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Buy tickets to escape artist’s show and he’ll jump in river

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Escape artist/magician Michael Griffin has a unique way to entice people to buy tickets to his Aug. 12 show at the Oaks Theater in Oakmont.

In a news release, Griffin, who has appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and “Masters of Illusion,” says if 200 tickets are purchased by Aug. 10, then he will do a daring escape from the bottom of one of our rivers on Aug. 11. The location hasn’t been determined. He plans to be locked in 30 pounds of chains and weighed down by a cement block before jumping into the river.

Assuming he survives, ticketholders can see his “50 Shades of Great” show at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Oaks. Tickets are $17 to $25. Details: theoakstheater.com

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