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April events at CultureWorks


310 Oak St, Ashland OR


Ashland's newest performing arts venue and organic vegetarian, vegan and raw foods cafe.

Our mission is to serve our community with "conscious" entertainment and healthy food, supporting a lifestyle that promotes sustainability and vibrant health.

Friday April 1st
First Friday ArtWalk, 5-8pm
featuring Visionary Art by Amoraea Dreamseed
with music by Richard Williams & Scott Miller

Amoraea’s mystical artwork translates the essence of Spirit into visually encoded images intended for interactive holographic engagement with one’s Higher Self. Described as ‘luminous portals’ and ‘maps of the psycho-spiritual landscape,’ Amoraea’s pioneering work is a visual engineering of consciousness that penetrates into the archetypal domain of the soul. Employing the mediums of acrylic, watercolor, and digital design, Amoraea’s visionary art represents a synthesis of various sacred concepts and metaphors derived from the primal gnostic wisdom behind all spiritual traditions, and depicts themes of co-creation, sacred relationship, connection to our Higher Self, and direct active participation with Source. Each ‘ensouled’ image is intended to attune viewers to heightened states of consciousness and emotional qualities, bringing one into his or her own transcendental awareness. Like a living shrine or sacred gateway, they are powerful images to place at one’s altar or space of meditation to reflect one’s own innate divine qualities and perfect ascendant nature. The intangible realms of spiritual awareness are here made visible to access, interact with, and create more definition for the soul.

Friday April 1st

The High Frequency World Tour

3.3 Get Your Freq On World Transmission

8:00pm - The High Frequency Culture Hour
9:00pm - Live world-wide television broadcast begins
Cost $10.00 at the door
DJ RaRa is in the house

What if you had 3.3 minutes to share your highest vibrational message, vision or gift with the world on a live television show?

What would you say? What would you share?

We, at the High Frequency Tour, know that YOU hold a unique piece of the puzzle for the world; that YOU have a gift for someone else on the planet or maybe for all humanity.

So you provide your message and we provide the stage, the worldwide LIVE television broadcast of your high frequency transmission and then, along with all your contact information, we publish a video clip of your full presentation in a directory on our web-site. This way all the other high frequencies in the world can find you.

We invite everyone and anyone including: artists, poets, thinkers, healers, doctors, coaches, inspirers, teachers, leaders, creators of products, inventors, visionaries, channelers, authors, psychics, musicians and all creators at large; anyone who wants to share something to uplift humanity!

We also invite you to participate as an audience member to help support and encourage those who choose to share.

So come, get your FREQ-ON by sharing your highest frequency message for 3.3 minutes on a planetary stage, and help us all transform the world.

Before and during the broadcast, coaching, inspiration, support and musing will be available to help you realize your highest vibe.

The time has come. See you there!
More info at: www.highfrequencytour.com


Saturday April 2nd

The High Frequency World Tour

7:00pm - 10:00 pm
Cost $20.00 at the door

An evening lead by Dr. Joe Marshalla www.joemarshalla.com/ and Giselle Koy (the Modern Muse) www.gisellekoy.com/ consisting of a discussion/presentation with these two individuals whose work is impacting the world. Learn how they do what they do and how to give the gift of oneself to the world.
THE MUSE AND DR. JOE evening consists of three main components:

A. Frequency of Genius
Documentary film intro and discussion lead by Dr. Joe Marshalla. Learn what Genius really is and activate your own. View the trailer at www.repeatlessness.com/purchase_dvd.htm

B. Frequency of Repeatlessness
There's a new Law in town! Bestselling Author Dr. Joe Marshalla shares his discovery of the LAW OF REPEATLESSNESS, and its profound impact on all of our philosophical, scientific and spiritual understandings. See: www.repeatlessness.com

C. Frequency of the Modern Day Muse
This is an extraordinary, insightful and playful lecture as well as interactive presentation by Giselle Koy. It includes a complete overview of the insights, realizations, approaches and distinctions that she uses to assist anyone to truly live within their playful, authentic, intuitive self.
See: www.gisellekoy.com/


Sunday April 3rd

Kirtan with Dave Stringer

Featuring special guests Jaya Lakshmi, Daniel Paul & Craig Kohland

8pm $25 at the door, $20 presale online at; cultureworks.inticketing.com/eve...2688

One of the most compelling and innovative musicians to have arisen from the yoga communities across the country, Dave Stringer has been profiled in publications as diverse as Time, Billboard, In Style, and Yoga Journal as a leader of the new American kirtan movement. Kirtan ( from the Sanskrit word meaning "to sing" ), is an age-old practice of rhythmic call-and-response mantra chanting that has become popular as a participatory live music happening in hundreds of yoga studios across the US. As Dave says, at a kirtan "You're not just listening to the music, you are the music."

Dave's sound marries the transcendent mysticism of traditional Indian instruments with the exuberant, groove-oriented sound of American gospel. A spontaneous and articulate public speaker, he probes the dilemmas of the spirit with a sly and unorthodox sense of humor. His work translates the ancient traditions of kirtan and yoga into inspiring and thoroughly modern participatory theatre, open to a multiplicity of interpretations, and accessible to all.


Tuesday April 5th

The Unified Field Theory of scientist Nassim Haramein & beyond

Presented by Jamie Janover,
Lead emissary for Nassim Haramein & The Resonance Project.



Wednesday April 6th

Jamie Janover

Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm, $10

Jamie Janover is recognized as a true innovator. His considerable creative output includes: being a master of the ancient percussion stringed instrument called the hammered dulcimer, inventing and performing on an instrument he calls the "mini-kit" (a miniature amplified drum kit), playing pyrocussion (fire drums) and creating the RealmsMobile (a recumbent tricycle with the mini-kit attached, enabling him to ride and play drums simultaneously).

By combining the innovations of modern technology with the wisdom of ancient instruments, Janover achieves a creative balance between the electronic and the acoustic to create a unified field: music reflective of the nature of modern times.

For many years, Janover has maintained a rigorous international touring schedule with several acts including: LYNX & Janover, ZILLA (w/ Michael Travis from SCI and VibeSquaD), PRAANG (w/ EOTO & Steve Kimock) and The Everyone Orchestra (w/ a revolving lineup). Jamie is also a veteran of hundreds of collaborations and guest appearances, having performed on stage with artists including: Phish, Bela Fleck, String Cheese Incident, G. Love, Umphrey’s McGee, Keller Williams, Beats Antique, Stanley Jordan and many others. In the last 2 years alone, Janover has performed at over 50 festivals in countries as diverse as Japan, New Zealand, Portugal, Indonesia, Australia, Canada & the USA. He is currently touring as a solo artist, performing live PA set style electronic shows using his unique live rig which includes hammered dulcimer, laptop computer, mini-kit, sampler, sitar, electric kalimba, midi controllers and percussion.

When not playing music, you can find Janover connecting dots around the world in his extensive travels and collaborations in multiple creative realms including creating stunning images as a professional photographer, sculpture works using natural found objects and being an official emissary for scientist Nassim Haramein of the Resonance Project, delivering fascinating presentations on the physics of unified field theory. Jamie Janover also produces music events including an annual electronic music festival in Colorado called SONIC BLOOM.


Soul Union



Friday April 8th

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Postponed until June, stay tuned for new date!


Saturday, April 9
9:30pm $8
This show is ages 18 and over.

EmBoDyBASSics presents to you BAMBOOZLED! A night of deep liquid bass, beats, and breaks. Come enjoy a taste of ...Ashland youths mixing and producing talent. All four DJs are graduates from Ashland high school and have been making music for years. We are proud to bring them together for you in a night of some intense bass therapy $8 at the door The first ten people at the door get in half off This is an 18+ show and we will be checking ID at the door Culture works is a NON-ALCOHOL venue.


Sunday April 10th

Babylon Nightmare "West Coast Tour 2011"
Jahdan Blakkamoore & Jah Sun

Doors 8pm, show 8:30pm $15 at the door, $12 presale online at; cultureworks.inticketing.com/eve...2689

This show is ages 18 and over.

Jahdan Blakkamoore has long made a name for himself as a gifted and inspiring Reggae/Dancehall/Hip Hop/Dubstep artist - both nationally and internationally. His music has been described as ‘Urban World Music with a message.’ Jahadan’s sense of melody, superb song writing skills and ability to effortlessly cross over genres has solidified his status as Reggae royalty. His group Noble Society, received Best Reggae Album of the year on iTunes for ‘Take Charge’ in 2008 and he has not stopped to win over audiences since. His solo debut album ‘Buzzrock Warrior’, released September 15th, 2009, was also voted Best Reggae album of the year on iTunes. His solo debut as long been anticipated by his large fan base spanning from Brooklyn to Oslo, built over many years of delivering command performances and recordings throughout the US and Europe. ‘The General’, the first single released from 'Buzzrock Warrior' was chosen for Song of the Week on National Geographic World Music soon after its release. He is currently featured on the track “Cash Flow” from Diplo and Switch’s Major Lazer collaboration. Jahdan’s feature on the hook and verse of Smiff N Wesson’s classic, ‘Sound Bwoy Buriell’ is still played regularly in clubs around the world and in radio throwback sets on Hot 97 by Funk Master Flex, Mr. C, and others. He can also be heard on Matisyahu’s new album on the song ‘Struggla’. Jahdan has shared the stage with great artist such as Anthony B, Sizzla, Lee Scatch Perry, and many others. He has also toured and recorded world wide with Branford Marsalis.


Jah Sun has quickly emerged as the pre-eminent California Dancehall artist in the 21st Century. With huge international ganja anthems and a commitment to conscious living, Jah Sun's music and message has spread the world over. Having appeared at all major US Reggae festivals to date, a huge international tour with Alborosie scheduled for summer and a new album coming shortly, 2011 looks to be a breakout year for Jah Sun.


Wednesday, April 13th

Hot Buttered Rum

9pm, $15 at the door, $12 presale online at; cultureworks.inticketing.com/eve...2690

“Stunning instrumental and vocal virtuosity."

– Relix Magazine

“Few things rejuvenate the soul like a warm fireside drink after an exhausting day in the snow. Hot Buttered Rum has that effect. Their original songs are instantly familiar and inviting, and their easygoing versions of timeless classics (the Beatles, Hank Williams) belie the intricacy of the arrangements.”
–San Francisco Chronicle

Initially formed as an acoustic string band, seven years of constant touring has transformed Hot Buttered Rum into a plugged-in, percussive powerhouse that wows critics and fans alike. Their left-coast rock reveals an access to jazz, country, and world music that few groups can match. While the band's music belies simple categorization, its songwriting and stage chemistry delights listeners at every turn.

Hot Buttered Rum’s story is one of evolution. The “high altitude bluegrass” era captured on their first studio album, In These Parts, found the band enjoying success at such diverse stages as the Newport Folk Festival, Bonnaroo, Grey Fox, High Sierra, Wakarusa, and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. Along the way, the group shared the stage with some of today's most accomplished artists, including Phil Lesh, Bela Fleck, Ben Harper, and Nickel Creek’s Chris Thile. In 2006, acoustic pioneer Mike Marshall produced Hot Buttered Rum’s second studio album, Well-Oiled Machine, and captured the sound of a hard-touring band charting its course along the highways and byways of American music.


Friday April 15th

Dub Lounge International

8pm doors, 9:00pm show, $10
This show is ages 18 and over.

Dub Lounge International's (DLI) live show is about as rootsy as they come. Ranging from original dancehall grooves to solid old school standards, guest vocalists are often invited to accompany their sultry 3-part harmony driven set. With a live-dub mentality, DLI empower listeners, and players alike and consider them involved in the creation of their sometime improv driven melodic meditations.

Beginning as a recording project co-produced by drummer Dan Lloyd, and bassist Norman Baker, the crew expanded their dub onslaught by enlisting Jon Kimball on guitar, Darin "Diamond Dread" Pearson ..s, and Tali Ras on percussion, harmonica, and vocals. Having all played together with Winston Jarrett and his Solid Foundation Band, DLI continue sharing their blend of fair-trade organic roots while staying true to an original Jamaican sound.


Saturday April 16th

The Curiously Courageous Caravan of Cultured Creatures

Organik Time Machine

Sugar and Glitter's CD release!

8pm, $5

It was a Caravan of Cultured Creatures, Curiously Courageous Creatures. Coming together to Cultivate Creativity. We come together to Explore, Integrate, Illuminate, Imagine-ate and CHANGE. Integrating MUSIC & DANCE to EXPLORE IMAGINATION.

DANCE to the DJ. LISTEN to the stories.


Sugar and Glitter formed with intention to make you smile and make you move those beautiful buns that your momma gave you. Made up of the one and only Veronica Dewitt of Lost Maven and Matthew Michael who is also known as Audio Oddity. Their music is upbeat and fun with lots of live vocals and instruments.



Wednesday April 20th

March Fourth Marching Band!

Solovox opens at 9 pm. M4 at approx. 10 pm

$20.00 at the door, $16.00 presale online at; cultureworks.inticketing.com/eve...2691

“For sheer foot-stomping, joy-making fun, you couldn’t beat the MarchFourth Marching Band from Portland, Ore. It was a blend of burlesque, vaudeville, horn-driven funk and marching band madness. The costumed horde, many with their faces painted and several on death-defying stilts, made for the kind of spectacle that deserves the word awesome.” -Atlanta Journal Constitution


Friday, April 22nd

You Rock! A Teen Variety Show

7 pm, At door: $6 youth; $12 adults

Advance purchase: $5 youth (18 and under); $10 adults
Ticket outlets: Music Coop, Ashland; Larry’s Music, Medford.

You Rock! A Teen Variety Show will feature performances of Rogue Valley teens, ages 13-18. Performances will range from comedy, music, break dancing to hip-hop. The event is designed as a time for our community to come out and celebrate the creativity and talent of our youth.

YOU ROCK! is being held as a benefit for the Rose Circle Mentoring Network. The Rose Circle is a local non-profit organization dedicated to supporting, engaging and empowering youth through mentoring. Adult volunteers offer friendship and support to kids ages 10-18, many of whom are low-income, “at-risk” and in need of extra adult attention.



Saturday, April 23rd


Rocker T

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm $10

Outersect is Rob Rayle, a San Francisco Bay Area based composer and producer of genre-bending psychedelic electronic music that synergizes psychill, techno-bluegrass, and 70s progressive rock styles. Inspired by sights and sounds from around the world, Outersect fuses acoustic instruments and sounds with digital production to emerge with his own unique sonic experience. Outersect's 'one-man electronic jam band' shows include live keyboard improvisation and sound loops to inspire ecstasy on the dance floor and auditory bliss.

Outersect is a master of the Serge Modular, a rare and extremely powerful analog synthesizer, and the Kyma system. He is also an expert in physical modeling synthesis of acoustic musical instruments and has written his own special software, the Outersect Modeler, for emulating the behavior of acoustic instruments for the Kyma Capybara 320. Most of the seemingly acoustic sounds on his tracks are actually synthesized using the Outersect Modeler. In addition to synthesizers and keyboards, Outersect also plays the guitar, drums, shakuhachi, and many other instruments.



Sunday, April 24th
Luscious Temple

7pm, $10-$20 sliding scale
Join us for a delicious evening of devotion and community connection in a sweet swirl space ~ with live transcendental music by local artists


Friday April 29th

Heavyweight Dub Champion

Featuring Sasha Rose & Dakini Star of Goddess Alchemy

Doors 8pm, Show 9pm $15
Sonic Shamanistic Alchemy - Fresh from recording with the Shipibo shamans in the jungles of Peru, Heavyweight Dub Champion returns to the Pacific NW for a very special tour featuring Resurrector at the controls. With support from co-conspirators Sasha Rose & Dakini Star of Goddess Alchemy, HDC will be pushing out the next phase in their mission to prepare the world for the return of The Last Champion. Firmly rooted in hip hop, dancehall, electronica and dub, and performing live on more than 50 channels of vintage analog and digital gear - HDC transcends space and time with a multidimensional arsenal of deep revolutionary audio. The Liberation Process is in Full Effect!

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Friday May 21st

Hot Pink Purple
feat Anahata Sound & Russ Liquid

Special guest DJ's Lava Machete & Solus
Doors 8:30pm Show starts at 9pm

Cost $10.00

Hot Pink Purple is a sonic and visual collage of artistic expertise. With bumping mid-tempo beats, hip hoppish grind and dreamy lyrical vocals, Russ Liquid and Anahata Sound create an irresistible electric synergy between Live PA electro-pop and experimental performance art. As a creative force, they’ve taken the best of electronica and turned it into their own original and unique style that is both magnetic and globally rich in rhythm and melody. They are a polysonic bionic chronic odyssey!!!



Saturday May 22nd

The T Club
with State of Jefferson
Doors 8:30pm Show 9pm
Cost $10.00

The T Club

Since 1999, The T Club has been spreading their original, positive, reggae-influenced dance music to the Oregon Scene and beyond. The T Club's distinct sound is created by combining the best elements of reggae, rock, dub, Latin rhythm, and psychedelic jam into a positive, musical infusion that is uniquely their own. The T Club is ready to share their conscious lyrics which are backed by beautiful harmonies and catchy riffs anytime, anywhere forever! With influences from each of the The T Club's eight members, it can be difficult to pin down a "sounds-like"; but, their unique sound is influenced by such artists as: Manu Chao, Pink Floyd, Thievery Corporation, Sublime, Lee Perry, Beastie Boys, DJ Shadow, STS9, Radiohead, Rage against the Machine, EOTO, Bob Marley, Eek a Mouse, Dub Trio, and countless other international and domestic artists. As many of their fans, venues, and promoters have pointed out, The T Club is a band that truly has fun with and loves the musical trance they create. Nate York, The T Club's guitarist and lead vocalist, says, "Keeping the band, crowd, and venue smiling is 1 to keeping the music fresh and real and has always been an important part of The T Club's mission. People will immediately identify an artist that does not want to be there playing music and, in turn, will not want to be there listening". Always smiling and always ready to bring a crowd to it's dancing knees, The T Club has a message for you and will bring it in a positive, professional way.


About State of Jefferson
One of Southern Oregon's finest reggae jam bands we'll be opening!!! Don't miss this amazing band! Draw dropping solos, rootsy guitar riffs and solid rhythm and bass!!! They bring all olors of people to the dance floor!



Friday May 28th
Kites and Crows
with special guests:
Dayton Dean & the River Kings
Doors 8:00pm Show 8:30pm
Cost $10.00

About Kites and Crows

KITES & CROWS, is an indie folk band , a vehicle for expression, like a boat, floating on the songwriting of Ashland, Oregon based artist Mysha Caruso. With the addition of multi-instrumentalist Jesse Baldwin, cellist Nancy Martin, percussionist Bryan Helfrich ( ONE HORSE SHY) and bassist Kabir Stanton, they offer a lively delivery to the stories that the songs portray with lyrical imagery and emotion. Mysha met Jesse at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival where he works as a stagehand and Jesse is a lighting technician.


About Dayton Dean and the River Kings
Dean is a project devoted to making all genre listeners feel good. This collection of Swampy, folk rock/Pioneer days music with a hint of the old west is a sound sure to please all listeners. Writer, dobroist, percussionist, harpist and vocalist Dayton Dean Mason uses a "one-man-band" style of playing to reach a whole new level of Modern dixieland Rock 'n' roll. When playing live, Dayton simultaneously plays the bass drum, high-hat and crash cymbal with a custom built set up, a solid steel body resonator guitar while singing and playing harmonica. Dayton Dean's lyrical tales of old western saloon fights, mysterious carnivales, Gypsy healers, Graveyard dancers and bank robberies infused with real-life inspired stories of drowning, train jumping, lost louisiana loves and soul stealers are shure to intrigue all listeners.



Thursday June 3rd
KS Wild benefit
Doors open 6.30pm until 9.30pm
Donations gladly accepted.

Each year Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands center presents the 'Klamath-Siskiyou Revue' where staff members present information about the most pressing conservation issues in our region and how they are working on them as an organization. Join us for a fun and educational evening of films, speakers and networking.

About KS Wild
The Klamath-Siskiyou Wildlands Center (KS Wild) is an advocate for the forests, wildlife and waters of the Rogue and Klamath Basins. They work to protect and restore the extraordinary biological diversity of the Klamath-Siskiyou region of southwest Oregon and northwest California. They use environmental law, science, education and collaboration to defend healthy ecosystems and help build sustainable communities.

Thursday June 3rd
Handful of Luvin’
Doors 9:00pm
Show starts at 9:30pm until late.
Cost $10.00
All Ages

About Handful of Luvin’
Handful comprises a fine mix of experimental violin/fiddle on top of John Mayer-esque songs with undertones of harder blues rock, Celtic riffs and classical compositions. It’s a new music sensation that has lately been generating well-deserved hype in the Northwest.


Friday June 4th
Youth Dance Night
Doors 8:00pm
Music 8:30pm
All Ages


Saturday June 5th
"For the Next Seven Generations"
13 Indigenous Grandmothers movie screening
featuring a special honoring ceremony with Agnes Baker Pilgrim.
2:30pm until 6:30pm.
Donations gladly accepted
All Ages

About the movie:
In 2004, thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers from all four corners, moved by their concern for our planet, came together at a historic gathering, where they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of Thirteen Indigenous Grandmothers. This is their story. Four years in-the-making and shot on location in the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, North America, and at a private meeting with the Dalai Lama in India, For the Next 7 Generations follows what happens when these wise women unite. Facing a world in crisis, they share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it's too late. This film documents their unparalleled journey and timely perspectives on a timeless wisdom. www.forthenext7generations.com

Saturday June 5th
Trevor Green
Doors 8:00pm Show 8:30pm

About Trevor Green
Thriving on the live performance, Trevor Green is constantly evolving as an artist. His stage setup resembles a musical playground, where he finds himself surrounded by a 12 string guitar, a 6 string guitar, a lap slide, a mandolin, a banjo, 2 yidaki (didgeridoos), a stomp box, and various percussion instruments, Green creates a sound that encompasses the genres of world, funk, folk, and jam rock. "I've always been attracted to instruments of all kinds. As time goes on I continue to collect different instruments and I try to find ways of incorporating them into my setup." Watching Trevor Green live is a musical breath of fresh air. "Feeling the music throughout my entire body by playing multiple instruments simultaneously has become very meditative for me." As Green's stage setup evolves so does his song writing, leaving fans with a curiosity of what sounds lie on the horizon. www.myspace.com/trevorgreen

Tuesday June 8th
Delhi 2 Dublin
Doors 8:30pm Music 9:00pm

About Delhi 2 Dublin
Delhi 2 Dublin continues to break the mould with the May 4th release of its new genre-busting album, Planet Electric. It’s as if the band has been sent on a mission to further spread their sound beyond the planet and out into the galaxy. They describe Planet Electric “as the buzz of the world plugged into a large socket, electrifying the people and charging up their energy”. To capture the dynamism of their live shows, all of the tracks on the album were road-tested for months before recording. They also spent ten days and nights writing the material as a group, an approach that has led to this album being much more representative of the band as a whole. The icing on the cake was mixing the album with noted UK producer Diamond “DJ Swami” Duggal (Apache Indian/ Maxi Priest/ Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.)

Delhi 2 Dublin are road warriors. They have played major festivals in both Canada and the U.S. including Bumbershoot in Seattle, Earthdance in California, High Sierra in California, Stern Grove in San Francisco as well as such diverse events as SXSW in Austin, the Keelung City Ghost Festival in Taiwan and the Olympics in Vancouver. The band has an ambitious schedule planned for 2010. They will perform concerts coast to coast in Canada, everything from electronic music festivals like Evolve in Nova Scotia and Shambhala in British Columbia to festivals like Harbourfront in Toronto to the Winnipeg and Calgary Folk Festivals, before heading back to the U.S. for more dates like the Harmony Festival in Santa Rosa. Where else would you see a whirling dervish fiddle player, a guitar/sitar player in a kilt, two constantly-in-motion percussionists (one Dhol player and one Tabla player) and a singer with the ruggedly handsome good looks of a Bollywood idol?


Wednesday June 9th
Dreaming Bear
Doors 8:00pmShow 8:30pm

About DreamingBear
DreamingBear Baraka Kanaan is an internationally renowned award-winning author of eight books, transformational spoken word artist, and eco-peace advocate who elegantly blends quantum understandings of the universe with inner expressions of the heart. He is the founder of The Lovevolution Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering personal and universal transformation through ‘edutainment’ (making learning fun) & universal inspiration. “I have devoted my life's artistry to cultivating a living language of love spells for the new paradigms that captivate the senses and tickle the heart into a new consciousness that is playful, romantic, compassionate, and full of laughter.” The foundation for DreamingBear’s work as a transformational spoken word artist is deeply attuned to the natural world. His work was further defined by a year spent living in the wilderness, alone and without all the conveniences a modern life provides. While in a deep communion with nature he began to take his artistry to a new level and developed many of the works that have proven to be inspiring to so many. Upon recognizing a great need for humanity to converge more deeply with the natural world, DreamingBear went on to spend many years of his life living off the grid making nature his canvas of choice as he sought to create new paradigm languages to inspire a higher level of consciousness.


Friday June 11th
Electronic Wonderland
Doors 9:00pm Show 9:30pm

DJ Zach
Daniel W. Cahill
DJ Ravicher
DJ Ely
DJ Andrea Campell

About the DJ's
DJ Zach: Hailing from Ashland, OR, Zach has been enchanting crowds on the west coast with grimy, crunchy dubstep for the last 5 years. With influences ranging from grunge and metal to hip hop and electronic. Zach offers up a diverse mix, that is bound to make you strut and sway.

DJ Ravicher: Born in Portland, Oregon to an architectural engineer and a farm girl from the end of the Oregon Trail. Originally playing anything he liked, Ravicher eventually settled into Breakbeats, and slowly transitioned into his current favorite fare: Electro House and NuDisco. Playing with many Dj's and Producers of all kinds up and down the West Coast including Manoj, Manahan, Rithma, Break Beat Buddah, Adnan, Random Rab, Novatron, and Bassnectar, he began to pull back from the Cities and Clubs to play more outdoor events. This connected his passion for music and dance to Nature, his other passion. Wanting to give back to both these worlds he began producing, making original tracks as well as remixing others such as Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade, Golden Earring's Radar Love, Peter Gabriel's Games w/o Frontiers, Imogene Heap's Hide and Seek, Elite Force, Dusty Kid and Allez Allez.

DJ Ely: After DJ Ely was exposed to the diverse, high-quality electronic music scene he spawned his passion and it eventually led him to begin a career as a DJ and producer. He is here to roll out dub step breaks like lopsided marbles, all in good fun.

Friday June 12th
Fashion Show
presenting the jewelry of June Francis
featuring special guests artists:
The Vida Girls
The Hamazons
Dancing People Company
Doors 7:30pm Show 8pm
Cost $10.00

About June Frances
The work of June Frances, bead artist extraordinaire, will be showing at Cultureworks,on June 12th from 8 p.m. till midnight in a runway venue with her dearest friends modeling 20 of her pieces to African music. June has been doing bead art since the 70's, and has been dedicated to perfect her art which shows in these pieces. She designs each piece and makes her own cording, which creates a uniqueness not seen before. She uses materials from yard sales and thrift stores, so much of this work is recycled and quite beautiful. The event will be featuring live music from The Vida Girls band with Michael St. John, Krista Nicol, and guests. Also Carolyn Myers and Kendra Laughly from the Hamazons, with Dana Knoke from Playback Theater will be doing improv comedy. Alonzo Moore and Emily Abrahams, courtesy of Dancing People Company will be performing a duet.


Thursday June 17th
The Luminaries
Doors 8:00pm Show 8:30pm

About the Luminaries
Luminaries are a 7 piece conscious hip hop band from Venice, CA that are here to shine the light, and serve the world through their music. They bring such an amazing live show filled with messages of peace, love, and unity that inspire audiences to dance and feel empowered! They have performed alongside such renowned artist as Michael Franti, India Arie, Matisyahu, K’naan, and always leave the fans motivated to “Be the Change.” With songs titled “Show the World”, “Find a Way”, "Yes", “Peace”, and “Only Love”, it’s no wonder they keep getting booked at some of the biggest festivals in the world!


Wednesday June 23rd
Grand Opening of the Culture Works all day cafe hours.
Yes....Now we will be open all day from 11am to Midnight, Wednesday to Saturday and 9am to 10pm Sunday..!!!
Come try our extended menu of vegetarian and raw delights.
We will also be presenting free music nights for your dining pleasure.
Please visit our monthly calendar for details.


Thursday June 24th
Jeremy Facknitz (direct from Colorado)
Free Acoustic music night
Join us for dinner.

"As a solo artist, Facknitz clearly developed a driving rhythm style on the acoustic to propel his music. When his sound is backed by a band, the layers of rhythm and harmony are quite tasty." - Bill Reed, Colorado Springs Gazette

Thursday June 25th
The Red Hot Chachkas
Doors 8:00pmShow 8:30pm

About the Red Hot Chachkas
The Red Hot Chachkas' sound swings, shakes, and serenades. Comprised of multi-talented performing on violin, clarinet, mandolin, accordion, bass, and drums, the group plays traditional Eastern European dance tunes, ranging from frenzied to tranquil tantsn, plus original compositions and improvisations building on the klezmer tradition. Led since 1997 by Julie Egger, whose violin playing is inspiring, emotional, and contagious, they have performed at concerts, festivals, senior centers, schools, Jewish congregations, art and cultural exhibits, and private parties and simchas in the San Francisco Bay Area, where their versatility has excited, entertained and educated audiences young and old. They can customize any event and provide dance instruction.

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Wednesday night dance party!

WED APRIL 8th 8:00 PM

Join us for a fun and uplifting community dance ritual to activate our energy bodies and raise our vibrations though breath, heart connections and free form ecstatic movement. Embody the Mystical into the Physical, dance into bliss...


*PujaFunk* led by Avena Shakti Bliss www.shaktibliss.com

DJ Solus www.myspace.com/soluslove

and special treats from:

Lulu’s Raw Chocolate Alchemy www.luluschocolate.com

Iya’s Enchanted Closet people.tribe.net/iyamadroneberry

Liquid Fire Mantra Jewelry www.liquidfiremantra.com

$10 requested contribution

You are cordially invited to come celebrate with us the expansive spring energy that enlivens our hearts and stimulates growth.

As we awaken our lightbodies we channel healing energy into the depths of our souls and send our bliss out into the world with the intention of planetary ascension.

*Dance is our Prayer*

Together We Become Dance Floor Shamans
Awakening the Planet One Beat at a Time!

Mouth-watering treats brought by Lulu and Noah;
Lulu's Raw Chocolate Alchemy was created from a passion for gourmet chocolate and a desire to eat pure, whole foods. We are adding new dimensions to the way people experience chocolate!

There will also be fabulous adornments for sale from Iya’s Enchanted Closet and Liquid Fire Mantra. Treat yourself or a loved one to the extraordinary designs of these local companies.

6431 Adams Rd. Talent, OR (off of Beeson) gateway@liquidfiremantra.com
This is a private gated home, please be respectful of the neighbors…

Planetary Moon day 5

kin 155: Blue Crystal Eagle
I Dedicate in order to Create
Universalizing Mind
I seal the Output of Vision
With the Crystal tone of Cooperation
I am guided by the power of Accomplishment
I am a galactic activation portal enter me.
Mon, April 6, 2009 - 8:50 PM — permalink - 1 comments - add a comment


~the first communion~

Friday January 30th
310 Oak St, Ashland.

An Exclusive Party of Out of Proportion Enticement celebrating the Edge of Eroticism with Ashland’s best Performance Priest/Priestesses and DJ’s spinning Sultry Fat Beats! Where the high art of sensuality tantalizes the heartbeat of rhythm all night long, tempting you to explore your own unique edge of erotic expression. The creation of this event is a nascent, collaborative circle of local artists who desire a safe and sacred venue for the confluence of sensual opulence and playful exploration to gently stretch our boundaries.

Featuring DJ Medicine Man, Rara Avis, Shakti Bliss & Solus.

Come ready to fully participate and Dance~!

Dress to the Extreme...

Tickets are VERY limited so please get yours in advance. 21+
Thu, January 22, 2009 - 4:57 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

Dance on

The real message of the Dance opens up the vistas of life to all who have the urge to express beauty with no other instrument than their own bodies, with no apparatus and no dependence on anything other than space.

Ruth St. Denis

Dance, when you're broken open.
Dance, if you've torn the bandage off.
Dance in the middle of the fighting.
Dance in your blood.
Dance, when you're perfectly free.
-- Jelaluddin Rumi (13th century)

but if a living dance upon dead minds
why,it is love;but at the earliest spear
of sun perfectly should disappear
moon's utmost magic,or stones speak or one
name control more incredible splendor than
our merely universe, love's also there:
and being here imprisoned,tortured here
love everywhere exploding maims and blinds
(but surely does not forget,perish, sleep
cannot be photographed,measured;disdains
the trivial labelling of punctual brains...
-Who wields a poem huger than the grave?
from only Whom shall time no refuge keep
though all the weird worlds must be opened?

but if a living dance upon dead minds
by E. E. Cummings
Sun, January 4, 2009 - 10:42 PM — permalink - 1 comments - add a comment

Happy Solstice!

We will be celebrating Solstice at the Hong Kong in Ashland on Sunday night 12/21. The party will be from 9pm 'til 2am. Bring an hors d'oeuvre (finger food / sweet treat) to share and your dancing shoes! Solus will be DJ'ing the opening set so come early!
Sat, December 20, 2008 - 8:28 PM — permalink - 0 comments - add a comment

other forms of contact

So, I finally set up a my space account...


Or you can check out my profile on EQ.TV connect.eq.tv/profile/Marla

come find me there or e-mail me at mwelp@yahoo.com

Fri, October 17, 2008 - 9:13 AM — permalink - 1 comments - add a comment

Tina Fey does Palin on SNL

This is a must see! www.nbc.com/Saturday_Nig...-open/704042/


...and a little dose of John Stewart; www.youtube.com/watch

Sarah Palin...

Friends, compatriots, fellow-lamenters,

We are writing to you because of the fury and dread we have felt since the announcement of Sarah Palin as the Vice-Presidential candidate for the Republican Party. We believe that this terrible decision has surpassed mere partisanship, and that it is a dangerous farce—on the part of a pandering and rudderless Presidential candidate—that has a real possibility of becoming fact.

Perhaps like us, as American women, you share the fear of what Ms. Palin and her professed beliefs and proven record could lead to for ourselves and for our present or future daughters. To date, she is against sex education, birth control, the pro-choice platform, environmental protection, alternative energy development, freedom of speech, gun control, the separation of church and state, and polar bears. To say nothing of her complete lack of real preparation to become the second-most-powerful person on the planet.

We want to clarify that we are not against Sarah Palin as a woman, a mother, or, for that matter, a parent of a pregnant teenager, but solely as a rash, incompetent, and all together devastating choice for Vice President. Ms. Palin's political views are in every way a slap in the face to the accomplishments that our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers so fiercely fought for, and that we've so demonstrably benefited from.

*First and foremost, Ms. Palin does not represent us. She does not demonstrate or uphold our interests as American women. It is presumed that the inclusion of a woman on the Republican ticket could win over women voters. We want to disagree, publicly.

*Therefore, we invite you to reply to; womensaynopalin@gmail.com
with a short, succinct message about why you, as a woman living in this country, do not support this candidate as second-in-command for our nation.

Please include your name (last initial is fine), age, and place of residence.

We will post your responses on a blog called "Women Against Sarah Palin," which we intend to publicize as widely as possible. Please send us your reply at your earliest convenience—the greater the volume of responses we receive, the stronger our message will be.

Thank you for your time and action.



Quinn Latimer and Lyra Kilston
New York , NY

**PLEASE FORWARD WIDELY! If you send this to 20 women in the next hour, you could be blessed with a country that takes your concerns seriously. Stranger things have happened.


Palin is a social conservative. She has called herself as "pro-life as any candidate can be":[53] she would permit abortion only in cases where the mother's life is in danger,[104] and has supported bills to outlaw late-term abortions and to require parental consent for abortions in Alaska.[105] Palin is supportive of contraception [53] but she backs abstinence-only education and is against "explicit sex-ed programs" in schools.[106][107] She opposes same-sex marriage[53] and supported a non-binding referendum for an Alaskan constitutional amendment to deny state health benefits to same-sex couples.[108] She supports capital punishment.[109] Palin supports allowing the teaching of both creationism and evolution in public schools, but not to the extent of requiring the teaching of creation-based alternatives.[110]

Palin strongly supports an individual's right to bear arms, including handguns. She also supports gun safety education for youth.[111]

Palin has promoted oil and natural gas resource development in Alaska, including in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR).[59] She has opposed federal listing of the polar bear as an endangered species warning that it would adversely affect energy development in Alaska. [114] Palin does not believe that global warming is human-caused.[115] She supports the hunting of wolves by low flying air planes.[116] This topic was one of the first to be brought up by environmental groups, who mentioned it while many media outlets were focusing on her daughter's pregnancy.[117]

Palin supports the Bush Administration's policies in Iraq.[118][119]

Sat, October 4, 2008 - 3:00 PM — permalink - 1 comments - add a comment

Goddess Alchemy Project in Ashland this Sunday!

Goddess Alchemy Project w/APOSTLE & DJ QUEST

Sunday 10-05-2008 8pm at Stillwater
in Ashland, Oregon

Bringing forth a timeless science through a live, lyrical experience of “more than one sista on the mic at a time”… this crew gives voice to the potent medicine of Goddess Alchemy rising. Empowering the revolution from within, these creatresses synergize their individual skills to weave together an evolutionary, artistic collective grounded in the ancient ways of women’s wisdom. In collaboration with many artists and producers, Goddess Alchemy’s sound alchemizes a fresh, feminine flavor by integrating elements of underground hip hop, world accents, spoken word flows, and soulful melodics. Combine this with ancient texts, quantum physics, ancestral roots, multi-dimensional symbology, and an all-female cipher… the result to this equation is a new, musical science they call “Open Source Soul Floetics”. Utilizing multi-media as they’re tool of mass creation, The Goddess Alchemy Project fuses music, visual art, spoken word poetry, dance, their al.KEM.y Designs clothing company, and community outreach to bring sacred intention to the forefront of artistic momentum.
Thu, October 2, 2008 - 5:21 PM — permalink - 4 comments - add a comment

Earthdance Afterparty at the Elks Lodge

Dear Friends,

The official Earthdance afterparty will be taking place next Thursday night in Ashland, featuring an incredible line up of local talent and surprise guests. This year's festival was our best ever and we are excited to carry on the positive vibes in our beautiful home town. Please help us spread the word and pass this info on to your lists. It will be a night to remember..

We hope you will join us...

Thanks for all your support,

Chris Deckker
Earthdance International


SpiritDance in assoc. with Earthdance International Presents:

"The Official Ashland Earthdance Afterparty"
Featuring a Preview Screening of 1 Giant Leap's new movie:

"What About Me?"

"Jubilant, unique, ambitious, epic, dramatic,
life-affirming and positively absorbing… a
musical and visual feast." DVD Weekly

Thurs. Sept. 25th - Ashland Elks Lodge
255 E. Main Street, Ashland. (Next door to Alchemy Botanicals)
7pm until late.
All ages welcome.
Performing Live:

Medicine Drum
Feat. Chris Deckker (Earthdance Founder), Rara Avis, Wisdom and Special Guests

Organik Time Machine
Ashland's own funky livetronic fusion

A-Town Infusion
Ashland's high energy funk-fueled dance music explosion

DJ Kenny B (SpiritDance) Spinning a WorldFusion of body rockin' sonic elixir.

Open Kirtan with Prema Mayi and friends.
Also featuring - Special guest DJ's, ritual performance artists, poets, clowns, mystics and magicians.

Doors open 7:00p ~ 'Til Late < > Movie begins 8:00p
$10/advance / $15/door * All Ages * Everyone Welcome
Beer & Wine Garden *
Tickets / Music Coop, Ashland, OR

<< This show is not to be missed >>

All Proceeds donated to Earthdance International:

More Movie Info, Go To:
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