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Ford Amphitheatre to close next summer for $19.7-million makeover
Ford Amphitheatre to close next summer for $19.7-million makeover

The rumble of construction machinery and the thwack of carpentry will be the summer sounds for 2015 at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre, which is closing for renovations for at least a year and a half after its current season ends in mid-September. While the $19.7-million makeover is underway, the dancers and musicians who usually hold sway at the 1,196-seat county-owned outdoor theater in Hollywood will fan out to other, as yet undetermined venues around Los Angeles County. “We will be taking the Ford on the road,” said Laura Zucker, director of the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, the government agency that operates the amphitheater. When the troupes return to the Ford...