Zappa bust to find a home in quirky neighborhood

March 18, 2009 5:51:24 PM PDT
Baltimore's public art commission hopes to erect a bust of eccentric rocker Frank Zappa in a neighborhood known for its bohemian vibe. On Wednesday, the commission formally endorsed placing the bust in the quirky Fells Point community. The neighborhood is a major tourist draw known for its nightlife.

Tracy Baskerville, a spokeswoman for Baltimore's Office of Promotion and the Arts, says the commission will settle on a final location after meetings with Fells Point leaders. But she says commissioners would like to place the bust near the harbor on Broadway, the street anchoring the neighborhood.

The bust is a gift from Zappa fans in Lithuania and is a replica of one in Vilnius, Lithuania's capital. Zappa was born in Baltimore.

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