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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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St. Cecilia Music Center Expands ArtPrize programming with New Critics’ Choice Music Awards & A Benefit Concert

During ArtPrize 2015, St. Cecilia Music Center (SCMC) will once again serve as the music hub, exhibiting 78 musical entries at 20 listening stations during the three weeks of ArtPrize. In addition to hosting the musical entries of ArtPrize, SCMC will award $10,000 in music prizes in five different genre categories. St Cecilia Music Center will also coordinate over 200 busking performances throughout the city and will present an ArtPrize Onstage performance on October 4 that will serve as a benefit concert for SCMC to help support music in ArtPrize.

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Lesson Learned: Don’t Hold a Baby While Trying to Catch a Wedding Bouquet [Video]

Ah, the traditions of a wedding.  The ceremony, the reception, dinner, dancing, the toss of the wedding bouquet. Ah, yes, the bouquet. It's always best not to be holding anything while trying to catch it.

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Mannheim Steamroller Holiday Show Tickets on Sale

The holiday's are a bit away, four-months actually, but now is the time to make those celebration plans for the family. And, nothing can say happy holidays better than Mannheim Steamroller.

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Whitecaps Community Foundation and Fifth Third Ballpark to host Inner-City Youth Baseball All-Star Game

The Fifth Third Ballpark stadium lights will be on tonight, Monday, July 27, but it won’t be the West Michigan Whitecaps taking the field. Instead, the Whitecaps Community Foundation will host the first-ever All-Star Game for the YMCA Inner-City Youth Baseball and Softball Program.

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Disney’s “NEWSIES” Tickets go on Sale Today!

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway Grand Rapids are proud to announce tickets for the highly anticipated Grand Rapids engagement of NEWSIES are on sale to the public today, Monday, July 27 at 10:00 AM. The Tony® Award-winning production will begin performances at the DeVos Performance Hall on Tuesday, September 22 for a limited engagement of one week through Sunday, September 27.

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Restaurant Week Grand Rapids is Two Weeks Away

In three weeks, the 6th Annual Restaurant Week Grand Rapids will kick off for 12 days of delicious dining in Greater Grand Rapids. The event will take place from Wednesday, August 12 through Sunday, August 23, 2015 at 67 of Grand Rapids’ most popular restaurants.

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