Hiroshima has announced its “Spirit of the Season” holiday show schedule.
Inaugurated over 10 years ago in partnership with the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center to build community spirit in Little Tokyo, the program will feature Christmas favorites done the Hiroshima way and songs from the band’s latest CD, “Departure,” a follow-up to their 2010 Grammy-nominated “Legacy” CD.
Special guest stars include former Hiroshima vocalist Terry Steele and harmonica virtuoso Tetsuya “Tex” Nakamura, a former member of War.
Dan Kuramoto, leader and co-founder of Hiroshima, stated, “We are trying to make our annual SOS concerts a tradition. We invite everyone to bring family and friends, see friends, and most importantly celebrate our community, our heritage, and the true meaning of the holidays. Come and share the spirit of the season with us.”
Artists will be available to autograph CDs after the concert.
CDs are available online at www.hiroshimamusic.com (member discounts available for those who join the Hiroshima community); in Little Tokyo at Rafu Bussan and the Japanese American National Museum; and in Gardena at Cherrystones Grill & Grotto.
For more on Hiroshima:
• Saturday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 2, at 11 a.m. (brunch) and 7 p.m. at Spaghettini, 3005 Old Ranch Parkway, Seal Beach; (562) 596-2199, www.spaghettini.com. Buy tickets at http://spaghettini.tix.com/.
• Friday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. at Lewis Family Playhouse, Victoria Gardens Cultural Center, 12505 Cultural Center Drive, Rancho Cucamonga; www.lewisfamilyplayhouse.com. Box office: (909) 477-2752.
• Sunday, Dec. 23, at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. at Anthology, 1337 India St., San Diego. Tickets: (619) 595-0300, www.anthologysd.com.