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Justin Timberlake charms fans at Baltimore Arena
Justin Timberlake charms fans at Baltimore Arena

For the best showmen, connection to the crowd is paramount. To achieve it typically requires gestures both large and small. On Monday, as Justin Timberlake performed the infectious, salsa-inspired “Let the Groove Get In” from a conveyor system that took him from the front of Baltimore Arena’s stage to the building’s opposite end, the night seemed to reach a predictable climax of moving parts, propulsive drums and thirsty screams from a crowd hoping to gain the singer’s attention. (Or to at least snap a clear photo on their phones.)  Afterward, the 33-year-old superstar moved to a platform in the middle of the floor and raised a shot to the sold-out...