In this episode: Sixteen Candles star Molly Ringwald recently released an album, Except Sometimes, made up of jazz standards — and a jazzified version of the angsty Breakfast Club movie theme, “Don’t You Forget About Me.” She stops by our studio.
Plus: Keli Goff, special correspondent for The Root, joins us to talk about a lack of diversity behind-the-scenes on Broadway — particularly when it comes to producers.
And: Classical guitarist Jason Vieaux is expanding the bounds his genre. He shows off his chops in the Soundcheck studio.
Most know Molly Ringwald from classic John Hughes movies like Pretty In Pink, 16 Candles, and The Breakfast Club. But now we're hearing a new side from the actress; Ringwald's new album, Except Sometimes, is a collection of jazz renditions of tunes from the Great American Songbook.
She's adored by millions for her teenage roles in movies like “Sixteen Candles,” but today, Molly Ringwald has grown up. She is both an on-screen and off-screen mom. She stars in ABC Family’s “Secret Life of the American Teenager.” She has three kids. And on top of that, she's written a new book that’s part autobiography, part beauty guide and part mommy handbook called “Getting the Pretty Back.”
Molly Ringwald told Leonard Lopate about her new book - and shared some of her favorites with us.