PEOPLE: Bill Murray setting out on tour with cellist; Kevin Hart joining Charlamagne Tha God at book convention; Dierks Bentley on ground control

Bill Murray touring with cellist

Bill Murray is set to go on tour with a chamber music trio for a program of songs and literary readings.

The New York Times reports the actor is pairing up with cellist Jan Vogler for the project titled "New Worlds." The highlights of the tour include songs from Van Morrison and "West Side Story" and readings from Mark Twain, Walt Whitman and Ernest Hemingway. Music includes the works of Gershwin, Bach and Schubert.

The program will premiere in the U.S. on July 20 at California's Festival Napa Valley. A recording of "New Worlds" is planned for release in August.

Kevin Hart, Tha God to appear at BookCon

Comedian Kevin Hart and radio host Charlamagne Tha God will make a joint appearance June 4 at this year's BookCon, convention organizers announced. Both will have books to promote. Hart's memoir "I Can't Make This Up" comes out June 6. Charlamagne Tha God's "Black Privilege: Opportunity Comes to Those Who Create It" was released last week.

BookCon, a fan-based convention for the book world, will be held June 3-4 at the Javits Center in Manhattan.

Bentley tapped for Nashville airport board

Country music star Dierks Bentley has been nominated to serve on the government board that oversees the Nashville International Airport.

The Tennessean reports that Mayor Meghan Barry recently chose Bentley to fill the latest vacancy on the Nashville Airport Authority's board of directors.

Barry said in a statement that Bentley will bring a "unique perspective" to the board. Bentley is a Nashville resident and a pilot himself.

The Metro Council will vote on the appointment next month. The volunteer position receives no compensation.

Today's birthdays: Actress Shirley MacLaine is 83. Actress-singer-director Barbra Streisand is 75. Country singer Richard Sterban of the Oak Ridge Boys is 74. Drummer Doug Clifford (Creedence Clearwater Revival) is 72. Actor Eric Bogosian is 64. Actor Michael O'Keefe is 62. Actor-comedian Cedric the Entertainer is 53. Drummer Aaron Comess of the Spin Doctors is 49. Singer Kelly Clarkson is 35. Singer-bassist Tyson Ritter of All-American Rejects is 33.

                                                                       — The Associated Press


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