Michelle Bruch

Passionate Polka Imperfection


Nye’s World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band honored in documentary

\"Wow, I bet I kiss 15 girls down there a night,” boasts 88-year-old drummer and self-proclaimed womanizer Al Ophus, the clear star in a documentary profiling the World’s Most Dangerous Polka Band, the original house band at Nye’s Polonaise, 112 E. Hennepin Ave.

The original band was famous for its age (the youngest member was 61) and its astonishingly accurate interpretation of the “Barking Dog Polka.” The trio was even more charming upon meeting face-to-face.


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