Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

Zac Harmon
www.zacharmon.com
Zac Harmon
International Blues Ambassador
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Jun 19, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
Dinner/Concert Package with the Food For Ascension Cafe - $45.00

International Blues Ambassador, Zac Harmon, with his 4-piece band.

Born and raised in the heart of Jackson, Mississippi, Zac Harmon is a true disciple of the music that emanated from the city’s historic Farish Street district, universally recognized as the home of such great blues legends like the late, great Elmore James.

While in high school and college, Harmon gigged as a guitarist for the likes of Z.Z. Hill, Dorothy Moore and Sam Myers. Relocating to L.A. in the early eighties, he worked as a studio musician and then established himself as a writer and producer, crafting songs for the likes of the O’Jays, Whispers, Karyn White, Alexander O'Neal and Black Uhuru.

Composing and performing music for a movie score, Harmon was compelled to pursue his longtime dream to return to his roots and record his first Blues project. The result was 2002’s Live at Babe & Ricky's Inn, an electrifying testimony to Mississippi Blues, which showcased the sound at its best and introduced Harmon as a true torchbearer for the “next generation of the Blues”. In 2004, with his then band, the Mid South Blues Revue, he won the Blues Foundation’s prestigious International Blues Challenge (IBC) title of “Best Unsigned Band".

That release was followed by The Blues According To Zacariah, which garnered major national airplay, including XM, Sirius and the American Blues Network. XM listeners voted Harmon “Best New Blues Artist” in the inaugural XM Nation Awards in 2005. In 2006, Harmon won the Blues Music Award for “Best New Artist Debut” for The Blues According to Zacariah. Later that year, he was featured in Blues Revue magazine, as one of the 10 artists that “…represent the future of the blues”.

2007 saw Harmon named to the Blues Foundation’s Board of Directors and entering into an endorsement deal with Category 5 Amplification. In 2008, he released Shot in the Kill Zone in Europe, recorded live at the Lionel Hampton Room in Paris. He then signed with the Northern Blues label for his third and much-anticipated U.S. album, From the Root that was released April 2009.

Harmon marked his acting debut in 2009 with a major role in the independent feature film Black and Blue. Also, in 2009, he was honored for his career achievements in his beloved hometown at the Jackson Music Awards and weeks later in Nashville, the Jus’ Blues Music Foundation bestowed the “Little Milton” Guitar Award for “Outstanding Guitar Player” upon him.

Zac Harmon entertained U.S. troops in Iraq and Kuwait in 2008 as one the stars of Bluzapalooza and while headlining “The Pizza & Pyramid Tour” of Sicily, Italy and Cairo, Egypt in late 2009, Harmon and company made history with a rare performance at site of the Great Pyramid and the Sphinx, making the ensemble only the second Blues act to do so; Louis Armstrong being the first.

Zac was a featured performer for the 2010 “Mississippi Celebrates its GRAMMY® Legacy” celebration, hosted by Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour, where he was presented with a Peavey Award by Peavey Electronics founder and CEO Hartley D. Peavey. The Peavey Award honors the state's many GRAMMY® winners and nominees as well as individuals who have played a significant role in developing and furthering Mississippi's musical heritage.

Zac Harmon continues to tour internationally as an ambassador for the Blues.

Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).
Advance: $13.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $10.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $18.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $15.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Film & Speaker -
www.onetrackheartmovie.com
Film & Speaker - "One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das" & a talk with Jivananda dasa Vanacari of ISKCON
Saturday, Jun 20, 2015
Event Begins at 7:00 PM
Enjoy a special evening opening with a talk by Jivananda dasa Vanacari speaking on the basic philosophies of Hinduism, followed by the documentary film, "One Track Heart: The Story of Krishna Das". Jivananda das has been practicing Bhakti Yoga (devotional Yoga) for over 35 years. He has traveled extensively lecturing and sharing his experiences and realizations to audiences all over the world. In the early 1970's he became a personal disciple of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, Founder-Acharya of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. He has dedicated his entire life to spreading the message of his beloved guru, continuing the ancient and most revered sect of Eastern religion and philosophy. The essence of his teachings focus on the elevation of the consciousness in connection with the divine and puts us in personal contact with an eternal reality of bliss and knowledge inherent within the soul. Jivananda das will also host a Q&A discussion after the film.

The film, "One Track Heart", is the story of Jeffrey Kagel (Krishna Das) who in 1970 walked away from the American dream of rock 'n' roll stardom, turning down the chance to record as lead singer for the band soon-to-be the Blue Oyster Cult. Instead, he sold all his possessions and moved from the suburbs of Long Island to the foothills of the Himalayas in search of happiness and a little-known saint named Neem Karoli Baba. The film follows his journey to India and back, witnessing his struggles with depression and drug abuse, to his eventual emergence as Krishna Das, world-renowned spiritual teacher and Grammy nominated chant master.

Featuring interviews with Ram Dass, Rick Rubin (Grammy Award winning Producer), Sharon Salzberg (NY Times bestselling author), Daniel Goleman (two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee), and many others.

Winner Best Documentary at the Maui, Gold Coast International, Dharamsala, and Gaiam Conscious Media Film Festivals.

In 2006, before the film was made, Krishna Das performed at this venue which is now the Sea Of Glass—Center For The Arts.

The film is 74 min. with discussion and Q&A with Jivananda das to follow. Recommended ages 15 & up.

Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships, as well as the International Society for Krishna Consciousness. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).
Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $13.00
Film - The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet's Struggle For Freedom
Film - The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet
thesunbehindtheclouds.com
Film - The Sun Behind The Clouds: Tibet's Struggle For Freedom
Saturday, Jun 27, 2015
Event Begins at 7:00 PM
More than 50 years have passed since the fall of Tibet. The Dalai Lama, Tibet’s spiritual and temporal leader, has lived in exile for most of his life, trying to find a peaceful solution to the Tibet issue by giving up the goal of independence and reaching a compromise with China. But his efforts have failed to yield any positive outcome, and his people are becoming more desperate.

In The Sun Behind the Clouds: Tibet’s Struggle for Freedom, Tibetan filmmaker, Tenzing Sonam, and his partner, Ritu Sarin, take a uniquely Tibetan perspective on the trials and tribulations of the Dalai Lama and his people as they continue their struggle for freedom in the face of determined suppression by one of the world’s biggest and most powerful nations. The filmmakers had intimate access to the Dalai Lama and followed him over the course of an eventful year, which included the 2008 protests in Tibet, the international response to it, the Beijing Olympics, and the breakdown in talks between his representatives and the Chinese government.

Set against this backdrop, the film explores the interplay between the personal and the historic, spirituality and politics, and the tension between the Dalai Lama’s efforts to find a peaceful solution to the Tibet situation based on compromise and dialogue, and the impatience of a younger generation of Tibetans who are ready to take a more confrontational course.

The film is 93 min. with discussion to follow.  Recommended ages 15 & up.

Proceeds benefit teen & young adult rehabilitation programs and Avalon Organic Gardens Internships. For those in financial need, call 520-603-9932 about Avalon Organic Gardens Hands-In-The-Soil work reciprocation program (call 1 week in advance of shows).
Advance: $7.00
Day of Show: $10.00
B-Side Players
B-Side Players
www.thebsideplayers.com
B-Side Players
Thursday, Jul 09, 2015
Event Begins at 7:30 PM
The B-Side Players are an 8-piece band part of a new movement in popular music. A band that 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 Boogaloo into the mix.

The B*Side Players have been laying down their own inimitable Latin global funk since they came together in 1994. Their incendiary live shows have defined them as local favorites with 10 San Diego Music awards. Meanwhile their albums showcase a band with restless musical intelligence, effortlessly blending genres to fashion their own forward looking, Latin flavored soul music. The Players are known for igniting crowds with their fierce rhythms and uplifting message of unity and consciousness; meanwhile always keeping 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
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 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 July 7th ($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.

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.

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.