Growing Old In East L.A.

Series produced by David Greenberger

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Growing Old In East L.A. offers a look into the lives of elderly Mexican-Americans, music created by David Hidalgo and Louise Perez of Los Lobos.

Pieces from Growing Old In East L.A. offer a look into the lives of elderly Mexican-Americans. The diversity of voices reveal universal themes: identity, reflection in old age, and the dignity of the individual. Music was created for the series by David Hidalgo and Louise Perez of Los Lobos.

Growing Old in East L.A. is a series that encompasses an hour-long and an ongoing collection of shorter pieces founded upon the print and performance works of David Greenberger?s Duplex Planet. For more than a quarter century Greenberger has been talking with old people in nursing homes, mealsites and senior centers, collecting conversations and stories. He has been publishing The Duplex Planet magazine since 1979 and has released more than a dozen CDs of monologues with music performances audio verit? documentaries and a range of other books and audio works.

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Pieces from Growing Old In East L.A. offer a look into the lives of elderly Mexican-Americans. The diversity of voices reveal universal themes: identity, reflection in old age, and the dignity of the individual. Music was created for the series by David Hidalgo and Louise Perez of Los Lobos. Growing Old in East L.A. is a series that encompasses an hour-long and an ongoing collection of shorter pieces founded upon the print and performance works of David Greenberger?s Duplex Planet. For more than a quarter century Greenberger has been talking with old people in nursing homes, mealsites and senior centers, collecting conversations and stories. He has been publishing The Duplex Planet magazine since 1979 and has released more than a dozen CDs of monologues with music performances audio... Show full description


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8 Pieces

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A mix of voices from senior centers in East L.A looking back on what were undeniably hard times growing up during the depression with a degree of n...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:03
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Nelly Castillo tells the story of her son?s dream of becoming a major league pitcher.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 03:17
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Francisco Mena recounts his experiences as a private chef in Vegas

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:45
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A mix of voices from senior centers in East L.A. revealing that more than just memories, mothers are an inner presence.

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:58
  • Purchases: 1
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A mix of voices from senior centers in East L.A talking about their preferences for music from Mexican music to rock and roll.

Bought by WFUV


  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Nonagenarian Mimi Hunt recalls playing as a child in the LA River

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 02:09
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David Orosco left school after third grade to work supporting his family. Here he recalls the importance of his elementary school teacher.

  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 02:44
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An audio version of David Greenberger?s Duplex Planet magazine, Growing Old In East L.A., offers a look into the lives of elderly Mexican-Americans...

Bought by KGLT, KPFA, KGLT, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 18, 2006
  • Length: 53:31
  • Purchases: 4