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‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Is Coming To Agua Caliente Rancho Mirage

The popular reality television competition show, “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” is coming to Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage on Saturday, July 15.

Tickets for the event are $60-$125 and go on sale Friday, March 10 at aguacalientecasinos.com. All attendees must be 18 years or older to attend.

The show will feature performers Asia O’Hara, Bosco, DeJa Skye, Jujubee, Lady Camden, Laganja, Vanessa Vanjie Mateo and select finalists from Season 15. The lineup is subject to change.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race” started in 2009 and continues to document the search for America’s next drag queen and is led and hosted by head judge RuPaul. The contestants perform a series of challenges, with one losing contestant removed each week after deliberation by RuPaul and a panel of celebrity judges.

Mini challenges on the show include a “reading” challenge in which contestants satirically criticize one another, similar to a roast. Other skill-based challenges range from singing, acting, comedy, dancing, makeovers or a talent of choice. The final two contestants then face off for a lip sync battle at the end of the season. The live version of the show will include similar style performances.

Charlie Vargas | Casino/Entertainment Reporter Charlie Vargas is a Casino and Entertainment reporter for the Southern California News Group. Charlie transferred from Chaffey College to San Diego State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He previously worked for the colleges’ publications The Breeze Paper and The Daily Aztec where he covered a variety of topics from news to arts and entertainment.

6 Live Entertainment Events Coming To Southern California Casinos March 13-19

Whether you’re wanting to see a country music legend, a classic Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted act, take in sets by a pair of popular R&B stars or explore Arab pop music and Latin ballads, Southern California casinos are offering a variety of live entertainment March 13-19.

Be sure to check the official websites for the latest concert information.

 Ashanti & Ja Rule This pair of R&B superstars ruled the ’90s and early ’00s with hits like “Mesmerize,” “Always on Time” and “Happy.” 8 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland. Tickets start at $45; 21-and-older only. 909-864-5050. yaamava.com.

The Beach Boys  Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Beach Boys have garnered a long-standing reputation with their pop music that began with surf-inspired flair. Some of the band’s most notable hits include “Surfin’ U.S.A.,” “California Girls” and “Wouldn’t It Be Nice.” 8 p.m. Friday, March 17 at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $80-$175. 800-514-3849. aguacalientecasinos.com.

Tanya Tucker Grammy award-winning country music singer and songwriter Tanya Tucker had her first major hit at 13-years-old. Tucker’s biggest songs include “Love Me Like You Used To,” “Delta Down” and “Two Sparrows In A Hurricane.” 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $59-$89. 800-827-2946. fantasyspringsresort.com.

Lea Salonga Award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga has gained a reputation in the theater world. She won a Tony Award for her role in “Miss Saigon” and was the first Asian person to play Eponine in the musical “Les Misérables” on Broadway and returned to the show as Fantine in the 2006 revival. She also sang as the character Jasmine in “Aladdin” and as Mulan in “Mulan” and “Mulan II.” 8 p.m. Saturday, March 18 at Pala Casino Spa & Resort, 11154 Highway 76, Pala. $40-$60; 21-and-older only. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com.

Nancy Ajram Lebanese singer and television personality Nancy Ajram was dubbed the queen of Arab pop by Spotify and has performed as a singer since the mid ’90s. Arjam’s hits include “Ya Tabtab Wa Dallaa,” “Ah W Noss” and “Aam Betaala’ Feek.” 9 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Pechanga Resort Casino, 45000 Pechanga Parkway, Temecula. $225-$425. 877-711-2946. pechanga.com.

Marisela La Dama de Hierro Mexican-American singer and actress Marisela started her career in 1984. Her musical style includes romantic ballads, Latin pop, banda, pop rock and rancheras. Her Spanish cover of Barbara George’s “I Know (You Don’t Love Me No More),” titled “Ya No,” reached the Billboard Latin Songs chart in 1990. Some of her other notable tracks include “Tu Dama De Hierro,” “Completamente Tuya” and “Enamorada y Herida.” 8 p.m. Sunday, March 19 at Spotlight 29 Casino, 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. $59-$159. 760-775-5566. spotlight29.com.

Charlie Vargas | Casino/Entertainment Reporter Charlie Vargas is a Casino and Entertainment reporter for the Southern California News Group. Charlie transferred from Chaffey College to San Diego State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He previously worked for the colleges’ publications The Breeze Paper and The Daily Aztec where he covered a variety of topics from news to arts and entertainment.

See These Tribute Acts For Free At Fantasy Springs Resort Casino In Indio

If ticket fees and inflation are keeping you from going out to see live music, Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio is offering free concerts on its revamped Rock Yard outdoor stage.

The series, which is open to guests 18-and-older, features dozens of tribute acts and kicks off Friday, March 10 with Don’t Stop Believing, a tribute to Journey. There are also tributes to Metallica, Fleetwood Mac, Beastie Boys and many more on the horizon, plus Rock Yard on Steroids nights that have included acts like Puddle of Mudd and Danny Seraphine of Chicago.

All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and end at 12:30 a.m. The bars offer weekly beer and cocktail specials that are often themed to the performing artists.

Here are the acts kicking off the series in March and April. The casino will add more dates in the coming months.

Friday, March 10: Don’t Stop Believing (Journey tribute) with Almost Famous

Saturday, March 11: Grand Royale (Beastie Boys) with Brobots

Friday, March 17: Hollywood U2 (U2) with Know Illusion

Saturday, March 18: Damage Inc. (Metallica) with Rock Stallion

Friday, March 24: The Who Generation (The Who) with Dick the Citizen

Saturday, March 25: Which One’s Pink (Pink Floyd) with Steel Rod

Friday, March 31: Arena & INXS’D (Duran Duran & INXS tributes) with Steel Rod

Saturday, April 1: Strangelove (Depeche Mode) with Pandora’s Rock

Friday, April 7: Danny Seraphine – CTA with Anthem Road

Saturday, April 8: Atomic Punks (Van Halen) with Saints of Las Vegas

Friday, April 14: Turn the Page (Bob Seger) with Lifetime Rockers

Saturday, April 15: Bonfire (AC/DC) with Electric Ash

Friday, April 21: Fortunate Son (CCR/John Fogerty) with The Refills

Saturday, April 22: Mick Adams and The Stones (Rolling Stones) with Triple 7

Friday, April 28: Twisted Gypsy (Fleetwood Mac with Titans of Rock

Saturday, April 29: Motley Inc. (Mötley Crüe) with Almost Famous

Charlie Vargas | Casino/Entertainment Reporter Charlie Vargas is a Casino and Entertainment reporter for the Southern California News Group. Charlie transferred from Chaffey College to San Diego State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He previously worked for the colleges’ publications The Breeze Paper and The Daily Aztec where he covered a variety of topics from news to arts and entertainment.

How Southern California Casinos Are Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day

If you’re feeling lucky or have been waiting for the right occasion to wear that green outfit hanging in your closet, spending St. Patrick’s Day at a Southern California casino is a solid option.

Several of the properties will host Irish-inspired food, drinks and live entertainment.

Here’s what’s going on St. Patrick’s Day weekend inside Southern California casinos.

Agua Caliente Casino Cathedral City  68960 E. Palm Canyon Drive, Cathedral City. 888-999-1995. aguacalientecasinos.com.

Agave Caliente Terraza: Darby O’Gill and the Little People are making their way down from Las Vegas to perform traditional Irish music mixed with rock on Saturday, March 18, at the casino’s outdoor venue. The show is free and open to guests 21-and-older. Tickets can be reserved through the casino’s website and picked up after 3 p.m. on the day of the event. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.

Café One Eleven: The restaurant will serve corned beef tacos served from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on March 17 for $17.

Agua Caliente Casino Palm Springs 401 E. Amado Road, Palm Springs. 888-999-1995. aguacalientecasinos.com.

Drink specials: The Center Bar will serve specialty cocktails on March 17 like The Pot of Gold, Tipperary and an Irish Margarita for $10 each.

Performances: Bagpipers will perform every 30 minutes from 6 p.m.-8:30 p.m. on Friday, March 17.

Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa Rancho Mirage 32250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. 888-999-1995. aguacalientecasinos.com.

Performances: Irish dancers will perform throughout the casino floor all day on March 17.

360 Sports (Cathedral City, Palm Springs and Rancho Mirage): The bar will serve Shepard’s pie for $20 and lucky blonde green beer for $4 will be served at 360 Sports and at the other bars on the properties all-day on March 17.

Harrah’s Resort Southern California 777 Harrah’s Rincon Way, Valley Center. 760-751-3100. harrahssocal.com.

Drinks specials: Spiked bar will serve an Irish Sunshine cocktail made with Irish whiskey and a splash of green tea from March 12-19 for $12.

The Café: The restaurant will offer corned beef served with colcannon all day on March 17 for $19.

Morongo Casino, Resort & Spa 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. 951-849-3080. morongocasinoresort.com.

Contests & drink specials: Starting March 11, the casino will run an Instagram promotion asking competitors to submit a photo of their pet wearing green for St. Patrick’s Day for a chance to win a two-night stay at the hotel. Drink specials include $6 domestic beers, $7 imported beers and a $1 discount on Irish whiskey at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa and Casino Morongo next door.

Fiesta Taco: Chile Verde served with Mexican rice, beans, lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream and corn tortillas served 11 a.m.-midnight for $14 on March 17.

Good Times Café:  Corned beef dinner served with steamed cabbage, red potatoes, carrots and brown sugar mustard sauce. Dessert is mint chocolate ice cream. It’s served 11 a.m.-midnight for $28.99 on March 17.

Pink Coffee: Guinness vanilla bean frosted mocha cake served all-day on March 17 for $7.50.

Pit Stop Diner: Located next door at Casino Morongo, the restaurant will offer corned beef and cabbage served with baby carrots, red potatoes, honey mustard sauce and a parker house dinner roll from 11 a.m.-midnight on March 17 for $24.99.

Pala Casino Spa & Resort 11154 Highway 76, Pala. 877-946-7252. palacasino.com.

Pala Café: Slow-roasted corned beef served with cabbage and boiled potatoes ($22.95) and beer-battered Atlantic cod served with chips ($20.95). Both dishes are available 11 a.m.-midnight on March 17.

Spotlight 29 Casino 46-200 Harrison Place, Coachella. 760-775-5566. spotlight29.com.

Taproom 29: Corned beef, beef cabbage and soda bread for $23.95 or $18.95 with Club Card. A Chairman’s Blonde green beer will be available for $4 on March 17.

Yaamava’ Resort & Casino 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland, 909-864-5050. yaamava.com.

Drink specials: The Lucky Leprechaun, made with Jameson Irish whiskey, Midori liqueur, sweet and sour and Red Bull garnished with a lime and cherry, will be served at all of the property’s bars on March 17 for $12.

Rock & Brews: Braised corned beef and cabbage with rosemary hash served 11 a.m.- 11 p.m. on March 17 for $24.95.

Serrano Vista Café: Guinness shepherd’s pie with ground chuck, carrots, spring peas, Guinness-infused demi-glace, whipped yukon potato gratin served 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on March 17 for $28.

Tutu’s Food Court: Pastrami Sandwich on a Hoagie Roll, with pickles and mustard, served with a choice of fries, sweet potato fries, or onion rings served 11 a.m.-1 a.m. March 17 for $21.

909 Food Hall: Reuben on rye bread made with pastrami, swiss cheese, sauerkraut, 1000 island and served with waffle fries served 11 a.m.-2 a.m. on March 17 for $15. A 16-ounce can of the dry Irish stout from Brewery X, Dublin My Vision, will be available for $10 as well on St. Patrick’s Day.

5 Live Entertainment Events Coming To Southern California Casinos March 6-12

Southern California casinos will soon host a beloved music icon and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a pair of Mexican comics and television hosts and a show featuring an actor, comedian, author and skilled woodworker.

Here are live events you can catch in local casinos March 6-12.

Adrián Uribe & Adal Ramones Mexican comedians and actors Adrián Uribe and Adal Ramones have teamed up for the ChavoRucos Tour. Uribe is known for his roles in “El Vítor,” “Carmelo” and Poncho Aurelio on “La hora pico.” Ramones is known for hosting television shows like “Otro Rollo,” “Bailando por un sueño” and “La Academia.” 8 p.m. Thursday, March 9 at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino, 777 San Manuel Blvd., Highland. Tickets start at $30; 21-and-older only. 909-864-5050. yaamava.com.

Bonnie Raitt Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy award-winning artist Bonnie Raitt is hailed as one of the industry’s greatest singers and guitar players of all time. Raitt, who blends blues, country and folk music, is best known for the hits “I Can’t Make You Love Me,” “Something To Talk About” and “Thing Called Love.” 8 p.m. Friday, March 10 at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino, 84-245 Indio Springs Parkway, Indio. $59-$89. 800-827-2946. fantasyspringsresort.com.

Daniel Tosh Comedian, television host, actor and writer Daniel Tosh is known for his black comedy, being deliberately offensive and for his Comedy Central show, “Tosh.0,” which premiered in 2009. The show’s premise was based on showcasing internet clips and later included satirical and sarcastic commentary about online viral video clips, celebrities, pop culture and stereotypes. 8 p.m. March 10 at Agua Caliente Resort Casino Spa, 32-250 Bob Hope Drive, Rancho Mirage. $80-$175. 800-514-3849. aguacalientecasinos.com.

Nick Offerman Actor, author, comedian and woodworker Nick Offerman is best known for his television characters Ron Swanson on “Parks & Recreation” and Karl Weathers on “Fargo.” Offerman also performs stand-up, incorporating his deadpan-style of humor and delving into monologues about the silliness of the human experience. 8 p.m. March 10 at Harrah’s Resort Southern California, 777 S. Resort Drive, Valley Center. $49.50-$203. 760-751-3100. harrahssocal.com.

Ginuwine and Jon B Ginuwine and Jon B are part of the R&B wave widely popularized in the mid ’90s. Ginuwine is known for the hits “Pony,” “So Anxious,” and “Differences.” Jon B’s hits include the Tupac Shakur collaboration “Are You Still Down,” “They Don’t Know” and “Someone To Love.” 9 p.m. March 10 at Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, 49500 Seminole Drive, Cabazon. Tickets start at $129. 951-849 3080. morongocasinoresort.com.

Charlie Vargas | Casino/Entertainment Reporter Charlie Vargas is a Casino and Entertainment reporter for the Southern California News Group. Charlie transferred from Chaffey College to San Diego State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He previously worked for the colleges’ publications The Breeze Paper and The Daily Aztec where he covered a variety of topics from news to arts and entertainment.

What The Hell’s Kitchen? Gordon Ramsay Loves In-N-Out And Temecula Wine

British celebrity chef and restaurateur Gordon Ramsay made his first official visit to the newly opened Hell’s Kitchen restaurant at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center in mid February. Ramsay was at the center of it all as a production crew sprawled out through the largest Hell’s Kitchen in the country to set up mics and cameras to record an upcoming episode of the reality TV series “MasterChef.”

When the restaurant opened its doors back in August, Ramsay was absent. Instead, chef Christina Wilson, winner of the 10th season of Ramsay’s reality TV cooking competition “Hell’s Kitchen,” was tasked with bringing the first Hell’s Kitchen to California. The Las Vegas version of the popular restaurant, located in Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip, recently celebrated its fifth anniversary and its two millionth customer. There are also locations in Washington, D.C., Atlantic City and Lake Tahoe.

A portrait of the celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay hangs at his Hell Kitchen restaurant at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center. He recently visited the eatery for the first time to film an episode of his reality TV series “MasterChef.” (Photo by Zach Cordner)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant opened at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center in August. He recently visited the eatery for the first time to film an episode of his reality TV series “MasterChef.”  (Photo by Ethan Miller, Getty Images for Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit)

The wine wall is part of Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center. He recently visited the eatery for the first time to film an episode of his reality TV series “MasterChef.”  (Photo by Zach Cordner)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant opened at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center in August. He recently visited the eatery for the first time to film an episode of his reality TV series “MasterChef.”  (Photo by Ethan Miller, Getty Images for Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant opened at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center in August. He recently visited the eatery for the first time to film an episode of his reality TV series “MasterChef.”  (Photo by Ethan Miller, Getty Images for Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant opened at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center in August. He recently visited the eatery for the first time to film an episode of his reality TV series “MasterChef.”  (Photo by Ethan Miller, Getty Images for Vegas Uncork’d by Bon Appetit)

Celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay’s Hell’s Kitchen restaurant opened at Harrah’s Resort Southern California in Valley Center in August. He recently visited the eatery for the first time to film an episode of his reality TV series “MasterChef.” (Photo by Dia Dipasupil, Getty Images)

We caught up with the Emmy-nominated, multi-Michelin star chef in between takes to talk about the new restaurant, his many roles on television, his favorite fast-food spot and more. The following conversation was edited for space and clarity.

Q: What factors led you to want to build a Hell’s Kitchen at Harrah’s Resort Southern California?

Ramsay: I take these locations very seriously. San Diego and this whole area is near and dear to my heart. Camp Pendleton was the first big attraction (which he toured a dozen years ago) and then there was an Ironman Oceanside 70.3 (which he competed in) that was still running here.

When Harrah’s asked us, it was a perfect fit.

It was locally sourced and the backdrop sat between these beautiful mountains. It was also the partners, what the reservation stands for, and what they could deliver. It was a decision we didn’t take lightly. Once we started interviewing the team and selecting and handpicking individuals (for) front and back of house, we asked them to spend substantial time in Vegas to understand the sort of DNA of what we’re trying to build here.

Q: The Hell’s Kitchen locations all have a set menu. Are there plans to evolve the menu or swap out items at this location in the future?

Ramsay: There are obviously staples here that are in high demand. When we opened in Vegas, the menus were even smaller. As we build out the restaurant and we build more confidence and iron out those kinks, I’d love to individualize some of those specials, especially from the young team and the locals. That’s the big difference from how we separate this restaurant from Vegas. This one is frequented by locals, so they want to know every servers first name, the sommelier, the maître d, the sous chef, the head chef, and so through time, we’ll develop that program where we’ll have a lot more exciting specials that will be from the team that you won’t see in any other Hell’s Kitchen.

It’s important for the team to get the best out of them and grow them. It’s really important to give them that face on the menu and that position of strength and show them off to the clients. That can’t happen in the first six months and 12 months. The advantage of having such an exciting restaurant is that the expectations are high, so you’re full and busy from day one.

Q: This restaurant is located so close to Temecula, which is big on wine. Tell us about how that was incorporated within this concept.

Ramsay: The essence of locality and regional stuff for me is important. I first fell in love with a restaurant called Araxi in Whistler, B.C., where everything was sourced within 25 miles. I’m talking about dairy, protein and wine. So the idea of bringing Temecula into that wine programming was crucial for pairing the food. I think you’ll see a lot more locally sourced ingredients across Thanksgiving and the sort of Fourth of July and those specialty dates on the calendar.

It’s a dream scenario. Everyone’s more excited about Santa Barbara and the sort of Big Sur of California and Northern California. No one quite understands the magic that this part of Temecula offers. The wine region is incredible. You forget just how fruitful this area is. I think it’s one of the best-kept secrets down here.

Q: You’ve done a few reality competition TV shows now, how is all of that going for you? 

Ramsay: We’ve just finished season 21 of “Hell’s Kitchen” and season 22 is imminent. If you told me 10 years ago, five seasons or 10 seasons, fine. But when we started this culinary boot camp in 2004, I had no idea we were going to be here 22 seasons later. I grew up with the excitement of going into a Hard Rock Café. My first ever one was in New York City, and I sat behind Sylvester Stallone’s leather jacket, and I couldn’t believe it. I had dinner with him recently, two years ago, and we were talking about an idea together, and we’re eating and drinking in Beverly Hills. I sat there with that moment thinking, “I used to sit behind your leather jacket. Now I’m sitting in front of you.”

I think “Hell’s Kitchen” has become the 21st century (version of) the Hard Rock Café and what it was in the ’80s because from eight-year-olds to 80-year-olds, someone down the line has watched that program. It’s even scarier now when contestants come on board and say they grew up watching it.

Q: People have this perception of your TV personality as kind of a hardliner. Is it something you channel just for television?

Ramsay: I’ll be clear with you. This is not a friendly cook-along with Gordon. Culinary boot camp is boot camp. For any 25-30-year-old young chef to be given the prestigious platform of running Hell’s Kitchen in Las Vegas or coming to Harrah’s and becoming the head chef here, that’s a quarter million dollars. Do you have any idea what that was like for me at 25-years-old? Every time I took a job, I went down in salary because I went up in experience. I wasn’t interested in the salary, but there’s a big platform there.

So I’ll be frank with you, I run a restaurant and Fox runs a show. The series, reservations, lines, standards, prep, service, theater, the maître d’ is all real. That’s how real we kept it, and I think that’s one of the reasons why it worked. I’m also unedited. If you think you’re going to see me high-five an individual that’s just absolutely cremated a Wellington with $200 worth of beef and eight hours worth of prep and they’ve lost it because they got lazy in the kitchen, there’s no way I’m going to say “Hey, well done” for the cameras. No, sorry.

Q: Do you have a favorite fast-food restaurant in Southern California?

Ramsay: In-N-Out. I love those things animal-style. We always go through the drive-thru. Sometimes I’m so desperate I climb out the window, I get into the kiosk and I go behind the line and I literally grab as many fries as I can. There’s something quite unique about an In-N-Out burger. I love it. I mean, I absolutely love it.

Reggaeton Star Maluma Will Headline Yaamava’ Theater In Highland

Colombian singer-songwriter and actor, Maluma is set to headline Yaamava’ Resort & Casino in Highland on Thursday, April 27.

Tickets are going for $350-$2,500 at yaamava.com.

Maluma seamlessly blends ballads, mambo, merengue, pop and Latin trap music on his albums and into live sets, with some of his biggest hits being “Borro Cassette,” “Felices los 4” and “Hawái.” The 29-year-old international superstar grew up in Medellín, Colombia listening to reggaeton and ultimately became one of the biggest names in the genre. He has contributed to the Latin Urban boom on the charts along with other Columbian artists like J Balvin and Karol G.

His breakthrough album “Pretty Boy, Dirty Boy” saw collaborations with major artists including Faruko, Arcángel and El Micha. He’s since collaborated with American artists like Madonna, The Weeknd and Ty Dolla $ign. His latest project, “The Love and Sex Tape,” was recently nominated for a Grammy Award for best música urbana album.

Maluma’s performance at Yaamava’ Resort & Casino comes at a time when Southern California casinos are embracing a variety of music from around the world. The casino’s Yaamava’ Theater is just about ready to celebrate its first anniversary. The venue seats anywhere from 2,500-3,000 guests depending on the performance configuration. It also has nine VIP suites on its second level that can accommodate 10-22 guests.

Charlie Vargas | Casino/Entertainment Reporter Charlie Vargas is a Casino and Entertainment reporter for the Southern California News Group. Charlie transferred from Chaffey College to San Diego State University where he graduated with a degree in journalism. He previously worked for the colleges’ publications The Breeze Paper and The Daily Aztec where he covered a variety of topics from news to arts and entertainment.