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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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New Latin Restaurant Opening This Summer in Downtown Arena District

A new concept in Latin cuisine will soon be added to dining options in Grand Rapids’ Arena District. Luna is scheduled to open at 64 Ionia Avenue during the summer of 2015. The menu will feature contemporary Latin foods while embracing the rich culinary heritage of Latin America.

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Mom Lip-Syncs Her Daughter’s Temper Tantrum [Video]

This is an adorable video for moms everywhere.

We all know that being a mom requires a lot of patience and a lot of skill. Let's face it, moms put up with so much. When the kids are little, even big, dealing with your kids' moods is tough. But, this mom may have a very creative answer.

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More Fun at Civic Theatre as “Avenue Q” Opens May 29 [Video]

Avenue Q, opening at Grand Rapids Civic Theatre May 29, features a delightful blend of a cast of humans and puppets in a plot that tackles subjects such as dating, racism, internet porn, being gay and finding a purpose in life. In short, Avenue Q is about community, and the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts’ is the first community theatre in Grand Rapids to produce this (2004) Tony Awarding Winning piece.

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"Kinky Boots"/Broadway Grand Rapids
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Tony® Award Winning Musical ‘Kinky Boots’ Opens June 2 at DeVos Performance Hall

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the DeVos Performance Hall on June 2, 2015, with tickets starting at just $32.50.

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The Most Memorable Catch Phrases from Action Movies [Video]

Everyone knows that the best part of an action movie is the one-liner. You know, the famous catch phrase that the hero utters before or after his big scene? That is unless you’re Arnold Schwarzenegger, then you get about ten memorable quotes per film.

The website Ranker.com has put together a fun list of famous catch phrases from action films.

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TV Special About Bruce Jenner’s Transition Begins This Weekend on E! Network [Video]

This is one of those stories that I have been having a difficult time wrapping my head around - the transition of Bruce Jenner.

Even though the media has been all over this story, and it seems everybody has been talking about it, I haven't discussed it here. This is just such a personal thing, and I have always felt that I didn't want to continue the sensationalization of the story. Plus, Bruce Jenner didn't need one more media person talking about him during, what has to be the most difficult time of his life.

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Circle Theatre Celebrates the Music of James Taylor and Legendary Women of Rock

Circle Theatre, known for their wonderful plays and musicals during the spring and summer season, produces an annual concert series that features many of the area’s best vocalists and musicians. Live music in an intimate setting gives all audience members an up-close and personal experience unique only to Circle Theatre.

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Happy Mother’s Day, Moms!

Happy Mother's Day to all Moms today! Here is hoping it is a very special and loving day for all of you.

I thought it would be fun to also recognize new mom's today, some of the mom's we follow. By that I mean, new celebrity moms, mothers for the first time!

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