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Chuck Brown's Funeral and Public Viewing Plans Released

11:20 PM, May 24, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC Mayor Vincent Gray and Chuck Brown's family announced memorial events and times, Thursday evening in an Email. 

Chuck Brown's public viewing will be at the Historic Howard Theatre on Tuesday, May 29, 11 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. on 620 T Street, NW, DC. 

Brown's public memorial service will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Thursday, 31, from 12-3 p.m., at 801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW, DC.

"The Brown Family, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Events DC and The Howard Theatre have invited fans of the late Go-Go artist Chuck Brown to a series of events memorializing his life and contributions to the District's and the nation's musical and cultural heritage," the Email stated.

Here are the details and logistics released by the city: 

Public Viewing

The general public is welcome to attend the viewing, which will take place on the first floor of the theatre. Please note: no photography of any kind will be allowed inside of the theatre.


The general public is strongly encouraged to use public transportation for the viewing, as parking will be extremely limited and surrounding streets will be closed. The Shaw/Howard University Metrorail stop on the Green Line is located a block from the theatre (please exit towards Howard University). In addition, Metrobus operates buses on several lines along Florida Avenue NW and 7th Street NW near the theatre. To plan your trip by Metrorail or Metrobus, please visit Metro's website at


For those who are not able to use public transportation, limited parking is available near the Howard Theatre on the day of the viewing:

• Howard Center, located at 2224 Georgia Avenue (across from Howard University Bookstore)
• East Towers Lot, located at 2200 8th St. NW (behind the Howard Center lot)
• Banneker South, located at 2345 Sherman Avenue.

Memorial Service

The use of public transportation is also strongly encouraged for the memorial service. The Mount Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center Metrorail stop on the Green/Yellow Lines directly services the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Multiple Metrobus and D.C. Circulator bus routes also stop on at the Convention Center on Mount Vernon Place NW, M Street NW and 7th Street NW.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Chuck Brown Foundation, Inc. PO Box 4558, Silver Spring, MD 20914 ( The Chuck Brown Foundation is a Maryland nonstock corporation. It is in the process of applying for Section 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code.

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