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Erv Raible
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It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our founder and executive director Erv Raible after a long illness. We appreciate your support during this difficult time. Details on arrangements will be forthcoming.




Cabaret/Nightclub Impresario Erv Raible Has Died At 68

By John Hoglund

Cabaret impresario Erv Raible, 68, died on Wednesday, February 19 at Lenox Hill Hospital after a long illness. Funeral and memorial arrangements are pending and will be announced.

For many years, Erv Raible played a prominent role in the cabaret and nightclub scene in Manhattan. He owned four of New York's most popular and legendary cabarets and piano bars including: The Duplex (1978-1984) , Brandy's Piano Bar (1980-1985), Don't Tell Mama (1982-1989) and was also an owner and booking manager of Eighty Eight's from 1988 to 1999

"Erv was colorful, controversial, mercurial. intelligent - and caring. A natural teacher, the thing that made him happiest was nurturing those who wanted to learn. A very sad loss of a great man for cabaret."

- John Hoglund

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