Come next February, Long Beach will see representation at the 3rd annual Ameripolitan Music Awards in Austin. The Ponderosa Aces, a country-hybrid band fronted by Long Beach native Mike Maddux, is up for an award in the Outlaw category of the relatively new brand that is devoted to recognizing roots-influenced DIY musicians fighting the grain of overproduced country pop.
Earlier this week, the Post took time to sit down and talk with the owner of downtown Long Beach's only yoga studio, Danielle Morrill of Yoga on 3rd. Morrill said she hopes her two-year-old, East Village studio provides a healthy place of belonging to Long Beach's "melting pot" of a community.
The fifth annual Celebrating Women in Trade luncheon took place at the Grand Ballroom of the Long Beach Convention Center earlier this month, where a heavy equipment operator, port construction manager, shoe company executive and maritime university student encouraged the over 300 attendees, 160 of those female high school students, to explore careers in the shipping industry.