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Posted at 08:56 AM ET, 05/30/2012

DeMorning Links: Final farewells

“Brown was dressed for his farewell the way he almost always dressed...” (Photo by Chip Py for The Brown Family)
Thousands lined up outside the Howard Theatre on Tuesday to file past Chuck Brown’s casket and bid the Godfather of Go-Go farewell. From the Post report: “Outside the Howard, it was a street festival, a celebration of a cultural legend set to the only sensible soundtrack. . . . Inside, the atmosphere was far more funereal: A hushed mix of the singer’s jazz ballads burbled over the sound system as the crowd — largely black, and older than it was younger — quietly streamed into the theater, single file.” More from HuffPo, City Paper, Arts Desk, Examiner.

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D.C. Improv’s Oklahoma-based owner is missing (Arts Desk)

Eleanor Holmes Norton says budget autonomy is closer than ever (WAMU-FM)

Gray has “heard nothing” from the Hill about his political troubles (WaTimes)

Jim Graham and DCRA share the latest on the secondhand-store crackdown (WAMU-FM)

Developer Jim Abdo: Now a banker (WBJ)

The case for a denser development at the Hine site (GGW)

New local Anacostia span is an upgrade for cyclists (WashCycle)

Preliminary hearing underway for suspect in Eastern Market vendor’s death (WaTimes)

Roy McLeese III is now on the D.C. Court of Appeals (Legal Times)

Dan Snyder’s high school yearbook picture (Kissing Suzy Kolber)

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