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The Rauch Foundation, Inc. and Title Sponsor Horizon Wealth Management will present the 2015 Imagine Awards at Horseshoe Southern Indiana on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.; the event program and dinner begins at 6:30 p.m.
We are pleased to announce that Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper will entertain at the 2015 Imagine Awards. Michael, who was born blind, is considered one of the premier bluegrass fiddlers of his generation. Mike picked up a fiddle at age four, and his talent was recognized early. In 1993, Mike made his Grand Ole Opry debut as a guest of Alison Krauss. His list of guest appearances over the years is a who's who of bluegrass legends including Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, Ralph Stanley, Mac Wiseman, Doc Watson, Larry Sparks, Doyle Lawson, and J.D. Crowe. At the 2001 International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards, Mike took his first Fiddle Player of the Year award, and shared the title of Entertainer of the Year with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage. He has now been named the Fiddle Player of the Year 9 times. His 2002 album "Flame Keeper" was chosen the IBMA's Instrumental Album of the Year. In 2004, Mike shared the Instrumental Album of the Year award with Tom Adams for "Tom Adams and Michael Cleveland Live at the Ragged Edge," an album of fiddle and banjo duets. In 2006 Mike's second solo album on Rounder Records, "Let 'Er Go, Boys!," won Instrumental Album of the Year. Mike is a sought-after guest and has performed with Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, The Mark Newton Band, J.D. Crowe and the New South, Audie Blaylock and Redline, Melvin Goins and Windy Mountain and The Wildwood Valley Boys. He is also an active studio musician, and his credits include the 2005 GRAMMY-nominated "A Tribute to Jimmy Martin: The King of Bluegrass" and a 2003 GRAMMY winner, Jimmy Sturr's "Let's Polka 'Round." Mike lives in Charlestown, Indiana.
INTRODUCHING THE 2015 IMAGINE AWARDS HONOREES
Bryan Varner, Individual Honoree:
Born with cerebral palsy, Bryan has had many hurdles to overcome, but he refuses to let disability stand in his way. He is an intelligent, hardworking problem solver, approaching challenges with a positive, can-do attitude. Click here to read Bryan's full story.
Jill Valocik Smith, Community Leader Honoree:
Jill never shies away from speaking out for people with disabilities and ensuring their voices are heard. She lives on the positive side of this world—acknowledging that there are many problems, but also that there is always a way forward if we are creative and committed. Jill does this with a personal drive and sincerity that people immediately grasp. Click here to read Jill's full story.
Dr. Jason Lipoff, Business Honoree:
Affectionately called “Dr. J” by his patients, Jason Lipoff is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist, Health and Wellness Coach and a professional smile giver. Dr. J has been referred to as “magic” because children and adults who will not cooperate anywhere else will relax in the chair and let him work to restore their oral health. Click here to read Dr. Lipoff's full story.
Endris Jewlers has generously donated a beautiful 18k yellow gold necklace with 27 white diamonds and 14 black diamonds valued at $2,495. Raffle tickets are $10 each and only 400 will be sold! Get your tickets above and the stub will be mailed to you. You can also purhcase tickets at Rauch Industries at 845 Park Place, New Albany.