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April 24, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actor Andres Gutierrez remembers the smell of orange blossoms from a visit to Santa Ana with El Teatro Campesino in the 1970s. In a telephone interview earlier this week, he asked if it was still possible to smell the blossoms there. That question indicates just how long it's been since El Teatro performed around these parts.
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April 24, 1993 | RICK VANDERKNYFF, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actor Andres Gutierrez remembers the smell of orange blossoms from a visit to Santa Ana with El Teatro Campesino in the 1970s. In a telephone interview earlier this week, he asked if it was still possible to smell the blossoms there. That question indicates just how long it's been since El Teatro performed around these parts.
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July 29, 1990 | SEAN MITCHELL
It was entirely in keeping with his life thus far that Luis Valdez, at his 50th birthday party last month, stepped up to a microphone and saluted his own death. Addressing a couple hundred friends and supporters of his Teatro Campesino arrayed at clusters of tables under the late afternoon sun at a ranch near his home in San Juan Bautista, Valdez said with rising cheer in his voice, "I'm going to be planted over there one day," and gestured in the direction of the local cemetery. "Yes, I am.
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December 23, 1991 | RICHARD STAYTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Luis Valdez would rather not talk about his past. But at age 51, Valdez has earned the right to rest and look back on his achievements. After all, he founded El Teatro Campesino, the farm worker's radical theater company, during the 1965 Delano grape strike, and that theatrical troupe continues to thrive under his guidance in San Juan Bautista. His 1978 musical, "Zoot Suit," has become a Mexican-American classic, an icon of the emerging Latino spirit.
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December 23, 1991 | RICHARD STAYTON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Luis Valdez would rather not talk about his past. But at age 51, Valdez has earned the right to rest and look back on his achievements. After all, he founded El Teatro Campesino, the farm worker's radical theater company, during the 1965 Delano grape strike, and that theatrical troupe continues to thrive under his guidance in San Juan Bautista. His 1978 musical, "Zoot Suit," has become a Mexican-American classic, an icon of the emerging Latino spirit.
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July 29, 1990 | SEAN MITCHELL
It was entirely in keeping with his life thus far that Luis Valdez, at his 50th birthday party last month, stepped up to a microphone and saluted his own death. Addressing a couple hundred friends and supporters of his Teatro Campesino arrayed at clusters of tables under the late afternoon sun at a ranch near his home in San Juan Bautista, Valdez said with rising cheer in his voice, "I'm going to be planted over there one day," and gestured in the direction of the local cemetery. "Yes, I am.
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