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  • GET OUT: The week's pocket picks in D.C.

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  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 13, 2011 photo, Chuck Brown arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Brown, who styled a unique brand of funk music as a singer, guitarist and songwriter known as the "godfather of go-go," died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    Folklife Festival honors Chuck Brown

    The Smithsonian Folklife Festival will pay tribute to the “godfather of go-go” Chuck Brown on Saturday.


  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 13, 2011 photo, Chuck Brown arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Brown, who styled a unique brand of funk music as a singer, guitarist and songwriter known as the "godfather of go-go," died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    Gray proposes naming Northeast park after Chuck Brown

    Mayor Vincent C. Gray took steps toward fulfilling his promise to name a park after go-go legend Chuck Brown on Tuesday.


  • While you may not know his name, you've definitely heard his music. Afrojack has produced tracks for everybody from David Guetta to Pitbull to Beyonce, and his song "Take Over Control," was probably the biggest 2010 electronica hit on FM airwaves. He'll be performing Friday at the Fillmore in Silver Spring, Md.

    GET OUT: Afrojack

    The death of Chuck Brown is a reminder that the District is still struggling to create a music genre that people outside the area will listen to. Go-go will never be Motown. But there is hope for moombahton, the electronic-reggaeton fusion, which was born right here in D.C.


  • "His music was the gospel with a beat. It fed your spirit," says Bonnie Reynolds of D.C. area icon Chuck Brown. She joined thousands of other fans Thursday for a memorial service at the Washington Convention Center for the man known as the godfather of go-go. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

    Fans, dignitaries laud go-go icon Brown at memorial

    More than 9,000 Chuck Brown fans flocked to the Washington Convention Center for the musician's memorial service Thursday to pay tribute to the man whose music has provided the District a party soundtrack for decades.


  • SIMMONS: Now walk the walk on Ward 5 talk

    Concerned stakeholders of Ward 5 have been raising red-light issues for a couple of years now, mostly in response to a proliferation of strip and adult-entertainment establishments, shelters for homeless and wayward young adults in motels along the corridor and marijuana shops.


  • Correction: Obit-Chuck Brown story

    In a May 16 story about the death of go-go musician Chuck Brown, The Associated Press misspelled another musician's first name. The correct spelling is Jimi Hendrix, not Jimmy Hendrix.


  • Chuck Brown, pioneer of 'go-go' funk music, dies

    Chuck Brown, who styled a unique mix of funk, soul and Latin party sounds to create go-go music in the nation's capital, has died after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75.


  • ** FILE ** In this Feb. 13, 2011 photo, Chuck Brown arrives at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Brown, who styled a unique brand of funk music as a singer, guitarist and songwriter known as the "godfather of go-go," died Wednesday, May 16, 2012 after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

    Chuck Brown, the 'Godfather of Go-Go,' dies at 75

    Chuck Brown, who styled a unique mix of funk, soul and Latin party sounds to create go-go music in the nation's capital, has died after suffering from pneumonia. He was 75.


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