Monthly Archives: July 2010
Emilio Is a Living Testimony of the Power of Prayer
Story & Photos By: Ramón Hernández
The return of Emilio Navaira less than three years after his almost fatal accident is a miracle.
The minute his fans found out that he and some band members had been hospitalized, they started to pray, form prayer groups and by the next evening thousands conducted candle light vigils in several cities.
Latin Connection correspondent Madeline Lozano, who was part of the thousands of people at Alamodome vividly recalls that evening.
Emilio Is Back!
Emilio Navaira, simply known as Emilio in the country and western market, is back.
The soon-to-be 48-year-old popular musician made his first appearance in front of a Tejano crowd of almost 3,000 during the 30th Tejano Music Awards. His birthday is August 23.
It was hard keeping the surprise under one’s hat, but as they say in the U.S. Navy, “loose lips sink ships.”
Emilio, his wife Maru; his sons Emilio III and Diego plus his little brother Raulito arrived accompanied by Orlando Salazar at approximately 7:15 p.m. However, after taking a quick peek at the backstage area, they went back outside to smoke a last cigarette before entering the non-smoking facility. There, they were joined by yours truly and Ramiro “Ram” Herrera.