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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Favre runs out of magic

first_img The Packers fell to 0-4 for the first time since 1988. Rallying Green Bay from a 19-point third-quarter deficit, Favre threw two touchdown passes and for two 2-point conversions in the fourth quarter and had the Packers in position to possibly win the game on their final drive. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 But with running back Ahman Green on the sidelines with an injured knee and no timeouts left, Favre had to do it all on his own when Green Bay got the ball back with 1:58 to play. He completed two passes before Carolina (2-2) stopped the Packers on a fourth-and-2. Favre threw the ball to Donald Driver past the first-down line, but Chris Gamble knocked the ball out of his hands and it fell incomplete. The Panthers let out a sigh of relief after nearly giving one away. Jake Delhomme threw two touchdown passes and Stephen Davis ran for two more as the Panthers built an early lead and put themselves in position to ride out an easy win. Perhaps that’s just where Favre wanted them. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Brett Favre showed he still has some Monday night magic – just not enough to prevent the Green Bay Packers from getting off to their worst start in 17 years. Favre threw four touchdown passes but couldn’t overcome two early turnovers that the Carolina Panthers used to build a big lead and then held on for a 32-29 victory. center_img “I was just praying for our defense to get a stop,” Delhomme said. “He was awesome tonight. I’m just honored to be on the same field with him.” Delhomme was 17 of 24 for 206 yards and Davis carried 19 times for 51 yards. Steve Smith, who scored three touchdowns last week against Miami, caught only two passes for 12 yards. Trailing 26-7 midway through the third quarter, Favre turned it up a level. He led by example on an 80-yard scoring drive, sprinting up the middle for a 12-yard gain on third-and-8 then finishing it off with a 26-yard TD pass to Driver. Favre finished 28 of 47 for 303 yards and four touchdowns. It was his 19th game of four or more touchdown passes, second to Dan Marino’s record 21. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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