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A ‘go-go guy’ picks music to honor of ‘the godfather of house’

“Frankie’s work helped open minds and bring people together,” wrote President Obama in a letter to the family of the iconic Chicago DJ, Frankie Knuckles, who died in March. Known as the “Godfather of House,” Knuckles was a homegrown hero, so we asked Andre Johnson, leader of another local and legendary movement as the frontman […]

Photos: The Chuck Brown Memorial Park Installation Finalists

While the Chuck Brown Memorial Park won't be as grand as it was original designed to be, it will still be home to an essential element: an installation to represent and honor the Godfather of Go-Go himself. [ more › ]

Chuck Brown Park Neighbors Aren't Happy With City's Plans

Although the District government is trying to go forward with plans to memorialize the late Godfather of Go-Go with a new outdoor performing arts venue, the people who live around the planned site aren't so thrilled. [ more › ]

Chuck Brown Park will feature bandshell, 'timeline tower'

City officials this morning released renderings of the city's recreational tribute to go-go godfather Chuck Brown — a $1 million steel-and-wood music pavilion on the grounds of Langdon Park in Northeast Washington. Read full article...

District Introduces Design for Chuck Brown Park

District officials hope that by the end of the summer, a large section of Ward 5's Langdon Park will be completely transformed into Chuck Brown Park, in memory of the "Godfather of Go-Go." [ more › ]

Howard Theatre Announces 'Wind Me Up, Chuck! Mondays' Concert Series

The Howard Theatre and the Chuck Brown Band are joining forces for a series of concerts featuring artists and icons who were influenced by the Godfather of Go-Go. First up: George Clinton. [ more › ]

Gray Declares August 22 'Chuck Brown Day', Offers Look at Chuck Brown Park

Mayor Vince Gray declared that today—and future August 22s—will be known in the District as Chuck Brown Day, a tribute to the late Godfather of Go-Go who died in May at 75. [ more › ]

Smithsonian Folklife Festival to honor Chuck Brown

2 years agoArts : Artdaily

WASHINGTON (AP).- The Smithsonian Folklife Festival is adding a daylong tribute to the "godfather of go-go" music, Chuck Brown, to its schedule for the weekend on the National Mall. Organizers are designating Saturday as "Chuck Brown Tribute Day" at the festival's program celebrating the arts and culture of black neighborhoods in Washington. Show More Summary

DeMorning Links: Chuck Brown Park

At Chuck Brown’s farewell gathering last month, Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) made a pledge to memorialize the Godfather of Go-Go by putting his name on a city park. Gray this morning made good on his word, sending legislation to the D.C. Show More Summary

Kwame Brown’s go-go moment

Last Thursday’s memorial to Chuck Brown was a celebration befitting of the Godfather of Go-Go — there were impassioned musical tributes and somber remembrances alike. But it was D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown who seemed to make one of the most pointed statements of the service. Read full article >>

Kwame Brown: If You Don't Like Go-Go, "Get Over It"

During last week's memorial service for Godfather of Go-Go Chuck Brown, D.C. Council Chair Kwame Brown told newcomers to D.C. who don't get go-go to "get over it." What did he mean? [ more › ]

Chuck Brown article in American Blues scene

    There is an article on Chuck Brown in American Blues scene. Remembering Chuck Brown, Godfather of Go-Go and Bluesman.

Gray to Name D.C. Park After Chuck Brown, Kwame Brown Wants Go-Go Hall of Fame

At the memorial service for Chuck Brown currently taking place at the Washington Convention Center, Mayor Vince Gray announced that D.C. would be taking a concrete step to remember the Godfather of Go-Go: it would name a D.C. park after him. [ more › ]

Live-Blogging Chuck Brown's Memorial Service

The public memorial for Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, is beginning at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. [ more › ]

Norton Wants Godfather of Go-Go's Birthday to be Known as 'Chuck Brown Day'

D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton wants August 22 to be known as "Chuck Brown Day." [ more › ]

Tweeting Chuck Brown’s memorial service (#chuckbrown)

A public memorial service for Chuck Brown featuring nearly four hours of prayer, song, speeches and music will be held on Thursday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. The “Godfather of Go-Go” died May 16 at the age of 75. Thursday’s memorial follows a series of candlelight vigils and a public viewing of Brown’s open casket earlier this week. Read full article >>

D.C. Library Adding Chuck Brown Collection to Research Archives

The D.C. Public Library is hoping to harness the Godfather of Go-Go's significance on Washington's history by adding a collection of artifacts from Chuck Brown's career to its permanent archives [ more › ]

DeMorning Links: Final farewells

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..?.?. Show More Summary

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