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"The Russian Crooner" Gary Nova (Igor Novicky), Russian Ukrainian Gypsy singer from New York, USA

This page is dedicated to the "The Russian Crooner" Gary Nova (Igor Novicky), Russian and Ukrainian singer of old songs and musician Gary Nova (December 1st, 1935, Russia - May 18th, 2009, New Jersey, USA). Igor Novicky grew up in the late 40s and early 50s on the lower East Side of Manhattan. He played soccer for the old New York Americans. In the early 60s and 70s, he owned "The Gym" in New York City. In the 70s, 80s and 90s, he was a singer/musician specializing in Russian music, he had his own band called "Balalaika Russe" and recorded a couple of albums. In 1975 Gary began cooking with the first dish being "Borscht #1" (according to the cook book), although the recipe in this book has changed somewhat. Garys advice to beginners is: Be patient and dont give up!. In 2008 Gary Nova published a cook-book "30 Days Around The Stove". "The Russian Crooner" Gary Nova has made many appearances throughout the United States and Europe, in places such as Lincoln Center in New York City, the Palace in Gstadd, Switzerland. His recording on the Armen label of "I Remember Russia," a fine example of his talent, has been extremely popular in the Russian emigre community in America.

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Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe" Picture taken at Russian Nobility Ball Hotel Plaza, New York City
"The Balalaika Russe".
Picture taken at Plaza Hotel by Mikhail Smirnov

Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe" Picture taken at Gary Nova's Fest
GARY NOVA with Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe"
Picture taken at Gary Nova's Festival by Mikhail Smirnov

Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe" Picture taken at Gary Nova's Fest
picture taken at Gary Nova's Festival

Russian and Ukrainian singer of old songs and a great musician Gary (Igor Novicky) Nova
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Russian and Ukrainian singer of old songs and a great musician Gary (Igor Novicky) Nova
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Russian and Ukrainian singer of old songs and a great musician Gary (Igor Novicky) Nova
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Russian and Ukrainian singer of old songs and a great musician Gary (Igor Novicky) Nova
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Russian and Ukrainian singer of old songs and a great musician Gary (Igor Novicky) Nova
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Russian and Ukrainian singer of old songs and a great musician Gary (Igor Novicky) Nova
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Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe" Photo by Martin Koenig
Photo by Martin Koenig, 1986

Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe" Picture taken at Gary Nova's Fest
"The Balalaika Russe".
Picture taken at Gary Nova's festival by Mikhail Smirnov

Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe" Picture taken at Gary Nova's Fest
singing "Korobushka" (Gary Nova's Festival)

Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe" Picture taken at Russian Nobility Ball Hotel Plaza, New York City
"The Balalaika Russe".
Picture taken at Plaza Hotel by Mikhail Smirnov

Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe" Picture taken at Gary Nova's Fest
singing "Gori-Gori"

Russian balalaika band "The Balalaika Russe"
Photo from the Petrushka Ball

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