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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.
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
Grand Rapids Civic Theatre
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Grand Rapids Civic Thertre Announces Next Season Line-up

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre has been operating since 1925. It has been both the anchor of and the gateway to theatre in Grand Rapids for more than 85 years. That tradition continues in full force with the announcement of the 2014/2015 Season Line-up.

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LaughFest Tries for Another World Record

The nation’s first ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced plans to kick off this year’s festival by inviting the community to help set another Guinness World Record on Thursday, March 6, for the most people wearing sunglasses in the dark.

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RIP Moviefone! It’s Been Fun [VIDEO]

Moviefone was made famous in the early '90s as a way for people to get movie showtimes over the phone, and was later cemented as a pop culture landmark as the focus of a classic 'Seinfeld' episode (wherein Kramer's phone number is one digit away from the Moviefone number, so he begins to adopt the role of Mr. Moviefone with hilarious results), but as of today, Moviefone is no more. Aol announced that it is shutting down the 777-FILM number and the Moviefone service, prompting many people to wonder aloud, Moviefone was still around?

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(Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
(Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Huey Lewis Songs Played by Mans Hair…Really! [VIDEO]

Old Spice has been upping the ante on weird ever since beginning its “That’s the Power of Hair” campaign, illustrating in a series of goofy scenarios just what your coif is capable of when using their products. That includes hitting on pretty girls and operating carny games with expert skill.

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(Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
(Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
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Woman Confesses to a Murder on TV [VIDEO]

Something truly bizarre occurred during a live news report in Knoxville, Tennessee the other day.

While reporting on a stabbing at a housing complex and with cameras rolling, the suspect suddenly showed up and confessed to stabbing her mother three times. While the reporter called 911, the woman explained that she was under her mother's satanic spells.

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