Being Jan Lewan’s emcee at the International Cultural Heritage Show at The Las Vegas Hilton was dramatic and exciting for me back in the 80's. The big polka extravaganze starring nationally acclaimed polka star Jan Lewan and The Jan Lewan Orchestra was held in the Wayne Newton Theater. This spacious room is defined by its crystal-clear sound and magnificent stage. It is known the world over as the last remaining great showroom in Las Vegas.
The Polka King Jan Lewan is shown on stage with Rhonda, his wife, and son Daniel. I had the distinct pleasure to award Jan Lewan a commemorative plaque on behalf of The Las Vegas International Folk Festival.
The Philadelphia Mummers Band strutted its way onto the stage with colorful pageantry fit for The Polka King. The well-renowned mummers band fit in perfectly at the showplace of the world. A stellar show was rendered by all of the performers.