New York City Opera's VOX new-opera showcase has a fancy new website.... New blog: Classical Seattle.... I mentioned the widely loved harpsichordist and organist Albert Fuller immediately below; there is now a blog devoted to his unpublished writings and memorials to him. He makes a memorable appearance in Paul Festa's mesmerizing documentary Apparition of the Eternal Church, in which people from various walks of life (including none other than Justin Bond of Kiki & Herb) react to Messiaen's early organ masterpiece.... Speaking of playlists: Oliver Sacks, whose new book is Musicophilia, has created an iPod playlist for Wired, notwithstanding the fact that he does not own an iPod. (AC Douglas will be pleased.) Steve Silberman's interview with Sacks is here.... An update on Community MusicWorks, the profoundly innovative chamber-music series / education program in Providence, which I wrote about last year: MusicWorks is featuring works by local composers on all programs this year.... Lisa Bielawa's long-gestating Chance Encounters composition/happening arises in Seward Park this Friday, at 1:30PM and again at 5PM. Read also the companion blog.... Strauss and Mahler are back in action.