(BILLBOARD magazine, Nov 3, 2001) "John Lithgow's Perfectly Ridiculous - A Gift for the Children of New York at Carnegie Hall was .. spectacular. The award-winning actor teamed up with conductor Bill Elliott - his songwriting collaborator on the new Watershed Records children's album Farkle and Friends - and delighted kids (and at least one kid-at-heart) with wacky originals like the new "I'm A Manatee" and such classics as Cab Calloway's "Everybody Eats When They Come To My House" and Shirley Temple's "Animal Crackers in My Soup." (Universal Music Publishing writer Elliott also scored the TV movie The Shirley Temple Story.) "We love bringing live music to children," Elliott says. "But behind it all is the message of how fun music is."

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