Weekend Lineup
Let's Celebrate Polka at Sefcik Hall
Join us for the 4th Annual Polka Month dance on Jan. 26, sponsored by Texas Polka News. The Praha Brothers will provide the music at historic Sefcik Hall in Seaton. Special guest performers will be dance hall owner Alice Sulak and Jerry Haisler. Masters of Ceremony will be Alfred Vrazel and Danny Zapletal. The evening will raise funds for the International Polka Association. Bring an item for the silent auction - maybe you got something for Christmas you're not that crazy about. Bring it on; we won't tell!

On Sunday, plan to get a plate of fried gizzards and enjoy the music of THREE bands at the 32nd Annual El Campo Polka Fest at Taiton Community Center. Dance to Red Ravens, Majek Orchestra, and Fritz Hodde & Fab 6.

Also this weekend: Saturday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Austin. ..Jeff Woolsey & Rocky King in Brenham...La Recolte in Houston. Sunday - Glen Collins & The Alibis in Elgin...Charles & Fab 4 in Geronimo...Jodie Mikula in Penelope...Liz Talley & Dusty Spur in Houston.

Looking ahead to next week: Monday - Central Texas Accordion Association Meeting and jam in Austin...Tuesday - San Antonio Accordion Association featuring Terry Cavanagh.

Dance, dance, dance, and Polka On!
 
 


Coming in February: Find out how Mollie B and 18 Texas polka dancers ended up in Clint Eastwood's latest movie "The Mule." Mollie and the dancers share their stories and photos. Gary McKee's column tells the story of Leo Sharp, the real mule on which the movie is based, plus he gives his opinion of the movie. Justin Everett reviews the song, "A Day to Say Thanks," written by Mollie and Ted Lange for the movie. Justin also profiles Austin public radio DJ Thomas Durnin. TPN welcomes a new columnist, Rick Rzeszutko, president of the International Polka Association. Of course, we have your listing of dances, festivals, and live music events, including the South Texas Polka & Sausage Festival and Tomball German Heritage Festival, both in March. Visit texaspolkanews.com to see the latest issue.

March preview: The Majeks and Czech migration to Corpus Christi PLUS the 4th Annual Spring & Summer Fest Guide.

Photo Gallery 
Czech Melody Masters in Elgin
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee and congrats to Joe & Irene Vabrel on their 60th anniversary!
Charles & Fab 4 in Sweet Home
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz
THMDC Dance in Sealy
Click on photo to see images by John Roberts

Watch video by Walt Harfmann of Dujka Brothers
Da Red Ravens in Da Costa
Click on photo to see images by Karen Kurtz
Dance Hall Tour
Click on photo to see images by Gary E. McKee, Susan Brickey Peterson, Laurie Rector, and Becky Blalock
Cajun Fiddle Fest at Brenham Opry
Click on photo to see images by Julie Matus
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Watch the videos  by Walt Harfmann of the Dujka Brothers in Sealy...Walburg Boys on New Year's Eve...Czechaholics in Elgin...Jodie Mikula in West...Wurstfest:  Alex Meixner plus Denis Novato, Mark Halata, Jodie Mikula Orchestra, Ennis Czech Boys, Mollie B & Squeezebox

Watch the videos  by George Weber of Enzian Buam in Sealy...Red Ravens & Texas Sound Czech in Rosenberg...Red Ravens at KULP Polka Expo...Mikula/Texas Heartbeat Veterans Dance in West...Bluebonnet Opry Polka Show
WEEKLY LAUGH
A doctor was performing rounds at the hospital one morning and while checking up on a man he asked, "So how's your breakfast this morning?"

"It's very good except for the Kentucky jelly. I can't seem to get used to the taste," the patient replied.

The doctor then asked to see the jelly and the patient produced a foil packet labeled 'KY Jelly.'

Submitted by Shane Lala     Share your jokes: Theresa@polkabeat.com
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