Brazilian Journalist Comes To Call…

by Nora The Piano Cat on December 19, 2014

I love visitors. I love meeting new people. I love their surprised wide-eyed looks when I play that first note. And of course I love the inevitable applause and the subsequent posing for photos. So you can imagine I had a great time today meeting Brazilian journalist, Roberto Kaz, and his wife, Audrey. Audrey is also a writer, and they are currently living in New York while Roberto attends Columbia University as a graduate student.

RobertoAndAudreyRoberto is writing a book on “unusual, important, or charismatic animals, such as Brazil’s most renowned breeding bull, or its last blue macaw to live in nature.” And he wants to include me in the book, hence his visit. He’s also a fan of CATcerto and has interviewed its composer, Mindaugas Piecaitis.

When Roberto contacted us about coming to Philly to meet me and to interview my purrsonal assistant, Betsy Alexander, she immediately suggested inviting Richard Rosenberg and his wife, Caitlin Patton, of the National Music Festival. Caitlin is the Executive irector of the festival. Richard is its Artistic Director and conductor. Richard has also conducted CATcerto four times, including it’s US premiere. Last year, I was named the official mascot of the NMF.

We all had a great time, even though I got a little bored while Richard and Betsy were answering all Roberto’s questions. But I would never tell them that.

The photo of Audrey, Roberto, and yours truly was taken by Burnell, my other purrsonal assistant.

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A Christmas Card from Valhalla Cats

by Nora The Piano Cat on December 4, 2014

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I love getting email and snail mail from friends and fans. The holiday card pictured above was delivered by the mail carrier today from the guys at Valhalla Cats. They are the creators of the soon-to-be-released video game, The Purring Quest. I’m sure you’ve heard or read me chatting/blogging about it the last few months. Well, I am one of the cats that the protagonist in the video meets during his quest. Pay special attention to the cool cat at the piano. Can you guess what song I’m playing? (Click image to view larger.)

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Nora Calendars for 2015

November 26, 2014

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Hamper Hiding with Nora…

October 30, 2014

Around here, B & B call this Hamper Hiding, and no one does it better than yours truly. Actually, I’m the only one of seven cats who does it. It’s my snuggy winter home, a definite retreat from sibling rivalry, and a quiet place for relaxation and reflection. It’s my Bodhi tree. Photo credit: Burnell Yow!

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Nora Holding Court Wherever She Wants

September 30, 2014

When you are the diva of piano-playing cats, you may hold court wherever you please. And it often pleases me to do so at the bottom of the stairs on the second floor, which also happens to be my piano studio. From this vantage point I can monitor any of my siblings as they venture […]

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Valhalla Cats Video Game Teaser

September 28, 2014

Believe it or not, I am one of the famous cats revealed in a soon-to-be-released video game from Valhalla Cats. Here’s a teaser.

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Nora Lends A Paw…Both, Actually

September 17, 2014

Natale Carabello is my piano tuner. One thing I really like about Natale, in addition to his ability to make my piano sing under my paws, is that he doesn’t mind me keeping a very close eye on the goings on, and on my guarding his bag of tools from would be saboteurs – I’m […]

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Nora Responds to AFLAC Duck’s Invitation…

September 14, 2014

Football? I thought he said “fur ball”!

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I may not have opposable thumbs, but I do oppose internet censorship…

August 13, 2014

To my freedom-loving fans and friends: Do you care about censorship of information online? There’s a new internet anti-censorship movement afoot. Or should I say “apaw”? It’s called The Pussy Cat Riot <http://thepussycatriot.org/>. It’s cat-inspired, so it naturally caught my eye. But even my fur-challenged friends might like to check it out.

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It’s not all interviews, paparazzi, and bright lights…

August 13, 2014

Some people, and even my many feline friends and fans, tend to think my life as The Piano Cat is one of constant excitement and unending adoration from my purrsonal assistants. Not so! Most days I spend a good deal of time in my favorite chair in the piano studio. It was Burnell’s first gift […]

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