Orange County Performing Arts Center Changes Its Name

The new name, Segerstrom Center for the Arts honors the area’s biggest champion for the arts.”The change went into effect Wednesday with a late-afternoon ceremony on the center’s plaza in Costa Mesa. The name honors the family that provided a home and support for Orange County’s leading arts district by making periodic donations of land and money since 1974 that now total 14 acres and $75 million.”

Source: Los Angeles Times 01/13/11