Lecturer Renée Lubin Named Grand Marshal at SF Mardi Gras Benefit

Friday, February 14, 2020
SAN FRANCISCO BAY TIMES -- Not long after the passing of Aretha Franklin on August 16, 2018, there was a huge swelling of fans honoring Franklin in the Castro. That night, Lubin and a group of women musicians and singers, including Dee Spencer of San Francisco State and vocalist Deborah Coley, performed Franklin’s songs in a heartfelt tribute at Beaux on Market Street. Kicking off the festivities as Grand Marshal and performing at the masked ball will be Renée Lubin, the local actor who performed for 33 years in the longest-running musical in the world, “Beach Blanket Babylon.”