Plans are now in place for a memorial service for D.C. music legend Chuck Brown. The late Brown, who invented the unique blend of funk, soul and Latin music that he called go-go, will be honored next Tuesday at the Howard Theatre, according to the Associated Press.
The theater, which recently reopened after being closed for years and falling into disrepair, is a Washington D.C. musical landmark where Brown played and one of the places that helped Brown place the district on the national musical scene. The viewing will run from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. May 29.
There will also be a public memorial service May 31 from noon-3 p.m. and that will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, AP reports. Brown was 75 when he died earlier this month. He continued performing until his death.
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