Donated Lithuanian bust of eccentric rocker Frank Zappa finds home outside Baltimore libraryBy AP
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Bust of Frank Zappa to grace Baltimore library
BALTIMORE — It took more than a year, but Baltimore officials finally decided where to put a bust of rocker Frank Zappa that was given to the city by his fans in Lithuania.
The eccentric musician’s statue will be erected outside a public library.
Zappa never visited Lithuania, but his music was popular there among the avant garde. A Lithuanian fan club erected a Zappa statue in the Lithuanian capital and last year donated a replica to Baltimore, the singer’s birthplace.
Baltimore’s public arts commission considered multiple locations, including the bohemian Fells Point waterfront, before deciding on the working-class Highlandtown neighborhood known for its Greek restaurants.
Officials don’t know yet when it will be installed.
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