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John McDaniel, music director for the Rosie O'Donnell Show, reads to the crowd assembled Saturday for the first Big Little Golden Books Read-In in Boulevard Mall in Amherst. Also on hand for photo opportunities were children's book favorites, the Poky Little puppy and Lambchop. The family-literacy program, Project FLIGHT, co-sponsored the event. McDaniel also was on hand for the debut of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra Blue Cross & Blue Shield Pops series Friday and Saturday night.