BALTIMORE (AP) - 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
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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