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Still getting in the groove

Legendary impresario jazzes up nursing home in Marblehead by booking classy local artists

(Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe)
By Brian MacQuarrie
Globe Staff / November 20, 2011

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Lennie Sogoloff, famed owner of the long-gone Lennie’s-on-the-Turnpike, one of the premier jazz clubs in the Northeast, lives in a Marblehead nursing home these days. But he can’t resist the show-business bug that made him a legend and still books professional acts for the entertainment of his fellow geriatrics. “Ladies and gentlemen,’’ Lennie Sogoloff rasps in a gravelly voice. “I can’t tell you how pleased I am to see you here. Today, we have two old friends of mine.’’

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