Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Brown’

District Line Daily: Zebras Go Extinct

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D.C.'s Department of Transportation will get rid of the zebra barriers that were intended to [...]

District Line Daily: National Cathedral’s Steep Repairs

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It's been exactly two years since a 5.8-magnitude earthquake hit the D.C.-area, and the damaged National [...]

District Line Daily: Voter Rolled

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The District's voter rolls may not be honest, according to the Washington Times, which reports that [...]

District Line Daily: Go-Go No-Go for Chuck Brown Park

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Plans for a memorial park for go-go musician Chuck Brown are in trouble after neighborhood opposition.
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The Needle: Finally, Credit Cards in Cabs

Meter Made: As of today, the District's first smart meters have been installed in a few Washington cabs. Contract intrigue from rival meter providers and a disapproval resolution from Marion Barry could delay full adoption, but it'll all be worth it for the credit card machines. +5
Go-Go Park: Happy Chuck Brown Day! To mark the [...]

District Line Daily: Dupont Circle Shutdown

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Mondays can be rough, but today's was even rougher for commuters using the Dupont Circle [...]

District Line Daily: Bryce v. Ozzie

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Welcome back, Washingtonians and Washington aficionados. Kojo Nnamdi had a thoughtful piece over the weekend [...]

How Much Chuck

What if you went to a go-go funeral and a political meeting broke out?
That was the vibe last week when D.C. officialdom helped say farewell to Chuck Brown. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton touted her efforts to establish a national Chuck Brown Day on Aug. 22. Mayor Vince Gray proposed renaming a city park after the [...]

Photos: Chuck Brown’s Homegoing

Slideshow. Walter E. Washington Convention Center, May 31. © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Wind Us Up One More Time Edition

Chuck Brown Goes Home: Now that's how you throw a funeral, D.C. Thousands of fans packed the Walter E. Washington Convention Center to celebrate the life of Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go, with music, stories, prayer, and laughs. There were some politicians there making political speeches—in which the city was promised not just a [...]

The Needle: Wind Me Up, Congress Edition

Wind Me Up, Congress: If Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton has her way, Aug. 22 will be known as Chuck Brown Day nationwide. The District's non-voting delegate to the House introduced a bill to recognize the Godfather of Go-Go on his birthday. Of course, with the partisan nature of Congress these days, even symbolic bills don't [...]

Photos: More of Chuck Brown’s Viewing

Slideshow. Howard Theater, 600 Block T Street NW. May 29. © 2012 Matt Dunn

The Needle: Memorial Day Edition

Goodbye, Godfather: When U.S. presidents die, they lie in state in the Capitol. Now that the Godfather of the Go-Go has died, he'll lie in state, too—in a much more befitting spot. Fans will be able to wish Chuck Brown off well at the Howard Theatre on Tuesday, where a public viewing will take place all [...]

Photo: R.I.P Chuck Brown

Chuck Brown, 1992
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The Needle: Wind D.C. Statehood Up, Chuck, Edition

Sleep for the Mall: Tourists love to troop around the Mall, and now, some of them will be paying for it. Not through access charges, though; Marriott has announced it'll donate $5 per room at area hotels to the Trust for the National Mall through September. By which point the grass down there will really [...]

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