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Washington D.C. native and Go-Go legend Chuck Brown passed last year, leaving an empty space in the Chocolate City that until now; know one knew how to feel. Today D.C. Mayor, Vincent Gray, signed into law the newest monument in a city that’s full of monuments. This will be dedicated to the late Chuck Brown.
The Chuck Brown Music Pavilion will open its doors to District residents and visitors. The performing arts venue will make a home in the already existing Langdon Park off 20th and Franklin Streets in Northeast DC. The city plans to open the venue this summer.
The Pavilion will feature an open-air amphitheater that holds 900 seats and an intimate setting for concert goers. Members of Brown’s family were on hand at Thursday’s bill-signing at the Wilson Building.
City officials say they hope this memorial will enable people of all generations to remember Chuck for what he stood for: Bringing the city together around his music.
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