2018 Legacy Articles

Stephen Wieloszynski 2018 Legacy

1896-1975 Professor Szczepan ‘Stephen’ Wieloszynski, was a well-respected violinist, teacher, orchestra leader, and music store owner in Niagara Falls New York. He was a son of Polish immigrants who instilled him to work hard and devote time to helping youth. The...

Felix Viscuglia 2018 Legacy

1927-2009 Felix Viscuglia, born in Niagara Falls New York, was a world-renowned clarinetist. In the early 60’s Felix performed at many local clubs to include The Whirlpool, The Glass Bar and Club Rhapsody to name a few. He was hired for weddings and many private...

Anthony “Tony Paone” Paonessa 2018 Legacy

1915-2003 Anthony T. Paonessa, better known as ‘Tone “Saxophone” Paone’ was a life-long resident of Niagara Falls New York. He was best known as being the entertaining club manager of the infamous Stage Door Lounge for over 30 years which was a favorite Niagara Falls...

Natalo Paella 2018 Legacy

1927-2001 NataloPaella, awell-known trumpet player,was born and raised in Niagara Falls. When he was a young boy, he was taken to hear Duke Ellington’s band in Niagara Falls Ontario at a club called the Arena. That night he met trumpet player Cootie Williams and was...