After many years of frequenting the battle-emcee circuit, Seattle-based Astronautalis fuses his love of hip-hop with a sonic approach that combines rock music and country music-style storytelling. Rhyming schemes combine with electronically programmed beats as well as acoustic instruments, conjuring an easy comparison to Beck's familiar hybrid. Astronautalis has put out a number of independently released albums and EPs. His 2008 album is called Pomegranate and was released on Eyeball Records.
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Steven Curtis Chapman is a singer/songwriter and musician who began creatingcontemporary Christian music in the late 1980s. Since releasing his debut album First Hand, in 1987, he has become one of the most recognized performers in the genre. Throughout the 1990s and well into the 2000s, he has collected several Grammy Awards and over 50 Gospel Music Association Dove Awards, more than any other artist in history. Chapman released his 18th full-length album,The Glorious Unfolding, in 2013.
This world-renowned production tells the story of a nutcracker who comes to life, taking its owner, Clara, on a fantastical journey through a magical world populated by the rose queen, sugar plum fairies and an army of evil rats. The enchanting tale is performed by companies large and small during the holiday season, as a beloved tradition. The spectacular dances and incomparable score by Tchaikovsky have cemented themselves in the hearts and imaginations of popular culture, enduring for decades as a classic.