John Gora to perform at Avon Oaks

Staff report


Peppermint Records monthly polka series at Avon Oaks Ballroom, 1401 N. State St., will continue Sunday when Canada’s John Gora and Gorale performs.

The show, which will be from 2 to 7 p.m., will also include local favorite the Del Sinchak Band. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door; call Peppermint at 330-783-2222.

Gora’s latest CD, “Butterfly,” demonstrates the variety of music his seven-piece band makes. While Gorale is fundamentally a push-style Polish band, it entertains dancers with traditional Polish folk and ballroom songs, plus carefully adapted country and Latin numbers.

Alternating with Gorale will be Del Sinchak, the area’s music legend, who provides traditional Cleveland-style polka music interspersed with a mix of ballads and Latin and country songs.

Avon Oaks’ remodeled ballroom features a spacious wooden dance floor with plenty of seating. Parking is free, and food and beverages will be sold (no BYOB).

Peppermint’s next dance at Avon Oaks will be Nov. 5, when Frank Stanger Orchestra plays from 3 to 7 p.m.

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