Fran’s Polka Weekend A Huge Success!

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Happy Travelers Cross Poland
With Jan Lewan July 2014

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A Special Ocean Beach Reunion!

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Friends since the original Ocean Beach days back in the 70’s, we gathered together for a fun time and a lot of reminiscing, mixing in a birthday celebration for Ronnie Petro — Happy Birthday! Happy Year Ronnie! Back Row: Paul Nush, Ed Slonina, Judy Alijewicz, Donna Bibeau, Gail Cerva, Michele and John Spack. Second Row: […]

Polkas Return To Ocean Beach Park

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Polkas are returning to beautiful Ocean Beach Park in New London, CT for the first annual “Ocean Beach Park Polka Days” taking place June 26, 27 and 28, 2014!! Richie, Wally and Jarek Dombrowski of Polka Country Enterprises and the Polka Country Musicians of Jewett City, CT are happy to be featuring this event at […]

$1,000 Freddy K Jr. Music Scholarship

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Applications Available Freddy K Jr. played trumpet in his father’s band, The Freddy K Band, when he died in an automobile accident in July of 1997. Music, especially Polka Music, was Fred’s life and passion. His personality, sense of humor and love of Polka Music affected all who knew him. The Music Scholarship Fund was […]

Pope John Paul II Honored
With Waltz & Polka Mass Recording

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A Waltz and Polka Mass honoring Pope John Paul II is now available on Chicago Polkas. Recorded by the Joe Pat (Paterek) Orchestra and Choir, it contains: Jesus Lord Polka, Give Thanks To God, Alleluia, Song of St. Peter, Holy Holy, Acclamation of Faith, Great Amen, Our Father, Let The Sunshine In, Living Bread of […]

Chicago’s Polonia Ballroom and Grove
50 Years Later

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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

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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”

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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” […]

The Ablemen To Stop Performances

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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 […]