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People enjoy the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014.  Stephanie Dowell, The Times

People enjoy the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

Tim Jagodzinski plays the concertina with Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze band during the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014. Visitors enjoyed the live polka music and authentic Polish food provided by the Cavalier Inn.

July 20, 2014 7:41 pm
People enjoy the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014.  Stephanie Dowell, The Times

People enjoy the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday July 20, 2014. Stephanie Dowell, The Times

People dance the polka during the Festival of the Lakes Polka Party at the Hammond Marina in Hammond, Ind. Sunday. Tony Blazonczyk's New Phaze performed live polka music as visitors enjoyed authentic Polish food provided by the Cavalier Inn.

July 20, 2014 7:42 pm
'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

'A Christmas Story' extra recalls Hammond's Shepherd on set

CLEVELAND | South sider Jim Moralevitz thought he made it pretty big when his polka band, The Music Jesters, was making good money playing at weddings and bowling alleys.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
Dick Kamont and his wife ValJean after wrapping up Kamont's weekly radio show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind.

Dick Kamont and his wife ValJean after wrapping up Kamont's weekly radio show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind.

Dick Kamont and his wife ValJean after wrapping up Kamont's weekly radio show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind. following one of his October broadcasts.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am
Dick Kamont prepares for his weekly "Polka Party" show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind.

Dick Kamont prepares for his weekly "Polka Party" show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind.

Dick Kamont prepares for his weekly "Polka Party" show on 95.9 FM WEFM in Michigan City, Ind. 

November 12, 2013 12:00 am
Polka-ing Around: Local DJ Dick Kamont keeping music and Polish roots alive and thriving

Polka-ing Around: Local DJ Dick Kamont keeping music and Polish roots alive and thriving

Dick Kamont finds polka music often plays second fiddle to mainstream music like rock, hip hop and pop.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Polka Fest launched

Polka Fest launched

Stan Stefanski, owner of Big Frank's Sausage, grills traditional Polish sausage to serve at the inaugural Polka Festival put on by the Merrillville Senior Services.

October 13, 2013 4:49 pm
Polka Fest launched

Polka Fest launched

Carol Miano, from left, Sandra Lankford and Marge Bilski take part in a Polka singing contest Sunday afternoon at Merillville Town Hall.

October 13, 2013 4:50 pm

Polka Fest scheduled Oct. 13 in Merrillville Town Hall's lot

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville Senior Services will host its Polka Fest from noon to 5 p.m. Oct. 13 at the Town Hall parking lot, 7820 Broadway.

October 06, 2013 12:05 am
Polka party makes woman's wish come true

Polka party makes woman's wish come true

MICHIGAN CITY | Frania Turley, a lifelong Michigan City resident, sang polka songs on the radio before television was invented. More than a half century later she got her wish to sing again, belting out classic songs alongside a live polka band.

May 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Polka Parade kicks off Pierogi Festival

Polka Parade kicks off Pierogi Festival

Thousands of people packed the streets of Whiting for the start of the Pierogi Festival.

July 27, 2012 10:15 pm

Two bands featured Sunday at PolkaMania in Hammond

HAMMOND | The Hammond Mohawks' PolkaMania on Sunday will feature two live bands and Polish drinks and food.

June 06, 2011 4:37 pm

Polka Party set for lake fest July 24 at Hammond Marina

HAMMOND | The city of Hammond will host a free polka party as part of its eighth annual Festival of the Lakes.

May 31, 2011 12:00 am
Polka Album

Polka Album

Eddie Blazonczyk Jr.and The Versatones are considered the nation's No. 1 polka band, boasting more than 60 albums, including themed favorites like a Hawaiian specialty album.

February 20, 2011 12:00 am
Music, moods will swing at Lakefront Park

Music, moods will swing at Lakefront Park

Returning favorites Carl Linden and Marilyn Gaza and newcomers Take Five fill out the summer concert season at Whiting's Lakefront Park.

August 06, 2010 12:00 am
Gimme a half step, Mister

Gimme a half step, Mister

Members of the band The Ampol Aires rouse the crowd Sunday during the Polka Party on the last day of Hammond's Festival of the Lakes.

July 18, 2010 8:20 pm
Gimme a half step, Mister

Gimme a half step, Mister

Micah Buikema, 3, of Midlothian, learns some polka steps from his mother, Michelle, on Sunday during the Polka Party at the Hammond Marina on the last day of the city's annual Festival of the Lakes.

July 18, 2010 8:20 pm
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