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When the Grammy Awards launch on Feb. 15, UW folklorist Jim Leary will be paying close attention. He’s nominated for Best Album Notes for his massive collection of recordings and writings on the folk music of the Upper Midwest. more


“Polka Heartland: Why the Midwest Loves to Polka” is an engaging collection of stories and photos documenting Wisconsin’s favorite pastime. more


On the last Friday and Saturday nights of most months, you can hear Steve Meisner play traditional accordion polka music at the Essen Haus on East Wilson Street. But if you happened to stumble into the Frequency on a recent Friday night, you would ha more


When the credits finished rolling, spectators at the Wisconsin Film Festival's Saturday night screening of It's Happiness: A Polka Documentary might have thought the polka dancing was over. more