- The Washington Times - Friday, December 18, 2009

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.

Zappa died from cancer in 1993. He was 52.

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