The 2013 Awards Show #26 will be held at the Euclid High School Auditorium,
711 East 222nd Street, Euclid on Saturday, November 30, 2013.
National Cleveland-Style Polka Hall of Fame
2013. www.polkas.nl - 03739 Jávea, Spain.
LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
EDDIE ADAMIC * Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Eddie Adamic has led one of Detroit’s best-known Cleveland-Style polka bands since
1952 and appeared on television and radio in the Midwest and Canada. He has released
Dwight Gobely is one of the best-known guitarists and banjo-players in the Pennsylvania-Ohio
areas for more than forty years. He has performed on at least fifty polka albums
and has appeared with polka legends, such as Walter Ostanek, Frank Yankovic, Joe
Fedorchak and Sam Pugliano. He has had a long association with the Ted Zalac Orchestra.
LYNNMARIE HROVAT RINK
LynnMarie Hrovat Rinkhas been nominated for five Grammy Awards, including four for
Polka. She has been entertaining on the diatonic button accordion since age 13. The
Cleveland native lives in Nashville and has released 13 albums. She is starring in
an award-winning one-woman show around the country.
JIM KOZEL * Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Jim Kozel was Cleveland-style accordionist who performed and recorded with legends
like Frank Yankovic and Johnny Pecon beginning in the polka heyday of the 1940s and
1950s. He was also a founding trustee of the Polka Hall of Fame and served as musical
director of the first eleven Awards Shows. His songs include, “The Keystone Polka.”
FRANKIE ZEITZ * Lifetime Achievement Award 2013
Frankie Zeitz (Zajc) had a national RCA recording contract in the 1950s with the
Ernie Benedict Orchestra and performed classics, such as "Red Lips and Red Wine."
The California-based accordionist and bandleader was born in Cleveland, where he
hosted a polka radio show in the 1950s and was an early TV polka artist. He produced
TRUSTEES HONOR ROLL RECIPIENTS
ED GABROSEK AND GENE KOVACK * Trustees Honor Roll 2013
Hosts of a long-running polka television show.
THE MAHONING VALLEY BUTTON BOX CLUB * Trustees Honor Roll 2013
First amateur accordion ensemble from the Youngstown, Ohio, area.
BOB MCGUIRE * Trustees Honor Roll 2013
Banjo musician and instructor, known for his song, 'Moon over Parma," the first theme
for TV’s "Drew Carey Show."
JOE MIKLAVIC * Trustees Honor Roll 2013
Polka pioneer who performed on banjo and guitar on recordings with the Joe Kusar
Trio in the 1930s and Frank Yankovic in the 1940s.
THE SLOVENIAN NATIONAL HOME ON EAST 80TH STREET * Trustees Honor Roll 2013
Founded in 1919 in Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood
JOHN ZIPAY * Trustees Honor Roll 2013
Cleveland saxophonist, music director and arranger.
GREATEST ALL TIME CLEVELAND-STYLE HITS El Rio Drive
Ham-bone Habat Polka * Greatest All Time Cleveland-Style Hit 2013
Kamnik Polka * Greatest All Time Cleveland-Style Hit 2013