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The Forum in Inglewood to get $70 million facelift

by Take Two

The exterior of The Forum will be restored to its original "California sunset red" color instead of blue. Maya Sugarman/KPCC

The Forum in Inglewood was once home to the Lakers and the Kings from 1967 until 1999, when the teams moved to the Staples Center. In its heyday, the Forum also played host to some of rock n' roll's biggest acts, including Elvis Presley, Led Zeppelin and Nirvana.

But that was decades ago, and the indoor arena has been in decline since. Now the venue's new owner have plans to revitalize it with a $70 million facelift.

For more on this, we're joined now by Randy Lewis, reporter and music critic with the LA Times.  

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