The whole D.C. area is still hurting from the loss of go-go godfather Chuck Brown at the age of 75 last week, but his life will be celebrated with a full-day viewing at the Howard Theatre, in addition to a funeral at a larger venue. Here are more details, courtesy of the Washington Post’s Mike Debonis:
According to daughter Cherita Whiting, plans are in place for an all-day public viewing at the Howard Theatre next Tuesday, May 29. A funeral service will follow on Thursday, May 31. The venue has not been determined, but Whiting said it is likely to be held at either the Washington Convention Center or Verizon Center.
However, Brown’s publicist allegedly told the City Paper that nothing had been finalized. D.C. mayor Vince Gray said that the District’s flags would fly at half-staff on the day of Brown’s funeral, and petitions are circulating to name Brown’s birthday, August 22, “Chuck Brown Day.”
Let's hope it happens.