This week in D.C. news features Chuck Brown’s memorial service, a Washington Times columnist’s worst work, and the latest on the D.C. Council’s vote on whether to give city employees back pay.
Chuck Brown memorial service
The late, great, pioneer of go-go music Chuck Brown passed away on May 16. Our nation’s capital celebrated Brown in the funkiest way possible: a four-hour-long dance party. Yep, that’s right.
Thousands of people gathered yesterday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center for the memorial service. Several District officials and Mayor Vincent Gray spoke at the event and promised to name a park after the legend that was Brown, nicknamed by some as the “Godfather of Go-Go.”
Brown was 75 when he died in John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore of multiple organ failures, according to the Washington Post.
If you feel like bustin’ loose on these hot and humid summer days, Vox recommends you break it down in honor of Chuck and his long list of soulful contributions to D.C.’s music scene.