Alex Meixner Returns to Let's Polka!

Let's Polka is proud to welcome Alex Meixner and his band back to our studios for another half hour episode of polka fun. Alex is a true superstar and his eclectic performance dazzled our live studio audience. Selections included Alex's original tune "Why Die Thirsty", "Fliegerlied" and the classic "Roll Out The Barrel Polka". Check out this clip from the program and watch the entire premiere on Saturday, August 12th at 6:30pm. https://youtu.be/kCb9AKeS_1w

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Special Delivery Returns to the Let's Polka Stage

Buffalo area band Special Delivery returns to Let's Polka on Saturday, August 3 for a half hour of toe-tapping fun! Performances include "Dreamin' Polka", "Iron Casket Oberek" and the "How Married Are You Polka." The program is hosted by Bill Flynn who also interviews band leader Ted Szymanski. Enjoy this promo and tune into Let's Polka, airing every Saturday evening at 6:30 on WSKG-TV. https://youtu.be/7kPMFD8ngNY

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New Episode Of Let's Polka Features The Polka Method

The future of polka music looks to be in a good place if the Polka Method are any indication! This seven piece band features some of the youngest performers that have ever graced the Let's Polka stage and their debut episode premieres Saturday, July 15th at 6:30 on WSKG. Led by vocalist and trumpet player Matt Martin, the group runs thru classic tracks such as "Fiddler's Polka", "Lucky Stop Waltz" and "Visit to Poland". Bill Flynn hosts the program and interviews Matt about his future in the polka world!

Get Ready For a Special Delivery on Let's Polka

WSKG's locally produced Let's Polka returns with a new episode featuring Buffalo's Special Delivery this Saturday, May 6 at 6:30pm. This five piece outfit delighted our live studio audience and will surely get your toes-a-tapping with their performances of 'Barbara's Polka', 'Bottom's Up Polka' and the 'Can't Get Used To Losing You Polka'. The show is hosted by Bill Flynn, who also interviews band member Ted Szymanski and they discuss Buffalo's famous Dyngus Day. Enjoy this promo and be watching for Let's Polka, every Saturday evening at 6:30! https://youtu.be/BFaKlLSkIVc

Ithaca Classical Pianist To Appear On Expressions

Alexei Aceto, an extremely talented classical pianist from Ithaca will appear on a brand new episode of Expressions, premiering Thursday, April 27th at 8pm. A senior in high school, Alexei recorded an evening of classical standards from composers such as Rachmaninoff, Scriabin and Schubert in front of a live studio audience at the WSKG Studios. The hour long program will also include interview clips where Alexei discusses his early start playing the piano, his influences and future plans. Enjoy this promo and be watching for Expressions with Alexei Aceto! https://youtu.be/yP-G50PkOyk

This program was produced with the help of Classical Pianists of the Future

The Holidays Continue for Let's Polka!

WSKG Arts isn't quite ready to give up on the Holiday Season yet and we are proud to present two programs featuring the incomparable John Stevens' Doubleshot. Doubleshot is based in Central Pennsylvania and have released nearly twenty albums since their formation in the mid-1990's. The band travels all across the east coast and midwest spreading their polka cheer to adoring fans with an eclectic set list and a charismatic stage presence. In addition to playing polka classics, John has also written nearly fifty original tunes during his career. To celebrate the holiday season John has added some special tunes to each of the shows set lists.

Expressions: Holiday Harmonies

WSKG Arts proudly presents a special Expressions program featuring the area's very best jazz musicians performing some holiday classics! This hour long program showcases the groups Miles Ahead, The Little Big Band, Ultra Vibe and the duet of Ron Emerick and Rhonda Plunkett. Selections include 'Let It Snow', 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen' and 'Favorite Things'. https://youtu.be/OLfEF8nFICU

SETLIST:

1) Miles Ahead-Let It Snow
2) The Little Big Band-Jingle Bell Rock/Rocking Around The Christmas Tree
3) Ron & Rhonda-Mary, Did You Know
4) Ultra Vibe-Christmas Time Is Here
5) The Little Big Band-Go Tell It On The Mountain
6) Miles Ahead-Blue Christmas
7) Ron & Rhonda-Merry Christmas, Darling
8) The Big Band-Jingle Jazz Jam
9) Ultra Vibe-Favorite Things
10) Ron & Rhonda-Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
11) Miles Ahead-Rudolph, The Red-Nosed Reindeer
12) The Little Big Band-God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Expressions Puts Some Swing In Your Holiday Season!

WSKG Arts is proud to present a special Expressions: Holiday Harmonies featuring some of the area's best jazz musicians! Featuring performances from Miles Ahead, The Little Big Band, Ultra Vibe plus Ron Emerick and Rhonda Plunkett this hour long program is sure to put some swing in your holiday weekend. Check out this short clip and see below for the times you can watch or listen on WSKG TV and Radio! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MdosM07mwq0

- Thursday, December 22 at 8pm on WSKG-TV

- Friday, December 23 at 9pm on WSKG Radio

- Saturday, December 24 at 9pm on WSQX Radio

- Sunday, December 25 at 4pm on WSKG-TV