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David Bohnett Woos Dudamel, Funds Chimps After $3.6 Billion Geocities Deal

Artworks by Donald Judd and Ed Ruscha decorated the house, and Frank Gehry, John Williams and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were among those at the dinner table. The guest of honor even got to ride the host’s Segway scooter.

When the Los Angeles Philharmonic sought to lure Gustavo Dudamel, it turned to its board chairman, the social-networking pioneer David Bohnett, who opened his home to the Venezuela-born conductor.

“I told Gustavo that most of us in Los Angeles come from somewhere else, and just as we choose Los Angeles, Los Angeles chooses us,” Bohnett, 55, said in an

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