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Chuck Brown, Late Godfather of Go-Go and DC Native, To Be Honored With Memorial Park In Ward 5

9:57 PM, Aug 22, 2012   |    comments
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WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- DC's mayor has unveiled plans for a park to honor the Godfather of Go-Go on what would have been Chuck Brown's 76th birthday.

Wednesday, Mayor Vincent Gray proclaimed August 22nd "Chuck Brown Day." (See the proclamation at the link below) and released renderings of the proposed park.

The mayor proposed legislation earlier this year for a park in Brown's honor. Wednesday, he announced that Chuck Brown Memorial Park would be a part of Langdon Park in Ward 5. Renderings of the park show a memorial bust or statue at the amphiteater.

In statement released on Wednesday, Gray said: "We thought a memorial focused on performance venue would be a fitting tribute to Chuck, and this park is already a place where people from all backgrounds and all ages gather to enjoy the outdoors and music...This will create a lasting and appropriate reminder of Chuck's legacy."

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