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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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Internet Sensation Miranda Sings at Wealthy Theatre on Friday for LaughFest [Video]

YouTube sensation Miranda Sings brings a hilarious night of comedy, hit songs, magic tricks and never before seen videos to the Wealthy Theatre on Friday night at 7 p.m. as part of Gilda's LaughFest.

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(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Degage Event for Women at Celebration Cinema North Thursday

 

Dégagé Ministries invites women in the community to join them at their event, Open Door Open Hearts, on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Celebration! Cinema Wave Room, 2121 Celebration Drive NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49525. This event is for women, to benefit women. The event will provide attendees with a fun and relaxing evening, including a strolling dinner, speakers and activities, along with concrete ways for how to support women in crisis in their community.

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More LaughFest Comedians to Love – Meet Aparna Nancherla

The National Stand-Up Comedy Showcase, a part of LaughFest, is this Friday and Saturday nights at the BOB.  Presented by Gun lake Casino, the showcase features some of the best comedic talent from all across the country.

Today, I'd like you to meet Aparna Nancherla.

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(Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
(Photo by Marco Secchi/Getty Images)
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Lots of Fun on a Cruise Ship [Video]

Cruises are fun, and one of the best ways to vacation.

If you have cruised before, you know you probably see it all on board.  Maybe you've seen funnyman Greg Benson.  Here, he grabs some friends and creates a sort of flash mob to dance behind unsuspecting people on the ship.  Funny!

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(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Laptop. Boxes. Mac ‘n’ Cheese. A Unique March Concert at The Block in Muskegon

To percussionist Andrew Spencer, this box of cereal is a musical instrument, seriously.  And, Spencer will prove it.  He will perform music featuring interactive computer programming and compelling percussion sounds for a March performance at The Block in Muskegon.

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