Upcoming Events Produced by Global Change Media

Sunday Global Family Gathering & Teaching at the Global Temple

Sunday Global Family Gathering & Teaching at the Global Temple
Every Sunday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm. Gates Open at 10:15 am
Global Temple, Rio Rico, Arizona
Sunday, Nov 19, 2023
Sunday, Nov 17, 2024
Event Begins at 10:30 AM

Every Sunday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Gates Open at 10:15 am

Open to the Public
You can leave any time you want. We understand your prior commitments.

Teachings by The Mandate of the Bright and Morning Star:
Van of Urantia & Niánn Emerson Chase

$40 suggested donation, but any donation is accepted.
Musical performances usually by TaliasVan’s 40-voice Bright & Morning Star Choir & Orchestra or other musicians from the Global Change Music Non-Profit Record Label, heard on KVAN.FM or 91.7 FM in Tucson.

Childcare available, we ask $12/hour, or if you stay all 4 hours, we ask $35 for the 4 hours. If possible, please call us to make childcare arrangements.

Following the Teaching we offer:

  • An Organic Lunch in the Temple Cafeteria - $12 Suggested Donation per person
  • After lunch a 1-hour EcoVillage Tour - $75 Suggested Donation per person

If lost, please call (520) 603-9932
Located at 2042 Pendleton Drive, Rio Rico, AZ


Levi Platero Band
Levi Platero Band

Levi Platero Band
Award winning Native American Blues singer-songwriter from the Navajo Nation
Sea of Glass Performance Hall   (click for map location)
Friday, May 31, 2024
Event Begins at 7:30 PM


Steeped in musical lessons as far back as teaching himself guitar at nine years old from a launchpad of the three Kings and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Platero’s leads and songwriting reflect a lifetime absorbing music. On “Work Hours,” Platero’s guitar work and songwriting style bring a breath of fresh air to a time-worn topic and make it new.

"I haven’t really had a lot of jobs in my life, other than being a musician. So in that way I’ve been lucky. But about two years ago was one of those times when I had to do it. I had a job at a hardware store for about six months, and I hated it. I just remember thinking, ‘I don’t have enough hours to earn what I need, but these hours I have still feel way too long.’  I’m a Navajo bluesman who grew up in a Gospel circuit, I have this huge cultural background I’m very proud of but, at the end of the day, I’m also a blues guy and I’m trying to fit in. Trying to bring all those diverse influences and different styles of music I love into a blues context." – Levi Platero

Platero is from the Navajo Nation in the Southwest region of the United States. With his family band The Plateros they emerged on the music scene in 2004 as a blues rock power trio compared to the likes of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Los Lonely Boys and ZZ Top. After a decade of touring the US with his family band, and a 1-year run as a member of Indigenous, Levi decided it was time to get back to his own music as a solo artist.

He then recruited a new band, began touring, and released a self titled EP featuring the single “Take Me Back” which went on to win the 2016 NAMA (Native American Music Award) for Best Blues. Levi Platero is a great example of a guitar player with the gift of guitar playing intuition of a much more experienced player. His quiet nature is unleashed in a style that mixes a spectrum of Texas blues and vintage rock to modern guitar heroes such as Eric Johnson and Steve Vai. With a captivating live show he ranges from flurries of guitar acrobatics all the way down to soulful expressiveness.

Advance: $30  |  Ages 12 - 17: $20  |  Ages 4 - 11: $7
Day of Show: $35  |  Ages 12 - 17: $25  |  Ages 4 - 11: $7
Clay Parker & Jodi James Duo
Clay Parker & Jodi James Duo

Clay Parker & Jodi James Duo
Friday, Sep 27, 2024
Event Begins at 7:30 PM

Before their artistic paths converged in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in late 2014, Parker and James roamed the musical landscape as lone troubadours, each nurturing their own raw and genuine sound. Now, almost a decade after their first long-distance co-writing collaborations, the distinct sound of the duo has maintained a minimalist yet mercurial quality -- in part by reflecting the ways the artists themselves have changed both together and as individuals. They jokingly refer to themselves as "a band without a name," yet it is this designation of two separate identities that best describes their particular synergy; and the sweetest harmony resides in their ability to abide their own personalities while creating something entirely fresh that is continuously evolving. As noted by Wide Open Country, “It’s an example of two capable solo acts combining forces to discover new ways to celebrate regional roots sounds while creating something markedly modern." With James' country-soul reactiveness and Parker's blue and winding reflectiveness, the resulting sound is a blackout bingo card of Americana.

  Clay Parker and Jodi James create worlds within their records by populating each song with points of view that are archetypical yet unique. With their third official release, Your Very Own Dream, the pair hone this technique to a razor’s edge. Even while having abandoned the traditional acoustic arrangements of their previous releases The Lonesomest Sound That Can Sound (2018) and their self-titled debut EP (2016), the concoction is equal parts plaintive folk existentialism, blue-note bluster, prairie-fire idealism, and fever-dream ballad. They have again delivered compelling songs that solicit repeated listens to decode -- the kind where everyone ciphers a separate conclusion and every supposition is correct. With Your Very Own Dream, Parker and James cast a spell with lyrical riddles distilled into poignant realism. The listener is invited to pull at the thread of each story told without the promise of finding a tidy bow when they get to the end. In Parker’s own words, “...a tune can be worth singing or a rhyme worth landing without linearity being a necessity." It's these puzzles -- these sleight-of-hand mysteries -- that have captivated audiences all across the country and even piqued the curiosity of Jorma Kaukonen (Jefferson Airplane, Hot Tuna): “In a world where artistry would be predictably honored, Clay Parker and Jodi James would be right up there at the top of the list. I love everything about them…songs, music, harmony…everything.”

Advance: $25  |  Ages 12 - 17: $20  |  Ages 4 - 11: $7
Day of Show: $30  |  Ages 12 - 17: $25  |  Ages 4 - 11: $7