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Dick & JoAnne Pillar Present Their 19th Annual Christmas Party Holiday Reunion

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Last Call For Polka Fireworks Reservations!

LAST CALL!! Make Your Polka Fireworks Reservations TODAY!!! polkafireworks.com

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The 2017 IPA Polka Hall of Fame Inductees and 2016 IPA Polka Music Award Winners Have Been Announced!

The 2017 IPA Polka Hall of Fame inductees and 2016 IPA Polka Music Award winners have been announced: 2017 IPA Polka Music Hall of Fame inductees: LIVING CATEGORY: Fred Ziwich (North Olmstead, OH) and Andy Fenus (Pittsburgh, PA) DECEASED CATEGORY: Elmer Scheid (New Ulm, MN) and Marge Machay (Chicago, IL)…

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2018 Polka Brews Cruise

It’s the buzz, what everyone is talking about after this year’s fabulous fun event, our next cruise ~ 2018 Polka Brews Cruise ~ aboard “Norwegian Escape”, NCL’s newest ship. Enjoy 3 terrific polka bands, 3 favorite ports, choice of 2 FREE amenities including the Ultimate Beverage Package & so much…

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Junior Miss USPA and Teen Miss USPA

Chris Kaminski Kish writes: Calling all Young Ladies ages 10-17 its time again for the Annual Junior Miss and Teen Miss U.S.P.A Pageant! The pageant will take place on Saturday, May 27th in the Lounge at 3:30pm at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South 6001 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44136. To…

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2016 USPA POLKA MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES!

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2016 USPA POLKA MUSIC AWARD NOMINEES! A record number of ballots for the 2016 USPA Music Awards were returned and the votes have been tallied. Thanks to all members who participated. The top choices in each category are listed below. Join in the fun and make reservations…

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All-Inclusive Caribbean Polka Party in St. Maarten

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Spotsylvania man plays on soundtrack of new Jack Black movie, “The Polka King”

Scott Shirk keeps a video of actor Jack Black on his cellphone. “Hey, Brendan and Aaron,” Black says in the video, addressing Shirk’s teenage sons, his slightly manic face close to the camera. “I’m here hanging out with your pop. We’ve been rocking out to polka all weekend.” Shirk and…

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Annual Junior Miss and Teen Miss U.S.P.A Pageant!

Hello Everyone, I just wanted to post information about the Annual Junior Miss and Teen Miss U.S.P.A Pageant! The pageant will take place on Saturday, May 27th in the Lounge at 3:30pm at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South 6001 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44136 Junior Miss U.S.P.A To participate in…

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Andy Bojczuk joins the ‘Polka Dreams @ Sea’ Polka Cruise

BIG NEWS – Andy Bojczuk joins the ‘Polka Dreams @ Sea’ polka cruise – Apr 2-9, 2017 on the Carnival Pride out of Baltimore. There are still a few cabins left at the original prices. They will be gone after next Monday, Jan 16th so call right away if you…

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Bel-Aire Enterprises is Celebrating National Polka Month with a Sale!

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Eddie Blazonczyk’s Versatones Reunion 2017

Join us as we reunite 6 decades of 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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NEW MOLLIE B CHRISTMAS CONCERT DVD AND CD OFFICIALLY RELEASED AND AVAILABLE TO SHIP!

NEW MOLLIE B CHRISTMAS CONCERT DVD AND CD OFFICIALLY RELEASED AND AVAILABLE TO SHIP! ALL ORDERS FOR THE 2016 CHRISTMAS CONCERT PLACED BETWEEN NOW AND MONDAY DECEMBER 19TH WILL RECEIVE A FREE GIFT! ALSO, PICK UP A COPY OF THE NEW SQUEEZEBOX RECORDING ENTITLED “SQUEEZEBOX BY REQUEST!” ORDER YOURS TODAY!!!…

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Bel-Aire Enterprises Black Friday Shopping Event!

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Grammy Nominated Musician, Walter T. Procanyn, Has Passed

Obituary of Walter Procanyn Walter T. Procanyn on November 14, 2016. He was 81. The son of the late Stephen and Helen, Walter was born November 24, 1934 in Queens, NY. Read more here…

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A Koledy Evening with Stephen Kaminski

What Kenny G did for American Christmas carols, this CD does for Polish Christmas carols (Koledy). It’s a cool, instrumental jazz collection of favorite Polish Christmas melodies that will put you in a great relaxed mood for your Christmas Season! http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/stephenkaminski

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The Polish American Journal Bookstore Web Site Has Been Updated

The Polish American Journal Bookstore website has been updated, filled with all kinds goodies to make your Christmas a Polish one. And you can download a printable PDF copy of our 2016 Christmas catalog, too. http://polamjournal.com/Bookstore/bookstore.html Click Here to view the Polish American Journal Christmas 2016 Catalog

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USPA NEWS FLASH!!!

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…

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SqeezeBox Releases New CD

I am SO happy to say SqueezeBox has successfully completed our third recording. Jeremy Seelig laid down all the drum tracks. Ted Lange sang and played piano, accordion, midi bass, and auxiliary percussion. I sang and played trumpet, sax, clarinet, and button box. Ted Lange and Gary Rhamy did an…

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Polkamotion by the Ocean Update!

Hi Folks! Polkamotion by the Ocean is finally upon us and the forecast is calling for some great beach weather! As you may know, this year our polka dances are being held at the W. T. Spooner American Legion Post 17 Pavilion, 113 American Legion Rd, Lewes, DE. Here’s the…

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Former Dynatones leader 'Scrubby' Seweryniak remembered as one of polka music's foremost singers

The night that changed David Lawrence “Scrubby” Seweryniak’s life came in the mid 1960s, when he saw polka master Li’l Wally perform at a local dance. Until then, he had been an accordion player in small wedding-type groups. Impressed with Wally’s slower style and the way he used the concertina…

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Mollie B Medina and Branson Tapings CANCELLED

Hello friends! There have been a lot of rumors floating around regarding the Mollie B Polka Party that was scheduled for August in Medina, MN and the Mollie B Christmas Special scheduled in November in Branson, MO. First, BOTH of those events are CANCELLED. The Mollie B Polka Party taping…

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Free Sample of the Polish American Journal

Want a free sample edition of the Polish American Journal? Drop us an email at info@polamjournal.com. Please specify if you’d like a printed or PDF copy. Tell all your Polish friends to ask for one, too! In the meantime, you can visit us on-line at http://www.polamjournal.com Mark Kohan

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Longtime Veteran Musician Edward "Eddie" Noga Passes

Edward Joseph Noga, age 93, U.S. Army, Veteran WWII; beloved husband of the late Elaine; wonderful father of Denise Langlois and the late Kathleen DiPrima; cherished grandfather of Brian (Nancy) Sokolowski and Matthew Langlois; dear great-grandfather of Mila; loving companion of Bernadine Tlapa; fond uncle of Joyce Kilens and Maryann…

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IPA Announces 2015 Hall of Fame & Music Awards Recipients 

On behalf of the International Polka Association Board of Trustees and Hall of Fame Committee, the IPA Officers and Directors are proud to announce the award winners and Hall of Fame inductees for 2015. The IPA Hall of Fame and Awards Banquet will be held on Saturday, September 3, 2016…

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Last Call For Rooms At Group Rate For The 5th Annual "Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest & Expo" at Chula Vista Resort

Last call!  Don’t miss this fantastic event!  Rooms are still available at our group rate. The 5th Annual “Wisconsin Dells Polka Fest & Expo” at Chula Vista Resort, 2501 River Road, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin 53965. April 22, 23 & 24, 2016. Hours: Friday: 6pm -1am, Saturday: Noon – 1am, Sunday: Noon – 5pm. Hosted by: Patrick Henry…

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The United States Polka Association has announced its nominees for the 2015 Polka Music Awards

2015 U.S.P.A Nominees The United States Polka Association has announced its nominees for the 2015 Polka Music Awards. The awards will be presented on May 28, 2016 at the annual Convention & Festival, to be held at the Holiday Inn Independence in Cleveland, OH. The awards nominees are as follows:…

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Polka Dance Schedule

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2017 Polka Brews Cruise Offers Reduced Deposit Through April 5th

It’s the buzz, what everyone is talking about ~ 2017 Polka Brews Cruise aboard the “Norwegian Getaway”, one of NCL’s newest ships!! Enjoy 3 terrific polka bands, 4 favorite ports of call, the Ultimate Beverage Package & so much more. Signing up is simple…and until April 5th, NCL is offering…

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The USPA 2016 Festival and Convention 3-Day Passes are now Available

The USPA 2016 Festival and Convention 3-Day Passes are now available for purchase. Each pass is $47. Please make your check payable to USPA and mail it to: 3103 State Rd., Medina, Ohio 44256. A limited number of passes are being sold – so don’t be left out – order…

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Chester "Chet" E. Dragon Passes

MELBOURNE, Fla. – Chester “Chet” E. Dragon, 92, passed away Friday, March 4, 2016, at William Childs Hospice House, Palm Bay. He was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Northampton, Massachusetts, to Julia (Slusars) and Adam Dragon. He lived in Worthington, Massachusetts, before moving to Melbourne, in 1996. Chet graduated from…

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Dennis Polisky & Maestro's Men March 2016 Newsletter

MM 20th Anniversary Year 1996-2016 We are revving up for our 2016 performance dates and brand new cd! Thanks for your support and we hope you can join us at one of our special upcoming performances. Spring is almost here and it is time to Polka! Please find below 3…

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Jeff Mleczko Update 2/28/2016

While there aren’t a lot of details to report, this picture speaks volumes about Jeff’s recovery. Joe Zalewski, Jeff Mleczko, Becky Knieper-Naessens and Bob at River Rock.

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48th Annual IPA Convention and Festival

48th Annual IPA Convention and Festival **3 fun-filled days!!** September 2nd – 4th, 2016 Please help celebrate the 48th annual IPA Festival and Convention, held at the Millennium Hotel in Buffalo, NY. The Festival will kick off with a welcome party on Friday, the Polka Music Hall of Fame and…

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The 8th Annual Junior Miss and Teen Miss U.S.P.A (United States Polka Association) Pageant info!

The 8th Annual Junior Miss and Teen Miss U.S.P.A (United States Polka Association) Pageant info! The pageant will take place on Saturday, May 28th in the Lounge at 3:30pm at the Holiday Inn Cleveland South 6001 Rockside Rd., Independence, OH 44136 Junior Miss U.S.P.A. To participate: Junior Miss pageant you must…

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The Mikes Are On Record Their Last Polka Show Broadcast

Fans! We regret to announce that after 8 years of music, laughter, madness, mayhem and shameless self-promotion, the MIKES ARE ON SHOW has recorded our last show. We cannot thank you enough for all the support you have given us. We love when people come up to us at live…

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Polka Concerts Web Statistics 2/16/2016

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President’s Day Dance of the Cleveland Polka Association (C.P.A.)

President’s Day Dance of the Cleveland Polka Association (C.P.A.)

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Tony Jambor Passes – Musician – Band Leader – Polka Promoter

Tony Jambor 1931 – 2016 Funeral arrangements are as follows: Sun Feb 21 – Strike Funeral Home, 409 SE Broadway Street, Isanti, MN 55040. Wake from 2pm – 6pm Mon Feb 22 – St Elizabeth Ann Seaton, 207 Country Road 23 (Whiskey Road), Isanti, MN. Viewing at 10am, mass at…

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Joe Czerniak Obituary & Visitation

Here is the obituary that will be printed in honor of my grandfather, Joe Czerniak. Again, on behalf of the entire Czerniak family, we appreciate all the kinds thoughts, prayers and condolences. Grandpa Joe lived a full life and he was very appreciative of the many friendships he gained from…

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Concertina Master Joe Czerniak Passes

On behalf of the Czerniak family, I would like to announce the passing of my grandfather, Joseph Czerniak. He has gone to a better place to be with his son/my dad, Bill, and daughter, Joanne, and her husband Mike….as well as many other special relatives. My dad’s brother, Greg, his…

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Jeff Mleczko Update 2/14/2016

Happy Valentines, everyone! Bob was able to visit Jeff on Saturday, and the news continues to be very encouraging…The Therapists consistently see improvements in Jeff’s motor skills, coordination and speech. He is able to shower and get dressed by himself and walk up and down stairs with some assistance. He…

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Where The Boys Are in 2016!

  The Boys released a brand new CD, “Where The Boys Are,” on January 1, 2016.  The 15 tracks on this album include a new, original composition, eight innovative arrangements, and six classic polka selections that exemplify the high-energy, signature sound of The Boys.  Polka Hall of Famer Frank Liszka…

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FREE DOWNLOAD!!!! – New Recording Released by Matt Lewandowski and The Alliance titled Payback – FREE!!!

Hello friends! Everyone likes free music right? Well today I am debuting my brand new release by Matt Lewandowski and The Alliance titled Payback. It is my first adventure into Bluegrass music, using all original English sung Polka songs covered in a Bluegrass fashion. If you would like to hear…

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Polka Fireworks Band Line-up Set

The daily band schedule is up at PolkaFireworks.com. We’re still working on the hourly set list, but now you can see which bands are playing each day and plan “accordionly!” http://polkafireworks.com/schedule/

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Final Ruling for Air Travel With Musical Instruments

As of March 6, 2015, it’s official and no longer at the discretion of the various airlines. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, musicians who board planes must be allowed to carry on their instruments provided they fit in the overhead bin. Click Here to Read More….

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New Recording Released by Matt Lewandowski and The Alliance titled Payback

Hello friends! Everyone likes free music right? Well today I am debuting my brand new release by Matt Lewandowski and The Alliance titled Payback. It is my first adventure into Bluegrass music, using all original English sung Polka songs covered in a Bluegrass fashion. If you would like to hear…

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Ethnic Jazz Announces Retirement End of 2016

After a fun & successful run, I am formally announcing Ethnic Jazz, the band, will cease to exist after the completion of the performances already booked. We will perform a very limited schedule that will end in the fall of 2016. Thanks to all…it’s been a fun run, but all…

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Box On Announces Release Date For Their 3rd CD

We are proud to announce that our third album will be available March 1 2016. Come On & Dance features a mix of traditional polkas, box on originals, rock and roll, and more. This album will make you wanna get up and dance! We can’t wait for everyone to hear…

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NEW!!! The O-H-I-O POLKA SHOW Featuring Linda March Malachin – Updated

HEY ALL! I’m super, super excited about this new opportunity — The O. H.  I. O. POLKA SHOW! With, yours truly, POLKA LINDA. My new show will begin in the next couple of weeks or so… ON WWW. POLISHNEWCASTLERADIO.COM. The day/time of the show will be announced shortly, too. Stay…

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