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Upcoming: All-Star big band show at Black Bear Casino in Carlton

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A 17-piece big band with an all-star roster is offering a USO-style show, free for veterans, at Black Bear Casino in Carlton.

The show features the debut of the band B4, comprised of some longtime Minnesota music fixtures.

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It includes Mary Louise Knutson, a Minneapolis-based jazz pianist and composer who has played with Dizzy Gillespie and Bobby McFerrin; trombone player Michael B. Nelson and trumpet player Steve Strand, both from Hornheads, who toured with Prince for a decade; Christine Rosholt, a Minneapolis-based jazz vocalist; and Clay Pufahl, who has played with the Minnesota Orchestra, the Four Tops and Lou Rawls.

The Randy Lee Orchestra also is performing.

The Lawrence Welk-style show includes dance by Suzanne Kritzberg and Reinhard von Rabenau of the Minnesota Ballet.

The show is at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Otter Creek Event Center. Tickets are available at the Players Club Booth at the casino. Limit four per person.

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