Vilniuscity officials have approved the building of a six-foot statueof the late American rock star Frank Zappa, BNS reported August8. The statue will be located in a park in the center of the city,an honor which was previously strictly reserved for Communists.The statue will be the first public memorial anywhere in the worldto Zappa, who died two years ago, and was distinguished in hisappearance by his long nose, shoulder-length hair, and goatee.The statue was the brainchild of the Frank Zappa Club of Vilnius.In justifying the memorial to skeptics, fans argued that Zappameant to visit Lithuania, but died before he could make the trip.Authorities said that the stone likeness of Zappa could be unveiledas early as this fall.
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