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Stephanie Mills still leaving fans ’Breathless’

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Friday Jun 8, 2012

Stephanie Mills has been wowing audiences with her distinctive, powerful singing voice for more than four decades, and it is still amazing to believe that such power comes out a diminutive frame that stands less than 5 feet tall.

It seems like yesterday that Ms. Mills presented herself to the world in the lead role of Dorothy in the all black cast of "The Wiz" on Broadway and won the hearts of many that would become longtime fans with the show-stopping "Home," which would become her signature song.

Based out of San Francisco, BEBE SWEETBRIAR is the Omni Present Drag Chanteuse. As an entertainer and hostess, BeBe can be scene every week hosting and performing at countless events and parties in the San Francisco. One of the few drag personalities to sing live while performing, BeBe has literally graced every notable stage in San Francisco, bridging many gay sub-community gaps. She has also been the opening act for Destiny’s Child Kelly Rowland, "Ugly Betty’s" Alec Mapa and Dance Diva Kristine W. Adding recording artist to her list of performance accomplishments in 2008 with the release of her first single "Save Me", Ms. Sweetbriar will soon release her fifth dance single in 2012 called "Show It Off"..
As an actress, BeBe was introduced to film with a lead role in the independent film "Under One Sun" with her character dealing with religious, racial and gender issues. Additionally, she appeared in the campy musical "Devious, Inc" (Australian Film Festival, San Francisco Short Film Fest) also adding additional vocals to the musical soundtrack. Both of these performances led to her selection for a lead role in Aisha Media’s next short film series, "" to be released in 2012.


  • , 2012-06-18 17:27:05

    ?*sigh* Here is my take on this before everybody attacks Ms Mills.... I think she is needs to re-watch the 2009 Oprah interview because Whitney never said when she started doing drugs or who started her on them....

  • , 2012-08-17 15:05:38

    Good to hear Miss Mills is coming back with a new album soon. One of the great distinctive soul voices of her generation for sure. Wonderful to read her singling out ’Give It Half A Chance’ a stunning performance from her back catalogue laced with gems like ’No One Remembers My Name’ and ’Night Games’ - I could go on. Thankyou BeBe. And Stephanie - I wish you could get it together to come to London one day. Melba Moore came earlier this year and rocked packed houses - if she can honey so can you.

  • , 2013-08-16 13:15:07

    I love u stephanie!! Always have and always will!! Ur the greatest!

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