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How Lincoln Center Landed David Geffen’s $100M Gift (And Whether They Did It Right)

“Just three weeks after a surprising announcement that finally marked progress in long-delayed efforts to overhaul the hall, the outdated home of the New York Philharmonic, the back story of how Mr. Geffen’s $100 million gift came about is surfacing, as are questions about the gift’s size and terms.”

Barbara Walters: $100 Million Matchmaker

David Geffen, founder of Geffen Records and the “G” in Dreamworks SKG is about to pony up $100 million dollars for renovations to Lincoln Center. For that cool sum, his name will replace Avery Fisher’s on the concert hall that is the home of the New York Philharmonic. But it might not have happened if not for ABC’s Barbara Walters. Show More Summary

How David Geffen’s $100 Million Lincoln Center Gift Came Together

3 days agoNews : NYTimes: News

Some in the world of cultural philanthropy question whether Mr. Geffen’s gift is large enough to warrant the renaming of such a prominent building.

“It’s About Class”: Matthew Weiner and ‘Mad Men’s’ Cast on the Show’s Final Episodes

“It’s about the malleability of American culture,” said Mad Men creator, writer, and showrunner Matthew Weiner on Saturday night. Weiner was at a sold-out Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center to toast “Mad Men: The End of an Era,” a special panel celebrating the show in its final season. Show More Summary

Event: McGinley Lecture, April 14 and April 15

3 days agoReligion / Islam : islamicate

It is time for the McGinley Lecture at Fordham. This term, I will be giving a response to the theme of “Poverty: The Curse and The Blessing." The event will be Tuesday, April 14 at 6PM at the Lincoln Center campus, and repeated on Wednesday, April 15, at 6PM at...

January Jones’ Pastel Pink Hair Is The Perfect Blend Of Mad Men And Modern In These Vintage Pin Curls

For a special screening of Mad Men at Lincoln Center, January Jones appeared on the red carpet wearing her new pastel pink hair in vintage curls. More » January Jones’ Pastel Pink Hair Is The Perfect Blend Of Mad Men And Modern In These Vintage Pin Curls is a post from TheGloss - Get the best women's beauty, make up, hairstyles tips. Show More Summary

Caramoor Season to Offer Classical Music, Jazz and Belly Dancing

Caramoor's 70th-anniversary season, in Katonah, N.Y., will feature Hélène Grimaud and Wynton Marsalis and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, among others.

Discovering Indie Gems at NYC's New Directors/New Films Festival

Let's discover something new. Kicking off this week in New York City is one of my favorite under-the-radar film festivals, called New Directors/New Films. Co-presented by both the Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Museum of Modern...Show More Summary

This Reality Show Has Gone Way Off Script

Crackhead: Excuse me, miss, but you don’t look so good. Are you okay?Hot, drunk chick vomiting in a trashcan: I’m supposed to be asking you that!–66th St, Lincoln Center station

Noah Baumbach Triple Feature, Including While We're Young, Coming March 17th

Are you looking for a little culture in addition to whatever you're going to do to your liver on St. Patrick's Day? And you want to call in sick at work? Then head to the Film Society of Lincoln Center's "Growing Up Noah Baumbach" series...Show More Summary

Why Groups Should Stop Naming Buildings After Billionaire Donors

Lincoln Center’s announcement last week that David Geffen had contributed $100 million to put his name on a concert hall put front and center how willing big nonprofits are to do anything for a buck and how much fundraisers have encouraged...Show More Summary

Woman phones in bomb threat after cable guy is a no show

2 weeks agoNews / Crime : True Crime Today

A Nebraska woman phoned in a bomb threat to Time Warner Cable’s customer service center while complaining that the cable guy didn’t show up, police said Wednesday.Time Warner’s office in Lincoln was evacuated Tuesday as authorities launched a 20-minute search for a bomb, police said. Show More Summary

Stop Appealing to Billionaire Egos With Naming Rights

Lincoln Center's announcement last week that David Geffen had contributed $100 million to put his name on a concert hall put front and center how willing big nonprofits are to do anything for a buck and how much fundraisers have encouraged...Show More Summary

Celebrating Rendez-vous with French Cinema at 20: Leading Ladies and Manly Men

What makes French films, eh, French? The facile answer: a focus on love: married, obsessive, at first sight. In its 20th season the popular Rendez Vous at Lincoln Center, shows a penchant for action adventure--and, serial killers. What happened to the frothy comedies and romantic musicals of the past? Benoit Jacquot's 3 Hearts opened the festival. Show More Summary

Sugin: Rethinking the Tax Consequences of Naming Rights in Light of David Geffen’s Gift for Avery Fisher Hall

Following up on my previous post, The Tax Consequences of the Lincoln Center's Naming Rights: New York Times op-ed: Your Name on a Building and a Tax Break, Too: Rethinking Taxes and David Geffen’s Gift for Avery Fisher Hall, by Linda Sugin (Fordham): Last week, the entertainment mogul and philanthropist...

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Philanthropic naming rights, and naming wrongs

Poor David Geffen. By giving $100 million to New York's Lincoln Center to rename Avery Fisher Hall after himself, he's become the new focus of a philanthropic debate that has gone on for decades.

Naming Wrongs

Late last year, Lincoln Center—a nonprofit organization that is meant to use its money to bring cultural programming to New York City—paid the heirs of Avery Fisher an eye-popping $15 million. Fisher was a philanthropist who believed in supporting the arts in New York and who even donated $10 million to Lincoln Center in 1973. Show More Summary

How David Geffen's gift to Lincoln Center reflects on Music Center

3 weeks agoArts : Culture Monster

With the news Wednesday of David Geffen's $100-million gift to Lincoln Center for the renovation of Avery Fisher Hall — which will be renamed David Geffen Concert Hall — the first sound I thought I heard was a resounding slap in the face of the Music Center.

Future perfect

I wish to hell I could see the director's cut at Film Society of Lincoln Center. Perhaps on a double bill with this, which I've never seen. (via) And maybe a Wild Palms chaser. I've seen the future, and it's...

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