Actress Cherry Jones and hip hop forefather Grand Master Flash on this edition of Fresh Air
. Cherry Jones is currently appearing in Lysistrata
at the Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia. Jones is a founding member of the American Repertory Theatre and has appeared in 23 A.R.T. productions. She's won Tony, Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Drama League awards. Jones has starred or appeared in many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Her film appearances include The Perfect Storm
, Cradle Will Rock
and the upcoming Signs
, directed by M. Night Shyamalan. At the dawn of hip hop, Grand Master Flash recorded with the Furious Five. Their hits included "The Message" and "White Lines (Don't Do it)." Nearly three decades ago, Flash created the "Quick Mix Theory," the process of blending one music break with another. His chose the songs for the new CD, Essential Mix: Classic Edition
. It includes a collection of 70s and 80s dance songs. (Broadcast Dates: June 24, 2002 and July 8, 2002)
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