7 entertainment options at Southern California casinos in May

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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 up its new entertainment venue with a performance by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As of now, the casino hasn’t announced which acts it plans to book for May. In the meantime, take a look at who’s coming to a casino near you and pick up some trivia while you’re at it.

Which stand-up comedian and actor played a high school teacher at the high school he graduated from?

Gabriel “Fluffy” Iglesias played a good-natured high school teacher on his Netflix show, “Mr. Iglesias.” The show takes place 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 and other comedians’ sets and routines. He’s acted in several films and stand-up 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-$95. 800-514-3849, aguacalientecasinos.com.

Which stand-up comedian holds the highest number of performances on the “Late Night Show with David Letterman?”

Brian Regan was the most invited comedian to David Letterman’s show, with 27 appearances. Regan has been hailed by other comedians such as Chris Rock and Ray Romano for his humor. He began his career in the ’80s and has not stopped since. His recent Netflix specials include “Nunchucks And Flamethrowers” and “On The Rocks.”

Regan will perform his 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 harrahssocal.com.

Which soul singer recorded a title track that shares its name with the a James Bond film?

Gladys Knight recorded “License to Kill,” which became the title track for the Bond film with the same name. Knight is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and has won seven Grammys. She’s best known for 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 voices a handlebar-mustached character on the animated series “King of the Hill?”

Trace Adkins voices Elvin Mackleston in the series. The country singer has also been featured in other television shows such as “My Name is Earl” and was a winning contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice” in 2013. He’s 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-$85, 21 and older only. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com.

This actor/comedian played opposite to Ice-Cube in “Next Friday.” Who is he?

Mike Epps played Day-Day Jones in the “Friday” sequel and the third film of the franchise, “Friday After Next.” Epps’ career in stand-up 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-$119, 21 and older only. 760-775-5566, spotlight29.com.

Which country group changed their name and now shares it with a blues singer?

Lady A, formerly known as Lady Antebellum, initially changed its name due to the term’s association with slavery. The name Lady A, however, had already been in use by Anita White, who performed professionally as Lady A since the ’80s. Both parties filed lawsuits over the name that 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. Friday, May 20. 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $79-$159. 800-827-2946, fantasyspringsresort.com.

Which band was the last to share the stage with Jimi Hendrix before his death?

War and Eric Burdon, the former frontman of the Animals, had played a few shows 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 Sept. 16, 1970.

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9 p.m. Friday, May 27. 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. Tickets start at $49. 951-849-3080, morongocasinoresort.com.

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