ROCK STAR

NOW TAKING AUTOGRAPHED PRE-ORDERS!
COMING END OF JUNE!
A brand new classical classic rock project
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COMING END OF JUNE!

NOW TAKING AUTOGRAPHED PRE-ORDERS! http://www.lorieline.com/shop.php

A brand new classical classic rock project featuring 14 of the greatest rock songs!

Layla (ERIC CLAPTON)

Against The Wind (BOB SEGER)

Fields Of Gold (STING)

Don't Stop Believin' (JOURNEY)

Rocket Man (ELTON JOHN)

Stairway To Heaven (LED ZEPPLIN)

Free Bird (LYNYRD SKYNYRD)

Africa (TOTO)

Honky Tonk Women (THE ROLLING STONES)

New Kid In Town (EAGLES)

*Bohemian Rhapsody (QUEEN)

You Are So Beautiful To Me (JOE COCKER)

A Whiter Shade Of Pale (PROCOL HARUM)

Light My Fire (THE DOORS)

ALL SONGS ARE PENDING FINAL COPYRIGHT APPROVAL AT THIS TIME.

*The music book will not contain Bohemian Rhapsody as we were not able to obtain the publishing rights.

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THE 2019 SOLO PIANO TOUR

TOURING IN JUNE!
MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN RAPIDS, DE PERE, MADISON
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FOR TICKETS http://www.lorieline.com/tour.php 

MENOMONIE, WISCONSIN, Thursday, June 20th, 7:00 PM

WISCONSIN RAPIDS, WISCONSIN, Friday, June 21st, 7:00 PM

DE PERE, WISCONSIN, Saturday, June 22nd, 7:00 PM

MADISON, WISCONSIN, Sunday, June 23rd, 3:00 PM

Dear Fans,

I'm excited to announce an upcoming solo piano spring and summer tour. I will be traveling to some brand new theatres and returning to some favorite spots that are "jewels" for me. I will be playing brand new music from a new album called ROCK STAR (and I'm sure everyone will know this music). I'll also be sharing some of my favorite music and stories from 30 years of touring. All venues will be small, up close and personal. Come and see me! We'll take pictures in the lobby following the concert and I'll sign all your Lorie Line music. I look forward to seeing you soon!

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THE 2019 HOLIDAY TOUR

The 30th Year Anniversary Celebration
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Booking cities every day! Check back often!
OPENING AT THE NEW WESTONKA PAC!
Groups on sale Monday, July 1st, 9AM
General tickets on sale Monday, August 5th, 9AM

THE 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE CITIES SCHEDULE FOR THIS YEAR'S TOUR

Check back often! We are adding cities daily!

http://www.lorieline.com/tour.php

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TIDYING UP/Spring Blog 2019

I'm organized. I think this is one of the main "ingredients" you have to have if you're going to be successful. I know where everything is, what I have, and it is neat and tidy. My close friends are surprised that they can come to my house at any time and it is always the same . . . the bed is made, bathroom is wiped down, clothes are hung up, laundry is done, dishes are done and the sink is sparkling, and nothing is really out of place.

"When do you clean?"

I don't have an official day to clean. I clean continually, when it's dusty or dirty . . . all day, every day. I look at something and say, "oh, I should dust that" or "I should polish that" and I do it right away.

What I've learned along the way is it's easier to clean when you have less. The more you have, the more maintenance it requires. (And, try moving ALL of your furniture into the garage once a month . . . that's what we do for The Living Room Series! You simplify and quickly learn to eliminate things you do not love.) 

This past tour my percussionist was reading a book called "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" by Marie Kondo. When she talked about it, she sparkled. How could anyone be so excited about cleaning the house? At first I thought, "I don't need that book. I'm tidier than anyone I know." But, I had some extra time (and I actually like to clean, which is weird, I know) so in Wausau I went to the downtown local book store and bought the book. 

In my dressing room, I started reading. I couldn't put it down. There was so much for me to learn. I actually got excited. I couldn't wait to get home to begin. 

I decided that my overall goal would be to touch everything. If it didn't "spark joy" as Marie says, it would go. I would open every single drawer, every single cabinet and cupboard, pull it out, look at it, clean it (dust or polish it . . . ha!), sort and get rid of absolutely everything I didn't think I would use, and then neatly put it all back. This would mean that I was going to go through my entire kitchen and pantry, all of the linen closets, the mudroom and laundry room, my library of books and music books, all of our CDs, personal and professional photos, all of my work files, our office supplies, cleaning supplies, our kids rooms, all of the bathrooms, jewelry, cosmetics, Tim's things, and finally, every single piece of my own personal clothing. Omg.

I got home on Christmas Eve. And started in. At first it was easy because I began with the already neat and tidy areas (my kitchen and catering dishes). But then it got more complex. I worked every day on something. I'd walk by a cabinet and say, "oh no. I forgot about that." 

One month later we had made 14 trips to Goodwill and Interfaith Outreach. We'd made two trips out to our dumpster at the warehouse. We disposed of a car-load of old computers through our local recycling company, and made a huge pile of paperwork to shred. 

Finally, I made my way up to my own closet. I took everything out, (re-hung it all on beautiful wooden hangers that matched), washed and ironed or steamed garments that I had fallen out-of-love with (but they had potential), and folded everything "Kondo" style. The hardest drawer for me was leggings, tights, socks, pajamas and underwear. But I made it. 

Along the way, Tim jumped in. He was in charge of all the house files, the old Lorie Line Music files (stored in the mechanical room), the manuals, all of the old electronics and computers and all our music collection. 

One of the highlights of this project was burning our collection of CDs onto Tim's computer. (We decided we would burn all of our CDs onto Tim's computer and then pass them along.) While we worked, we actually played and listened to music . . . complete CDs!!! From the first song to the last song, we enjoyed every note and remembered the first time hearing this old music we'd had in our collection for over 30 years. (I couldn't wait to hear the next CD that we had saved.) It made tidying joyful. In all, Tim burned 1152 CDs onto his laptop. Every day for six weeks we listened to old music that was once again new to us. We laughed and cried as we shared so many beautiful memories together. 

I know it's somewhat emotional to tidy up. Some people just can't do it. For me, I kept asking myself, "if I had to move into a brand new smaller house, would I take this? Do I love it? Do I really use this? Does it "spark joy" for me?" The whole experience of tidying up was liberating. My house now has a different energy because it is organized from top to bottom. And I absolutely love everything in it.

I finished every drawer, every cupboard, every cabinet and closet in the house. 

I touched it all.

My blogs are written to inspire others.

Pictured above is my personal closet. People are surprised that it is so small. My performance gowns are stored at my warehouse.

Speaking of which, the day we finished tidying up our house, our warehouse owner called and said the main tenant was taking over and we had to downsize and move into a smaller space. We took a breath, and decided there was no time like the present. We were in the mood. We had practiced. Here we go! One more round.

We spent 10 (long and grueling) days and nights out at our warehouse sorting and tidying up. 

My theatrical warehouse sale is Friday and Saturday, February 22, 23, (9:00 - 5:00 PM) off-site at The Black Forest Inn Banquet Room in Uptown Minneapolis. Come and get it!  

FOR MORE INFORMATION https://www.lorieline.com/news.php?ID=119

Tim and Lorie have lived in their home for 22 years. Tim plans to tidy up the garage this spring. (I just told him I wrote this in my blog. He is laughing.)

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