Tag: Ella Fitzgerald

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National

Michelle Obama hosts foreign dignitaries, calls Harlem a cultural gem

by Meghan BarrAssociated Press Writer NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon for the spouses of foreign dignitaries Tuesday in Harlem, a historic New York City neighborhood she calls a “quintessentially American” cultural gem. The first lady spoke to about 50 spouses of chiefs of state and heads of government who are attending the UN General Assembly.

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Entertainment

Molly Ringwald rediscovers her jazz roots

This CD cover image released by Concord Jazz shows “Except Sometimes,” by Molly Ringwald. (AP Photo/Concord Jazz) by Charles J. Gans NEW YORK (AP) — Molly Ringwald has moved from “The Breakfast Club” to the jazz club. The redheaded actress who describes herself as “your former teen-age crush” in her Twitter bio will always live in her generation’s memories for portraying the angst of high school life as an everyday girl, teen princess and outsider in her iconic 1980s films “Sixteen Candles,” ”The Breakfast Club,” and “Pretty In Pink” with writer-director John Hughes. Now the 45-year-old has taken on a new role as a jazz singer with the release last month of her album “Except Sometimes,” a collection of Great American Songbook and Broadway tunes.