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O'Malley to appear with Jeff Bridges in Charlotte

O'Malley to appear with Jeff Bridges in Charlotte

Gov. Martin O'Malley just added a new gig to his busy Democratic convention schedule: He'll perform with Jeff Bridges and The Abiders.

Maryland's frontman will get on stage and belt out a song during a "CarolinaFest" celebration the day before the convention opens. O'Malley will also play the guitar in the number, said Theresa Burton, a spokeswoman for a charity coordinating the event.

Bridges, perhaps best known for his acting role as 'The Dude' in The Big Lebowski, also has a successful career as a singer/songwriter.

O'Malley helped Bridges launch a campaign to end childhood hunger in 2010, which is how the two became acquainted. Rick Abbruzzese, a top...