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Continued: C.J.: Lorie Line holds keys to concert magic

  • Article by: C.J. , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 14, 2013 - 5:30 PM

A Oh, Celine Dion for sure. She’s beautiful. She made her own road doing everything a little bit different. A hard worker. She so hardworking. She’s still doing it, and she doesn’t have to. I love her style, too; her body style, everything she wears.


Q What is the biggest challenge for you, a classically trained pianist, when it comes to playing classical pieces?

A I would say the technique of it all. The details, because I am a smaller person. My hands are medium size for a woman. A lot of classical pieces were written for giant hands. That’s challenging. [We compared hand sizes.] You have bigger hands than me. Look at that. Now how can you stretch? You’ve got a good stretch.


Q I’m told that the day after your last birthday you were asked to show your driver’s license twice: Once at Perkins to prove you were eligible for the senior discount and then at Costco to prove you were old enough to buy wine.

A That was a hoot.


Q What’s your daily workout routine?

A I hate working out; I would rather starve than work out. I never have gotten that euphoria. I make myself work out. Before I go out on tour, I work out 45 minutes a day. That’s enough. It’s on the treadmill 2 miles so I have good cardio. I weight lift [which is] super important for playing the piano. A lot of weights and stretching, all in 45 minutes.


Q Today may I please have three of what I hear are your more than 50 beauty secrets?

A Fifty? I think the secret to looking good, 90 percent of it is keeping your weight down. I walk into a room and look different because they’ve given up. My other beauty secret is that I don’t eat anything that has a bar code on it. I don’t eat prepackaged food. My other thing is water, all day long. I haven’t had a pop or a Coke in 25 years. Moisturizer, especially in the wintertime. I’ve put it on twice already today especially because I’m on a show. I think Vanicream is really great, because it doesn’t have an odor, dyes. You get it at the pharmacy; you have to ask for it. I put that on my body and Kiehl’s on my face, twice a day.


Q Do you pig out on any food?

A Yes, when I can. I LOVE ice cream. I think I inherited that — my dad loves ice cream — but I can’t eat it all the time.


Q Doesn’t ice cream have a bar code on it?

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