The Mayor Pete Kennedy
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Born in Canandaigua NY, Pete Kennedy grew up the youngest of 5 Irish kids. His dad "Ham" was elected as Mayor of the city of Canandaigua and served 14 years while his youngest son Pete stole the title "Mayor". Ham earned the title and Pete pilfered it.
Pete helped a bunch of his buds at St. Marys School to found an actual radio station that played music over the PA system during lunch. Many of the nuns were less than impressed by the musical selections this young mob played over WSMR. Later, "Mayor" also served as captain of his beloved Canandaigua Academy football team the Braves.
After successfully graduating from SUNY Geneseo where he spent many hours "studying" humanity while DJing and bartending at the world famous Inn Between, he headed to the bright lights of the big city of Rochester NY where he's been rockin' Rochester radio waves for 25 years, now crankin' great tunes on 100.5 the Drive.
When not heckling callers and having fun with them on air, he's actively out working' the streets at various community and charitable events. Last year alone he was involved in over 120 events and has plans for many more in 2012.
With Passover and Easter celebrations going on this week, coinciding with spring break for the kids, you may be looking for a diversion. Two new interesting movies take over the cineplex this weekend aimed at different audiences but perhaps providing a perfect escape from family and reality.
If you or your kids got caught up in the "Twilight" series, the author who brought it to the world has a new adaptation of one of her novels out. Stephenie Meyer sold more than 116 million copies of the "Twilight" books, which led to five films which generated $3.3 billion worldwide. This weekend the movie version of her 2008 novel "The Host" arrives starring Max Irons, Saoirse Ronan and Jake Abel. Those certainly are not well known names, but did you know the names Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner before "Twilight" took over? It may be a slow build for "The Host" but it has all the hooks: 2 good looking humans (Irons and Abel) fighting for the affection of a beautiful human (Ronan) whose body has been taken over by an alien. Let the sparks and fangs fly.
If that doesn't catch your fancy, you and your boys may be more into "G.I. Joe: Retaliation". This sequel to the 2009 "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" brings more action to the toy character who made soldiers proud starting in the late '60s. It's been updated to make sure there is plenty of good looking soldiers for the ladies, including Channing Tatum, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and good old Bruce Willis. His shaved head always guarentees plenty of action. In an age of gun control debate, your kid might be enthralled by the ridiculously large machine guns that the boys play with. Kind of an odd time (Easter weekend) to release this type of movie, but at least we know (spoiler alert) the Lord doesn't die and be resurrected in the end.
These flicks provide true escape during spring break and a holiday weekend of basketball, Easter egg hunts and plenty of food and family. All the best during this holiday weekend. And please remember those who can't be with their loved ones and escape a world that can be dangerous at anytime: God bless our troops.