Cabaret Performer Thanks His Elementary School Music Teacher For Giving Him A Voice

Paige Macklin (left) and her former music student, Russell King, at their StoryCorps interview in Nov. 2019 in St. Paul, Minn.

Russell King, a cabaret performer who has a drag character, tells a former music teacher she helped him feel comfortable being himself. “[H]ow fortunate I was to have influences like you,” he says.

(Image credit: John Miller/StoryCorps)

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