San Miguel’s Heart Beats Fast
By Jesús Aguado
This year’s Hearts of San Miguel, gave recognition to Mexican songwriter and musician Benny Ibarra.
For three years in a row, the local government has handed over the award “El corazón de San Miguel”, a statuette that is received by people enchanted by the magic of this town. This year, the heart was given to Benny Ibarra, actor and song writer who has a past and a present in San Miguel since 40 years ago.
Benny sang and played, at local bars. This city has inspired the writing most of his songs, like Cielo, Irremediable, and Llueve luz. After receiving the Corazón, Ibarra commented that San Miguel has an important place in his heart in creativity terms because most of his albums have emerged here. It has been a generous town for him and has given him lots of friends and experiences.
The statuette has been given to popular photographer Spencer Tunick, golfer Lorena Ochoa, actor Aron Díaz, and actress Christian Bach, as well as to Fernanda Familiar, who has a popular radio show.