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Preparations for BET Experience event reach fever pitch
Preparations for BET Experience event reach fever pitch

Days before the Friday launch of the second annual BET Experience, L.A. Live was packed with workers feverishly getting ready for the three-day festival. Inside Staples Center, crews were preparing the arena for a weekend of shows that will include performances by festival headliners Maxwell, OutKast, Rick Ross and Mary J. Blige. Outside the smaller Nokia Theatre, a red carpet was unfurled for Sunday's telecast of the BET Awards, and bleachers were erected at the carpet's edge for fans to see their favorite stars. At the Los Angeles Convention Center, another team was hoisting video screens and banners for an expo that will offer dozens of free acts, a sneaker convention, a...

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