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Manny Lehman keeps it fresh (at the Folsom Street Fair)

by BeBe Sweetbriar
Thursday Sep 22, 2011

House music would not be the same without Manny Lehman producing and mixing tracks for all of us dance floor queens. Lehman maintains his position year after year as one of the most requested remixers in the music industry turning many songs into club hits for the top recording artists of the world.

He once spent time admiring the pioneers of the house music scene like Shep Pettibone, Junior Vasquez, Victor Calderone, and Tony Moran while working in Manhattan's VinylMania record shop. Now other music makers stand admiring him. His passion for music has not only put him behind the decks and in the studio, it also led him to behind the scenes as a Vice President for A & M Records where he discovered dance diva CeCe Peniston.

The history has been made and Lehman continues to rewrite it as he carries his legacy forward with club hit after club hit. His continued passion for music was very evident as we spoke about his beginnings in New York, his projects with the big names and the yet named, his desire to work with Donna Summer, and how music has exposed him to the world.

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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