The Epitome of Making Lemonade

by scrosby on June 27, 2008

Talk about lemons! About ten years ago, Julie Andrews – who had built her career on that marvelous voice – found out a mistake during vocal chord surgery left her permanently unable to sing. This week, as I prepared to interview Ms. Andrews, I thought about what that moment must have been like for her. Not only had her voice been her springboard into a brilliant acting career (an Academy Award ain’t too shabby), but she genuinely loves singing.

In one instant, her talent…her joy…her livelihood…gone. It’s something she still struggles with today. I talked with her this week about how a person moves forward after something like that. Because although it seems exceptionally cruel for Julie Andrews, we all face trials like hers. It’s part of life. You can hear her answer in this week’s Studio 619.

Also, she’ll be in Louisville for a world premiere of a new show she’s created called The Gift of Music. It’s based on one of her children’s books, and will be performed for the first time with a symphony orchestra with the Louisville Orchestra on July 11th.

First things first, what advice do you have for someone whose life has just changed forever in a way they didn’t anticipate? Has this happened in your life? How did you move on? We’d love to hear from you in our comments section…

Then, make sure to listen to my interview with Julie Andrews Sunday morning at ten in Studio 619.

Finally, make sure you check out her performance with the Louisville Orchestra on July 11th. It’ll be better than a spoonful of sugar, all your favorite things and whatever a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious is.

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Holly Taylor June 27, 2008 at 6:58 pm

Absolutely a delightful article and almost as sweet as a “spoonful of sugar!” I can’t wait to see the concert. Thanks Stephanie!!!

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