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A Nora The Piano Cat Musical Web Series Is In The Works.

Announcing a fundraising campaign to produce the pilot episode of a new musical web series telling the street-to-starlet story of me, Nora The Piano Cat.

Official Announcement:
NORA THE MUSICAL is being created by Nora’s real-life mom – music educator/composer Betsy Alexander – in collaboration with lyricist Michael Biello and producer/arranger Dan Martin. All three are long-time creatives, with many award-winning musical theatre productions and films to their credit. They (with Nora’s blessing) are thrilled to come together to explore and celebrate the intense bond between humans and their pets, the rise of social media and its profound influence on all our lives, and the joyful, magical, healing power of music and art. WE INVITE, WELCOME, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

Support us here: https://fundraising.fracturedatlas.org/nora-the-piano-cat-a-new-musical/campaigns/4736

Nora Learns Her ABC’s – ABC News.com, That Is

I and my purrsonal assistants, Betsy and Burnell, were filmed and interviewed recently by ABC News. You can check out the broadcast below. It was so great meeting journalist Matteo Iadonisi, and I played quite a bit for him. Burnell and Betsy did alright, too, answering questions. Myself, I prefer the language of music.

Click the link below to watch the video:

https://6abc.com/5974397/?fbclid=IwAR16s6Xl3hdjfOJ5iZ7KE4lb_6ongGheTRPEdwG3EZrfsy_sTSwLvVoqXrE

BFF’s?

Nora and Jenny

Jenny, on the right, has been trying to be a snuggle buddy with me for years, maybe even a decade. I, however, have a well-earned reputation as a diva who does not seek the company of other cats. But Jenny has been patiently relentless in her attempts to be close to me. About a year ago, I softened to her advances, as you can see from this photo. I am truly adored. The high price of fame!

The Brightest Star

I sometimes get accused of being a diva, of being bossy or, believe it or not, self-indulgent. We media stars all get criticized for taking centerstage and enjoying it. But as a bright star, I was born to shine.

Case in point: the photograph below. Even though I am a gray cat surrounded by color, I stand out. I command attention. I shine.

Photo credit: Burnell Yow!

Getting Ready for the 10th Anniversary of CATcerto

Today I got a Skype call from composer/conductor Mindaugas Piečaitis, the composer of CATcerto – all the way from Lithuania. He needed Betsy to setup and tryout a Skype connection, which will be used so that she and I can interact with the audience in Lithuania on March 6th, 2019 when Maestro Piecaitis conducts the Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra in a 10th Anniversary performance of CATcerto. If you have not yet seen CATcerto, and can’t make the March 6th concert in Lithuania, you can check out the premier performance on YouTube at ?<https://youtu.be/zeoT66v4EHg>. And yes, that’s me appearing on the big screen. Hard to believe it’s been 10 years. Enjoy! (That’s Burnell’s iPad in the foreground, and Maestro Piecaitis’ voice on the short video below.)

Independence Day Sale On Your Very Own Petcube Camera…

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I have one myself, and I have to say it was very cool the first time B & B were away and they used the app on the iPhone to turn on and connect to the Petcube. First I heard their voices calling my name, then I saw the laser dot moving on the oriental rug surrounding my piano. Play time! No, not the piano, but a game of catch-the-dot even though they were over a hundred miles away at the time. After a while, I understood that the little silver cube was somehow connected to the voices and the red dot. So, when I heard it come on, I’d immediately run to it and wait for the game to begin. That’s how smart I am. And you thought I was just a pretty face with piano skills!

Love,
Nora The Piano Cat

First Feline Nominee For President of the United States

Nora For President

Imagine my surprise to wake to the news of the first feline nominee for President of the United States. Well, obviously they’re talking about me. Who else, right? Guess I’ll need to have a serious talk with my purrsonal assistants about keeping me in the loop on these things. But I look forward to the campaign ahead and the election in the fall.

My platform? 1) Guaranteed vetcare for all. 2) Continued and expanded funding of shelters, pet adoption, and spay & neuter programs. 3) Greater exposure to music and other creative arts for all so inclined. 4) Lots of treats.

Elect me in November and I will work tirelessly to insure that every cat and kitten is placed in a loving home, so that no cat or kitten will ever go to sleep hungry, cold, or frightened. And, of course, I will continue to play the piano and generally amaze all who are fortunate enough to score an audience with the diva.

Your candidate,
Nora The Piano Cat