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Naming Rights: Commodity For Rent?

In 1973, while New York City was staggering through a financial crisis that would eventually lead to a highly publicized federal government bailout rejection, the world renowned New York Philharmonic received a great philanthropic gift. 404 more words

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The Venue Formerly Known as Avery Fisher Hall

You’ve probably heard by now that Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall will soon be known as something other than “Avery Fisher Hall.”

Some background: in 1973, … 534 more words

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Stripped: Avery Fisher Name Comes Off Hall As Naming Rights for Sale

Lincoln Center announced today that it was removing the name Avery Fisher from its legendary music hall and offering naming rights to the highest bidder. 200 more words

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Vanessa Williams performing in the New York Philharmonic production of 'Show Boat'

Vanessa Williams performing in the New York Philharmonic production of ‘Show Boat’ at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City.

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Skipping Halloween For The New York Philharmonic

On Friday night, October 31, I skipped Halloween and instead went to the New York Philharmonic (seen in the above photo during the standing ovation at the end of the first half). 518 more words

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Legacy Building: Paying to Write Your Name in Stone Doesn't Always Ensure Immortality

As the baby boomers who became entrepreneurs, corporate raiders and captains of industry start to sense their mortality, Melissa Berman, president and CEO of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, Inc., notices “many have begun to think about their legacy—to consider, beyond their business success, what their names stand for.” 1,097 more words

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