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David Byrne organizing Philippines charity show

David Byrne organizing Philippines charity show

TALKING HEADS: David Byrne during a June performance. Photo: Associated Press

Former Talking Heads frontman David Byrne is organizing a charity concert to benefit the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

The show will take place at Terminal 5 in New York on Nov. 25, with proceeds going to Doctors Without Borders.

The cast of “Here Lies Love,” the stage musical he wrote with Fatboy Slim about the life of former first lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos, will also perform at the event.

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A statement from Byrne reads, “The show is about the resiliency of the Philippine people – it couldn’t be more timely. Upon hearing about this tragedy, the cast contacted me about doing a show to raise money for relief efforts. Most of our cast is Filipino, and all of us feel the same way. It’s personal for all of us.”

Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on Nov. 8 and has killed almost 4,000 people to date. It is the second deadliest Philippine typhoon on record.

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