence that your heart is much more than a physical organ...and that it can actually transform your views of money, health, relationships, and success.  

"The Power of the Heart" is an experience that will lead you to uncover...and rediscover...the treasure in your chest. 

Recommended minimum age = 10.

For more information contact joshuadanhorner@yahoo.com

Ellanora DellErba & The Israfel Awakened Band
Ellanora DellErba & The Israfel Awakened Band
at the Tubac Festival of the Arts
Tubac Plaza Main Stage, Tubac, Arizona   (click for map location)
Saturday, Feb 07, 2015
Event Begins at 12:00 PM
Israfel Awakened is a female trio with heart-melting harmonies and motivating lyrics. Having grown up at Avalon Gardens, they've been singing together since the age of 6 and their voices blend like seasoned professionals. Sixteen-year-old lead singer, guitar player, and songwriter Ellanora DellErba is a captivating performer ahead of her time, sharing beautiful, original ballads about working through the struggles in life with a sense of hope, friendship, love, and faith in humanity.

VansGuard
VansGuard
at the Tubac Festival of the Arts
Tubac Plaza Main Stage, Tubac, Arizona   (click for map location)
Sunday, Feb 08, 2015
Event Begins at 12:00 PM
VansGuard is a unique eight-piece band of conscious, activist-musicians whose original songs reflect their lives and their vision of a better future. The band features the dynamic vocals of songwriters and identical twin sisters DeleVan & SanSkritA. Their lyrics speak against injustice and promote sustainable living while their vocals emulate an ancient strength of Celtic origins. The complex and creative music of VansGuard can shift from high-intensity passionate rock to whispering lullabies in seconds.

The instrumentation of VansGuard includes acoustic & electric guitars, mandolin, keyboard, trumpet, penny whistle, bass, drums, and percussion. Talented musicianship blends seamlessly to support some of the greatest singers in the world. High-powered rhythms and rock-solid instrumentation get you dancing while progressive, socially-aware lyrics get you thinking. Although they are twins, DeleVan & SanSkritA are very different personalities that complement each other in every way. They grew up harmonizing together and are in tune with each other like only twins can be. Their brother Amadon plays drums & percussion. He has developed a synchronistic style of playing that upholds the vocals and fuses their melodies with rhythm and dynamics. Amadon's drumming is a reflection of the deep bond and soul-connection he has with his sisters.

VansGuard is as much a family as they are a band. Most of them have known each other since childhood, not just playing music together, but living and growing together as well. To this day, they remain bound by love and musical destiny, while living sustainably in an EcoVillage in Tumacacori, Arizona.

B-Side Players
B-Side Players
www.thebsideplayers.com
B-Side Players
8-piece Afro-Latin Global Funk
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Wednesday, Feb 11, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
The B-Side Players have been laying down their own inimitable Latin global funk since they came together in 1994 and have toured with the likes of James Brown, The Wailers, Los Van Van, Ben Harper, Calle 13, Juanes, Aterciopelados, Cultura Profetica, Amigos Invisibles, Sergent Garcia, Ozomatli, Nortec, Molotov, La Ley, Slightly Stoopid, War, Sheila E, Stanley Jordan, Poncho Sanchez, Fishbone, and Toots & The Maytals. The San Diego-based 8-piece is a sought after concert for Tucsonans who catch their annual tours through Arizona.

B-Side’s sound honors the international cross-pollination that has always made music the universal language. They use any beat that catches their ear, regardless of geography or genre, to create a compelling, horn-driven, polyrhythmic groove. They continue exploring the multifaceted grooves of Latin America and the Caribbean, incorporating the sounds of Cuba, Jamaica, Mexico and Brazil with the funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop rhythms of their homeland, dropping bits of Cumbia, Salsa, gritty street Samba, Son Montuno, Jarocho and Boogalo into the mix.

“The root of all pop music is African,” says Karlos Paez, the band’s lead vocalist, trumpet player and founder. “Our sound acknowledges that fact. That’s why the music is so soulful. We’re playing the ancient beats that came from Africa to create reggae, son, Afro-beat and funk and mixing ‘em all together.” While still in grammar school, Karlos heard the music of Bob Marley & Carlos Santana and started playing guitar, trombone, trumpet, and began to write songs. He met the musicians that would become the first incarnation of The B-Side Players in an African Drumming class in 1994. “We were all playing with bands in the local funk, punk rock, and acid jazz scene in the early 90s,” Paez recalls. “When we started playing together, our sound was different because we brought an Afro-Latin edge to the music.”

Known for igniting crowds with their fierce rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness, The B-Side Players always keep their focus on the political climate of the world and nation. The B-Side Players are a living and breathing cultural art experience for the mind body and soul.
Advance: $17.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $14.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $22.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $19.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Proceeds benefit the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program and Avalon Gardens Internships.
FOREVER WILD
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FOREVER WILD
A Special Evening Celebrating Arizona's Astonishing Wilderness Legacy
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Thursday, Feb 12, 2015
Event Begins at 6:00 PM
Celebrate Arizona’s amazing wilderness legacy with a live appearance from Doug Scott, and Robert Redford’s film Forever Wild, the evening of Thursday, February 12 at the Sea of Glass Center for the Arts in Tucson. Join the Arizona Wilderness Coalition at 6:00 p.m. in the Cosmo Gallery for a free reception with legendary wilderness champion Doug Scott, and the chance to bid on wilderness artwork featuring a gallery print from nationally acclaimed photographer Debra Bloomfield. Following the reception, Doug will speak in the Performance Hall at 7:00 p.m., followed by a special screening of the Forever Wild, narrated by Robert Redford with readings from Terry Tempest Williams. Admission for Mr. Scott’s presentation and the film is $10.00 . All proceeds from the evening will benefit the wilderness preservation work of Arizona Wilderness Coalition, a statewide nonprofit headquartered in Tucson. For more information or to reserve tickets, call AWC at 520-326-4300, and see www.azwild.org .

For more information contact Susan at 520-326-4300 or susan@azwild.org.

Arvel Bird & Friends
Arvel Bird & Friends
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Arvel Bird & Friends
Friday, Feb 20, 2015
Event Begins at 7:00 PM
Adults $15 Advance / $20 at the door with discounts for Seniors, Students and under 12 year olds

Arvel Bird, Celtic Indian-

With violin, Celtic whistles and Native American flutes, Arvel Bird creates a powerful tapestry of Celtic, rock, folk and Americana roots music. His Celtic Indian brand reflects the blending of his Native American heart and his Scottish soul. 

On stage, Arvel Bird performs with passion and energy.

Joining Arvel on stage for this concert is Tucson's own pan-global poly-rhythmic king, Will Clipman, Blue Hall of Fame Guitarist, Scotty Spenner from Tempe, AZ and Arvel's wife on synth / keyboard and bodhran drum.

Known in the music industry as a "Concept Artist" for his stories and "edu-tainment" he appeals to audiences from eight to eighty, as he weaves through his songs in a style entirely his own. His music has been characterized as "Brave Heart meets Last of the Mohicans, at Woodstock".

 Arvel first came to prominence as four time Indiana State Fiddle Champion and later touring with *Glen Campbell, Loretta Lynn, Louise Mandrell and others.

In 2001, he recorded the first of 23 CDs, and has carved a highly unique career for himself as an independent artist. His music and stories of animals, historical events and people moves his audience from tears to laughter. 

Based out of Nashville, TN, Arvel Bird is a charismatic instrumentalist, composer and singer / songwriter. He continues to tour full-time as he has for the past 12 years, reaching fans the old fashioned way . . . LIVE.

Divine Administration Seminar
gccalliance.org
Divine Administration Seminar
For serious spiritual seekers
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Friday, Mar 06, 2015
Sunday, Mar 08, 2015
Event Begins at 3:00 PM
Global Community Communications Alliance (GCCA) is hosting a Divine Administration Seminar for serious spiritual seekers -- potential Destiny Reservists. Topics include the physics of rebellion, ascension science, protected and sacred areas, the five epochal revelations for humankind, the cosmology of the master universe, starseed children, and interuniversal genetics.

The concept of Divine Administration management is working in conjunction with unseen but ever-present celestial personalities. The growth of GCCA/Divine Administration over the last 25 years (now with more than 120 quality change agents from all over the world) and the manifestation of the organization's diversified ministries complement the claim of working in liaison with spirit counterparts. Presenters include Dr. Marayeh Cunningham, Psychologist; Landau Lawrence, M.D.; Len'Mana Lee Ed.D., and Founders Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase.

The seminar is held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona – a beautiful 220-acre EcoVillage in a sacred area known to the indigenous inhabitants as the "palm of God's hand".

$500 for early registration before February 6th ($700 after). Includes lodging and organic meals. Certificates of Completion given to participants. All seminar and workshop proceeds benefit the Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage Agricultural Internships and the Personality Integration Rehabilitation Program - nonprofit service programs to assist individuals from diverse backgrounds in various levels of healing, training, and education to actualize their dreams and talents.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
How to Build an EcoVillage
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Thursday, Apr 23, 2015
Sunday, Apr 26, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join us in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For over 25 years we have been working in cooperation in constructing this learning center in our efforts to share the fruit of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

Additional Details

A certificate of completion is given for the Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar.
Register a month or more in advance for only $500 and save $200! Pay $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival. Includes housing and organic meals for duration of stay.
Registration less than one month in advance is $700.
Camping is optional and is included in the price. Please bring your own tent and a good sleeping bag, as it can get nippy at night. If you need a tent, we can provide one for $7/night.
A tour of the facilities will be held on Thursday.


OPTIONAL: Come Wednesday & Thursday for 2 days of mini-internship, hands-on in the soil. $150 extra for 2 days (recommended as it is only half-price).

This Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar is for those who really want to try to start their own EcoVillage and explains what that will take. Although it has information on sustainability, it is not a Hands-in-the-Soil experience. It is academic in nature. If you want a Hands-in-the-Soil experience, it would be best to come and take an agricultural internship.

Divine Administration Seminar
gccalliance.org
Divine Administration Seminar
For Serious Spiritual Seekers
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Friday, Aug 07, 2015
Sunday, Aug 09, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Weather Changes - Social - Political & Economic Disasters in Relationship to the Adjudication of the Bright & Morning Star vs. Lucifer
Protected and Safe Areas
Could you be a Destiny Reservist?
What is Epochal Revelation & the Importance of It?
presented by Gabriel of Urantia and Niánn Emerson Chase
Ascension Science and the Physics of Rebellion
presented by Dr. Landau Lawrence, M.D.
Starseed children in our midst: A case for multi-soul-age classrooms
presented by Dr. Len'Mana Lee, Ed.D
Group encounter of the cosmic family
presented by Dr. Marayeh Cunningham, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist

A Certificate of Completion will be given for this Divine Administration Seminar

Held at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, Arizona

Friday night 7:00 p.m. — arrive any time during the day before 3:00 p.m. to register.

Register a month or more in advance: $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival ($500 total, includes housing & organic meals).

Registration less than one month in advance: $700.

Camping is available if you want to and is included in the price. Please bring your own tent and a good down sleeping bag, as it can get nippy at night. If you want to camp and do not have a tent, we do rent them for $7/night.

Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
avalongardens.org
Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar
How to Build an EcoVillage
Avalon Gardens, Tumacácori, Arizona   (click for map location)
Thursday, Oct 22, 2015
Sunday, Oct 25, 2015
Event Begins at 9:00 AM
Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage invites you to join us in an exciting and innovative approach to community development and cultural enhancement. Our model community of 115+ men, women, and children is an experimental prototype intentional community designed to be replicated throughout the world, and is the largest EcoVillage in the United States. For over 25 years we have been working in cooperation in constructing this learning center in our efforts to share the fruit of our labor with other planetary citizens.

We are offering people, individuals and groups alike, the opportunity to come and learn about our method of sustainability through practical advice. We'll be providing the necessary knowledge and tools to replicate this model of living anywhere. The world is rapidly changing and many of our resources are being mismanaged and/or are in very short supply. It is with the utmost sense of responsibility and accountability that we share this wealth of information with you.

Additional Details

A certificate of completion is given for the Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar.
Register a month or more in advance for only $500 and save $200! Pay $250 at time of registration (non-refundable) and $250 upon arrival. Includes housing and organic meals for duration of stay.
Registration less than one month in advance is $700.
Camping is optional and is included in the price. Please bring your own tent and a good sleeping bag, as it can get nippy at night. If you need a tent, we can provide one for $7/night.
A tour of the facilities will be held on Thursday.

OPTIONAL: Come Wednesday & Thursday for 2 days of mini-internship, hands-on in the soil. $150 extra for 2 days (recommended as it is only half-price).

This Earth Harmony Sustainability Seminar is for those who really want to try to start their own EcoVillage and explains what that will take. Although it has information on sustainability, it is not a Hands-in-the-Soil experience. It is academic in nature. If you want a Hands-in-the-Soil experience, it would be best to come and take an agricultural internship.