WBEZ | Double Door http://www.wbez.org/venues/double-door Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en RAW: Chicago Presents ELEVATION http://www.wbez.org/raw-chicago-presents-elevation-107746 <p><p>RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair &amp; makeup artistry, photography, models and performing art.</p><div>RAW&#39;s mission is to provide up-and-coming artists of all creative realms with the tools, resources and exposure needed to inspire and cultivate creativity so that they might be seen, heard and loved. RAW educates, connects and exposes emerging artists in 54 artistic communities across the United States and Australia, through monthly showcase events. Join us in celebrating the work of these artists.<br />&nbsp;</div><div>RAW events feature a cash bar for cocktails while you enjoy the night. Dress code is cocktail attire, so dress the occasion and get ready for an artistic circus of creativity!</div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><img alt="" src="http://www.rawartists.org/images/comprofiler/crop_67057_avatar_1340061195.jpg" style="width: 325px; height: 251px; float: left; border-width: 5px; border-style: solid;" /><strong>Featured Artist:</strong> IMAG from Washinton D.C.</p><div><div>IMAG (born <strong>Lemond Brown</strong> on August 1, 1988 in Washington, D.C.) is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer. Since the age of 5 IMAG has been crafting lyrics and writing poetry among other artistic hobbies. His training in classical piano at the young age of 7 has made him into a very promising producer as well. IMAG has been producing songs for himself and other local acts in the DC Metro area since he was 16. His youthfulness provides a good balance to the maturity in his music. Creating IMAGinative concepts for each of his songs is one of the things that sets him apart, and is something that is lost in much of today&rsquo;s music, especially in hip-hop. Fresh, original, powerful, eclectic and captivating, are all words that industry leaders and fans alike have used to describe the music that is IMAG. Using real life experiences and the influence of his environment to put together real music anybody can relate to; his creative, witty, relaxed flow has drawn many people of all ages to his music.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>More about this artist <a href="http://www.thisisimag.tv/">here</a>.&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Purchase tickets for this show <a href="http://www.rawartists.org/chicago/elevation/?artist=67057">here.</a></div></div><p>&nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 11:17:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/raw-chicago-presents-elevation-107746