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Polka Notes 5-1-13

Remembering Marion Lush……. “The 20th Year Memorial Tribute To the Golden Voice Of Polkas – Marion Lush” will be taking place this coming weekend at 2 locations – Saturday, May 4th at the Bayway Polish Club on Pulaski Street in Elizabeth, NJ from 7-11 p.m. and Sunday, May 5th from 3-7 p.m. at the Polish American Citizens Club on East Street in Ludlow, MA.  Music will be by Full Circle consisting of Lenny Gomulka, Mike Matousek, Al Piatkowski, Mike Stapinski, Roger Malinowski & Jimmy Weber. Special guest artist will be Richie Tokarz who played with Marion’s White Eagles for many-many years. This will be a great weekend no polka fan should miss. For tickets & more information about either of the dances call Jimmy Weber 908-304-5513 or Lenny Gomulka 413-583-4544.

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A big weekend of Polka Fun coming up at the German Club located at 78 Carter Ave. in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Saturday night will be “Schlager Abend”. Pork dinner served at 6 p.m. Dancing from 7-11 p.m. featuring from Washington, DC  Mike Suratt & The Continentals……. Sunday afternoon “Three Hearts Polka Dance”. Doors open at 1 p.m. with food & refreshments available. Dancing 2-6 p.m. with music once again by Mike Suratt & The Continentals. Don’t miss this fun weekend. Call for your tickets today Erika Danner 401-723-3549 or Annie Golembewski 508-678-8116. See ad on polka pages.

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“Polka De Mayo” a celebration of Cinco de Mayo this Sunday, May 5th at The Palacio located at 1700 Route 17 in Goshen, NY. The Grammy Winning Jimmy Sturr Orch. with special guest Chris Caffery from The Trans-Siberian Orch.will be featured at 2 p.m.  Mexican Buffet available.  Limited seating.  Call 1-800-724-0727 for tickets & more information.

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Polka Paul presents “Polka Dinner Dance” Thursday, May 2nd at Wright’s Farm Restaurant, 84 Inman Road, Harrisville, Rhode Island. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. Dinner at 12 noon featuring an All -You-Can-Eat  family style chicken dinner with coffee & ice cream. Dancing to RBO-The Rich Bobinski Orch. from 12:30-3:30 p.m. Make your ticket resevations now by calling Paul 508-294-1512 or June 860-536-2452.

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This Sunday, May 5th a fabulous “Polka Tribute to 2 Great Polka Stars -Gene Wisniewski & The Harmony Bells plus Walter Solek Orch.” will be taking place at the Polish American Citizens Association – Starlight Ballroom, 5 Pulaski Place in Port Washington, LI, NY. Music/ dancing 2-6 p.m. to Dennis Polisky & The Maestro’s Men who will be featuring the original music arrangements of both bands. Polka Hall of Famer Jackie Libera will sing Wisniewski’s vocals plus Andrew Krystopolski as Walt Solek with his costume antics/ vocals etc. Legendary NYC Polka dee-jay Bill Shibilski will MC. Plenty of delicious Polish food and cash bar available. Come early & enjoy this polka fun Sunday afternoon at the Starlight Ballroom. For advance tickets or more information call 516-883-5553 or email:

polkawithbill@gmail.com. Tickets will also be sold at the door. All are welcome. See ad on polka pages.

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FRI. MAY 3
ANDY RAY BAND & DJ BRUCE Z (7:30-11:30) Bayway Polish Home, Elizabeth, NJ

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SAT. MAY 4
FULL CIRCLE (7-11) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (7-11) St. Joseph’s Polish Club, Colchester CT
MIKE SURATT & THE CONTINENTALS (7-11) German Club, Pawtucket, RI
SOUND-A-BOUTS (5-9) Holy Trinity Cathedral, Manchester, NH
DR. KIELBASA BAND (8-12) Holy Family Catholic Church, Duluth, MN

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SUN. MAY 5
JIMMY STURR ( 2 p.m.) The Palacio, Goshen, NY
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (2-6) Polish American Citizens  Club –   Starlight Ballroom, Port Washington, NY
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (2-6) Event Center, Freeland, PA
TONY’S POLKA MAGIC (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
THE SHORELINERS (3-7) TK Club, Conshohocken, PA
FULL CIRCLE (3-7) Polish American Citizen’s Club, Ludlow, MAEDDIE FORMAN (2-6) Polish Russian Lithuanian American Citizen’s Club, Danvers, MA
MIKE SURATT & THE CONTINENTALS (2-6) German Club, Pawtucket, RI
POLKA FAMILY BAND – MARIACHI POTOSINO  (1:30-7)  Glendora House, Chicago Ridge, IL
THE BEE SHARPS (3-6) Polish American Club, Holiday, FL
THE MELLO TONES ( 2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
THE NORTHERN SOUNDS (3-6) Polish American Club, St. Petersburg, FL

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FRI. MAY 10
DJ RAY (7:30-11:30) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ

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SAT. MAY 11
LATIN DANCING – Hosted by Columbianos Sin Fronteras (9-2) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (7-11) 400 Club, Nanticoke, PA
DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN (7-11) St. Mary’s Church Hall, Ware, MA

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SUN. MAY 12
THE POLSKIE SWINGMASTERS w/ Eddie Biegaj (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
JOEY MILARDO & THE MUSICAL CAVALIERS (3-7) Polish American Citizen’s Club, Bristol, CT
LENNY GOMULKA CHICAGO PUSH (3-7) Polish American Citizen’s  Club, Ludlow, MA
JOHN FURMANIAK & ONE MORE TYME (3-6) Polonia Banquets, Chicago, IL
THE NU SOUNDZ (3-6) Polish American Club, Holiday, FL
RON LUZNAR & THE POLKA PALS (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona  Beach, FL

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FRI. MAY 17
DJ BRUCE Z (7:30-11:30) Bayway Polish Club, Elizabeth, NJ

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SUN. MAY 19
JOE STANKY & HIS CADETS (4-7) Catholic War Vets Hall, Trenton, NJ
POLKA FAMILY BAND (2-6) Firehouse Hall, Norvelt, PA
EDDIE DERWIN & THE POLKA NATURALS (2-6) VFW Hall, Dupont, PA
POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS (2-6) The Sun Inn,  Bethlehem, PA
POLKA WHOO (2-6) Sacred Heart Church Center, Cornwall, PA
JIMMY STURR – DENNIS POLISKY & THE MAESTRO’S MEN – EDDIE  FORMAN (1 p.m.) Pulaski Park, Three Rivers, MA
THE NORTHERN LITES  w/Marc Bouchard (2-5:30) Polish American Club, Daytona Beach, FL
ELLIS HALE TRIO (3-6) Polish American Club, Holiday, FL

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A friendly reminder to all polka bandleaders, promoters, clubs, organizations, etc. to please send all your ads, news releases, band schedules, write-ups etc. to me as early as possible – at least 3 weeks prior to publication to insure it will be included in my Polka Notes Column.  You can send or e-mail the information to the addresses listed above or call/fax me at (941) 359-8790.

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NOTICE:  Bands are subject to change – Please call the establishments in schedule to verify that the band listed will be performing that day.

THAT’S IT FOR NOW………. HAPPY POLKA DANCING!!!