Don Lipovac 1935-2014

It is with great sorrow that we report Don passed away today. He was an extraordinary musician and a gentle man. Please keep his wife JoAnn in your thoughts and prayers.

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KCUR rebroadcast

LIPOVACDKCUR rebroadcasted a great piece on Don this morning, you can listen to that interview, along with outtakes, here

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Newly posted video on Youtube

Thanks to Bill Berns for posting this to Don’s facebook page!

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New. Kolo CD “Favor Kolas (14) of Strawberry Hill”

New. Kolo CD by Don Lipovac – Accordion Phil Ashley – Tamburitza “Favor Kolas (14) of Strawberry Hill”
Sells for $15
Call Don Lipovac at (913) 299-2792
Don Lipovac, a graduate of the Kansas City Conservatory of Music with degress in theory and education, performed at Carnegie Hall and represented America as U.S. Accordion Champion at the 1958 World’s Fair in Brussels, Belgium. He has also been the Director of the St. John Tamburitzans for more than 35 years. Don received the Tamburitz National Hall of Fame Award in 1977. He received the “Polka Hall of Fame” Award at Iron World Chisholm, Minnesota in 1992 and a “National Cleveland~Style Hall of Fame” Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing him for preserving and promotion of Slovenian Cultural Heritage in Cleveland, Ohio in 2006.

Watch for Updated Schedules
Also watch for Don Lipovac Orchestra CD’s Featuring our first Tape Recording on a Two CD Set: “Polkas & More: Volume One”, “Polka Fest” & “Playing Your Request”, “Polkas & More: Volume Two”, “muziko Muziko” & “polka Celebration” “Blind Love” “Accordion Serenade1~ “Memories of Strawbery Hill11 “St. John’s · Tamburitzans”

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Don’s playing the Slavic Fest again this weekend!

Join Don for the Sugar Creek Slavic Fest this weekend.

Don plays at 9pm this Friday the 7th with Alex Meixner. Conme down and join the fun!

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February 9th – Holy Name Society’s Annual Valentine’s Day Dance!

Mark your Calendar for this fun event! Holy Name Society’s Annual Valentine’s Day Dance, at Holy Family Parish.  Saturday; February 9, 7pm to 10:30pm. Music by The Don Lipovac Orchestra. Brisket sandwiches, baked beans, & potato chips available to purchase at the dance., Tickets:are $12 per person. For tickets call Richard Schutte at 913-669-3677; JoAnn Lipovac at 913-2992792; or Mike Waliczek at 913-342-1785.

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Remember, the Don Lipovac Orchestra’s 32nd Annual Booster Club Christmas Party December 1st.

Just a reminder the Don Lipovac Orchestra’s 32nd Annual Booster Club Christmas Party is December 1st. Check out his schedule for the details!

If you go and have any pictures to share post then on his facebook fan page!

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Just Added on Don’s schedule – Halloween Polka Dance-and Booster Club Christmas Party

Halloween Polka Dance- Father Mejak Hall Holy Family Club 513 Ohio St 7:00 PM to 10:30 PM. Sausage Sandwiches Available for Dinner $12 tickets. For Tickets Call: Mike Waliczek 913-342-1785 or Richard Schutte 913-742-2388

Don Lipovac Orchestra’s 32 Annual Booster Club Christmas Party Fr. Mejak Hall, Dinner 5:30 PM to 10:00 PM Holy Family club 513 Ohio St. Everyone Welcome!! $25 per person

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Don played with protégée Alex Meixner at the Sugar Creek Slavic Fest

On stage with Alex and Don

It was a beautiful night to polka! Don’s protegee Alex Meixner invited Don up on stage to play a set at the Slavic Fest.

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Don returns to Sugar Creek Slavic Festival to play with Alex Meixner

Don’s returning to to the Sugar Creek Slavic Festival again this year to play with Alex Meixner. Come on down Friday  June 8th. 9p.m. (you really should show up earlier if you want to get some Cabbage rolls!)

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