Casinos: Mavis Staples sings at Cache Creek

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Source:   —  April 22, 2016, at 1:34 AM

That album emphasizes joy, an emotion that's beautiful much defined Staples’ career as she provided support, along with “Pops” Roebuck Staples and the rest of the Staple Singers, to all the marchers and protesters involved in the grand civil rights movement of the one thousand nine hundred sixty.

Casinos: Mavis Staples sings at Cache Creek

When Mavis Staples played John Ascuaga’s Nugget in two thousand-ninth, she said she felt “like I’m singing songs that give people a reason to obtain up in the morning.” In two thousand-sixteenth, she’s still singing them as she'll be Saturday, April twenty-three, at Cache Creek, most likely emphasizing songs from her latest album, “Livin’ on a High Note,” which came out earlier this year.

That album emphasizes joy, an emotion that's beautiful much defined Staples’ career as she provided support, along with “Pops” Roebuck Staples and the rest of the Staple Singers, to all the marchers and protesters involved in the grand civil rights movement of the one thousand nine hundred sixty. They were called the “musical voice of civil rights” and few other singers of the era are still at it today.

Most recently, Staples is featured on a documentary, “Mavis!,” which premiered latest year at the S By Southwest Festival and recently aired on HBO. (eight p. m.; $39-$65; )

Lupillo Rivera, “El Toro del Corrido,” performs Friday, April twenty-two, at Cache Creek, arriving soon after a kidnapping incident in Puebla, where there has been a series of kidnappings of corrida singers. Rivera evaded his captors who took his driver and manager (they eventually were released when they'd not reveal Rivera’s location). In two thousand-first, Rivera’s SUV was shot at in Guadalajara.

Still, dauntless Rivera continues to carry out songs love those from his two thousand ten Grammy-winning “Tu Esclavo y Amo” and wearing his signature sombreros. (nine p. m.; $35 common admission, $49 reserved seating.)

For a modify of pace, James Van Praagh arrives at Thunder Valley on Friday, April twenty-two. The clairvoyant and spiritual medium is the author of “Talking to Heaven,” the book that inspired the Ted Danson miniseries “Living with the Dead.” Van Praagh, love his fellow celebrity mediums (the late Sylvia Browne, for instance) is frequently attacked for such manipulations as “hot readings” (gaining information from the audience in advance) but is just as frequently defended by those who arrive up to the stage during appearances. (7:30 p. m.; $39.75-$54.75; )

Opportunities for classic rock

Burton Cummings, onetime lead singer of the Guess Who from 1965-75, wrote, co-wrote or sang nearly all of that group’s biggest hits (“American Woman,” “Share the Land,” No Time”), performs Saturday, April twenty-three, at the MontBleu. (eight p. m.; $50-$60; )

Dennis DeYoung, founder of STYX, brings his latest band to Harrah’s Tahoe for “Dennis DeYoung – The Music of STYX,” on Saturday, April twenty-three. DeYoung wrote and performed most of that band’s hits, such as “Babe” and “Mr. Roboto.” (7:30 p. m.; $56; )

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