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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.
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Actor and Impressionist is Spot-On With his Celebrity Impressions [Video]

Here is some Sunday morning fun for you with actor and impressionist Ross Marquand.

He's someone I've never seen before, but his work is spot-on. He performs quick impressions of celebrities doing random things and they're amazing. Check it out.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Grand Rapids Public Museum

The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is looking for volunteers for a variety of upcoming interactive programs this spring. New volunteer needs for the GRPM include help for new Science Tuesday programming, as well as organists to play the Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ in the Museum’s Meijer Theater.

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2016 Oscar Nominations: ‘The Revenant’ Leads with 12 Noms, ‘Mad Max’ with 10

We made it! Oscar nominations day has finally arrived, putting to rest all of your endless predictions about the most ambiguous awards season in decades, until, of course, we start prognosticating about the nominees. The 2016 Oscar nominations will be announced at 8:30 a.m. E.T. and you can watch them live below.

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Innovative way to Serve Yourself at a Party’s Buffet [Video]

Picture this. You are at a nice party/reception, and there is a buffet. You're hungry, but etiquette dictates a proper way to serve yourself. You don't just pile your plate with the food you like. Maybe you take a little bit of this, take a little bit of that. Or, as this guy did, try another tactic.

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Festival of the Arts Performance Application Deadline is Near

Are you a singer, dancer, solo, group, choir, whatever? Do you have a desire to be on the "big stage?" Festival of the Arts 2016, the annual first of June entertainment and food extravaganza in Grand Rapids is accepting applications from all hopeful performers, but the deadline is near.

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Famed Archaeologist and Egyptologist Dr. Zahi Hawass Doing Book Signing Today at 1 p.m. at Grand Rapids Public Museum

There has been so much excitement around the Grand Rapids Public Museum since the Discovery of King Tut exhibit arrived. Visitors from all over Michigan and the United States have visited and continue to visit the exhibt featuring more than 1,000 scientifically produced recreations hand-crafted by Egyptian artisans, that recreates the awe and marvel of the moment of discovery. Visitors enter an overwhelming treasure trove to have an unbelievable glimpse into the greatest archeological discovery of the 20th century: Tutankhamun’s tomb.

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Spectrum health’s Irish Jig 5K Race in March

Hey runners, it's running season. Well, pretty soon, anyway, and you  can get the season off to a fast start by participating in Spectrum Health’s annual Irish Jig 5K on Saturday, March 19. Now in its 33rd year, the Irish Jig, held in East Grand Rapids, has grown to become one of Michigan’s premier 5K races.

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