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Tea is a Singer’s Best Friend for Anette Olzon

So, when you belt it out several times a week during a concert tour, what’s the best remedy? According to Anette Olzon, the powerful voice and femme fatale of Finnish symphonic metal band Nightwish, it’s a cup of green tea with honey before the start of a show.

Anette Olzon
Photo Courtesy of Nightwish Website

If anyone would know how to soothe those vocal chords, it would be Olzon. Do you think she goes for the exotic flavors such as mango or pomegranate, or is she a stickler for simplicity? Thoughts?

Tea and Conversation with Julie Andrews

How do you solve a problem like Maria? How do you catch a cloud and pin it down? Many a thing you know you’d like tell her. But how do you make her stay?…

…Why you sit in the sun with her and indulge in tea and conversation. One incredibly fortunate interviewer for USA Today spent time with Julie Andrews, known for her leading roles in The Sound of Music and Mary Poppins, to discuss her new book, Home: A Memoir of My Early Years.

In 1998, after throat surgery damaged her vocal cords, she turned from singing to writing as her main creative outlet. Ms. Andrews always had a love for the craft, publishing her first children’s book, Mandy, in 1971 under the name Julie Andrews Edwards. It seemed this was to be a second opportunity for expressing herself.

Julie spoke eloquently and openly about her early life and career. She chatted about her latest book, the arduous process of writing it, and to the interviewer’s delight, Ms. Andrews also provided tea bags. She prepared the tea — declining to sweeten her own — and proved without a doubt that grace, charm, and tea continue to be a timeless combination.