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Posted at 06:49 AM ET, 05/29/2012

Services for Go-Go Godfather Chuck Brown

Fans and friends of Chuck Brown may say their final farewells to the godfather of go-go at an all-day public viewing Tuesday at the Howard Theatre and a memorial service on Thursday.

Brown died May 16 at the age of 75.
(Marvin Joseph - THE WASHINGTON POST)

 Tuesday’s viewing on the first floor of the theater at 620 T Street NW will be from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The mayor’s office encourages mourners to use public transportation because the surrounding streets will be closed and parking will be limited. The closest Metro stop is the Shaw/Howard University station on the Green Line. Metrobuses run along Florida Avenue NW and 7th Street NW.

Streets closures are as follows:

• Starting at 3 a.m. Tuesday up to midnight, T Street NW will be closed from 7th Street to Florida Avenue NW.

• At 9:30 a.m., the T Street closure will expand two blocks west, from 7th Street to 9th Street.

• Between 9:30 a.m. and midnight, 7th Street NW and 8th Street NW between Florida Avenue and S Street NW will be closed.

• Wiltberger Street NW between T and S streets also will be closed between 9:30 a.m. and midnight.

 The public is also welcome to attend a memorial service planned for noon to 3 p.m. on Thursday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW.

 In lieu of flowers, the family has asked that donations be made to The Chuck Brown Memorial Foundation, which is applying for nonprofit status. The Web site says Brown envisioned the foundation as  “a way to give back to the causes he felt so passionately about … education, homelessness and re-entry into society after incarceration.”

By Washington Post staff  |  06:49 AM ET, 05/29/2012

 
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