D.C. will get the opportunity to send off the Godfather of Go-Go next week, the mayor’s office and Brown’s family announced this evening. A public viewing of Chuck Brown‘s remains will take place Tuesday, May 29 at the Howard Theatre from 11 a.m to 10 p.m. A memorial service will take place Thursday, May 31 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center from noon to 3 p.m.
The release is light on additional details, but you’ll probably want to line up early for both events—-never mind that the Convention Center’s capacity is in the tens of thousands. According to the press release, Brown’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, mourners make donations to the Chuck Brown Foundation, a newly established fund that will “give back to the causes he felt so passionately about….Education, Homelessness, and Re-entry Into Society After Incarceration.”
The city’s cable television office will provide a live feed of the memorial.
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