The Godfather of Go-Go has left the building: Chuck Brown, icon of the District’s most beloved indigenous art form, is dead at 75. In the video above, Post pop music critic (and Brown obit writer) Chris Richards explains Brown’s impact on the city that loved him for more than three decades. Also, courtesy of City Paper, check out my all-time favorite Chuck Brown photo and a parade of celebrity tweets.
In other news:
President Obama picks up Taylor sandwiches for congressional meeting, complicates my bus ride to the office (Post)
Covington & Burling is CityCenter’s first major office tenant (Capital Business)
Dick Lugar has run his last Capital Challenge (Reliable Source)
One City, 3,000 hires (D.C. Wire)
“When Marion Barry Rapped with Chuck Brown” (Arts Desk)