Guyanese music legend Johnny Braff dies

first_imgJohnny Braff performing his 1960s hit song “It Burns Inside”VLUU L200 / Samsung L200Guyanese music legend, Johnny Critchlow Braithwaite, M.S., also known as ‘Johnny Braff’ died on Wednesday morning at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation.Braff, who was a resident at Palms Geriatric Home on Brickdam, Georgetown, died at about 04:00h.Braff, who was known for the hit song “Stop the music…It Burns Inside”, celebrated his 82nd birthday in July and was feted by the Social Protection Ministry at a special concert held in his honour.In May, he was given the national award – Medal of Service – by President David Granger.The music legend has also received a number of honours over the years, among them is the Guyana Folk Festival 2002 Wordsworth McAndrew Award.The former Kitty, Georgetown resident began singing at the age of 18. At the time, he was working as a plumber at the then bauxite company Demba in the late 1950s.Since then, he has played to sold-out crowds at Madison Square Garden, New York City; Mexico, Canada, London and across Europe. He left Guyana in the 1970s after recording a number of hits in the 1960s. In 2010, Braff had announced that he would be recording his third album called “Jump on My Wings, Let’s Go for a Ride to Heaven”, under his self-titled label, Braff Recording, in Brooklyn.Meanwhile, President David Granger extended condolences at the death of Braithwaite.last_img read more

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GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S PENALTY HEROES AT LETTERKENNY SHOPPING CENTRE

first_imgSt Eunan’s Club players and members who organised a fun penalty kick competition at Letterkenny Shopping Centre of SundayST Eunan’s GAA club news: The Senior footballers suffered another league defeat last Sunday away to Gaoth Dobhair. They have no game this week. The Reserve game was postponed and refixed for Friday, July 4th. The Junior men had a narrow victory away to Glenfin last week and they are away this Saturday evening to Sean MacCumhaills, throw-in is at 7:30pm.The Senior Hurlers have two midweek games in the Táin league in the next week, first up is the rescheduled game v Ballela that takes place this Wednesday (18th) in Garvaghey at 8pm. Next Wed. (25th) they make the short journey to play The Shamrocks. Best of luck to all our players on the Donegal Senior and Minor teams that will attempt to reach the Ulster Final this Sunday in Clones v Antrim. On Sunday evening the Donegal Senior Ladies will also attempt to reach the Ulster Final when they take on Armagh in Lisnaskea at 5pm, Rose Boyle, Kaneshia McKinney and Lauren O’Connell represent us on that squad. You may be able to stop in on the way back from Clones to support the girls.The National Hurling Féile is on this weekend in O’Donnell Park. 8 Teams from across Ireland will be playing in what will be a truly memorable event. Please come to the park on Saturday from 11am to support our boys, and to witness excellent hurling. The St Eunan’s Féile committee would like to thank everyone who have so generously supported the club in our preparations for the Féile this year. We could not do this without your help and financial support.The Minor boy’s footballers begin their Championship campaign with an away game v Letterkenny Gaels next Wednesday evening (25th) in the new round robin format with a 7:30pm throw-in.The U16 Boys footballers get back to league action after a break for the exams next Tuesday (24th). The A team travel to Gaoth Dobhair with the Development team having a bye week. The U14 Boys footballers bowed out of this year’s championship last week after losing to MacCumhaills. Unfortunately that ends their season. This is something that will have to be looked at as these players are simply not getting enough football over a long enough period in the calendar year.The U14 girl’s footballers will meet Termon in the Co. Div. 1 semi-final next Tuesday (24th) with neutral venue to be confirmed. Training on Thursday from 4.45pm to 6pm.The U12 boy’s footballers make the short trip to Glenswilly on Monday evening (24th) for Go Games.The U9 (born in 2005) Footballers make the short trip to Glenswilly this Saturday morning for Go Games (coaches are Cathal Doherty, Peter Curran, Declan O’Donnell and Bernard Doherty). Players are asked to be in Glenswilly for 10:45am SHARP for 11am start.Ailbhe & Siubhan O’Donnell with Aoibhin Randles advertising a very successful cake sale in O’Donnell Park.Thank you to everyone that helped out and donated to our fundraisers over the weekend. There was a great atmosphere in Letterkenny Shopping Centre on Saturday for the penalty shoot-out organised by Conor Gibbons and Peter Devine.Then on Sunday there was a great crowd at the Bake Sale / Coffee Morning in the Park.Winner: MegThere were 6 winners in this week’s Lotto draw that matched 3 numbers and win €15 each.Shona Branagan c/o Adrian Bonner, Dungloe; Hugh Kelly, Beechwood; Andrew Brolly, Croagh Patrick Ave. and john B Doherty (all Adrian); Mick Martin, Elmwood Downs and Noreen Harley, Killyclug (both card). The winning numbers drawn were: 3-14-15-16. Next week’s jackpot is €1,525. Congratulations to Meg Carr who picked up 3 gold and 1 Silver medal at the Special Olympics last weekend in Limerick. Well done Meg!Cúl Camps will be held in O’Donnell Park as follows in 2014: Football July 28th – August 1st and Hurling & Camogie August 11th – 15th. These are the only camps in O’Donnell Park this year. Price for the first child is €55 and includes Full Kit and County Colours Backpack. Please book early as this has a direct impact on how many club coaches we are able to get onto the Camps. Book online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie (but please e-mail Paul McGovern: paulmagoo@eircom.net to confirm number of kids and age) or book with Paul McGovern by e-mail or contact me on 086-811 4151.There will be another Finance Meeting tonight, Wednesday (18th) in the Clubhouse at 6:30pm for all Finance Captains and any other interested parties (if you missed last week’s meeting, feel free to come along this evening.)Don’t forget to download the club App for keeping up to date with the latest news…it costs just €0.99 (a one-off payment).We extend our sympathies to Orla McWalters and family on the death of Orla’s mother this week.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S PENALTY HEROES AT LETTERKENNY SHOPPING CENTRE was last modified: June 18th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Letterkenny Shopping Centre.St Eunan’s GAA club noteslast_img read more

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