Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Former lead singer for popular Waukesha-based band is facing a new challenge in his life: a solo career and writing the score for a play about alcoholism, bullying and suicide.
About this sponsorship: In honor of the 60th anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary’s historic ascent of Mount Everest, Patch and Grape-Nuts are teaming up to highlight those who inspire people around them to climb their own mountains. If you were hitting the bars on the East Side of Milwaukee in the mid-1980s and early 1990s, you are probably fans of the BoDeans, the rock band from Waukesha. Sam Llanas and Kurt Neumann introduced the nation to the Waukesha Sound and made a name for themselves in the music industry. In 2012, Llanas decided to leave the band to work on solo projects and is facing one of those challenges right now – writing the score for a one-man play about alcoholism, bullying and suicide. “I'm working with a playwright, Doug …
Friday, May 3, 2013
The amazing 17-year-old drummer rocked the house at Shank Hall with this unbelievable drum solo over the weekend.
Seventeen-year-old Quinton Kufahl, who attends Greenfield High School, was recently chosen as the drummer - or the new "Catman" - for Dr. Love, one of the Midwest's top KISS tribute bands. Check out the YouTube video of Kufahl's solo during a performance at Shank Hall on April 27. What do you think of Kufahl's performance? Tell us in the comments below! Get great local stories like this on Facebook. Click to join us!
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Honor Flight Art Show, a traveling display of more than 120 professional photographs that tell the story of what the Honor Flight is all about, is on display in Greenfield for the next month.
Updated April 3 The Honor Flight Art Show, a traveling display of more than 120 professional photographs that tell the story of what the Honor Flight is all about, is on display at Southwest YMCA in Greenfield now through April 20. The display will then go to Greenfield High School from April 20 through May 4. The display was previously in the City Hall rotunda. Read more about the art display here.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Milwaukee County Historical Society's new exhibit opens April 5. The library will host some items from that exhibit throughout April.
Alan Kulwicki fans anxious to get a sneak-peak at the Milwaukee County Historical Society’s new exhibit honoring the late race car driver from right here in Greenfield won’t have to go too far. The Greenfield Public Library will host a preview display of the exhibit, during normal library hours, for the entire month of April. Alan Kulwicki: A Champion’s Story, will open at the Milwaukee County Historical Society, 910 N. Old World 3rd St., Milwaukee, on April 5. The exhibit will remain on display until December 31. Alan Kulwicki: A Champion’s Story highlights the life and racing career of Greenfield’s own Kulwicki, the 1992 NASCAR Winston Cup Champion. The exhibit, generously supported by the Kulwicki family, features numerous artifacts …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
The e-book readers come pre-loaded with dozens of genre-specific books.
The Greenfield Public Library now has a limited number of pre-loaded e-book readers available for loan. Each library e-book reader comes pre-loaded with 30-40 titles of a specific genre. Genres include fiction, non-fiction, romance, fantasy/sci-fi, young adult, mystery/thrillers and historical fiction. Also available is one e-reader that is pre-loaded with current titles in a variety of genres, and is available for in-library use only. For more information about the new Greenfield Library e-book readers, please call the library at 414-321-9595 Ext. 104 or stop in and speak with the librarian at the reference desk. In other library news, middle school students can now learn storytelling skills with three hours of instruction from …
Monday, March 25, 2013
The band is looking for members, age 16 or older, for a series of upcoming concerts as it kicks off its Inaugural season.
For those who love to play music and have been looking for a creative outlet, look no further. The Greenfield Concert Band, a group of professional and community musicians interested in continuing their love of performing beyond their high school and college music programs, has arrived. With a board of five passionate, long-time musicians who have dedicated themselves to starting this ensemble, the band is on its way to bringing quality, free music to the area. Greenfield Patch caught up with two founding members, Renee Lorenz and Jessica Turtenwald, to get the latest on the new band. Patch: How did this idea come about, and who are the other founding members? RL: The band’s founding members — myself, Jessica, Kelly Schultz, Chris …
Monday, March 11, 2013
The library will also host a teen author meet-and-greet April 4, with Boswell Books authors C.C. Hunter and Rainbow Rowell.
Updated April 3, 2013 The Greenfield Public Library is gearing up for its fourth annual used book sale, and needs your help. The library is accepting donations of used books, DVDs and CDs for its sale, which will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 11. Donations can be brought to the check-out desk. The library will not accept books published before 2003, VHS tapes, cassette tapes or magazines. In other library news, popular teen authors C.C. Hunter and Rainbow Rowell will visit the library Thursday, April 4. (Note: Alyson Noel, who was originally slated to appear, is unable to). The visit, sponsored by Boswell Books and the library, will feature the authors of such books as Soul Seekers, Shadow Falls, and Eleanor and Park. The …
Friday, March 8, 2013
The theater program, which holds classes in Greenfield and includes performers from all over the Patch coverage area, will put on performance at St. Thomas More High School in March.
Spotlight Youth Theater, a non-profit, after-school theater arts education program for kids ages 4-18 will be presenting The Legend of Pocahontas, a fully staged musical production for a run of two weekends later this month. Through this production the audience will discover the legend of the Algonquin Indians and the true story of Pocahontas, an Indian princess who defied her tribe, and in doing so changed the world forever. Witness her story in a brand new way unlike anything seen before. Dynamic music, exciting dances and interesting characters make this show a truly unforgettable journey. Actors from throughout the Patch coverage area, specifically Racine, Greenfield, Sussex, Brookfield, Waukesha and Oak Creek, are part of the …
Five local bands will play a fundraiser concert at the Greenfield Community Center. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Thursday, March 7, 2013
Check out the top 10 rated restaurants in the Greenfield based on the Yelp! reviews.
Websites like Yelp! have empowered the everyday eater to become their local neighborhood's food critic, praising and panning behind the anonymity of a computer screen. Ever wondered if a restaurant is good or bad? Yelp! can be a good indicator of whether that restaurant is worth your time or money. Based on Yelp!'s highest-rated star ranking, here are the top 10 restaurants in the Greenfield area. Do you agree or disagree with the Yelp! top 10 list?