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Andy Rent

Starting out as a weatherman/TV-Radio host for TV8 in the 70's, Andy also played "Captain Woody" on the TV8 afternoon kids show, and probably is the most recognized personality in the West Michigan area having been on radio and TV for the better part of three decades. Andy is originally a "Hoosier" from Muncie, Indiana and always wanted to be in “show biz”. After graduating from Ball State University, Andy stayed in Indiana, working in radio and TV in Richmond, Muncie and Indianapolis. He moved to Grand Rapids to work at WOOD-TV where he met his wife Kathy. Andy is deeply involved in the Grand Rapids and West Michigan community. He has served on the board of directors of the Metropolitan YMCA, and Easter Seals-Michigan. He also assists the Salvation Army, DeGage Ministries, JDRF, Disability Advocates, Hope Network, and various other non-profit organizations. Interests: I love golf, travel, reading, dining out, theater and movies. And, of course my children and grand children. Andy and his wife Kathy have 7 children and 8 grandchildren. They have a busy life. Music: I love all kinds - especially jazz, blues, and classical, rock and pop hits. The best part about my job: The ability to make a difference in the community.
Courtesy Opera Grand Rapids
Courtesy Opera Grand Rapids
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Opera Grand Rapids Presenting Orpheus and Eurydice in April

April 8 and 9, at the DeVos Center for Arts and Worship, 2300 Plymouth Ave SE, Grand Rapids,  MI  49506, Opera Grand Rapids presents it's next opera, Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck.

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Pebbles Visits for Wet Nose Wednesday [Sponsored]

Pebbles the dog came calling today.

Pebbles visited with Andy Rent as he talked about him on his Andy in the Morning show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Yanni Coming to DeVos Performance Hall in July

 

Internationally renowned composer and multi-instrumentalist Yanni rings in the New Year with a new album and the news of a major North American tour, embarking February 2nd in Sarasota, FL, with stops in cities including Atlanta, Denver, Nashville, New Orleans, Los Angeles and Grand Rapids, of course.

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It’s School Choice Week Throughout Michigan

National School Choice Week began yesterday in Michigan and across the country. There are 409 events planned here in Michigan to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and GRPS is planning a big one this Wednesday.

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In El Salvador you can be Shot for Drunk Driving

Weird laws about drinking are a worldwide phenomenon, with international alcohol laws sometimes pretty far out there. Here in America, we have some truly strange regulations on the books as well. But, my favorite is El Salvador where there is actually a law on the books that says you can face a firing squad if charged with a DUI. Say what?

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Grand Rapids Best Improv Comedy at Dog Story Theater Wednesday

LaughFest is just around the corner, early in March. It will be ten-days of nearly non-stop comedy. You can get a head start on your laughing at the Dog Story Theater in downtown Grand Rapids this Wednesday night.

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Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts
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Live Coverage Event Returns to the UICA in March

A really cool and exciting event is back at The Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA).Its their 15th annual Live Coverage event presented by Wolverine Worldwide, on March 11, 2016, from 7 – 11 pm, at the Michigan art center’s spacious galleries at 2 Fulton West in Grand Rapids.

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