7 entertainment options at Southern California casinos in May – Press Enterprise
Get ready for another round of casino entertainment and fun facts. For all the casino insiders out there, you may have read that Yaamava’ Resort & Casino opened their new entertainment venue with a performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As of now, the casino has not announced which acts it plans to book for May. In the meantime, see who’s coming to a casino near you and learn some trivia while you’re there.
Which comedian and stand-up actor played a high school teacher in the high school he graduated from?
Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias played a good-natured high school teacher on his Netflix show, “Mr. Iglesias. The show is set at the same high school the comedian attended in real life. The comedian’s breakout show was “Gabriel Iglesias Presents Stand Up Revolution” on Comedy Central, where he showcased his sets and routines as well as those of other comedians. He has starred in several movies and TV specials such as “I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry” and “One Show Fits All”. Iglesias will perform at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa & Resort on Thursday, May 5.
8 p.m. Thursday, May 5. 25. 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $75 to $95. 800-514-3849, aguacalientecasinos.com.
Which stand-up comedian has the most performances on the “Late Night Show with David Letterman?”
Brian Regan was the most guest comedian on David Letterman’s show, with 27 appearances. Regan has been praised by fellow comedians such as Chris Rock and Ray Romano for his humor. He started his career in the 80s and hasn’t stopped since. His recent Netflix specials include “Nunchucks And Flamethrowers” and “On The Rocks.”
Regan will perform her routines at Harrah’s Resort Southern California on Saturday, May 7.
8 p.m. Friday, March 18. 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center. Tickets start at $59.50. 760-751-3100 harrahssocial.com.
Which soul singer recorded a title track that shares its name with the James Bond movie?
Gladys Knight recorded “License to Kill”, which became the title track for the Bond movie of the same name. Knight is inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has won seven Grammys. She is best known for her hits such as ‘Midnight Train to Georgia’, ‘That’s What Friends Are For’ and ‘I Heard It Through The Grapevine’.
Knight will perform at Pechanga Resort Casino on Saturday, May 7.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 7. 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. Tickets start at $69. 888-810-9971, pechanga.com.
Which country music star plays a character with a handlebar mustache in the animated series “King of the Hill?”
Trace Adkins voices Elvin Mackleston in the series. The country singer has also been featured on other TV shows such as ‘My Name is Earl’ and was a winning contestant on ‘The Celebrity Apprentice’ in 2013. He is best known for hits such as ‘You’re Gonna Miss This”, “Ladies Love Country Boys”, and “Every Light In The House”.
Adkins will perform at Pala Casino Spa & Resort on Thursday, May 12.
8 p.m. Thursday, May 12. 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $45 to $85, 21 and over only. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com.
This actor/comedian starred alongside Ice-Cube in “Next Friday.” Who is he?
Mike Epps played Day-Day Jones in the “Friday” sequel and the franchise’s third film, “Friday After Next.” Epps’ stand-up career took off after joining HBO’s Def Comedy Jam tour in 1995.
The comedian will perform on Saturday May 14 at Spotlight 29 Casino.
8 p.m. Saturday, May 14. 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. $29 to $119, 21+ only. 760-775-5566, projector29.com.
What country band changed their name and now shares it with a blues singer?
Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, originally changed her name due to the term’s association with slavery. The name Lady A, however, was already in use by Anita White, who had been performing as Lady A professionally since the 80s. Both parties filed lawsuits over the name which have since been dismissed.
Lady A (the country band) is known for hits such as “Need you Now”, “Just a Kiss” and “I Run to You”. The band will perform at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Friday, May 20.
8 p.m. on Friday, May 20. 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $79 to $159. 800-827-2946, fantasyspringsresort.com.
Which band was the last to share the stage with Jimi Hendrix before his death?
War and former Animals frontman Eric Burdon had played a few gigs together during War’s formative years. Two days before Hendrix died, he was invited by Burdon to join them for a performance at Ronnie Scott’s Club in London on September 16, 1970.
War is best known for his hits such as “Low Rider (On the Boulevard)”, “Slippin’ into Darkness”, and “Why Can’t We Be Friends”. The band will perform at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa on Friday May 27th.
9 p.m. on Friday, May 27. 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. Tickets start at $49. 951-849-3080, morongocasinoresort.com.