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Remembering Tony Petkovsek 1941 – 2019

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum mourns the passing of Chairman Emeritus and co-founder Tony Petkovsek. Tony brought new life to the Cleveland-Style Polka. Just when polka music seemed played out, young Tony arrived on the scene in 1961 with a daily radio show that revived America’s good-time sound. He inspired new and classic bands to record albums. His polka tours brought attention to Slovenia and took the happy music around the world. Tony’s Thanksgiving polka weekends still attract a thousand fans. His music events and causes made him an important community leader.

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Folklorna Skupina KRES Picnic

On Saturday, August 11, over 70 members from all of Folklorna Skupina Kres’s age groups performed at the Slovenska Pristava.  Hundreds of guests attended the event on what a beautiful summer day with barely a cloud in the sky.  The performance included several lively stylized polkas, a traditional folklore number from the region of Premurkje, a toe-tapping swing number and ...

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The 36th Super Button Box Bash Celebrates Culture at Slovenian Society Home in Euclid

The National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame and Museum and the Slovenian Society Home teamed up and presented The 36th Super Button Box Bash on April 8. Hundreds gathered at the Slovenian Society Home in Euclid for the annual event that showcased music from performers all across the country. Polka songs resonated throughout the upper ballroom and lower hall. The bash was a daylong ...

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ASEF: Fellowships for Slovenian students visiting USA – (VIDEO)

The American Slovenian Education Foundation (ASEF) fellowship program provides fellows with comprehensive support, allowing them to focus on their research at world’s top universities. Fellowships build lasting relationships between ASEF and academic institutions. The purpose of the fellowship is to strengthen research and study exchange between Slovenia and the U.S. with the objective of giving talented Slovenian students the ability ...

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Slovenia’s Prime Minister Dr. Miro Cerar Visited Cleveland

The Consul General of the Republic of Slovenia Mr. Andrej G. Rode hosted a reception in Honor of His Excellency Dr. Miro Cerar Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia on Friday, September 22, 2017 at the Slovenian National Home in Cleveland Ohio. Together with the new Slovenian Ambassador to the US Stanislav Vidovic they also opened new offices of the Slovenian Consulate in Cleveland. New ...

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Slovenian Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday at St. Mary of the Assumption in Collinwood on Sunday, April 16, 2017. The Cleveland area is home to the largest population of Slovenians in the world outside of Slovenia. See more : http://s.cleveland.com/6brTo1g   Source: Cleveland.com Video: Judy Sedmak Facebook Page

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SMA Exhibit: Historical Masks of Slovenian Mardi Gras (VIDEO)

The Slovenian Museum and Archives (6407 St. Clair Ave., Cleveland) had an exhibit of the historical masks of Slovenian Mardi Gras. For centuries, masks have been used throughout Slovenia in the celebration of Mardi Gras — the Kurent is the most well known Slovenian mask in Cleveland, but in fact, there are several others which are all highly unique and ...

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