From live music to comedy, Southern California casinos have plenty of options. You may also have noticed that Yaamava’ Resort & Casino is now part of our entertainment quiz. Last month the casino opened its new theater, so you will see more in the future.
Now let’s test that knowledge and learn some fun facts.
Which actress played Mama and other characters on “The Carol Burnett Show?”
Vicki Lawrence played the iconic role of Mama and other characters in the TV series and subsequent spin-off, “Mama’s Family.” Lawrence got the gig after sending Burnett a local newspaper clipping pointing out the resemblance between the two at a time when Burnett was looking for a role to play her younger sister on “The Carol Burnett Show”.
Lawrence will bring Mama to the stage at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 4. 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $45 to $75. 800-514-3849, aguacalientecasinos.com.
This singer starred alongside Charlize Theron in a ’90s film adaptation of a John Irving novel. What’s her name?
Erykah Badu played Rose Rose in “The Cider House Rules” in 1999. Badu has also starred in several other roles, but is best known for her Grammy-winning soul and R&B music. Badu’s hit songs include “On & On”, “Didn’t Cha Know”, and “Next Lifetime”.
Badu will perform at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 11. 777 San Manuel Blvd, Highland. $40 to $300. 21 and over only. 909-864-5050. yamava.com.
Which pop star was briefly managed by Sex Pistols manager Malcolm McLaren?
Before becoming Boy George, he was known as Lieutenant Lush in Bow Wow Wow. He was introduced to the band by McLaren, but after clashing with the band’s lead singer, he quit and started another band called Culture Club. Boy George and the Culture Club are best known for hits such as “Karma Chameleon”, “Do You Really Want To Hurt Me” and “Time (Clock of the Heart)”.
Boy George and the Culture Club will perform at Pechanga Resort Casino at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 12. 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. Tickets start at $49. 888-810-9971, pechanga.com.
Which South Carolina country star wrote their first single after listening to a Hank Williams box set?
Josh Turner wrote “Long Black Train” after listening to a night of Williams in the library at Belmont University. The single was instrumental in propelling her career in country music. The star is known for hits such as ‘Your Man’, ‘Would You Go with Me’ and ‘Why Don’t We Just Dance’.
Turner will perform at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino at 8 p.m. on Friday, June 17. 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $29 to $59. 800-827-2946, fantasyspringsresort.com.
This comedian wrote for the reality TV show “Extreme Makeover”. What’s her name?
If you answered Tom Segura, you are correct. Segura started writing for reality TV shows before becoming a comedian. He’s had several Netflix specials, including “Tom Segura: Mostly Stories,” “Tom Segura: Disgraceful,” and “Tom Segura: Ball Hog.”
Segura will perform his comedy act at Spotlight 29 Casino at 8 p.m. on Saturday, June 18. 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. $69 to $99. 21 and over only. 760-775-5566, projector29.com.
Which Mexican singer known as “La Reina del Pueblo (The Queen of the Village)” had a TV drama based on her life?
Paquita La Del Barrio had a one-season drama series also named after her. The singer is known for her strong personality and her hit songs such as “Rata de dos Patas”, “Ni Tú Ni Yo” and “Cheque en Blanco”.
Paquita will perform alongside singer Luis Ángel at Pala Casino Spa & Resort at 6 p.m. on Sunday, June 26. 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $45 to $85. 21 and over only. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com.