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Chicago’s Polonia Ballroom and Grove
50 Years Later



During a recent performance in Chicago with my band, it struck me the stage we were playing on was the very same stage that showcased polka bands for the past eight decades. This, on its own merit, is one thing, but with deeper thought I realized the stage, large hall, building and — most notably […]

Lenny Gomulka & Mitch Biskup Returning
To Poland & Vienna In 2014



Lenny Gomulka and Mitch Biskup are returning to Poland for their Polish Autumn Tour in September this year. They are planning a foliage tour and mushroom picking event as well as sightseeing the southern portion of Poland & Vienna, Austria September 25 – October 5, 2014. This extraordinary tour is filling in nicely. Given that […]

Walt Procanyn Orch. To Release NEW CD
Big Band & Polkas “MAGIC”



NEW YORK CITY: The Walt Procanyn Orchestra returns for his first full length CD release of 2014, Big Band & Polkas “MAGIC” featuring the best in Big Band, Polka & Acappella singing as performed by Procanyn’s Broadway musicians “Simply the Best of the very Best”. Procanyn, the iconic bandleader has been a grammy entry in the “Big Band Category” […]

New! 2015: “Polka Dreams @ Sea” Polka Cruise



“A Dream Trip 4 U” is excited to announce the details of our next polka cruise adventure in sunny paradise, the new “Polka Dreams @ Sea” Polka Cruise.  From January 31 thru February 7, 2015, this Western Caribbean cruise will sail from Ft. Lauderdale on board the beautiful Caribbean Princess®!  Be sure to mark your […]

The Ablemen To Stop Performances



As of December 31, 2014 After much deliberation, I am announcing that this current year, 2014, will be the final year of bookings for The Ablemen. I am proud to say that the band is performing in its 51st year, but after all the bookings, traveling, and time away from home, it is time to […]

New Location For Bayway “Revival”
With Jimmy Sturr On March 23rd



Polka dancing is returning to the New Jersey area on Sunday, March 23rd at the former Polish Home in Bloomfield, New Jersey. It is now called the Essex Manor on Broughton Ave. in Bloomfield. Jimmy Sturr and His Orchestra will be on the bandstand starting at 2 p.m. The Essex Manor has been completely renovated; […]

May 2014 Pilgrimage To Poland With Erika



Many of you are familiar with the well-known polka band, “Pan Franek, Zosia and the Polka Towners,” which has been playing on the polka circuit with various family members since the mid-1970’s.  Family member, 21-year-old Erika Piotrowski, has been an integral part of the band since she was three years old, singing vocals and playing […]

EFO Returns to Englewood, FL



EFO – The Eddie Forman Orchestra will be returning this year to Englewood, Florida to perform for the Englewood Elks Lodge. The Polka Party will be held on Saturday, February 15th from 5 to 9 pm. For more information see advertisement or call the lodge at 941-474-1404. (A block of rooms has been reserved at […]

Jimmy Sturr To Tape New TV Shows
At Mohegan Sun, PA



Jimmy Sturr & His Orchestra will be taping brand new shows for his TV show that is seen weekly on RFD-TV. They usually are taped in Branson, MO but this time they will be filmed in the beautiful Mohegan Sun Pocono Casino / Hotel in Wilkes Barre, PA. Jimmy will be taping four shows per day […]

Connecticut State Polka – Unforgettable Celebration



of the Official Connecticut State Polka “The Ballroom” At The Historic Hartford CT Polish National Home CONNECTICUT – After seven persistent years of advocacy, along with the dedicated commitment of Ct. St. Rep. Linda Gentile, Mr. Peter Danielczuk successfully had Ray Henry’s Ballroom Polka proclaimed the official Connecticut State Polka. In photo on right: CT State […]