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Mx Justin Vivian Bond

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Sunday, June 24, 2012

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.

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Comments [3]

stephanie from New York, NY

Great to hear the Smoke song! I haven't listened to Smoke and Benjamin for too long. That is a powerful song and the documentary was amazing. I can imagine it was hard to learn to sing it without crying. Not that it is really necessary not to cry... Thank you.

Jun. 24 2012 08:53 PM
Jennie Livingston from Brooklyn

Yoko and Sean on Mother's Day and Mx. Bond on Gay Pride Day -- thanks for amazing holiday music and conversation!

Jun. 24 2012 08:30 PM
thatgirl from manhattan

thank you, justin vivian bond, for the beautiful difference you bring to so many songs! very excited to hear the new album.

Jun. 24 2012 08:14 PM

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