People/Events/Accounts: News about the Academy of Country Music Awards, Creative Time Gala, Meridian Ball, and More

AUSTIN: Austin Proper Hotel & Residences will open in January. The property will have 244 hotel rooms, nearly 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, and multiple dining and beverage concepts from McGuire Moorman Hospitality.

FORT WAYNE, INDIANA: Highmark TechSystems, a supplier for exhibit systems and structural solutions for events, will hold a block party at the company’s campus on September 20. 

LAS VEGAS: The 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards will broadcast live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 5, 2020, on CBS. 

LOS ANGELES: The Los Angeles L.G.B.T. Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary with the Hearts of Gold concert and multimedia show on September 21 at the Greek Theatre. The event will feature Sia, Lily Tomlin, Kathy Griffin, Rufus Wainwright, and more. 

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LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY: The Kentucky International Convention Center has appointed Blake Henry general manager. 

MIAMI/SOUTH FLORIDA: Miami Design District will host the fourth annual Fashion Strikes Cancer, a benefit supporting breast cancer research, on October 25 at the Moore Building. 

NEW YORK: The Creative Time Gala, honoring Jenny Holzer, will take place October 24 at Skylight on Vesey. 

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QUEBEC CITY: Christiane Germain, co-president of Germain Hotels, will host a conference with former first lady Michelle Obama on September 23 at the Vidéotron Centre. The conference is an initiative of the Quebec City Chamber of Commerce.

SAN DIEGO: Questex has launched Impact CBD, an expo and digital platform serving the CBD market. The first expo will take place August 30-September 2, 2020, at Hilton Bay Front. 

SAN FRANCISCO: The San Francisco Coffee Festival will take place November 2-3 at the Festival Pavilion at Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture, following three years of sold out events at Dogwatch Studios. 

WASHINGTON: The Meridian International Center’s 51st annual Meridian Ball will take place October 25.

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

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