(Re)Naming Rights: “Live By the Checkbook, Die by the Checkbook?”

Avery Fisher Hall David Geffen Hall I have no idea who Lincoln Center namesake Avery Fisher was. Twenty years from now, it’s a good bet that no one else will, either. That’s because, in exchange for a ginormous gift from entertainment mega-mogul David Geffen, New York’s Lincoln Center recently agreed to rename its Avery Fisher...
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Renaming Lake Calhoun “Lake Humphrey”

Uhh . . . You Might Want to Get a 2nd (Legal) Opinion There may be valid reasons to keep Lake Calhoun, “Lake Calhoun,” but I very much doubt that it’s because no one has the legal authority to change it: Last week, Minneapolis Park Board attorney Brian Rice issued an opinion saying the organization...
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