Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

Odyssey Storytelling Series:

Odyssey Storytelling Series: "EXTRA"
Presented by Story Arts Group, Inc.
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Thursday, Apr 04, 2019
Event Begins at 7:00 PM

Odyssey Storytelling Presents: Extra

Curated by Vene Aguirre

Odyssey proudly presents to you a night of extraordinary feats brought to you by Storyteller extraordinaries. Extrahuman strengths over adversity, extroverted artistic endeavors, and botanical extractions turned to culinary delights. An extravaganza of tales extrapolated in stunning detail guaranteed to extract genuine feelings in the coldest of hearts.

Doors at 6:30, show at 7

$10 Adults, $7 Students

Storytellers include:

Andrea Carmichael believes that it is never to late to try something new or start over. This belief has led her into numerous new adventures and life transformations in the past few years, including storytelling, comedy, ballet, and soccer. In her former life she spent several years living and working in Russia and Central Asia. Now she works to mitigate the harm caused by a patriarchal exploitative capitalist system, and maintains her sanity and well-being by pursuing dance, working on cross-stitch projects, and spending quality time with friends. She dreams of performing in a musical and writing a book or two about her life adventures.

Jana Segal-Stormont was blessed to be a stay-at-home mom while pursuing her first love of screenwriting. The natural transition was writing reviews of meaningful films which lead to seeing a lot of documentaries. This was the beginning of her education on environmental issues and sustainable practices – like zero waste living, water harvesting, dry-land gardening, and desert foraging. As her boys grew like weeds, so did her passion for edible weeds! You can read about her adventures (and misadventures) in transitioning to a more sustainable lifestyle at sustainablelivingtucson.org, As she got more involved in the sustainability community, she saw the necessity for advocating for clean energy, conservation, and sound water policies so she formed Sustainable Tucson’s Environmental Advocacy team. Jana shares daily Calls to Action on https://desktopactivisttucson.blogspot.com/

David L. Brown is an ex-aerospace engineer who enjoys writing on Quora where he has over 250,000 views. Look on Quora for many of his free responses or at www.diaryofaBipolarEngineer.wordpress.com for more bipolar disorder stories on the blog located there. A few of his short stories are featured in Monsoon Madness (an eclectic anthology of local writers’ short stories and poems). This book will be available this summer. He continues to write about his bipolar disorder experiences and will eventually publish his own book on this topic.
David owns Jetstream Web Creations, which allows him to enjoy the interplay of creativity and technology used when building websites. He plays many types of strategy and role-playing games. He likes to read science fiction short stories.

Annie Kunz: I am a woman, mother, community activist, an advocate for many causes. I am a technical writer. I am a lover of the arts and culture, a science-fi nerd and a musician. I am an avid reader and lover of language and literature. I advocate for civil rights for the LGBTQ+ population of which I am a part, I am a disability rights advocate and I advocate for those suffering with the effects of mental illness. I am passionate, kind and caring but I can be fierce as a tiger in defending those I love.

Starting at the bottom of a field he never intended to go into changed Vic Roych’s life. For Odyssey Storytelling, he previously labored to be different.
     Skip Svendsen: You were my friend; I miss you.

Joe Wright is an author and journalist from Nogales, Arizona. His writing credits including Conflict: To Secure A Nation and the Unlucky 7 anthology series as well as the upcoming Omega series. He is also a producer for We Love Nogales and host of the show En Linea with Joe Wright on the We Love Nogales Facebook page.


Tracey Kurtzman
 is a securely imperfect human who lives by the rule: “If you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong.” In her real life, she’s a pediatrician at El Rio Community Health Center where she cares for transgender and gender-expansive youth, children with chronic illness, and underserved families. In her fantasy life, she’s a Broadway actress with a voice like k.d. lang and legs like Tina Turner. She is married to one sexy dude, has two cool kids, and three barky mutts (not to be confused with the barky Mutz, who calls her Krazey). Tracey is especially proud of the fact that she can say “Thank you” in 35 languages.

Veneranda Aguirre debuted her spoken words talents at the 1983 Golfistas golf tournament with a poem about her fish Fred. She has since spoken to crowds from Tucson to the United Nations. Vene is a writer and attorney (inactive). When not writing she can be found making lipsync videos for Instagram.


Sam Weber
Sam Weber

Sam Weber
4-piece band from Canada
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Apr 13, 2019
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Sam Weber is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist in the vein of Jackson Browne, The Band, The Wood Brothers and Gillian Welch.  He has been touring independently and internationally with his band since 2013.  Years spent refining songs at home in North Saanich, BC and working in studios in Los Angeles have honed Weber’s craft to a fine point.  His live show pairs heartfelt songwriting with world-class musicianship and 3-part harmony.  He has released two LPs to date - Shadows in the Road (2014) and Valentina Nevada (2016) - and a new EP this past summer titled New Agile Freedom, with which he and his band on tour now.  Through the characters and anecdotes in his songs, Weber sings about the truths of love, life and family.

Sam was born into a musical family. He started piano lessons when he was 6 years old but made a swift transition to the electric guitar the first time he heard the Aerosmith song “Dream On”.  In the summer of 2011, Sam attended a summer program at the Berklee College of Music on scholarship.  He was one of ten other young songwriters chosen to perform in front of his class at the Berklee Performance Center.  During that time he shared private songwriting classes with pop-star Maggie Rogers; the two have remained friends ever since.

By the end of his senior year in high school Sam was working in studios recording other bands and completing his first LP, Shadows in the Road.  The album was picked up by Canadian label Cordova Bay Records who signed him to a modest two-album deal.  His music caught the ear of music journalist Anil Prasad, who interviewed Sam for a three page feature in Guitar Player Magazine.  Sam remains one of the youngest people ever to be featured by the publication.

Weber and his band played 50+ shows over the summer and fall of 2018, included a KEXP affiliated concert series in Seattle, WA, shows in Norway and Sweden, and numerous concerts and festivals across North America.

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
The Gold Souls
The Gold Souls

The Gold Souls
Thursday, Apr 18, 2019
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

The Gold Souls from California bring the driving grooves of funk, the rich textures of soul, and the compelling storytelling of the blues to Tucson.  

Drawing from a variety of influences and experiences, The Gold Souls deliver captivating lyrics and fresh arrangements over a vintage sound.  Led by the dynamic Juniper Waller, the group is made up of young talent hailing from the Bay and Sacramento areas.  With Matt Hevesh on guitar, Alex Severson on the keys, Billy D. Thompson on drums, and Jace Dorn on bass, each member has a hand in writing and song composition, making the music a truly collaborative effort. 

The Gold Souls burst on the Sacramento music scene in early 2017, and are swiftly becoming one of the most promising new talents in the area.  They released a self- titled five song EP in May of 2017 and went on tour down the California coast soon after.  Their next single, “Nobody,” was released in late 2017 and was featured on Apple Music Blues’ Hot Tracks list.  They released their full length album “Good To Feel” on June 22, 2018.

Their next single, “True Blue” was produced and engineered by multi-Grammy winner Timothy Bloom and is released February 12, 2019.  Get your dancing shoes on for The Gold Souls Spring Tour!



Advance: $15.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $12.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Easter Eggstravaganza
Easter Eggstravaganza

Easter Eggstravaganza
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019
Event Begins at 9:00 AM

Bring the family to Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage on Easter Sunday, April 21st for fun, food and entertainment!  Their annual celebration is a favorite way to spend this sacred holiday for folks all over Arizona!

Gates open at 9:00am to kick off a fun-filled day for the whole family with activities and entertainment for all ages including Easter Eggstravaganza Games, hayrides, pony rides; face painting; live music, theater and dance; delicious fresh local organic food; and a tour of the ecovillage.

From 9:00am to 11:30am, enjoy hayrides, pony rides and face painting.  At 11:30am begins the Easter Eggstravaganza Games! – more than an Egg Hunt, this is a variety of fun-filled games and activities for kids of all ages!

At 12:30pm a healthy delicious lunch buffet is served and the entertainment begins!  Performances include TaliasVan’s 50-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra, The Brilliant Evening Stars youth band, as well as theater and dance by students of Global Community Communications Schools for Teens & Children.

A tour of Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage is offered after the entertainment for those interested in learning about North America’s largest EcoVillage established in 1989.  Avalon Gardens is located on 220 acres of rich farmland just across the Santa Cruz River from the Tumacácori Mission established by Father Eusebio Francisco Kino in 1691.  Father Kino cultivated these lands to provide for its indigenous community and Avalon Gardens continues to honor this vision by fostering progressive practices of sustainability such as permaculture, water harvesting, green/eco building, composting, seed saving, heritage grain cultivation, wind and solar power, Arizona’s largest food forest system, aquaponics, community-building, and more.

Enjoy this special day of wholesome, family fun celebrating the promise of life eternal and the soon return of The Promised One in the beautiful surroundings of mother nature at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacacori, Arizona.

ENTRANCE FEES (includes free hayride, Eggstravaganza Games, entertainment and lunch buffet):
Ages 18 & up - $12
Ages 5 to 17 - $10
Ages 4 & under - $5

Ages 18 & up - $15
Ages 12-17 - $5
Ages 11 & under - FREE

Pony Rides - $5
Face painting - $2

Proceeds benefit the Global Community Communications Schools for Teens & Children nonprofit.  Anyone who cannot afford the fees can barter salable art or other valuable items in exchange.

For more information call (520) 398-2542 or visit http://avalongardens.org/events



Native Voices - Story & Song Tour
Native Voices - Story & Song Tour
Native Voices - Story & Song Tour
with Tonemah, Gabriel Ayala & Randy Kemp
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, Apr 26, 2019
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Three award-winning Native American artists in the round.

Tucson’s own guitarist extraordinaire, Gabriel Ayala, is a member of the Yaqui people.  Ayala performs regularly throughout the United States and has appeared at the Poway Center for Performing Arts, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Museum for the American Indian, and Oscar Meyer Theater in Madison, Wisconsin.  Gabriel was honored to perform at the Musical Instrument Museum in a series called “Guitar Masters” and he was Artist of the Month for the Indigenous Internet Chamber of Commerce (IICOC).  Not only is Gabriel recognized nationally, he has also been the featured performer at the “Festival Internacional de la Guitarra Academica” in Venezuela with Performances in Caracas, Guarenas, Guatire and on National Public Television throughout Venezuela.  Ayala is a multiple award-winning guitarist and has shared the stage with some of the greatest such as Motown living legends The Four Tops, The Temptations, Richie Havens, Dr. John and many others.

Darryl Tonemah is of Kiowa, Comanche and Tuscarora descent.  He has 9 CDs under his belt and a well-known hit single “Pow Wow Snag.”  His songs are filled with thought-provoking metaphors, and are sharp with emotion and humor that make his music easy to relate to.  He has won and been nominated numerous times for “Best Folk Recording,” “Best Male Artist”, and “Songwriter of the Year” by the Native American Music Awards, and for “Best International Artist” by the Aboriginal People’s Choice Awards.  His CD “Welcome to Your Rainy Day,” won the award for “Best Folk Recording, “ and was called a Masterpiece by Whispering Wind Magazine.

Randy Kemp (Choctaw/Euchee/Muscogee-Creek) performs with various Native American wooden flutes, single and double chambered made of cedar, mahogany and river cane.  He has been nominated for “Best Spoken Word” 10th Annual Native American Music Award (NAMA), “New or Debut Duo / Group of the Year” in the 18th Annual NAMA event, and “Best Instrumental Album” with Indigenous Music Awards of Canada.  He also performed prelude flute music for President Barack Obama at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona.  Other renowned performances include TEDx AshokaU, Arizona SCITECH Festival, Tempe Center for the Arts, Native America Calling, Te korimako Maori Radio Station 94.8FM New Zealand, Kerr Cultural Center, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, and at Korrawinga Community in Australia.

Don’t miss this sacred and special evening of Native story and song in the round.


Advance: $20.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $17.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $25.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $22.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Levi Platero Band
Levi Platero Band

Levi Platero Band
Friday, May 10, 2019
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Native American by birth, Levi Platero is a member of the Navajo Nation in the Southwest United States.  His family’s band The Plateros emerged on the music scene in 2004 as a blues rock power trio with a sound that drew those who followed the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lonely Boys and ZZ Top.  After touring the US for a decade with his family band and a year run as member of Indigenous, he decided it was time to focus on his own music.  Stepping out on his own to stretch himself and form a new band under his own name was both unsettling and exhilarating.  Levi recorded and released a self-titled EP in the fall of 2016.  The single cut from the EP, “Take Me Back,” won the 2016 New Mexico Music Award for Best Blues.  With a new sound, new material and new band members, Levi is progressing as an individual artist as well as continuing to collaborate with those musicians he is fortunate to call family.

Levi Platero is an example of a musician with the gift and intuition of a much more experienced guitar player.  The strength and passion beneath his quiet disposition is unleashed in a style that mixes Texas Blues and vintage rock influenced by modern guitar heroes such as Eric Johnson and Steve Vai.  Backed by his band, Levi’s live shows captivate with bursts of intricate guitar acrobatics all the way down to soulful expressions woven from the 6 strings of his guitar.  Though already a formidable talent, as he continues to grow and develop, he is grounding himself and standing in his own space as an artist.





Advance: $12.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $9.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Day of Show: $17.00  |  Ages 12 - 17: $14.00  |  Ages 4 - 11: $4.00
Primitive Dance Company Showcase
Primitive Dance Company Showcase

Primitive Dance Company Showcase
A Fundraiser Cosponsored by the Sea Of Glass Youth At Risk Arts Initiative
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Saturday, Jun 01, 2019
Event Begins at 6:00 PM

Formerly known as United Prospects, who won 2nd place in the Team Division at the 2018 World Of Dance competition in Arizona, Primitive Dance Company is holding this showcase of their progressing talent as a fundraiser to help them continue forward in their mission to continue to grow and expand as a vibrant creative and educational outlet for Tucson's youth.

Director Cristian David Barajas started Primitive Dance Company to provide an environment for youth to have a platform to advocate for the importance of the arts as a positive creative focus for their lives and their community.  Primitive Dance Company hopes to inspire more culture and support of the arts in the city of Tucson, giving teens and young adults a healthy form of artistic personal expression to channel their energy in productive, positive, life-affirming artistic endeavors. 

Barajas is creating more than just a dance company.  Primitive Dance Company is God-centered, promotes moral values, and participants feel a sense of family and belonging.  Many call the squad their "second family" says Barajas.  The vision of Primitive Dance Company is big and this fundraiser will help towards building that vision which includes acquiring a studio to provide a variety of arts besides dance; providing mentorships and assistance to members who need help with school or education; travel, registration fees, and uniforms for participation in upcoming World Of Dance events around the country, and more. 

Don't miss this showcase of modern dance featuring more than 2 dozen performers sharing a variety of exciting, fresh, inspired dance routines straight outta Tucson!

Advance: $10.00
Day of Show: $10.00