A new year means new entertainment options at tribal-owned casinos in the area. Test your knowledge of the artists coming to town in January with our pop quiz below.
Q: Which funk and soul band got the big break in Motown after opening Jackson 5?
ONE: If you answered The Commodores, you were correct. The band opened for The Jackson 5 in 1971 at Madison Square Garden. They are known for their hits like “Easy”, “Brick House” and “Lady (You Bring Me Up).”
Vibrant balladeers will be presenting their own show at Pechanga Resort Casino on Friday, January 14.
8:00 p.m. Friday, January 14. 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. $49-$79. 888-810-9971, pechanga.com
Q: Which 1990s “Saturday Night Live” actor voiced a character who was turned into a llama in a popular Disney movie in the early 2000s?
ONE: David Spade, actor, stand-up comedian, writer and TV presenter, provided the voice of Kuzco in “Emperor’s New Groove”. He is also known for starring in “Joe Dirt” as well as starring in the sitcoms “Just Shoot Me!,” “Rules of Engagement” and “8 Simple Rules.”
Spade will bring its comedy show to Morongo Casino Resort and Spa on Friday, January 14.
9 p.m. Friday, January 14. 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. $59-$79. 951-755-5186, ticketmaster.com
Q: Which group’s first Motown recording won a Grammy?
ONE: The Temptations won the 1969 Grammy Award for the song “Cloud Nine”. The group’s other hits include “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination (Running Away From Me)” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.”
The Temptations will bring choreographed dances and harmonies to Fantasy Springs Resort Casino on Saturday, January 15.
8 p.m. Saturday, January 15. 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $29-$59. 800-827-2946, fantasyspringsresort.com
Q: Which American rapper name was inspired by a southern state?
ONE: Flo Rida lives in Carol City, Florida, and is inspired by her pride in the Sunshine State. He is famous for his hits “Low”, “Right Round” and “Good Feeling”.
Meet the Florida rapper at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Saturday, January 15.
Saturday, January 15, 8 p.m. 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $55-$75. 800-514-3849, aguacalientecasinos.com
Q: This rapper used to be a member of the Los Angeles supergroup that called itself “the most dangerous group in the world”. He then started a solo career and branched out into acting. Who is he?
ONE: Ice Cube is part of NWA, the pioneering company of West Coast rap. Ice Cube is one of the members with a successful solo career. Some of the rapper’s biggest hits include “It Was a Good Day,” “Check Yo Self,” and “You Know How We Do It.”
He also began his acting career with the iconic film “Friday” and has starred in other series such as “21 Jump Street” and “Are We There Yet?”
Ice Cube will bring its rhymes to the stage at Spotlight 29 Casino on Saturday, January 29.
8 p.m. Saturday, January 29. 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. $65-$185. 760-775-5566, spotlight29.com
Those are all questions that we ask, but there is still much more happening. Here are three that are worth jotting down.
Vietnamese Tet: Welcoming Tet early with the appearance of Hong Ngoc, Nguyen Hong Nhung, Mai Thien Van, Quang Dung, Ha Thanh Xuan, Han Thai Tu and MC Ngoc Han. 8:30 p.m. Saturday, January 30. 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $55-$100. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com
Los Huracanes del Norte: This bandana from Michoacán features hits including “Diez Minutos Mas,” “Rosa de Castilla,” and “Es Parte del Show.” 8 p.m. Saturday, January 29. 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $39-$59. 800-827-2946, fantasyspringsresort.com
La Santa Cecilia: The Bands based in Los Angeles mix different musical styles from bossa nova to cumbia. Their hits include “Un Mundo Raro,” “Amar Y Vivir,” and “Ódiame.” 6 p.m. Sunday, January 30. 11154 Highway 76, Pala. 25 dollars. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com
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