D.C. considers park, go-go hall of fame

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Local,DC,Alan Blinder

Chuck Brown is gone, but District leaders are already moving to make sure he won't be forgotten.

At Brown's lengthy Thursday memorial service, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray proposed naming a city park for the "Godfather of Go-Go."

"It will be a place where it don't mean a thing if you don't got the go-go swing," Gray said. "His music will be forever, but we need to find a way to remember Chuck forever."SClBD.C. Council Chairman Kwame Brown raised the stakes further during his own remarks and suggested developing a permanent facility to celebrate Brown's contributions to the city's culture.

"I think it's only fitting and right that we do all we can to create a go-go hall of fame," said Brown, who added that the facility could be at the park dedicated in memory of the music legend.

The political tributes weren't limited to the municipal level. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton on Wednesday introduced legislation on Capitol Hill that would designate Aug. 22 as "Chuck Brown Day" across the country.

ablinder@washingtonexaminer.com

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