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Spring into polka action at Czech SpringFest
The Harris County Czech Heritage Society invites you to its 23rd Annual Czech SpringFest on Sunday at Lodge 88 in Houston. The Chandelier Ballroom transforms into a Prague street fest complete with great food, vendors, probably the largest silent auction on the polka circuit, country store, Czech heritage booths, and muziky by Kovanda's Czech Band and Texas Legacy Czech Band. Guest artist Marcela Hrabovska of Czech Republic will demonstrate the art of decorating eggs with straw and other materials. I love the guest artist part of this festival. I always find unique gifts for my kids and friends, and now for my granddaughter! 
Got some swing happenings in Carmine on Friday night with Asleep at the Wheel, and in San Antonio with the Rocky King Band. Variety on Saturday night with Czechaholics in Angleton, Brave Combo in Austin, Lost Cause in Burton, and New Texas Plainsmen in Sealy. Sunday features Red Ravens in Elgin, Detour in Houston, and Nathan Colt Young in Sweet Home.

Enjoy this beautiful weather and Polka On!

Subscription Drive Underway!

Have you bought your tickets to the TPN 30th Birthday Bash yet? Click here to get your advance tickets for $10. Mark the date on your calendar: Saturday, June 30 at KC Hall in Schulenburg. Six polka bands * Dance lessons by Valina * Door prizes * Subscription drive winners announced * Lifetime TPN subscription raffle * Slovacek's - official food sponsor * Shiner Beer - official band sponsor

Coming in April: And the winner is....Bobby Flores as the Western Swing Male Vocalist awarded by Academy of Western Artists. Find out what Bobby has been up to, along with other winners of the annual Will Rogers Awards. Editor Gary McKee reviews the Russian Virtuosi concert. I think he wore a tie. Dance Hall Days documentary makes its Texas premiere in Denton in April. Justin Everett reviews Squeezebox by Request CD and interviews DJ John Dujka. Gary puts on his sports editor hat to cover the Walburg Super Bowl, and we welcome new advertiser Live Oak Brewing Company of Austin bringing us this year's Church Picnic calendar. Of course we have your lineup of other great music events. 

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Watch the videos by Walt Harfmann of Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Dujka Brothers, Red Ravens, Ennis Czech Boys, & Fritz Hodde & Fab 6 at South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival
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wrote - "Hi darling , I'm enjoying and experiencing the best time of my whole life , and I wish you were her! "
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