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Dom Polski: Dance Hall Days of Detroit's Polonia

Dom Polski Premieres

Remembering StaƓ Wisniach

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DOM POLSKI PREMIERES

In production since April 2003 and premiering in April 2007 at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton, Michigan, a premiere performance venue, Dom Polski is a celebration of Polish immigrant life and culture in Detroit’s east and west side communities and a preservation of history and musical tradition.  It is the first film ever to document Detroit Polonia’s history and immigrant experience.   

THIS PAGE WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY AS FUTURE SCREENINGS ARE PLANNED.

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RESERVE THE DATE!  SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2008 ~ GRANDPARENTS' DAY!

SCREENING AT HISTORIC ST. ALBERTUS CATHOLIC CHURCH

4231 ST. AUBIN ST., DETROIT (AFTER 11 A.M. MASS)

FREE ADMISSION, BUT DONATIONS GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED 

PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE ST. ALBERTUS RESTORATION FUND

REFRESHMENTS (PACZKI!) WILL BE PROVIDED

BRING YOUR PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS!

STAGING EQUIPMENT PROVIDED COURTESY OF THE ALBERT J. ZAK MEMORIAL LIBRARY - HAMTRAMCK - TAMARA SOCHAKA, DIRECTOR - ST. ALBERTUS AND HORNMAN DETROIT EXPRESS OUR EXTREME GRATITUDE! 

www.stalbertus.org

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THANKS TO THE POLISH AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

FOR ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL SCREENING! 

AT THE NATIONAL CONVENTION OF THE POLISH AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION (PAHA), IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 122nd ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION, WASHINGTON, D.C., FRIDAY, JANUARY 4, 6:00 - 8:30 P.M. - TAFT ROOM, MARRIOTT WARDMAN PARK 

VISIT "CONFERENCE" at www.polishamericanstudies.org or www.historians.org for further information.

  THANK YOU TO THE BELLEVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM & THE BELLEVILLE COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS FOR A PUBLIC SHOWING OF DOM POLSKI:  DANCE HALL DAYS OF DETROIT'S POLONIA AT A "CULTURAL ENCOUNTERS" PROGRAM

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2007 ~ BELLEVILLE HISTORICAL MUSEUM - 405 Main Street, Belleville, Michigan  ~ 7:00 p.m.

This screening was made possible by a joint effort between the Belleville Historical Museum and the Belleville Council for the Arts

Refreshments and coffee followed the presentation.

 

Special thanks to Barbara Rogalle Miller, Diane Wilson, Elaine, and supporting patrons!

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 OCTOBER 6 ~ HISTORIC FARMINGTON CIVIC THEATER

 ANOTHER SUCCESS!!!

HEADLINING AT THE FARMINGTON CIVIC THEATER (33332 Grand River Ave., just east of Farmington Road) FOR THE DOCUMENTARY FILM DOM POLSKI:  DANCE HALL DAYS OF DETROIT’S POLONIA

WAS HOT CLUB OF DETROIT:  Evan Perri, Lead Guitar; Julien Labro, Accordion; Dave Bennett, Clarinet; Paul Brady, Rhythm Guitar; Shannon Wade, Bass; Nate Winn, Snare Drum

As Featured in HOUR Magazine and at the Detroit Montreux Jazz Festival!

VOTED BEST ACOUSTIC JAZZ GROUP & BEST JAZZ/INDIVIDUAL GROUP IN THE 2007 DETROIT MUSIC AWARDS

EVAN PERRI, BEST ACOUSTIC JAZZ GUITARIST

Reminiscent of 1930s Paris and inspired by jazz guitar legend Django Reinhardt but infused with their own Detroit-inspired influences and charged with electrifying talent, this band rocks like no other!

The Nationally Acclaimed Non-Profit Documentary Film DOM POLSKI:  DANCE HALL DAYS OF DETROIT’S POLONIA Premiered in April at the Village Theater at Cherry Hill in Canton and had Two Sell-Outs at the American-Polish Century Club in Sterling Heights – Its Soundtrack Features Two Numbers by Some Members of HOT CLUB OF DETROIT!

THANK YOU BILL RICHARDS, ASSISTANT CITY MANAGER, HOLLY MANSELL, FARMINGTON CIVIC THEATER MANAGER AND THEATER STAFF, AND YOU, OUR PATRONS, FOR ANOTHER GREAT EVENT!

HOT CLUB, YOU ROCKED!
www.farmingtoncivic.org

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OCTOBER 19 - A NOSTALGIC NIGHT
OF MUSIC, DINING, AND DANCING, and A GREAT SUCCESS FOR ST. HUGO OF THE HILLS!

ST. HUGO OF THE HILLS DINNER DANCE AT THE AMERICAN-POLISH CENTURY CLUB, 33204 MAPLE LANE, STERLING HEIGHTS,
FEATURED RALPH BOWEN & HIS NEWLY RE-ORGANIZED 12-PIECE BAND

FAMOUS FOR THE “LIVE AT THE GRAYSTONE BALLROOM” MUSIC CD RECORDED IN 1955!

PROCEEDS BENEFITTED THE ST. HUGO

ENDOWMENT FUND

“Detroit’s Top Ballroom Band” From the Late 1940s
Through the 1950s!

THANKS TO KEYBOARDIST MATT MICHAELS,
VOCALIST JUDIE COCHILL, RALPH BOWN & HIS BIG BAND!

THANK YOU LEONARD PALERMINO & THE HARD-WORKING STAFF OF THE AMERICAN-POLISH CENTURY CLUB FOR ANOTHER HUGE SUCCESS!

BIG BAND LEADER RALPH BOWEN:
AS FEATURED IN THE DOCUMENTARY FILM

DOM POLSKI:  DANCE HALL DAYS

OF DETROIT’S POLONIA

SPECIAL FEATURE:  Film Producer/Director/Scriptwriter Laurie A. Gomulka Palazzolo

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ANNOUNCING THE EAST AND WEST SIDE
DETROIT PREMIERES
OF THE NON-PROFIT DOCUMENTARY FILM
DOM POLSKI:
DANCE HALL DAYS OF DETROIT’S POLONIA

~ A celebration of Polish immigrant life and culture in Detroit’s east and west side communities  ~
~ A preservation of history and musical traditions ~

Acknowledgments:  Piast Institute, http://www.piastinstitute.org/

Polish Genealogical Society of Michigan, http://www.pgsm.org/

West Side Detroit Polish American Historical Society, http://www.detroitpolonia.org/

Michigan Accordion Society, http://www.michiganaccordion.org/

Friends of Polish Art, http://friendsofpolishart.org/

This film is supported by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs & the City of Detroit -

Department of Culture, Arts & Tourism/Recreation Dept.

Funding provided by the Community Foundation for Southeastern Michigan

ON THE EAST SIDE:

 POPRAWINY JESZCZE RAZ!
BY POPULAR DEMAND (TWO SELL-OUTS!) THE
DOCUMENTARY FILM
DOM POLSKI:
DANCE HALL DAYS OF DETROIT’S POLONIA

HAD A REPEAT PERFORMANCE
FRIDAY, JULY 20, 2007

AMERICAN-POLISH CENTURY CLUB - HALL 2
33204 MAPLE LANE, STERLING HEIGHTS
(HOOVER ROAD NORTH OF 14 MILE)
586/264-7990

ADMISSION FOR FILM, DESSERT/COFFEE/TEA PACKAGE:
$5.00 PER PERSON

WITH SPECIAL “POLISH PLATTER” BUFFET DINNER OPTION IN HALL

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POPRAWINY!
BY POPULAR DEMAND THE
DOCUMENTARY FILM DOM POLSKI:
DANCE HALL DAYS OF DETROIT’S POLONIA

HAD A REPEAT PERFORMANCE

FRIDAY, JUNE 8, 2007

AMERICAN-POLISH CENTURY CLUB - HALL 2
33204 MAPLE LANE, STERLING HEIGHTS
(HOOVER ROAD NORTH OF 14 MILE)
586/264-7990
SPECIAL ONE-HOUR, PUBLIC-VIEWING VERSION OF FILM AT
6:30 P.M.
DESSERT, COFFEE, AND TEA SERVED DURING FILM
CASH BAR IN DINING ROOM

SPECIAL “POLISH PLATTER” BUFFET DINNER OPTION IN HALL

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FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2007, HALL 2
AMERICAN-POLISH CENTURY CLUB, STERLING HEIGHTS
33204 MAPLE LANE (HOOVER ROAD NORTH OF 14 MILE)

SPECIAL ONE-HOUR PUBLIC VIEWING VERSION OF FILM WAS SHOWN AT 6:30 P.M.
DESSERT, COFFEE, AND TEA DURING FILM - CASH BAR IN DINING ROOM

SPECIAL “POLISH PLATTER” DINNER OPTION IN FRONT DINING ROOM FROM 4:30 – 6:15 P.M.
 

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ON THE WEST SIDE:

SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 2007, FROM 1:00 – 4:00 P.M.

ADMISSION:  $5.00 PER PERSON (RECEPTION INCLUDED)

THE VILLAGE THEATER AT CHERRY HILL—A 400-Seat Premiere Performance Venue
50400 CHERRY HILL ROAD, CANTON TWP. (At Ridge Road-734/394-5300)

SPECIAL ONE-HOUR PUBLIC VIEWING VERSION OF THE FILM WAS SHOWN AT 1:30 P.M.
DESSERT, COFFEE, AND TEA RECEPTION AFTERWARDS