Polka Out West

Polka Booster

In Sacramento – Feb. 10th Fred Mlakar performed at the Slovene Hall in San Francisco for PUST on Feb. 9. The Slovenian celebration of Carnival (PUST) precedes Lent, as does all of the ethnic versions of carnival. At the San Francisco event they forgo dressing up in wild costumes and simply get together for music …

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Polka Power California

Polka Power California, a Cleveland-style Slovenian band, performed at the Pulaski Club in Phoenix, Arizona the weekend of January 19. Attendance was a little light, as it was the following weekend when John Gora performed. It’s the law of small numbers – with the dwindling supply of polka dancers, when a handful is missing, it’s …

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