A Few Words about Erv Raible, Director of the Yale Cabaret Conference

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Erv Raible was a great friend of the DC Cabaret Network and a member of our Advisory Board.  Erv moved to New York City over 30 years ago where he established cabaret venues including 88’s, Brandys and Don’t Tell Mama.  Erv was one of the founders of the Cabaret Convention at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre, and was the Executive Director of the International Cabaret Conference at Yale.  He was instrumental in helping DC foster a cabaret community. 

Erv coached and encouraged many singers and was always generous and truthful.  The DC Cabaret Network was lucky to host him two years ago when he gave a talk about the history of cabaret. 

Erv died on Feb. 19 after a long illness.  He was a colorful character and will be missed.  (to be continued)

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