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David Geffen's $100-million gift in N.Y. raises arts-naming issues in L.A.
David Geffen's $100-million gift in N.Y. raises arts-naming issues in L.A.

“What’s in a name?” was a rhetorical question for Romeo when he was wooing Juliet, but David Geffen’s $100-million gift to Lincoln Center in New York City demonstrates that it can be one of the trickier questions that an arts organization trying to raise large sums must face. Avery Fisher Hall, home of the New York Philharmonic, will become David Geffen Hall in September, in recognition of the entertainment magnate’s gift toward the venue’s $500-million renovation campaign. The Associated Press reported that Lincoln Center agreed to pay $15 million to the family of Avery Fisher to free up the naming rights that led to Geffen’s big gift in New...

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