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Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, Cleveland
Cleveland Rock Hall To Get $3.9 Million Face Lift
Posted: August 22, 2011
CLEVELAND (AP) The Cleveland site of the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction is receiving a $3.9 million face lift ahead of the April ceremony.

The Plain Dealer newspaper reports city officials want to raise the profile of the 89-year-old Public Auditorium in hopes of attracting more concerts and events. The auditorium previously hosted acts such as the Beatles and the Kinks.

Plans call for repainting the lobby, refurbishing the entrance and upgrading stage lighting in the main hall, which has 10,000 seats.

Mayor Frank Jackson's chief of staff says the city will market the building more aggressively once the renovations are complete.

The upgrades are being paid for by the $20 million sale of a convention center to Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County.

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