Except…Sometimes, the debut CD from actress and author Molly Ringwald, was released by Concord Records in April, and is an homage to the Great American Songbook. The release is supported by select tour dates as well as appearances in conjunction with the release of her bestselling new novel, When It Happens to You. The Doudna Fine Arts Center is pleased to be one of the few Midwest locations on the tour!
Said Ringwald, “I grew up in a home filled with music and had an early appreciation of jazz since my dad was a jazz musician [pianist Bob Ringwald]. Beginning at around age three I started singing with his band and jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing."
An actress of both stage and screen, Molly was cast in Paul Mazursky’s film Tempest at the age of thirteen. Her performance as Miranda, the daughter of John Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands, earned her a Golden Globe nomination, and she went on to star in numerous films, including The Pick-Up Artist, For Keeps, Fresh Horses, Betsy’s Wedding, Cindy Sherman’s Office Killer, Billy Bob Thornton’s short film Some Folks Call It a Sling Blade, Jean-Luc Godard’s King Lear, and the now-iconic John Hughes’ movies Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. Currently, Molly can be seen starring in the breakout hit The Secret Life of the American Teenager on ABC Family.
Molly Ringwald’s visit is supported by the Consolidate Communications Artists Series underwriting great jazz performances. Molly is also appearing Nov. 14 as guest soloist with the EIU Jazz Lab Band. Tickets are also available for that event online under the 'Music Department' events or by calling the Box Office.