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A man and woman in the crowd stand to get a better view of one of the tributes during the memorial service for Chuck Brown Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event included several musical tributes to the man they call the Godfather of Go Go. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)
Photo by: BARBARA L. SALISBURY
A man and woman in the crowd stand to get a better view of one of the tributes during the memorial service for Chuck Brown Thursday, May 31, 2012 at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. The event included several musical tributes to the man they call the Godfather of Go Go. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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