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Hard-working SWV plays Cache Creek

SWV (Sisters With Voices)
SWV (Sisters With Voices) Cache Creek Casino Resort

Groups that split under adverse circumstances don’t often manage to reunite with success. SWV (Sisters With Voices), however, is just such a group. The women are hardly at the top of the R&B charts as often as they were in the 1990s, but SWV is very much present, and the 2012 return album “I Missed Us” did very well indeed.

The act began as a gospel trio but quickly moved to rhythm and blues, scoring big on the first album, “It’s About Time.” The hits kept flowing from it: “Right Here” with segments of Michael Jackson’s ‘Human Nature,” “Weak,” “I’m So Into You” “and “You’re the One.”

They could have been called Sisters with Determination. When they reunited in 2009 they announced a new album that wasn’t recorded. Rather than give up, they performed live and eventually achieved “I Missed Us.”

Now, they’re reality stars. “SWV Reunited “ is rather marginalized among reruns on the We Network. Still, in their low-budget original programming, “SWV Reunited “ has managed to get an audience large enough to merit a return season this August.

Cheryl Gamble (Coco), Tamara Johnson (Taj), and Leanne Lyons (Lelee) play Cache Creek May 29. (9 p.m.; $45, $55, $69; cachecreek.com)

Other entertainment options

A Divine Affair returns to Jackson Rancheria for its fifth year, featuring Amador County wine selections and other specialties like olive oil, chocolate and cigars. The rock band Route 88 will play at the Garden Terrace and the popular party band 209 All Stars will be in the Grand Oak Ballroom. (5 p.m.; $20 in advance, $25 at the door; jacksoncasino.com)

For an introductions to classic swing, you can’t go wrong with “How Big Can You Get: The Music of Cab Calloway” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy. The live experiences is scheduled Saturday at Harrah’s Tahoe. “You & Me & the Bottle Makes 3 Tonight” alone is worth the admission. (7:30 p.m.; $43; Ticketmaster)

Reno’s Virginia Street will provide a preview of the annual Hot August Nights celebration with a Spring Fever event Friday and Saturday (10 a.m. to 7 p.m.) with classic vehicles and live music.

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