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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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Thursday, June 13

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Eddie Blazonczyk, Sr., founder of the Versatones and one of the country's foremost polka players, has passed away at the age of 70.

Here's a tribute to Blazonczyk, Sr. at Pulaski Polka Days last year.

And here's a polka version of "Bear Down, Chicago Bears" performed by the Versatones in 1986.

James E. Sierzega, the Versatones' trumpet player, died in February

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