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Posted 8/17/17
Coming to Polish New Castle Radio
Saturday, September 2nd @ 2pm EST
Freddie & Diane Guzevich with their
new show called "Planet Polka"
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Posted 8/16/17

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse

For those who are coming for the Solar Eclipse on Monday, August 21!!!

Come a day early for the

Sunday, August 20, 2017
**Bill Scott & the Polonairs Reunion- 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 8/14/17
"Armed Forces Day" in Poland
Tuesday, August 15
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Posted 8/11/17
St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe
Feast Day- August 14
Pray for us!!
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Posted 8/8/17

PolkaMotion Returns in 2018! 


The fantastic four-day polka festival at the beautiful oceanfront town of Rehoboth Beach, DE returns to the newly-renovated Convention Center from September 12 – 15, 2018!                                                                                            

 

Featuring The Exciting Polka Sounds of:

 

  • The Boys host band featuring Polka Hall of Famers Mike Matousek and Frankie Liszka
  • Polka Country Musicians featuring Polka Hall of Famer Wally Dombrowski
  • The Knewz featuring multiple USPA Favorite Male Vocalist Andy Bojczuk
  • Jimmy Weber & The Sounds making their only reunion appearance in 2018!
  • The Beat featuring the unmistakable signature songs of Mike Costa
  • EFO featuring Polka Hall of Famer Eddie Forman celebrating his 50th anniversary in the biz!
  • The Nu-Tones featuring nine-time USPA Favorite Female Vocalist Stacey Morris
  • Old School featuring top polka musicians and their incomparable honky-style sound
  • Crab Town Sound with guest Polka Hall of Famers Fred Bulinski & Freddy K

 

(bands subject to change)

 

In The Hall, Also Enjoy:

 

  • Authentic, Homemade Polish Food (pierogi, golabki, kielbasa, etc.)
  • Reasonably-Priced Beverages (all your favorites, generously poured!)

 

Other Attractions Include:

 

  • The Annual Polkamotion Open Best Ball Golf Tournament  (Wednesday)
  • New…Live Polka Music at the Rehoboth Band Stand  (Friday 11 am – 2 pm)
  • One of the Best Beaches on the East Coast (ocean temps are at their warmest!)
  • Festive Boardwalk Amusements (super clean and family friendly)
  • Great Bars and Restaurants On Every Block! (fresh seafood, anyone?)
  • Tax-Free Shopping! (lots of charming shops and boutiques to explore)
  • Convenient Lodging Options (motels, hotels, condos, and houses for rent)

 

And Everything Is Within Easy Walking Distance!

 

Visit www.polkamotion.com or contact Mike Matousek at [email protected] or

(410) 729-9697 for more details!  Advance tickets are recommended.

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Posted 8/3/17

Our Lady of Czestochowa 

Queen of Poland

Feast Day-- August 26

Pray for us!!

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Posted 8/3/17
Happy Birthday to Happy Louie (83 years old)-
Tomorrow- August 4-- Sto Lat!!!

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Posted 8/1/17
Villa Roma Polka Weekend at the Villa Roma Hotel In Callicoon, New York on
Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 20, 21, and 22, 2018.

 Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra (2 Days), The Boys, Joe Stanky and The Cadets, Polka Method (The next generation of Polkas), John Salov and the Polka Quads.

We are going to honor our Friend and Polka Promoter Dolly Kubasko who recently passed away. On Saturday evening we will have a ceremony honoring her along with her Husband George, daughter Tammy and Dolly’ s grandchildren. She has done so much for Polkas and our organization that we feel it will be a special Tribute.
We appreciate you attending our weekend and we are going to offer you a one-time discount of $25 per room if you send us your $75 per person deposit prior August 15th, 2017. Your deposit is refundable until 7 days prior to the weekend..
Click Here for more information.
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Posted 7/13/17
Polka Jammer Network--
Tune in this Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 6 pm to 10 pm ET (5-9 CT) when we’ll be
broadcasting from former PJN IJ Becky Naessen’s “Time To Celebrate” bash featuring
LIVE music by Gerry Kaminski’s Polka Network and the DynaBrass.
To listen: Click Here
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Posted 7/9/17

Ocean Beach Band Line Up for 2018

June 20-23, 2018

Polka Country Musicians, The Boys, The Knewz, Matt's All Stars,

Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push, Maestro's Men, Eddie Forman Orchestra,

IPA Tribute Band, Polka Method, Polski Chix, John Gora

Polka Mass Saturday Evening

Taken off of Polka Method's Facebook

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Posted 7/7/17
Jack Black Comedy ‘The Polka King’ Lands at Netflix
Dave McNary-  Film Reporter
For More Information--  Click Here
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Posted 6/28/17

"USPA Special Fundraiser to Benefit the Greater Cleveland Fisher House" 

                                                        When:  September 30, 2017

                                                        Music by:  The New Brass Express (MI)

For More Information Click Here

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Posted 6/27/17

Press Release

Dance All Night

DynaBrass releases new CD on TOPOMO Records

Toledo, OH, June 26, 2017: TOPOMO Records is excited to announce the release of “Dance

All Night” a new full length recording by The DynaBrass. This new CD was recorded at PowerBox Studio

in Ridgeville Corners, Ohio.

This new CD is a collection of 15 songs, a dozen polkas, two obereks and a waltz. This studio project

features 10 songs never previously recorded by a polka band, including 7 originals by The DynaBrass,

which gives this recording a fresh new sound. You will certainly find some polka favorites on this disc,

such as “Playboy Polka”, “Out Til Dawn”, “Please Stop The World”, “Left Handed Oberek” and “Another

Good Old Polka Medley”.

The title song “Dance All Night” has a very catchy melody with some built-in crowd participation.

Based on early responses from live performances, “Dance All Night” is destined to be a fan favorite.

Joe Zalewski and Ted Lange teamed up for several original songs including “Follow Me To The

Party”, “You Are Always With Me”, “A Bottle of Red Oberek”, “Hands Of Time” and the new DynaBrass

break song “Follow Me To The Bar”, which is guaranteed to leave you walking away singing Bar, Bar,

Bar, Bar. AJ Zalewski worked with Ted and Joe to pen another original (his first) entitled “A Simple Love”.

Other songs that will grab your attention include Dale Kivinen’s rendition of the Tracy Bird hit “Holdin’

Heaven, an Alabama classic, “Old Flame” and Isla Grant’s “An Accordion Started to Play Waltz”.

Jeff Mleczko Update: Jeff is doing fantastic. While there is no timetable for his return to the

stage, he continues to make significant progress with his rehabilitation efforts. Jeff and his family would

like to extend a heartfelt thank you for all the support that Jeff has received over the past year and a half.

The DynaBrass 2017 Schedule: The DynaBrass, under the interim leadership of Joe Zalewski,

is maintaining a full performance schedule and actively booking engagements. A copy of the DynaBrass

2017 schedule is enclosed.

How to Purchase the CD: Anyone interested in purchasing the new DynaBrass CD can do so

by mailing a check payable to "TOPOMO Records" c/o Joe Zalewski, 5524 Ginger Tree Lane, Toledo,

OH 43623. The “Dance All Night” CD’s are $18 each and the price includes shipping and handling.

Thank you for your continued support of Polka Music and The DynaBrass!

DynaBrass Website Click Here

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Posted 6/25/17
Championship History at the CWS (Omaha, NE)
First ever to hit a Home Run from both sides of plate
in College World Series Semifinal Game Saturday, June 24, 2017--
LSU’s Michael Papierski
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Posted 6/20/17
Live at Ocean Beach Park Polka Days on The Jammer!!

Wednesday, June 21st
6-10:30 PM LIVE with The Polka Country Musicians
Thursday, June 22nd
10 AM – 3 PM LIVE with Stephanie & The Nu Tones
Friday, June 23rd
10AM – 3PM LIVE with The Boys & Polish Connection
Saturday, June 24th
10AM – 3PM LIVE with The Knewz & The Beat

Click Here for the Polka Jammer Network
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Posted 6/19/17

Polka Escalator (Listen to a Polka on the way down or up)

@ the Wisconsin Center located in Milwaukee, WI - escalator leading to the Hilton Milwaukee City Center skywalk

Click here for News Article

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Posted 6/17/17
College World Series (Omaha, NE) Congratulations to:
Michael Papierski- LSU
Clayton Kwiatkowski- Florida State
Justin Sorokowski- Florida State
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Posted 6/17/17
Join "Pan" Franek and Erika on Pilgrimage to
* FATIMA * LOURDES * BARCELONA 
October 10 - 20, 2017
For more information: Click Here
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Posted 6/17/17
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame
2017 Class of Inductees: Congratulations to:
Gary Kubiak - football,  Steve Javie- referee, 
Juliene Brazinski Simpson- basketball,  Janusz Bednarski- fencing

45th Annual Induction Banquet
Thursday, June 22, 2017
American Polish Cultural Center

For more information: Click Here
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Posted 6/16/17
Father's Day in Poland is
Friday, June 23.
Szczęśliwego Dnia Ojca
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Posted 6/10/17
Dancing is Good for your Memory!! :)
Watch the video (from Ch 6 News): Click Here
Lead researcher: Aga Burzynska (born in Poland)

Good Reason to Attend a Polka Dance/Event:  Dance Schedule
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Posted 6/5/17
5th Annual Polish Pottery Festival!
Saturday, June10, 2017
Time 10:00am - 5:00pm
Downtown Historic Weston, Missouri
Click Here- for more information.
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Posted 6/2/17
USPA Benefit Dance Saturday Night Special
November, 18, 2017
The Piatkowski Brothers & Polka Method
Ludlow, MA
For More Information: Click Here
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Posted 5/22/17
Mother's Day in Poland is
Friday, May 26
Szczęśliwego Dnia Matki
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Posted 5/20/17
POLAND Sept 2017 With MITCH BISKUP AND LENNY GOMULKA

Our Friend Mitch Biskup and Lenny Gomulka are running a trip to Poland
in September 18-28th 2017.

They have 6 seats left from JFK in New York.
Call Mitch at 617-899-5895 for all the details.
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THE JIMMY STURR CHRISTMAS SHOW

This great holiday show will appear at the Paramount Theatre in Middletown, NY on
Saturday December 2nd
and on Sunday December 3rd at the Theatre at the North in Scranton, PA. This years guest Star will be the Winner of the Voice Jermaine Paul. He was such a hit in Middletown last year we had to bring him back. The fans in Scranton are in for a real treat listening to this great performer. In addition, The show will feature the JImmy Sturr Singers, The Pokolenie Dancers, Matt and Elaine plus much more. Both shows are at 3PM and call the box office, tickets are now on sale.

For more information- Click Here
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Posted 5/5/17
National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame
2017 Class of Inductees: Congratulations to:
Gary Kubiak - football,  Steve Javie- referee, 
Juliene Brazinski Simpson- basketball,  Janusz Bednarski- fencing

45th Annual Induction Banquet
Thursday, June 22, 2017
American Polish Cultural Center

For more information: Click Here
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Posted 5/2/17
Lots of Polka News from Jimmy K
 
  *   New Search Box Available!
We've FINALLY added a search box to our site.  It's a little primitive, but if
you're looking for a certain song, band, or album, it will put you on the right track!
 
  *   Proud & Humbled!
I am happy to announce that I've been notified by the Michigan Polka Music Hall
of Fame that I will be inducted October 1, 2017 in Owosso, Michigan.    Thanks
to all who had a hand in my selection!
I've been playing music since 1971, have hosted several radio programs, written
for the Michigan Polka News, promoted & held dances in Michigan and Ohio, and
had the most popular on-line music shop for nearly 30 years. (thanks to YOU!)
It's so rewarding to be recognized for my involvement.    I hope to continue my
involvement with polkas for years to come.   Thank you!  Thank you!
 
  *   Why no new music?
There are no new releases to announce.   There will be some recordings released
this year, but the number of new recordings is way down.   Why?    The biggest reason - COST vs SALES.
Sadly & unfortunately many people are not buying recorded music.    Some people
even "burn" CDs for themselves or their friends, which isn't even legal.    I
once had someone say to me "Well the technology is there to burn CDs, so it's legal!".
          I replied "Sir, the technology is there for you to hack my bank
account.   That doesn't make it right."
In any case, if bands are selling 20-25% of what they used to, yet recording
costs remain the same....it's simple math.    It's just not worth the time,
energy, and cost.   So sad, but that's our musical world today.
 
  *   We're still in this!
Jimmy K Polkas is committed to supplying you with great music as we have since
the late 1980's.   We appreciate your past & present support SO MUCH!
 
  *   Where's Jimmy K?
Although I've disbanded the group "Ethnic Jazz", I will continue to perform on a
limited basis in 2017.    All dates are now listed on our main page - top right. 
Click "Where's Jimmy K" to see where I'll be.
This includes playing dates under my own name, filling in with other bands, and
where we'll be selling music in person!   Hope to see you on the Polka Road soon!
 
  *   Trips & Tours!
We are still signing people up for St. Maarten - All Inclusive Polka Vacation
November 4-11, 2017.   You can adjust your dates to accommodate your air travel
(Come in earlier or later, leave earlier or later).   If you stay longer, the
per day charge is 1/7 of the weekly trip price.  If you stay 6 days, we'll take
1/7 of the price off your vacation - It's going to be a good time!   John Gora,
Eddie Forman, Frank Liszka, Stephanie, Jimmy K  & more.
Also, we're just announcing our Alaskan Polka Cruise!!!   June 4-11, 2018   John
Gora, Chad Przybylski, Eddie Forman, Danny Mateja, Jimmy K with an All-Star
Band.  Juneau – Skagway – Sawyer Glacier - Ketchikan from Vancouver - aboard the
NCL SUN.

For more information: Click Here
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Posted 4/26/17
IPA Announces Polka Hall of Fame Inductees
and 2016 Music Award Winners
Congratulations to all the winners!!
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Posted 4/25/17
Sad News-
Henry D. Jasiewicz passed away today from brain cancer.
Henry was the Leader of Henny & The Versa J's from Pittsburgh, PA.
Henny was Inducted into the IPA Polka Hall of Fame in 2011.
Obiturary- Click Here
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Posted 4/19/17
NBA Men's Basketball Playoffs---Congratulations to:
Marcin Gortat- Washington Wizards
From Poland!!
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Posted 4/4/17

The annual fundraiser for the 

Polka Jammer Network is this weekend-- Click Here

April 7-9, 2017

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Posted 4/2/17

NCAA Men's College Basketball ---Congratulations to:

Przemek Karnowski- Gonzaga Bulldogs

The Championship Game Monday Night 4/3/17

Good Luck!!

For More Information on Karnowski--Click Here

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Posted 3/28/17

FEI World Cup Finals-  Congratulation to:

Dawid KUBIAK (POL)


For more information on Dawid Kubiak- Click Here


March 29-April 2, 2017

Good Luck to Dawid Kubiak in Omaha, NE!!!


For more information on the: 

Longines FEI World Cup Jumping & 

FEI World Cup Dressage Finals Omaha- Click Here

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Posted 3/28/17

Sad News- 

"Lagrange Street Polish Festival canceled for 2017"

Toledo, OH-   WTOL CBS Channel 11

For more information: Click Here

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Posted 3/26/17

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Did you read Zits the Comic Strip???

Some humor about dancing-- Click Here

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Posted 3/26/17

Braster Device

Established in 2008 by Polish Scientists- 

Helping in Women's Health

For more information- Click Here 

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Posted 3/25/17

PEPPERMINT PRESENTS…

Polka with Peppermint at Avon Oaks

1401 N State St (Rt 422) - Girard, OH 44420


Saturday July 1st

Box On and Grammy nominated Del Sinchak Band


Saturday, August 5th

Mollie B and Squeezebox and Grammy nominated Del Sinchak Band


Sunday, October 15th

John Gora and Gorale and Grammy nominated Del Sinchak Band


Sunday, November 5th

Frank Stanger Orchestra and Grammy nominated Del Sinchak Band


For more information: Click Here

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Posted 3/24/17
39th Annual Pulaski Polka Days
Thursday July 20 – Sunday, July 23, 2017
Check out the Band Schedule-- Click Here
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Posted 3/24/17
USPA 2017 Convention
Special Broadcast and Recording Schedule

Click Here
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Posted 3/18/17
NCAA Men's College Basketball-- Congratulations to:
Przemek Karnowski- Gonzaga Bulldogs
Ben Kanieski- Dayton Flyers
Steve Wojciechowski- Coach Marquette Golden Eagles
Dan Hurley- Coach Rhode Island
Mike Krzyzewski- Coach Duke Blue Devils
All Polish!!
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Posted 3/15/17
Dyngus Day on Monday, April 17 with The Steve Drzewicki Band.
Music from 6 to 9 pm at O's Pub and Grill, 123 E. Midland Rd, Auburn, MI. 
Traditional Polish food will be served.
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Posted 3/15/17
Blondie Comic- March 14, 2017 about Polka
Click Here
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Posted 3/13/17

USPA Benefit Dance Saturday Night Special

November, 18, 2017

The Piatkowski Brothers & Polka Method

Ludlow, MA

For More Information:  Click Here

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Posted 3/12/17
Congratulations to Coach Mike Krzyzewski and his team
Duke Blue Devils winning the ACC title (March 11, 2017).
As a team, they made history by winning 4 games in 4 days!!!!

For more information: Click Here
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Posted 3/12/17
Jimmy Sturr on the airwaves-
Polka Jammer on Sundays @ 11am EST
Sirius/XM Sat. night @ 6pm EST again at 9am EST
RFDTV Fri @ 7PM EST and again on Sun
For more information: Click Here
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Posted 3/10/17
Jimmy K & the Cleveland All-Stars -
Dyngus Day - Monday, April 17 
Time: 1pm-3:45 pm
JUKEBOX, 1404 W. 29th Street, Cleveland, OH

The same day-
Jimmy K & the Cleveland All-Stars
Sokolowski's University Inn, Cleveland, OH

Time 5-9pm

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Posted 3/10/17
The Steve Drzewicki Band
Dyngus Day. April 17th
Time- 6-9:30pm
O's Pub and Grill, 123 E. Midland Rd, Auburn, MI
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Posted 3/10/17
"Polish American Night"
Friday, May 19, 2017
 Baseball game-- Detroit Tigers vs TBA
Bands: Big Daddy Lackowski, The Steve Drzewicki Band,
The Natural Tones, and The Keilbasa Kings
More information to come...
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Posted 3/5/17
Coming soon on Wisconsin Public Television....
Hosted by Mollie (B) Busta Lange
Coming-- Monday, March 6, 2017
Scheduled Time- "Polka"

Watch it Live online:  Click Here
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Posted 3/4/17
IPA- 49th Annual Festival and Convention
Labor Day Weekend- September 1-3, 2017
Subject to Change
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Bands: John Gora, Freeze Dried, Polka Method, Stephanie, IPA Tribute Band,
The Project, Lenny Gomulka, The Boys, The Music Company,
Polka Country Musicians, The Knewz
For more information: Click Here
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Posted 3/2/17
1st Polka Benefit Dinner
Saturday, April 29
Music by:
Lenny Gomulka & Chicago Push and Gerry Kaminski's Merry Makers Reunion

Music from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m
PRCUA Hall, 1430 Oak St., Wyandotte, MI.
For more information: Click Here
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Posted 2/27/17
Polish Heritage Night
White Sox vs Yankees
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
US Cellular Field in Chicago
More information to come..
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Posted 2/25/17
Pulaski Day Celebration
Monday, March 6
Time 10:00 a.m.
The Polish Museum of America
984 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL.
For more information: Click Here
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Posted 2/25/17
Coming soon on Wisconsin Public Television....
Hosted by Mollie (B) Busta Lange
Coming-- Monday, March 6, 2017
Check it out- "Polka!"
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Posted 2/22/17
Make your Summer Plans now:
Summer Music Fest
Thursday, August 10 - Saturday, August 12, 2017
2017 Band Line-Up: Click Here
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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 1/6/17
Christian Kubiak- French Polka Band
Sto Lat
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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
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 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 8/22/16
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 8/6/16
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 8/6/16
Hero Fred Guzevich (former Polka Family member) saves a man's life.
Good Job- Fred
Check out the story
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