Sunday 20 August 2017

Events mark Zappa statue unveiling

Dweezil Zappa, son of the late rock star Frank Zappa
Dweezil Zappa, son of the late rock star Frank Zappa

The unveiling of a statue honouring Frank Zappa in his hometown of Baltimore will feature a week of events, including a concert by his son, Dweezil.

The statue was donated by fans in Lithuania, a country Zappa never visited but one where his music was popular among the avant garde.

The statue is a replica of one erected by a fan club in the Lithuanian capital.

Baltimore's public arts commission considered multiple locations, including the bohemian Fells Point waterfront, before deciding on the Southeast Anchor Library in working-class Highlandtown, a neighbourhood well known for its many Greek restaurants.

Zappa's widow will also host a symposium and the library will have an exhibit in conjunction with the Sept. 19 dedication.

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