TORRANCE – Rockin’ New Year’s Eve Dance Party, a benefit for the Japanese American Cultural and Community Center (JACCC), will kick the new year into high gear on Wednesday, Dec. 31, at the Holiday Inn, 19800 S. Vermont Ave., Torrance.

Presented by the Friends of the JACCC and led by Carol Tanita and Wayne Nagao, the dance party will feature live music by Kokoro, a band that enjoys a loyal following among Southern Californians. Appetizers, noisemakers and party hats will be provided. Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. and continue until 12:30 a.m.

Individual tickets ($75) and patron tables ($750) may be obtained by contacting Tanita at (626) 281-8894 ( or Nagao at (310) 374-0690 ( Corporate and VIP tables of 10 may be reserved for $1,500.

Special rates have been arranged for those wishing to stay at the Holiday Inn. Call the hotel at (310) 781-9100.

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