Frank Zappa Day
WHEREAS, the City of Baltimore is proud of its rich musical heritage, and is honored to claim the prolific composer, musician, author, and film director Frank Zappa as a native of our fair city; and
WHEREAS, Frank Zappa’s artistry involved many musical genres, including rock, jazz, electronic, and symphonic music, and his lasting impact has left an indelible mark on the art and all those who attempt to follow in his footsteps; and
WHEREAS, Frank Zappa has received world-wide recognition for his talents and innovation and defense of the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States of America; and
WHEREAS, representing the Zappa Family, Dweezil Zappa is here today to embody his father’s music and legacy on stage for the first time in Baltimore, making this an appropriate day to honor Frank Zappa’s memory and his many great accomplishments.
NOW, THERFORE, I, SHEILA DIXON, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF BALTIMORE, do hereby proclaim August 9, 2007 as "FRANK ZAPPA DAY" IN BALTIMORE, and do urge all citizens to join in this celebration.
IN WHITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set the Great Seal of the City of Baltimore to be affixed this ninth day of August, two thousand seven.
Sheila Dixon, Mayor