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Drive Aside for Chuck Brown, Trinidad Parade

Don't miss the Godfather of Go-Go tonight either

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    Drive Aside for Chuck Brown, Trinidad Parade
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    Janet Jackson (center) and James Ingram (right) may not be there, but Chuck Brown (left) won't miss his street naming -- or birthday party -- in DC today.

    Beginning at 11:30 a.m. until 9:00 p.m., 7th Street, NW northbound and southbound from Florida Avenue, NW to S Street, NW will be closed to traffic for the Chuck Brown Street Naming Event, when the "Godfather of Go-Go" get his props.

    For those who also want to help Brown celebrate his 73rd birthday and hear some "Bustin' Loose" and "Day-O", the 9:30 Club is holding "The Official Chuck Brown Birthday Party for The Godfather of Go-Go and 'Chuck Brown Way' D.C. Street Renaming Celebration."

    Call 1-800-995-5566 or go to the 9:30 Club's website for tickets. 

    Metro buses will be rerouted to Florida Avenue, NW, during the street renaming event which will include the D.C. mayor's office and .

    The Trinidad Neighborhood Community Foundation's parade has also begun, making its way from Simms Place, NE, to the Trinidad Recreation Center at 1310 Childress Street, NE.

    In addition to the parade, the community foundation is sponsoring "a fun-filled day with music, food, fun and much more" from noon until 5 p.m. today.

    Those traveling in the areas of these events may experience delays and should consider alternative routes, police and transportation officials said.