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After Marilyn, Jimmy James Finds His Own Voice (Plus Some More)

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Thursday May 22, 2014

Initially famous for his spot-on tribute to Marilyn Monroe, an impersonation he did for 17 years, Jimmy James has blossomed into a unique and versatile performer that takes impersonating to another level. He acts and sings like our favorite icons of screen and stage: Cher, Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Eartha Kitt, Tina Turner, Stevie Nicks.... you never know whose voice he will be mimicking. But, the great thing is that uses his own voice, showcased in his Billboard-charting 2006 hit "Fashionista."

As a young boy in San Antonio, Texas, James never thought he would get the chance to become an actor or have a singing career.

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, "Con-tin.u.um" to be released in 2012.


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