Skitty's Arts Round-up

Blogger-pianist Jeremy Denk imagines conversing with Sarah Palin about Beethoven’s “Hammerklavier” Sonata.  Composer John Adams says he's been blacklisted.  Madrigalia is commissioning American composer Libby Larsen to write a new work to be premiered in Rochester next season.  Musicians had high praise for the Eastman Wind Ensemble’s soon-to-be released CD at a listening party in New York City this week.  Skitty is looking exceptionally fluffy as we head into a cold spell, and a Dubai radio station fired a DJ for impersonating God on the air on Monday morning.