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Sedona.tv Giveaway Ends June 2nd – Enter NOW to Win a One-Night Stay for 2 in Sedona & More


Our Sedona.TV Giveaway ends June 2nd!

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Sedona Events: Zaki Gordon Shorts Film Festival May 22-24

Don’t Miss the Zaki Gordon Institute’s Film Festival Experience!
SAVE THE DATE!
May 22-24, 2009
Memorial Day weekend marks the 9th annual ZGI Shorts Film Festival!
The Zaki Gordon Institute is proud to present short films from the Class of 2009 and more. The complete film festival experience is an exciting time with the premiere of over 20 short films, new projects from ZGI alumni and winners of the Arizona High School Media Competition all screening at the film festival.
Presenting a first look at films directed by this year’s graduates, the shorts program will also highlight, Student Films by Famous Directors. George Lucas, Robert Zemeckis and Steven Spielberg all launched their film careers as students. Today their work inspires new filmmakers with films like Star Wars, Back to the Future and Close Encounters.

Documentaries Nurture Nature shorts film block gives a close up look at the powerful relationship between humanity and nature. Subjects include the Sea of Cortez, Lake Powell and Cornville, Ariz.
Film synopsis and schedule details will be posted one week prior to the film festival. Please note all films screen at least one time on Saturday and one time on Sunday.

Premiere Pass: Only $35
Don’t miss the opening celebration! Clearly the best value of the weekend, the Premiere Pass includes the biggest party of the weekend.
This year the celebration of filmmaking will take place on campus Friday evening. Casino games will provide the entertainment at this “filmanthropic” event. A great excuse to dress to the nines, the school will be transformed, taking guests back in time to a magical era of the classic casino lounges and the Rat Pack.
The evening will start at 6:30 and the winners will be announced at 9:30pm. A wine tasting demonstration will be presented by Oak Creek Vineyards and Winery. Fabulous food provided by Reds, Dahl & DiLuca and the Heartline Cafe and live classic jazz by Eric Williams.
Call Now to Make Your Reservations at 928-649-4288. Passes can be held at will call. If you would like to pick up your passes before the event the Box Office opens May 14, Monday – Friday, 1pm-5pm. Prizes for the Opening Night Incredible Getaway Package in Sedona, Adventure on the Grand Canyon Railroad and more…
For more information on the ZGI Film Festival May 22-24,
go to the Zaki Gordon website here.


Ground-breaking Sedona Event: Return of the Ancestors April 18-28

A historic event is about to take place right here in Sedona, Arizona.

It will impact the world for generations to come.

Many believe this event fulfills the ancient Mayan prophecies about the year 2012.

Be part of the Return of the Ancestors – a gathering of the indiginous elders of the world, coming together with one common goal…peace…on…Earth.

The Wisdom keepers and indigenous peoples from all over the earth are gathering in Sedona on April 18th -19th which many believe fulfills the ancient prophecy of the Condor and the Eagle where the Condor of the South unites with the Eagle of the North.

“The Institute for Cultural Awareness presents a historic International multicultural gathering and sacred pilgrimage welcoming Indigenous elders and future wisdom keepers representing the voice of Mother Earth, beginning Earth Day weekend, April 18-28, 2009 throughout Northern Arizona. The heart of the gathering will be the 4th reunion of the Continental Council of Indigenous Elders and Spiritual Guides of the Americas. The intention is to unite and share the invited wisdom keeper’s visions and prophesized ceremonies for peace and harmony for Mother Earth and all humanity.”

~ The Insititute for Cultural Awareness

This is one Sedona event you don’t want to miss.


Continued from The Insitute of Cultural Awareness:

Humanity has waited for the day of peace and harmony to reign in this world for hundreds of years. We are at a pivotal point where action needs to be taken. We must move in a new direction towards each individual seeking the healing of their ancestral memories to enable humanity to move forward. A proclamation will be made for the ancestral memories to be healed globally for all time and space.

We are now living in a time of our truth and an intertwined field of destiny mending the circle of life. Let us look at the truth: the tree of life, the seed of life, the flower of life. The world has awaited a renewed life’s plan. We look towards our grand elders and wisdom keepers’ Cosmovision for specific instructions and guidance towards the reconnection to the natural laws. The seen and unseen from the past, present and future unfold. Destiny brings us all to this point in time. The men and women of wisdom have returned. History and Herstory is unfolding in front of our very own eyes.

The Institute for Cultural Awareness’ goal is to sponsor 72 or more global spiritual/cultural leaders and 28 youth council leaders from around the world. These wisdom keepers will share a harvest of harmonic wisdom and understandings that will enable the world to fulfill the prophecies of the ancestors. This gathering’s commitment to ceremony as a focal point offers pilgrims of the world the privilege to witness councils sharing wisdom from their ancestors, songs and sacred ceremonies. This intention is to bring inspiration to the world thus birthing clear decisions and manifesting a conduit of hope for our children, the future wisdom keepers of the world.

Whether attending the gathering physically or through private ceremony, everyone is being called to participate in this historic and extraordinary event. Through humanity’s enlightenment, once again we will live in balance and harmony with Mother Earth. All is in divine timing!

One Mayan prophecy states, “At the time of the 12 Baktun and 13 Ahau is the time of the return of our ancestors and the return of the men of wisdom.” “That time is now,” says Grandfather Alejandro Cirilo Oxlaj, President of the National Mayan Council of Elders of Guatemala and President of the Continental Council of Indigenous Elders and Spiritual Guides of the Americas.
The Institute for Cultural Awareness is a 501c (3) non-profit corporation coordinating this monumental gathering. The vision of ICA is strong and motivated with a desire to build a better future for our children. Your support will provide a firm foundation to create a broader expression of service for humanity.

Our goal is to raise 1.5 million dollars for the Return of the Ancestors Gathering. To learn more about how you can support ICA and the preparations for this gathering, please feel free to contact ICA directly at 928-6463000 or visit our website: www.ica8.org

Kayta Bella Children's Boutique Announces "Trying NOT to Go Out of Business" Sale

Kayta Bella Children’s Clothing Boutique, located inside the Art Mart of Sedona.

Trying Not to Go Out of Business Sale – 20% Off Everything in the Store!

If you’re looking for affordable and adorable gifts for the little ones in your life, now is the time to visit Kayta Bella Boutique located in the Art Mart of Sedona, next to Harkin’s Theater. They’ve just announced their biggest sale ever – the “Trying NOT to Go Out of Business” Sale. With the recession hitting families of every shape and size, Kayta Bella hopes the unbelievable “20% off everything in the store” sale, will help visitors and locals alike find several special items to take home to the little ones in their lives. Choose from infant and toddler girls and boys outfits, jackets, pajamas, shirts, jeans and more. Looking for a last minute Baby Shower or Birthday gift? Kayta Bella has a wonderful selection of newborn layette items – from blanket and rattle gift sets to embroidered onsies with sayings like “Miss Behaving'” and “Like Father, Like Son.”

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With a 20% discount, the store’s bestseller Twirly Girl dresses are now offered at an unbeatable price nearly 40% off retail! 2-in-1 reversible dresses in sizes 2T- Girls 12 will make your little girl spin right round baby right round! Or, spoil that little princess with a fabulous “Wings of Wonder” Dress with built in wings!!! Straight from L.A., these chic little dresses will have a home in your little girl’s closet forever.

Owners Megan, Kory and Kayta Aronson hope that their unprecedented sale will make it possible for them to keep the store in business. Megan says, “We really hoped to serve our community with our little store, offering the only namebrand, affordable children’s clothing in Sedona at prices we knew even we could afford!” Unfortunately, the recession has hit this little family hard and if April’s sales don’t improve, the Aronsons will be forced to close the store at the end of month. They invite you to come and take part in their “Trying Not To Go Out of Business” sale where you’ll find the most unbeatable deals in town paired with some of the cutest little kid’s clothes you’ve ever seen. The Aronsons say, “We want to be here for years to come so we can offer families like ours great kid’s clothes at prices they can afford. Please come and visit the store and help us stay in business so we can continue to serve Sedona’s families.” You can also order from Kayta Bella online – just email them at KaytaBella@yahoo.com.

Kayta Bella Children’s Clothing Boutique is located inside the Art Mart, a 12,000 square foot indoor art festival featuring the works of over 130 artists as well as a huge selection of clothing, jewelry, photography, watercolors, fountains, Kachina dolls, pottery, furniture and much more. Located at 2180 W. Hwy 89A next to Harkin’s Theater, they are open daily from 10-6 and Sundays 11-6. For more information about Kayta Bella visit http://www.kaytabella.com/ or call (928) 853-4559.

Remember, SHOP LOCAL first and you’re supporting families just like yours.

"March"ing into Spring – Upcoming Sedona & Verde Valley Events with VIDEOS

It happens every year. February blows by like a crisp winter wind, March 1st arrives and its as if overnight Sedona and the Verde Valley come to life in anticipation of Spring. Suddenly, a plethora of events come flooding out into the sunshine along with thousands of people coming from near and far to enjoy them.

We’ve compiled a list of upcoming events, new and old, to whet your pallette for Springtime, inspirational art, and the melodies of Sedona’s diverse arts and culture scene.

So come out of hibernation – the weather is IDEAL! We’ve got unbelievable 60 and 70 degree weather with limitless blue skies and sunshine, red rocks and fun – and we’ve got something for everyone!

Sedona Gallery Association First Friday Evening in the Galleries
Friday, March 6th 5-8 p.m.

Every month Sedona’s finest galleries roll out the red carpet, local wines, appeteasers and featured artists for the First Friday Evening in the Galleries Event. This month nearly every gallery on the tour has a special exhibit or artist reception where you’re likely to meet the artists behind the artwork. The best way to tour the SGA Galleries is to hop on the Sedona Trolley – they’ll take you from gallery to gallery so you can skip the driving and safely enjoy a few sips of the local vinos offered.

Sedona Gallery Association Video from Sedona.tv

The Sedona Gallery AssociationThe best video clips are right here

Must-see galleries on your tour this month should include…

El Prado Gallery “Women to Watch” Exhibit
Located in Tlaquepaque
View El Prado’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.

“El Prado celebrates National Women’s History Month with women artists who are destined to become future legends in fine art. New works from gallery favorites will include Sally Kimp, Kate Starling, Claudette Barker, Linda Demetre and Leslie Thompson. And, we always like to surprise our guests with some new young lady kicking up the dust with their artistic flair.”
-From http://www.elpradogalleries.com/Events.cfm

El Prado Video by Sedona.tv

Sedona El Prado Gallery Art VideoFor more funny videos, click here

James Ratliff Gallery
Located in Hozho Plaza on Gallery Row
View James Ratliff Gallery’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.

The James Ratliff Gallery will be featuring a one-time jewelry trunk show showcasing the jewelry artists Patti Polk and Matt Nelson. From www.jamesratliffgallery.com/

Mountain Trails Gallery
Located in Tlaquepaque
www.mountaintrails.com/

Mountain Trails Gallery will be highlighting the works of Western Bronze Artist Dustin Payne.

The Sedona Arts Center 29th Annual Juried Members Exhibition
Located in Uptown Sedona
View Sedona Arts Center’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.

This popular exhibition will feature juried works in all sizes, mediums, and price ranges showing works of emerging and professional artists. Prizes to be Awarded!

Preceding the Juried Members Exhibition the Poets Corner 2009 Season Opener will take place from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the Sculpture Garden at the Sedona Arts Center. Hosted by NORAZ Founder Christopher Lane watch out for poet Chris Linfors, Sedona Red Rock High School’s David Black, and poets from Sinagua High School Flagstaff. PLUS performance poets from Phoenix, Tucson and Flagstaff will be entertaining the crowd. This is going to be a fun one!
http://www.sedonaartscenter.com/

Sedona Arts Center Video by Sedona.tv

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For more information on the Sedona Gallery Association & the First Friday Evening in the Galleries visit http://www.sedonagalleryassociation.com/.

1st Saturday Jerome Art Walk
Saturday, March 7th 5-8 p.m.
http://www.jeromeartwalk.com/

Meander through the streets of Jerome’s historic shopping & art district to visit over 20 galleries on the 1st Saturday Art Walk. This monthly event takes place on the first Saturday of every month & this month several of the galleries are offering artist receptions, exhibitions, live music, drinks and hors deourves.

Geoffrey Roth Masriera & Bagues Trunk Show
Friday & Saturday March 6th & 7th
View Geoffrey Roth’s Video Web Page on Sedona.tv here.

Masriera and Bagues Jewelry Trunk Show at Geoffrey Roth Geoffrey Roth, under the Bell Tower in Tlaquepaque, is hosting a trunk show for the Masriera and Bagues jewelry lines from Barcelona, Spain, Friday, March 6th and all day Saturday, March 7th. The jewelry store has carried these two fabulous lines for several years. However, this is the first time we will have the two complete lines available for the public. Please join us for a wine reception on Friday, March 6th, from 5pm to 8pm and an all day showing from 10am to 5pm on Saturday, March 7th. From http://tlaq.com/event/detail/id/32

Geoffrey Roth Video by Sedona.tv

Sedona Geoffrey Roth Jewelry Sedona WatchworksThe most popular videos are here

Sedona Sounds comes to Stakes & Sticks Thursday Nights
Located in Los Abrigados Resort & Spa at 160 Portal Lane adjacent to Tlaquepaque.
Learn more about Stakes & Sticks on their video web page on Sedona.tv here.

Come get the karaoke groove on at Shef’s Bar in Stakes & Sticks Sports Bar and Celebrity Grill Thursdays from 9 p.m. until midnight. Every Thursday, Shef’s Bar in Stakes & Sticks transforms from sports bar gaming venue to the forum for falsettos, the stage for sopranos, the arena for altos, the tavern for tenors and the best bar for bass. People throug
hout Sedona and the Verde Valley have been requesting DJ Bobby Russell’s “you name it, I’ve got it” catalog of music, anxious to croon, cry or cackle their way through all types of genre, all types of songs. Now, as Russell hands over the microphone and Shef’s Bar becomes Shef’s Studio, people can become the stars they’ve dreamt of being.
From http://www.ilxresorts.com/

Fore more information on the events and businesses featured here, come explore the first-ever online video portal to Sedona & Northern Arizona http://www.sedona.tv/ . This ground-breaking new website features over 100 exciting and informative videos on everything to see & do in Sedona from Sedona lodging and restaurants to galleries, tours & activities.

Sedona Int'l Film Fest – "Ones to Watch" – Pt I

It’s Film Fest time and the hardest part of making it through this “grueling” week of non-stop films is picking the right films to watch.

Decisions, decisions! If only we could see them all!

As an FYI, films in the prime evening slots around 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. are usually the “must-sees” on the Film Fest Director and Screeners’ lists. They are also usually the first to sell out so if you want to see one, go to http://www.sedonafilmfestival.com/ and get your tickets now.

For those who like a well-rounded meal of film “soulfood” a healthy mix of daytime and evening films might satisfy your cravings. We’ve combined a list of film descriptions and trailers to help you decide which of the films will make your must-see list.

Don’t forget to take time to come up for air in between films – for a list of things to see & do between films scroll down to the next post. Also, if you’re in Sedona this week, be sure to tune into RED ROCK TV CHANNEL 16 anytime day or night for our Virtual Tour of What to See & Do in Sedona! Or visit www.sedona.tv to view our online video portal to Sedona with over 100 videos.

New York Lately
Harkins 5 Saturday, February 28, 2009 – 7:30 PM

The movie trailer for New York Lately hints at a complex intertwining of relationships and the ever present pursuit of happiness. See for yourself!

New York Lately is a feature film drama following multiple characters as they weave through their daily lives struggling to find happiness. However, happiness to each of them is defined differently. The effect is a sprawling mosaic of New york City and its everyday people, living everday lives.


Buddha’s Lost Children
Harkins 6 Saturday, February 28, 2009 – 11:35 AM

The movie trailer on YouTube has been viewed worldwide over 27,000 times – that’s gotta say somethin’!

Buddha’s Lost Children covers a year in the life of a small roving monastic community in northern Thailand. The film is more than just a portrait of a monk and his novices, touching on larger, more universal themes. One particular goal was to explore the nature of compassion, and what it actually means. The film is also a ‘coming of age’ story, and looks to capture the struggle of youth coming to knowledge of itself.


Lord, Save Us From Your Followers
Sedona Red Rock H.S. Saturday, February 28, 2009 – 8:00 PM

Though nine out of ten Americans claim a belief in God, public expression of faith is more contentious than ever. Even as discussion of religion floods the media like never before, the rhetoric is divisive and hyper. Lord, Save Us From Your Followers is an energetic, accessible documentary that explores the collision of faith and culture in America. In the tradition of “entertaining documentaries” like Super Size Me, Bowling For Columbine and What the Bleep Do We Know?, Lord, Save Us From Your Followers, employs the language of pop culture to create a provocative, funny and redemptive viewing experience.


The Garden
Harkins 1 Tuesday, February 24, 2009 – 3:15 PM
Nominated for an Academy Award® for “Best Documentary, Features”

From the ashes of the Los Angeles riots arose a lush, 14-acre community garden, the largest of its kind in the United States. South Central Farmers have created a miracle in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods. Growing their own food. Feeding their families. Creating a community. Now bulldozers threaten its future. The Garden is an unflinching look at the struggle between these urban farmers and the City of Los Angeles and a powerful developer who want to evict them and build warehouses.


We’ll keep you up to date this week on more films that are the “ones to watch”! Check back often!

Remember, enjoy the show and Sedona, too!