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As part of its annual celebration and report about downtown Long Beach, the Downtown Long Beach Alliance will honor community leaders with its Spirit of Downtown awards.

The party is set for 5-9 p.m. tonight, Thursday, at At the Top, the new meeting space/nightclub at 201 Pine Ave. There will be entertainment by the Jim Fisk Jazztet and activities highlighting the DLBA's programs and services as well as the awards.

Receiving Spirit of Downtown awards this year are Al Williams of Rainbow Productions and producer of the Long Beach Jazz Festival; Isa Rached and Josie Quiroz — The B Room Barber Shop and It's A Drag To Give; downtown enthusiast Richard Shimizu; Laurie Gray, The Pie Bar; and Phil Appleby and Pat Paris-Appleby, East Village.

The event is open to the public, but RSVP is required to info@dlba.org or (562) 436-4259.

Harry has been executive editor of Gazette Newspapers for more than 26 years. He has been in the newspaper business for more than 35 years, with experience on both weekly and metropolitan daily papers in Colorado and California.

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