By Margaret Matray
© December 7, 2015
Whatever happened to... the retired Marine who sings Sinatra?
Frank’s calendar is full. // It hangs inside the pantry at his Virginia Beach home, the days marked with pen and highlighter. He’s got gigs at Virginia Beach’s Town Center and performances on the Spirit of Norfolk. Holiday parties, retirement homes, private events. // But Frank Cubillo has one more date marked down for December. It is, perhaps, the most important one. // On Dec. 31, highlighted in yellow: “Frank’s retirement date.”
Head out on a weekend in Hampton Roads, and chances are you’ve seen Cubillo. He’s the guy with the microphone and fedora, gliding down the sidewalk for Beach Street USA at the Oceanfront. He’s been performing as a Frank Sinatra tribute singer since 2009, when he retired as a colonel in the Marines after more than 37 years.
published on August 12, 2013