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Concert Review: Molly Ringwald at the Montreal Jazz Festival

No acting here—this was the real deal

Molly Ringwald, Montreal Jazz Festival, 2013

Whatever happened to Molly Ringwald? The once-celebrated actress is not working on The Breakfast Club II, Still Pretty in Pink or any other film that might appeal to aging fans of the old “Brat Pack” bunch. Instead, she’s singing jazz standards-very convincingly. And she’s even hawking a new CD-even more convincingly.

“We are going to play a little game,” she told the crowd assembled for her July 6 show at the Montreal International Jazz Festival. “This is called, ‘How many times does Molly hold up her CD?'” For the record, she held it up plenty, at least a half dozen times, as she pitched the debut, Except … Sometimes, with all the subtlety of a late-night infomercial. But, wait, there’s more-did she mention that she’d sign copies of the CDs for fans after the gig? Why, yes, she did.

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