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Ahead of Baltimore show, Bill Murray talks American classics, singing and baseball

Ahead of Baltimore show, Bill Murray talks American classics, singing and baseball

Spotting Bill Murray where he’s least expected has become something of a pastime.

In recent years, he’s given a toast at a stranger’s bachelor party in South Carolina, tended bar at the South by Southwest festival in Texas and crashed a New York City kickball game, to name a few instances. He even took the podium at the White House press briefing in 2016 to talk about the Chicago Cubs.

On Friday, Murray’s streak of confounding expectations continues in Baltimore. At the Hippodrome Theatre, Murray will perform “New Worlds” — a celebration of classic American music and literature that finds the 67-year-old actor singing “West Side Story” and Van Morrison songs, and reciting...

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