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WATCH LIVE: Chuck Brown memorial service

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The nation's capital says goodbye to a man who helped put the city on the map as far as music is concerned.

A memorial service for Chuck Brown is set for today in Washington D.C.'s convention center. The service is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. Organizers are advising those who plan to attend to use public transportation. 

They say the doors to the service will be closed once the capacity crowd of 14,500 people is reached.

Doug E. Fresh, Ledisi, and Mike Epps are among the celebrities who will be attending, along with current mayor Vincent Gray, former mayor Marion Barry and D.C. delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton.

The man known as the Godfather of Go-Go died last week after an illness. He was 75.


Chuck Brown Public Memorial Service
Thursday, May 31st
12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mount Vernon Place NW
http://eventsdc.com/

The Brown Family, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Events DC and The Howard Theatre have invited fans of the late Go-Go Grammy Nominated Icon Chuck Brown to a Public Memorial memorializing and celebrating his life and contributions to the District's and the nation's musical and cultural heritage. The Public Memorial Service will include; The Brown Family, Mayor Vincent C. Gray, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Chairman Kwame Brown, Councilman Marion Barry, City Officials, VIP's, Dr. Michael A. Freeman (Eulogy, Spirit of Faith Church), Celebrity Guests including; Donnie Simpson (Host), Doug E. Fresh, Mike Epps, Ledisi, Kindred the Family Soul, Tom Joyner, Raheem DeVaughn, Sugar Bear, Omarosa, Cliff Jones, Tye Tribbett, Big G, Huggy Lowdown, Chris Paul, Rock Newman, The Chuck Brown Band and more to be announced.

The use of public transportation is also strongly encouraged for the memorial service. The Mount Vernon Square/7th Street/Convention Center Metrorail stop on the Green/Yellow Lines
directly services the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Multiple Metrobus and D.C. Circulator bus routes also stop on at the Convention Center on Mount Vernon Place NW, M Street NW and 7th Street NW.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to The Chuck Brown Foundation, Inc. PO Box 4558, Silver Spring, MD 20914 (www.thechuckbrownfoundation.com). The Chuck Brown Foundation is a Maryland nonstock corporation. It is in the process of applying for Section 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code.

CHUCK BROWN SERVICE
RUN OF PROGRAM TIMELINE

DOORS OPEN/SEATING 10:00am – 11:30am

Praise and Worship/Voices of Praise 11:30am – 11:50am

Family is Seated 11:50am – 12:00pm

Welcome/Donnie Simpson 12:00pm – 12:05pm

Presentation of Colors/MPD Ceremonial Honor Guard 12:05pm – 12:10pm

Musical Selection/"I Love the Lord"/Andrea Dumas 12:10pm – 12:15pm

Opening Prayer/Reverend Tony Lee 12:15PM – 12:20pm

Scripture Readings/Reverend Tony Lee 12:20pm – 12:30pm

New Testament:
1Corinthias 15: 51-57

Old Testament:
Psalms 23

Musical Selection/"Can't Nobody Do Me Like Jesus"/Isaiah 12:30pm – 12:35pm

Musical Selection/"Thank You"/Y'Anna Crawley 12:35pm – 12:40pm

Video Presentation 12:40pm – 12:43pm

Greetings/Mayor Vincent C. Gray 12:44pm-12:55pm

Special Presentation/Congresswoman Eleanor H. Norton 12:55pm -1:00pm

Special Presentation/Chairman Kwame Brown 1:02pm – 1:07pm

Musical Selection/"Steal Away to Jesus"/Cliff Jones 1:08pm – 1:13pm

Musical Selection/"Wind Beneath My Wings"/Ledisi 1:14pm- 1:20pm

Special Remarks/Councilman Marion Barry 1:21pm- 1:26pm

Words of Encouragement/Willie Jolley 1:27pm – 1:30pm

Musical Selection/"Victory"/Tye Tribbett 1:30pm – 1:38pm

Video Presentation (Carson Daly) 1:40pm – 1:45pm

Silent Reading of the Obituary 1:47pm – 1:57pm

Music/"Nature Boy"/Kindred Family Soul 2:00pm – 2:05pm

Music/"It's So Hard to Say Goodbye"/Brown Family 2:07pm – 2:10pm

Remarks by Family and Friends

Big G 2:10pm – 2:13pm

Darryll Brooks 2:14pm – 2:18pm

Nat "the bush doctor" Mathis 2:19pm – 2:22pm

Huggy Lowdown & Chris Paul 2:23pm – 2:27pm

Doug E. Fresh 2:28pm – 2:32pm

Mike Epps 2:33pm – 2:37pm

Takesa Donelson 2:38pm – 2:44pm

Nekos & Wiley Brown 2:45pm – 2:50pm

Musical Selection/"Song for You"/Raheem DeVaughn 2:50pm – 2:55pm

Eulogy /Dr. Michael A. Freeman 2:55pm – 3:30pm

Special Performance/"Chuck Brown Medley"
The Chuck Brown Band featuring:
Maysa, Sugar Bear, James Funk, White boy & Big Tony 3:35pm – 3:45pm
Benediction/ Dr. Michael A. Freeman 3:45pm -3:50pm

Recessional

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