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  • n. Plural form of polka.
  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of polka.


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  • Finally, we reach a suburban sports center, where a celebration of Scottish jigs and Polish polkas is taking place on the basket ball court.

    Danna Harman: Couch Surfing and Me

  • Features contra dance steps and international and couple dances such as polkas and waltzes.

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  • Known for their rock operas, thunderous anthems based on Event Horizon, and chaotic bar mitzvah polkas, .357's prepared to "sacrifice their souls so that you can be properly rocked", penning one lucky person a song based on their own epic struggle, then debuting said song at a concert in that person's honor.

    Thrillist: .357 Lover Writes You A Song: A Triumphant Concert To Pump You Up

  • Apparently, Stalin found the Shostakovich too bourgeois, with its complexity and inclusion of non-Russian airs - you hear tangos, polkas, even a Charleston bubbling through the score, conducted on Friday by Ormsby Wilkins.

    A 'Bright Stream' to channel fun

  • I just amuse myself by buying old guns and refurbishing them in my basement as I listen to old Bohemian polkas on cassettes.

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  • In director Georges Lavaudant's staging, aside from the ball's brief polkas and mazurkas—and a ballerina who periodically pirouettes in like a leftover Sugar Plum Fairy—the result is a series of soliloquies, set to music that can't seem to find its way—harsh, sharp, sour, aggressive, with fleeting nods to Tchaikovsky and other composers.

    Fénelon's Gnarled 'Orchard'

  • Although there are some similarities in the aforementioned genres-- both Tejano and ranchera music sharw a common ancestry in European waltzes and polkas--this does not mean they belong in the same category.

    Voto Latino: Grammy Protest Fights the Elimination of Cultural Categories

  • Photos: Wild on the Runway Prada spring 2012 There was tie-dye at Bottega Veneta, vibrant birds-of-paradise prints at Givenchy, Big-Top stripes at Dries Van Noten and polkas, plaids and paisleys at Etro.

    Pants on Fire

  • Mr. Jordan, sometimes called the Jimi Hendrix of the button accordion, added many of the guitarist's electronic devices to the instrument and adapted jazz standards such as "Harlem Nocturne" and "Midnight Sun" and uptown rhythm'n'blues to a genre best known for polkas, waltzes and boleros.

    Esteban 'Steve' Jordan, virtuoso accordionist, dies at 71

  • Mr. Jordan added many electronic devices to the instrument and adapted jazz standards such as "Harlem Nocturne" and "Midnight Sun" to a genre best known for its polkas, waltzes and boleros.

    Esteban 'Steve' Jordan, influential Tejano musician, dies at 71


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