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Hi everybody! I’m Michael Davanzo and welcome to my website. I’m quirky, dorky and awesome. I am an actor, writer, director and producer living in Los Angeles. I get a kick out of singing and dancing every so often. Improv is probably one of my favorite forms of performance, especially with my improv troupe, Glory Sauce. And I am currently producing a short film I wrote through my production company Project Davanzo, entitled Ready.

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You Stole My Cauldron but You Can't Have My Heart

Celestina Warbeck

You Stole My Cauldron but You Can't Have My Heart

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From the recently released biography on Celestina Warbeck by J.K. Rowling on Pottermore, is the subsequent song You Stole My Cauldron but You Can’t Have My Heart, the title song to Warbeck’s top-selling album.

You Stole My Cauldron but You Can’t Have My Heart, as performed daily in The Wizarding World of Harry Potter - Diagon Alley at Universal Orlando Resort

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The Singing Sorceress

J.K. Rowling has released yet another piece of fiction from the world of Harry Potter on Pottermore, this time in the form of a biography of one of her favorite, albeit lesser-known characters, Celestina Warback. I love that she is still exploring and showcasing the wonderful universe she’s created, while still maintaining the integrity of the original series. For all you die-hard Harry Potter fans, I posted Celestina’s biography below. Take a look!

Celestina Warbeck

Birthday: August 18, 1917

Wand: Larch and phoenix feather, 10 1/2 inches long, flexible 

Hogwarts House: Gryffindor

Special abilities: Ability to drown out a chorus of banshees, tap-dancing, fancy baking

Parentage: Wizard father, Muggle mother

Family: Has married three times; one son

Hobbies: Travelling in fabulous style, breeding rough-coated Crups, relaxing in any of her eight homes 

Internationally-acclaimed singing sensation Celestina Warbeck (sometimes known as ‘the Singing Sorceress’) hails from Wales. Her father, a minor functionary in the Muggle Liaison Office, met her Muggle mother (a failed actress) when the latter was attacked by a Lethifold disguised as a stage curtain.

Celestina’s extraordinary voice was apparent from an early age. Disappointed to learn that there was no such thing as a wizarding stage school, Mrs. Warbeck reluctantly consented to her daughter’s enrollment at Hogwarts, but subsequently bombarded the school with letters urging the creation of a choir, theatre club and dancing class to showcase her daughter’s talents.

Frequently appearing with a chorus of backing banshees, Celestina’s concerts are justly famous. Three devoted fans were involved in a nasty three-broom pile up over Liverpool while trying to reach the last night of her ‘Flighty Aphrodite’ tour, and her tickets often appear on the black market at vastly inflated prices (one reason why Molly Weasley has never yet seen her favourite singer live).

Celestina has sometimes lent her name and talents to good causes, such as raising funds for St Mungo’s Hospital for Magical Maladies and Injuries with a recording of Puddlemere United’s anthem ‘Beat Back Those Bludgers, Boys, and Chuck That Quaffle Here’. More controversially, Celestina was vocal in her disagreement when the Ministry of Magic sought to impose restrictions on how the wizarding community was allowed to celebrate Hallowe’en.

Some of Celestina’s best-known songs include You Charmed the Heart Right Out of Me and A Cauldron Full of Hot, Strong Love. Her fans are usually older people who love her grandstanding style and powerful voice. The late 20th-century album You Stole My Cauldron but You Can’t Have My Heart was a massive global hit.

Celestina’s personal life has provided much fodder for the gossip columns of the Daily Prophet. An early marriage to a backing dancer lasted only a year; Celestina then married her manager, with whom she had a son, only to leave him for the composer Irving Warble ten years later.

J.K. Rowling’s Thoughts

Celestina Warbeck is one of my favourite ‘off-stage’ characters in the Harry Potter series, and has been part of the Potter world ever since its inception, making an early appearance in the short-lived ‘Daily Prophet’ series I produced for members of the equally short-lived fan club run by my British publisher, Bloomsbury. Although we never lay eyes on Celestina during the whole seven volumes of the Potter books, I always imagined her to resemble Shirley Bassey in both looks and style. I stole her first name from a friend with whom I worked, years ago, at Amnesty International’s Headquarters in London; ‘Celestina’ was simply begging to be scooped up and attached to a glamorous witch.

Listen to You Stole My Cauldron but You Can’t Have My Heart

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