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News Bits

Posted 2/17/17
*All Inclusive Polka Party - St. Maarten! 
November 4-11, 2017 
John Gora, Eddie Forman, Frank Liszka, Stephanie, Jimmy K & more

*Alaska Polka Cruise -
Carnival Legend -
June 5-12, 2018!
Details on trips or music - call toll free 1-866-454-6695

For more information: Click Here
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Posted 2/11/17

Sunday, 2/12/17--  come out to the Washington Symphony Orchestra's

latest concert to see one of our biggest guest lineups ever!  

They have a polka band (Mon Valley Push Polka Band), an acapella group,

 and more.   Tickets start at just $17--


For more information: Click Here

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Posted 2/8/17

Even though Ethnic Jazz disbanded, I (Jimmy K) will continue performing,
albeit a very limited schedule.

*Sunday March 12 - Bavarian Haus, Deshler, OH  4-8pm (4 pc Combo)

*Monday, April 17 - Dyngus Day, Sokolowski's University Inn, Cleveland,
OH  5-9pm

*Sunday, April 30 - American Slovak Club, Lorain, OH  11am-3pm - Polka
Brunch

*Thursday, May 25, USPA Warm Up Dance, Holiday Inn (Lounge)  9pm-1pm -
Jimmy K & Cleveland All Stars
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Posted 2/7/17

Ralph Modjeski-- "America's Greatest Bridge Builder"!!!

He was a Polish civil engineer who achieved prominence as a pre-eminent bridge
designer in the US.   He has help constructed the Benjamin Franklin Bridge, 
Mid-Hudson Bridge (officially the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Mid-Hudson Bridge),
San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge (known locally as the Bay Bridge), Ambassador
Bridge, Manhattan Bridge. and many many more. 
 
Film- "Bridging Urban America: The Story of Master Engineer Ralph Modjeski"
Airing on your PBS Station.
 
For more information: Click Here

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Posted 2/4/17

Going to Poland- Northern Pilgrimage Tour of Poland
Your Hosts-- "Pan" Franek Piotrowski, Erika and Andrea
May 9th-20th, 2017

For more information: Click Here
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Posted 2/4/17
A year long celebration of Thaddeus Kosciuszko starts
today, February 4th his Birthday.
2017 marks his 200th year anniversary of Thaddeus’s passing...
 
There are numerous celebrations...
For more information: Click Here
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Posted 1/23/17
"Sundance: Jack Black recruits real-life
'Polka King' for impromptu song"

USA Today
Read the Story: Click Here
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Posted 1/22/17
Tour of Poland with Eddie Biegaj & John Gora
June 22-July 5, 2017
For More Information:  Click Here
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Posted 1/18/17
CPA/USPA Joint Dance
Henny & the Versa J's
Saturday February 25, 2017
For more information: Click Here

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Posted 1/18/17
USPA Spring Dance
Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push
Saturday, March 18, 2017
For more information: Click Here
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Posted 1/16/17
Film- "Bridging Urban America:
The Story of Master Engineer Ralph Modjeski"
Airing on your PBS Station.
Philly- WHYY-TV PBS- Tuesday, FEBRUARY 7 at 9pm
Northern California-KQED PBS- Saturday,
FEBRUARY 11 at 3pm
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Posted 1/16/17
"The Monk who Stopped Bullets with Silk:
Inventing the Bulletproof Vest"

Culture. PL
Check it out: Click Here
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Posted 1/13/17
January is National Polka Month!
Bel-Aire is celebrating with a 20% discount on all items in our on-line store!
Check them out!!
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Posted 1/12/17
Sunday, September 24, 2017
The Polka Country Musicians and The Nutones

will be playing at Cascade Park in New Castle, PA.  The dance is sponsored by
The Polish Americans of Lawrence County.
More information to follow!!!
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Posted 1/10/17
Polka Month-- Mike Urkoski is hosting a jam session at
Maximus Bar on 329 23rd Street (HWY 30) in Columbus, NE
Sunday, January 15 from 2-5pm
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Posted 1/10/17
Make your Summer Plans now:
Seven Springs Polka Fireworks

Friday, June 30 - Monday, July 3, 2017
2017 Band Line-Up: Click Here
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Posted 1/7/17
Make you Summer Plans now:
Ocean Beach Park Polka Days

Wednesday,  June 21 - Saturday, June 24, 2017
The nations premier polka festival with the nation's best polka bands!
Click Here
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Posted 1/3/17
In the NFL Playoffs-- Congratulations to:
Stephen Gostkowski- New England Patriots
Rob Gronkowski-  New England Patriots
Glenn Gronkowski- New England Patriots
Sebastian Janikowski- Oakland Raiders
Mark Glowinski- Seattle Seahawks
Aaron Ripkowski- Green Bay Packers
All Polish!!
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Posted 1/1/17
Join us as we reunite 6 decades of
Eddie Blazonczyk's Versatones
on one stage for a 2017 REUNION TOUR!

3/4 Glendora House - Chicago Ridge, IL
5/27 U.S.P.A. Festival - Cleveland, OH
7/1 Polka Fireworks - Champion, PA
7/22 Pulaski Polka Days - Pulaski, WI
8/12 Musicfest - Frankenmuth, MI
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Posted 1/1/17
Pulaski's Marching Band will perform at the
Rose Bowl Parade-- January 2, 2017
Watch the Rose Bowl Parade on stations like ABC, NBC, HGTV, Hallmark Channels
And on line with Pulaski Music Booster.
Time: 8am PST 10am CST
The band will be number 70 in the Parade.
Last time at the Rose Bowl 2012 they performed a polka.
Check it out
Good job kids!!!
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Posted 1/1/17
Alabama football star:  Adam Griffith #99 Kicker (born in Poland)
Adam's story is moving.
Adam will graduate early with a degree in criminal justice & will go for a master's degree.
Alabama is playing for the National Title Monday, January 9, 2017

For Story: Click Here
For ESPN Video
(story & ending): Click Here
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Posted 12/24/16
Youth Polkas
RELEASE OF “AS LONG AS I’M LIVIN’’ (THE RECORDING FROM THE YOUTH RECORIDNG WORKSHOP)
AND LAUNCH OF WWW.YOUTHPOLKAS.COM

Check out what a group of over 50 youth from the Polka world did at the 2016 Polka Fireworks weekend at Seven Springs Mountain Resort. A “Youth Recording Workshop” was held that created an opportunity for these youth to experience the process creating a studio recording and music video.
The song “As Long As I’m Livin’” (written by Randy Koslosky) tells of some people who are negative about the future of Polkas, but these youth respond to that negativity. They are not just going to sit by and let things slip away and that “As long as I’m livin’, there will be Polkas playing….” John Zelasko recorded the vocalist and instrumentalists. He also mixed the recording and created the music video.
The song and music video are being released in conjunction with the launch of a new website: www.youthpolkas.com. YouthPolkas.com is dedicated to promoting and showcasing the talent of young Polka musicians. The video can be seen at that site and the song can be downloaded for free. All are encouraged to share this song with others to show a glimpse at the future of Polka music in action.
This special event couldn’t have happened without the efforts and dedication of so many people starting with the parents and families of the youth who participated.
Special thanks to the Blazonczyk family for their devotion to passing on Polka music to the younger generation and for hosting the event. Also, thanks to others who made special contributions to this event including Gene Swick, Frank Stetar, Kevin Adams, Bernie Koslosky, Ted Lange, Lisa Koslosky and the International Polka Association.
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Posted 12/18/16
Box On- Holly Jolly Christmas Polka Video
A Thank You from Box On:  "We Thank you for a Great 2016 and as

our appreciation give back to everyone the Gift of Music".
Enjoy.
Merry Christmas!
Rick Vinecki and Family
Box On Polka Band
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Posted 12/14/16
"Studios Still Track Bands but Digital Alters Business"
The Business Journal
By Josh Medore | October 27, 2016
Gary Rhamy is one of the best in the business...
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Posted 12/10/16
Original Polka written & performed
by a young musician Nathan Neuman
"How About Adventure"
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Posted 12/10/16
6th Annual Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest
April 28-30, 2017
Chula Vista Resort
Wisconsin Dells, WI
For more information:
Click here
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Posted 12/10/16
Interested in joining Sheelytown (NE) on a bus trip to the
Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest?
Click Here
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Posted 11/26/16
Coming soon on Wisconsin Public Television....
Hosted by Mollie (B) Busta Lange
Coming March 2017
Check it out- "Polka!"
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Posted 11/26/16
"Wildlife photographer rescues a drowning eagle, for the second time"
From: Swinoujscie, Poland
Fox New Tech
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Posted 11/21/16
Monday, November 21, 2016
Did you read Garfield the Comic Strip????
It's always a good day to listen to Polkas not only on Mondays!!!! 
Way to go Garfield...  :)

Here is the link
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Posted 11/16/16

The "Tatra Mountains Cultural Foundation"

will be in the Thanksgiving Day Parade in Chicago 

on Thanksgiving Day!!!

TV-- WGN

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Posted 11/15/16
Polka Heaven Dance
Saturday and Sunday December 10 - 11, 2016
John Gora Band (From Canada)
with Ted Lange and Mollie "B"
Slovene Hall
8425 Cypress Ave
Fontana, CA
For more information
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Posted 11/15/16
New Years Eve Gala Polka Dance
Jasiu's Polka All Stars
Time 8-12:30am
St. Petersburg Polish American Society
St. Petersburg, FL
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Posted 11/6/16
Stephanie Louise Kwolek was a Polish-American chemist.  
During her time at DuPont, she was responsible for
inventing Kevlar (bullet proof material).
Historical Marker-- Pittsburgh, PA
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Posted 11/3/16

New Live Polka Show "TGiFriday" on the Jammer

with hosts

Mark & Cherie Trzepacz

Premier this Friday, November 4 @ 6pm ET

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Posted 10/26/16

Article from the Omaha World Herald:

Music is "like a second life" to Westside chief financial officer

Bob Zagozda leader of Bobby Z & Polka Joy

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Posted 10/18/16
USPA NEWS FLASH!!!
Sunday May 28th, 2017 at the USPA Festival & Convention,
for the first time in over 20 years Polka Country Musicians
will be recording their new live CD "Live...and Jam II".

Another first for USPA!!
Come out and join in the fun and excitement!
Don't miss the chance to be part of polka history!!
From: President Barbara Haselow
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Posted 10/3/16

Pulaski's Memorial Day

Nebraska Legislature

October 11

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Posted 10/3/16
National Pierogi Day!!
October 8
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Posted 9/19/16
Polka Party
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Eddie Forman Orchestra
Dance Time: 5-9pm
Englewood Elks Lodge
401 N. Indiana Ave, Englewood, FL
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Posted 9/13/16
Pulaski's Marching Band will perform at the
Rose Bowl Parade--
January 2, 2017
Last time at the Rose Bowl 2012 they performed a polka.
Check it out
Good job kids!!!
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Posted 9/8/16
Poland Outlaws Use of Term 'Polish Death Camp'
Vatican Radio
For Story: Click Here 
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Posted 8/27/16
"Polish Discus Thrower Auctions Silver Medal
to help cover Child's Cancer"
ABC- News
A touching story
For Story: Click Here
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Posted 8/24/16

Our Lady of Czestochowa 

Queen of Poland

Feast Day-- August 26

Pray for us!!

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Posted 8/22/16
Congratulations to:
USA Basketball Team Coached by Mike Krzyzewski winning Gold Medal
Meghan Musnicki- USA Rowing winning Gold Medal
Jake Kaminski- USA Archery winning Silver Medal
Dagmara Wozniak and Monica Aksamit- USA Fencing winning Bronze Medal
Chase Kalisz- USA Swimming winning Silver Medal
Olivia Smoliga- USA Swimming winning Gold Medal
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Posted 8/22/16
Congratulations to:
Penny Oleksiak- Canadian Swim
ming winning Gold, Silver, and 2 Bronze Medals
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Posted 8/22/16
Congratulations to Poland in
Rio Summer Olympics- 2016!!
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Posted 8/20/16
Poland's Medal count
Gold

Silver

Bronze
2
3
6
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Posted 8/19/16
The Gold Medal Game- Rio 2016 Summer Olympics
Coach Mike Krzyzewski &

the USA Basketball team will be playing on
Sunday, August 21 @ 2:45pm EDT
Good luck!!!
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Posted 8/18/16
Sunday, August 21, 2016
**Polonairs- Noon & 2pm
**Sheelytown- 1pm & 3pm
**Traveling Musicians 4pm & 6pm
**Bobby Z & Polka Joy 5pm & 7pm
Polka Music all day and Polish Food for sale...
41st & J Street
Omaha, NE
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Posted 8/13/16
"Armed Forces Day" in Poland
Saturday, August 15, 2016
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Posted 8/13/16
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe
Feast Day- August 14
Pray for us!!
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Posted 8/10/16
St. Stanislaus Polish Festival
Sunday, August 21, 2016
**Polonairs- Noon & 2pm
**Sheelytown- 1pm & 3pm
**Traveling Musicians 4pm & 6pm
**Bobby Z & Polka Joy 5pm & 7pm
Polka Music all day..
41st & J Street
Omaha, NE
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Posted 8/5/16
Listener Appreciation Dance & Broadcast
August 7, 2016
Polka Country Musicians
Time: 2:30-6:30pm
Live on Polka Jammer Network
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Posted 7/28/16
Listen to Polka DJ/IJ Harold Otto on 247PolkaHeaven.com
Times- Mon. Noon, Wed. 5am, Thu. 8pm, Fri. 3am, and Sun. 8am CST
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Posted 7/18/16

Happy Louie will be celebrating his 82nd Birthday August 4.

IJ Kenny Habrack is planning a Happy Louie Birthday Tribute on the PolkaJammer Aug. 4 @ 8am ET.

Send in your Birthday Wishes by July 25. Make the 2 hour show longer to 4 hours.

Click Here for more information      

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Posted 7/9/16

New CD-- Dennis Polisky & the Maestro's Men

Decade Two- 20 Years of Polka Music

For More information: Click here

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Posted 7/8/16

New Web Edition of "Chainsaw's Polka Madhouse" Polka Show

Click Here to get to the Web Show

Also, can be heard on the Mixcloud app available on smartphones/tablets

search "Chainsaw's Polka"

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Posted 7/6/16
Polkas in Africa-Polkas are found around the world.  Cool!
Read Story

USPA website does have a frequent visitor from Africa.  Welcome!
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Posted 7/6/16
From the Sea to the Mountains
Join Jan Lewandowski to Poland

September 11-23, 2016
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Posted 7/6/16
Hero Fred Guzevich (former Polka Family member) saves a man's life.
Good Job- Fred
Check out the story
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Posted 7/6/16
Christian Kubiak- French Polka Band
Sto Lat
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Posted 6/29/16
Soccer UEFA EURO Quarter final
Poland vs Portugal
Thursday, June 30, 2016 Time 3pm EST 2pm CST
Good Luck-- Poland!!!
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Posted 6/21/16
Congratulations to Poland for beating Ukraine in Soccer 1-0

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Posted 5/14/16


Sunday, May 15
New England Polka Fest Live PJN Remote
Jimmy Sturr, PCM, and Eddie Forman
&
Kenny Olowin's celebrating 30 years of Polkas
Dynabrass
Starting at 1pm Eastern
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Posted 5/2/16
Congratulations to Brad Keselowski for winning the
GEICO 500 Talladega Superspeedway
on Sunday, May 1, 2016
Talladega, AL
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Posted 5/1/16
IPA Announces Polka Hall of Fame Inductees
and 2015 Music Award Winners
Congratulations to all the winners!!
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Posted 4/10/16
Celebration Dance
Honoring Bryan "The Party" Palacz
on air 20 years @ WJCU 88.7 FM
Polish Freight & Music Company
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Dynabrass
Time 7-11pm
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Posted 4/9/16
Sunday, April 10, 2016
Pan Franek Live on Polka Jammer Network
Time: 2-4pm ET (1-3pm CT)
&
Heroes- New Eastern Style Band Live
Time: 4-6pm ET (3-5pm CT)
All on Polka Jammer Nework
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Posted 3/27/16
Polish Day Festival
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Eddie's Polish Home, 2050 Steeplechase Court, Jacksonville, NC
Polish Dinner @ 4pm, followed by Live Polka Music
For Tickets:   910-548-5495
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Posted 3/1/16

Gwiazda Dancers Polish Heritage Night

at Detroit Pistons (NBA Basketball)

February 22, 2015

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