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Filipino dance, music recital in Upper St. Clair raises $4K for typhoon victims

Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Mary Fey, 4, of McKeesport gets her hair and makeup done while her friend Audriana Hohn, 9, of Butler waits her turn. The girls were dressed as flower girls for the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Mary Fey, 4, of McKeesport gets her hair and makeup done while her friend Audriana Hohn, 9, of Butler waits her turn. The girls were dressed as flower girls for the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Amor Alfieri of Mt. Lebanon dances the Kappa Malong-Malong during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. Showing the many ways of wearing a malong, a piece of cloth or skirt, the dance was one of many that is a part of traditional Filipino courtship and wedding rituals. The event raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Amor Alfieri of Mt. Lebanon dances the Kappa Malong-Malong during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. Showing the many ways of wearing a malong, a piece of cloth or skirt, the dance was one of many that is a part of traditional Filipino courtship and wedding rituals. The event raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Dancers perform a 'Pangalay' with long metal fingernails on the ends of their fingers during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Dancers perform a 'Pangalay' with long metal fingernails on the ends of their fingers during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Women pose for a picture backstage before walking in the Pageant of Filipino Wedding Entourages during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, November 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Women pose for a picture backstage before walking in the Pageant of Filipino Wedding Entourages during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, November 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Kristina Pacifico (right), 17, of the North Side, holds an umbrella over the head of Sharmaine Tolosa, 17, of Squirrel Hill, during a royal wedding dance called 'singkil' at the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The dance is named for the bell-adorned anklets worn by the bride turned princess. The event raised funds for Brother's Brother Foundations relief work in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Kristina Pacifico (right), 17, of the North Side, holds an umbrella over the head of Sharmaine Tolosa, 17, of Squirrel Hill, during a royal wedding dance called 'singkil' at the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The dance is named for the bell-adorned anklets worn by the bride turned princess. The event raised funds for Brother's Brother Foundations relief work in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Megan Reyes, 16, of Greensburg waits in her mother's wedding dress for her wedding scene in the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Megan Reyes, 16, of Greensburg waits in her mother's wedding dress for her wedding scene in the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Jennifer Kinder (second right), 16, of Weirton, W. Va., laughs as she dances a 'binasuan' with other performers during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, November 16, 2013. The dance involves balancing glasses with liquid on the head and hands as they dance. The recital raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Jennifer Kinder (second right), 16, of Weirton, W. Va., laughs as she dances a 'binasuan' with other performers during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, November 16, 2013. The dance involves balancing glasses with liquid on the head and hands as they dance. The recital raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Solomon Alba, 5, of Point Breeze waits in the women's dressing room for the show to go on during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. Alba is the youngest member of the PAPAGP dance group. The recital raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Solomon Alba, 5, of Point Breeze waits in the women's dressing room for the show to go on during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. Alba is the youngest member of the PAPAGP dance group. The recital raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Performers balance large baskets on their heads as they dance the 'ragragsakan' (meaning 'merriment') during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, November 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of the typhoon that devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Performers balance large baskets on their heads as they dance the 'ragragsakan' (meaning 'merriment') during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, November 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of the typhoon that devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Dancers perform a 'Pangalay' with long metal fingernails on the ends of their fingers during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Dancers perform a 'Pangalay' with long metal fingernails on the ends of their fingers during the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Members of the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh dance troupe wait on the side of the stage during the group's Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Members of the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh dance troupe wait on the side of the stage during the group's Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, Nov. 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review - Aleta Ploskina (center), 37, of Murrysville gets her makeup done backstage by Ggee Manning, 36, of Whitehall before performing in the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, November 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>Stephanie Strasburg | Tribune-Review</em></div>Aleta Ploskina (center), 37, of Murrysville gets her makeup done backstage by Ggee Manning, 36, of Whitehall before performing in the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh Second Recital and Gala at Upper St. Clair High School on Saturday night, November 16, 2013. The recital brought dancing, performance, and fashion related to Filipino weddings and courtship to the stage and raised money for Brother's Brother Foundation's relief work around the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda, which devastated parts of the central Philippines.

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In response to the devastation in the Philippines from Typhoon Haiyan, the Philippine-American Performing Arts of Greater Pittsburgh turned its annual dance recital and gala into a fundraiser for disaster-relief efforts on Saturday.

Officials presented Luke Hingson, president of the Central North Side-based Brother's Brother Foundation, with a check for $4,000 raised from the recital in Upper St. Clair High School,which featured traditional Filipino dance, music and fashion. Several hundred people attended the event.

“We continue to urge people to send donations to Brother's Brother Foundation,” said Marissa Morrison, spokeswoman for PAPAGP.

Brother's Brother has been working with the Philippine American Medical Society of Western Pennsylvania to provide short-term and long-term assistance with medicine and supplies to areas affected by the typhoon. It raised more than $130,000 as of the weekend.

The Filipino government estimated that more than 4,000 people were killed by the typhoon, with nearly 19,000 injured, 1,600 missing and nearly 400,000 people still being served in evacuation shelters for the displaced or homeless.

The group's dance troupe will perform in more fundraising events for typhoon relief, although details still are being finalized, Morrison said.

Meanwhile, other local groups with Filipino ties are planning similar fundraisers:

• The Ryer Martial Arts Academy will host a workshop on Filipino martial arts from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the academy on Centre Avenue in Shadyside. Master instructor Zach Whitson, who has studied under Filipino martial artist Ciriaco “Cacoy” Canete, will conduct an introductory class to Filipino warrior culture and martial arts, with participants' donations going to the American Red Cross's relief efforts in the Pacific.

• The University of Pittsburgh's Filipino Students Association and the Asian InterVarsity organization will host a Help the Philippines Charity Dinner from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Friday in NorthWay Church on McKee Place in Oakland. Admission will be $10, which will go to the American Red Cross.

Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or msantoni@tribweb.com.

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