Come on Down! Price is Right Live in Vancouver, through July 29

Are you ready to come on down?  The stage version of the classic game show The Price is Right is at Richmond’s River Rock Casino July 12-21, then at Coquitlam’s Red Robinson Theatre July 26-29.

And the best part: The host is none other than Jerry Springer.

For its 40th anniversary, The Price is Right decided to launch a touring version of the studio show featuring a rotating cast of celebrity hosts – which has been a big hit in Vegas and throughout the US.  While contestants don’t actually get to appear on TV, they do have a chance to win the same spiffy new appliances, all-expenses-paid vacations and new cars as are offered on the real show.

Admit it: Wouldn’t it be a thrill to be up there on Contestants’ Row, playing Plinko and spinning the Big Wheel and – just maybe – bidding on the big Showcase?  (OK, maybe “thrill” is too strong a word – but it would be cheesy good fun).

Plus, there are other perks.

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Come on Down! Price is Right Live in Vancouver, through July 29

A slice of Vancouver rock ’n’ roll history

Image by Flickr user Dwartwhig

Let’s go back in time to 1956. Elvis has just made his pelvis gyrating TV appearance. And Vancouver disc jockeys were just starting to play that berserk “music” known as rock ’n’ roll.

But a few Vancouverites like Brian Tarling were ahead of the curve. In 1956, 11-year-old Tarling was already searching for 45 rpm rock singles at Woodward’s, displaying an early yen for what would become the just-published, 654-page paperback Vancouver’s Charted Songs ’56 to ’78.

Tarling’s new book offers a detailed look at the top hits and the shake-up, when rock ’n’ roll made an appearance on Vancouver radio waves. More about Vancouver rock ’n’ roll history and Tarling’s book after the jump.  Continue reading:
A slice of Vancouver rock ’n’ roll history