People/Events/Accounts: News about Secret Project, Organic Beauty & Wellness Festival, 'Elle' Women in Music, and More

ATLANTA: Event planning and design firm WM Events has appointed Brett McDaniel operations manager.

CHICAGO: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago will hold its 18th annual Gala of the Arts on September 6 at Aon Grand Ballroom at Navy Pier.

LOS ANGELES: The second annual Secret Project, an electronic music and street art festival, will take place October 12-13 on Naud Street in Chinatown.

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MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: The third annual Organic Beauty & Wellness Festival will take place October 27 at the Boca Raton Marriott.

NEW YORK: Elle Women in Music will take place September 5 at the Shed. The event is hosted by Elle editor-in-chief Nina Garcia and Jameela Jamil, and will feature performances by Lizzo and Camila Cabello. Spotify, Guess, and L'Oréal Paris are sponsors. 

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SAN FRANCISCO: Portola Hotel & Spa in Monterey will host a dog and kitten adoption charity event on October 19. The event will be held in collaboration with Animal Friends Rescue Project. 

ST. THOMAS, U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS: The Ritz-Carlton, St. Thomas has appointed Jose Sanchez executive chef and Carlos Gutierrez director of food and beverage.

TAMPA: Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center has appointed Scott Ward general manager.

With contributions from Claire Hoffman in Los Angeles and Beth Kormanik, Michele Laufik, and Ian Zelaya in New York.

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