"...features physician Kathy Reilly Fallon and restaurateur Frank Pellegrino wearing their performers' hats and lending their voices to spare arrangements of 11 soothing lullabies... All net proceeds from the project will go to World Vision, a Christian relief organization, specifically for the Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. The illustrated book...includes a number of brief, child-friendly prayers as well as music and lyrics for each selection." --Publisher's Weekly 3/12/07
Winner of the Bronze Medal --2007 IPPY Awards
About the Author
Dr. Kathy Reilly Fallon is a Board Certified Foot and Ankle Specialist in New York City, New York. She is Co-Founder and Chairwoman of the Heavenly Productions Foundation, whose mission is to help children in distress. Kathy sings on the CD, which is dedicated to the babies and orphans of 9-11-01. All net proceeds from this CD go to the Twin Towers Orphan Fund. "Heavenly Skies and Lullabies" book and CD is the Foundation's second project to help children in need. Besides enjoying her work as a doctor and publishing medical articles, Kathy loves to sing, frequently competing and winning in Irish Feis. She also likes to spend time with her famly and friends. Kathy lives in Westchester, New York with her family. Frank Pellegrino was born in East Harlem, New York. He is best known as proprietor of Rao's Restaurant. Opened in 1896, Rao's has been managed bymultiple generations of the Pellegrino family. As an actor, Frank currently appears on the HBO hit series, "The Sopranos." In addition, Frank has appeared in numerous award winning films and television series including Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas," Woody Allen's "Manhattan Murder Mystery," and "New York Undercover." Frank always has time for his other love: food. In 1992, he founded Rao's specialty foods to produce and sell the highest quality Italian gourmet products. In 1998, he wrote the Rao's Cookbook (Random House) and in 2004, he followed up with a sequel: "Rao's Cooks from the Neighborhood" (St. Martin's Press). Frank is on the Board of Directors for the Ronald McDonald House and received the Special Achievement Award in Humanitarian Service from the National Italian American Foundation, the Ellis Island Medal of Honor. Frank lives in Rockville Center, New York with his wife of 3 years, Josephine. They have two children and two granschildren.