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KALW PRESS RELEASE FOR JUNE 20, 2011
Trans masculine arts and expression in the Bay Area
How does an artist “disclose” one's trans status when trying to keep the public eye focused on their work? Should activism and education enter the process? If so, when? Meet three artsy trans guys who can help to answer these questions, as they redefine masculinity and manhood through their music and books.
Joshua Klipp is a jazz singer, inspired by the classics of Frank Sinata, Mel Torme, and Chet Baker. Putting his own spin on music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s, Klipp creates a whole new expression of a genre built on old-school masculinity.
Nick Krieger is a writer, using words, story, and humor to express identities that exist beyond the gender binary. His new memoir, Nina Here Nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender, explores the middle ground between man and woman, offering a new take on the standard transgender narrative.
Eli Conley is an indie folk singer/songwriter. As a gay transgender man with Virginia roots, Eli's songs address traditional folk music themes such as love and connection to the natural world with a queer bent.
Josh, Nick and Eli are not only entertaining their audiences, but helping all of us to learn something more about ourselves. Join our guests on Monday, June 20, at 7 p.m. on City Visions, KALW-91.7 FM radio as Host Joseph Pace explores the emerging world of trans masculine arts and expression in the Bay Area.