David Blaine at the Richmond Forum 

April 16

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David Blaine first made his name in the late '90s as an illusionist, rebelling against the flashy pomp and circumstance normally associated with such high-profile acts as David Copperfield or Siegfried and Roy, with intimate but no less impressive street magic. Moving beyond entertaining tricks, Blaine has become known for his series of unworldly feats of endurance, being buried alive for a week, encased in ice for 63 hours, standing atop a 100-foot-high, 22-inch-wide pillar for 35 hours, suspended in a Plexiglas box for 40 days and underwater for a week. In an effort to expand the understanding of the human body's limits, Blaine is scheduled to speak at the Richmond Forum about his incredible trials, his research and physical preparation, and the reasoning behind his stunts on April 16 at 8 p.m. 330-3993. richmondforum.org.

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