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Posted at 7:25 AM ET, 12/28/2010

Free tickets for Gray inaugural ball

By Nikita Stewart
Washington Post Editor

The box office opens again Tuesday for District residents who want to scoop up free tickets to Mayor-elect Vincent C. Gray's inaugural ball this Sunday.

It's an opportunity that should be hard to pass up for fans of go-go music godfather Chuck Brown and R&B crooner Raheen DeVaughn. Both local, Grammy-nominated musicians will perform at the celebration Sunday evening at the Walter E. Walter Convention Center.

City residents can pick up tickets from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday in room 145 at the convention center. Tickets will also be available same time Wednesday and Thursday. Residents must show valid District identification and are limited to two tickets each.

The black-tie ball, which will have free food and a cash bar, begins at 7 p.m. Sunday.Tickets are not required for inaugural activities earlier in the day, which include a prayer service and the swearing-in ceremony for Gray and other newly-elected officials. Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl will give the benediction and the invocation at the inauguration.

By Nikita Stewart  | December 28, 2010; 7:25 AM ET
Categories:  2010 District Election, Inauguration, Nikita Stewart, Vincent C. Gray, vincent gray  
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Chuck will crank....

Posted by: sshipman1 | December 28, 2010 10:06 AM | Report abuse

God bless Mayor Vincent Gray and I will pray for him.

Posted by: dandew3 | December 28, 2010 10:19 AM | Report abuse

I just picked up two tickets. I was told that you do not have to be a DC resident to pick up free tickets - anybody can get them. Also, the limit is 2 tickets per ID, not per person.

Posted by: chocoguy0 | December 28, 2010 11:08 AM | Report abuse

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