Texas State Musician call for nominations

The Texas Commission on the Arts (TCA) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for the 2013 and 2014 positions of Texas State Musician. We invite you to nominate qualified artists and help us spread the word about this unique opportunity. Self nominations are encouraged. Deadline for nominations is:October 15, 2012.

Complete details and the nomination form are available online at:http://www.arts.texas.gov/nominate/.

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Atreyu- 2021

Atreyu's Baptism

At their core, Atreyu is a hard rock band with metal riffs and pop choruses. Now, after more than 20 years, the band has stepped boldly into their next chapter with a change in lineup and an album that proves the lifeblood of Atreyu is stronger than ever.

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Heaven's Metal: An Oral History of the Genesis of Christian Metal

Heaven's Metal

When rock emerged from blues and 'heavy metal' began to surface, faith-based metal acts also rose to start their own journeys. Initially shunned by both believers and non-believers, they were fighting for their spot at the table, ultimately building a legacy that would go on to change the genre forever. HM presents an oral history of the beginning of Christian metal music, featuring Guardian, Tourniquet, Holy Soldier, Whitecross, and, of course, Stryper.

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