Mx Justin Vivian Bond

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Mx Justin Vivian Bond is a writer, painter, and performance artist, and a powerful, affecting singer. As Kiki in the outrageous cabaret duo Kiki & Herb (along with Kenny Mellman), Justin sang on Broadway and in Carnegie Hall. But Mx Bond's new album, "Silver Wells," reveals more of who Justin Vivian Bond really is. A trans person, and author of the Lambda Literary Award-winning memoir "TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels," Mx Bond has created an edgy but empathetic narrative by carefully selecting songs by famous and not-so-well-known songwriters, and singing them with pianist Thomas Bartlett. David Garland welcomes Justin and Thomas to the WNYC Studio, where they perform and talk about their work. The duo is currently performing at the new cabaret venue 54 Below, Monday nights until July 9th.