March 26, 2008 |
Even if he survives a horrific head injury suffered in a bus crash, Grammy-winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira faces a long recovery and an uncertain future, his doctors say. Navaira, 45, known to his fans simply as Emilio, was behind the wheel of his tour bus before dawn Sunday after a weekend show when it slammed into an interchange barrier on a Houston-area freeway, propelling him through the windshield. Dr. Alex Valadka, director of neurotrauma services at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and vice chair of neurosciences at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, on Tuesday described Navaira as stable but added, "We're still afraid something adverse could happen."
July 25, 1996 |
When Tejano superstar Emilio plunged into the mainstream with a country album sung mostly in English last fall, he knew he was going to tread where only a few have gone before. "It's two separate worlds, and now I'm living in both of them," said the 33-year-old musician from his San Antonio home recently. In both worlds he is now known simply as Emilio, having dropped his last name--Navaira--when the album, "Life Is Good," was released in October.
May 3, 2008 |
Toxicology tests show that Grammy-winning tejano singer Emilio Navaira was intoxicated when the tour bus he was driving crashed into freeway barrels in suburban Houston in March, authorities said. Navaira, 45, was driving his tour bus March 23 when it slammed into the barrels, throwing him through the windshield. Doctors performed two brain surgeries and repaired an aneurysm on his right lung. He is recovering.
February 11, 1993 |
Mark your calendars for Feb. 24. With more than 80 music categories covering everything from classical to rap, this year's Grammy awards ceremony, to be televised locally by KCBS, Channel 2, promises plenty of excitement.
May 3, 1997 |
Jose L. Hernandez, leader of the acclaimed Mariachi Sol de Mexico, may have said it a thousand times before, but when he took the stage Thursday night at a packed Galaxy Concert Theatre, he said it one more time for good measure. "Many people think that mariachis are four panzones [fat guys] in a cantina singing tired old songs," he said before launching into the group's second encore number.