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Pianist Lorie Line plays live Friday May 9 in Zumbrota.

Line stages 'Intimate Evening'

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Crossings is bringing famed Minnesota musical talent Lorie Line back to the Zumbrota State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Friday May 9 as part of her 2014 “Intimate Evening Series.”

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The 20-city series marks her 25th year of touring.

This spring she’s bringing her “Fab Five” with her to share music celebrating her quarter-century as a touring musician. Besides sharing all her favorites from the past 25 years, Line will perform solo piano arrangements from her new book, “The Early Years.”

Line’s band includes Robbie Nordstrom on violin; Drew Moore on bass; Marcus Farrow on drums; Mike Linden on guitar and Derek Bromme on trombone and euphonium.

“Surrounding myself with the best players possible makes making music so much more fun, and after touring all these years, I know how important that is — I'm now doing it these days to have fun,” she notes.

Known mainly for her holiday extravaganza, she branched out eight years ago and developed her intimate series.

Line’s CDs have sold more than 6 million copies. She own one of the largest independent record labels, Lorie Line Music. She’s also published more than 30 books of music so others can play her arrangements of popular pieces as well as her original works.

Line and her husband/tour manager, Tim Line, live in Orono, Minnesota, but tour year-round. She plays to 100,000 people on more than 85 stages annually.

She said she puts her personal stamp on everything — from color themes to graphic design from the one-of-a-kind gowns and flashy costumes she wears to set design.

Tickets are $39. Groups of 10 or more may purchase tickets for $34 each. To reserve tickets, stop in to Crossings at Carnegie, 320 East Ave., Zumbrota, or call 507-732-7616. For more information, visit www.crossingsatcarnegie.com.

If you go …

Who: Lori Line

What: “2014 Intimate Evening Series”

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday May 9

Where: Zumbrota State Theatre, 96 E. Fourth St.

Cost: $39; group sales $34

More info: 507-732-7616 or www.crossingsatcarnegie.com

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