"Award-winning actress, author, and singer Molly Ringwald is probably best known for her roles in the John Hughes’ motion pictures Sixteen Candles, The Breakfast Club, and Pretty in Pink. Now she will pair her mesmerizing vocal style with the UNCG Jazz Ensemble I and strings, directed by Chad Eby, in an evening of music from the American Songbook. Ringwald will put her unique spin on standards such as “Brother Can You Spare a Dime” and “They Say It’s Spring,” as well as 80’s classics such as “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” will be offered at Aycock Auditorium on the UNCG campus for one performance only on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.

Ringwald’s passion for jazz and singing started at a young age. According to 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]. Jazz music has continued to be one of my three passions along with acting and writing. I like to say jazz music is my musical equivalent of comfort food. It's always where I go back to when I want to feel grounded."

Her debut album, Except Sometimes, has received rave reviews. The Huffington Post described Ringwald’s voice as “unaffected, clear, and at moments, vulnerable,” and further added, “she coaxes complexity from her honeyed mezzo-soprano.”

All ticket proceeds will benefit the Greensboro Urban Ministry. Throughout its forty-five year history, Greensboro Urban Ministry has worked with the community to meet the needs of its most vulnerable and oft-forgotten citizens. The Greensboro Urban Ministry shares a special connection with the UNCG Miles Davis Jazz Studies Program. Arthur “Buddy” Gist, donor of the famous Miles Davis trumpet housed in the UNCG Music Building, was well cared for by the Urban Ministry after falling on hard times.

“An Evening with Molly Ringwald" is generously sponsored by the Marriott Greensboro Downtown, the Greensboro News & Record, Tom Chitty and Associates, William F. Black, Lincoln Financial Group, Tate Street Coffee House, Graphic Visual Solutions, and Ralph Lauren.

Tickets for “An Evening with Molly Ringwald” are available from the Triad Stage Box Office in person at 232 S. Elm St., by phone at (336) 272-0160, or online at"

- A Press Release

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