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Today, on what would have been Chuck Brown‘s 76th birthday, Mayor Vince Gray has deemed Aug. 22 Chuck Brown Day. The mayor has also made public plans for a memorial in honor of the late godfather of go-go, who died May 16.
Gray introduced legislation for a Chuck Brown memorial back in June. In a press release sent this morning, the mayor says plans are finally coming together to transform a part of Langdon Park, in Ward 5’s Langdon neighborhood, into Chuck Brown Memorial Park, erecting a “memorial bust or statue at the park’s amphitheater.” The image above shows what it could look like. The release says the amphitheater and other park facilities will be renovated.
See another rendering of the proposed memorial after the jump.