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Hours of culture: Five things you should check out this week

Monday May 19 to Sunday May 25

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The Maya Rudolph Show- The SNL alum tries to revive the variety show on Monday night in this one hour special with a guest list that includes Andy Samberg, Fred Armisen, Kristen Bell, Sean Hayes and Craig Robinson. (nbc.com)

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Upside Down Mountain- The new solo record by Conor Oberst, the singer-songwriter best known as a member of the indie rock band Bright Eyes, shows the 34-year-old’s craftsmanship as a songwriter and has him embracing simplicity more than ever. (nonesuch.com)

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Constantine- The first trailer for the TV adaptation of the hit DC comic Hellblazer will no doubt have fans of the supernatural salivating until the fall, when the show is set to premiere. (youtube.com)

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The West Wing- The Hollywood Reporter’s comprehensive oral history of Aaron Sorkin’s greatest work is a fascinating deep dive into one of television’s all-time best shows. Bonus material includes the birth of the walk-and-talk. (hollywood-reporter.com)

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Sam Smith- The English singer-songwriter’s debut album, In The Lonely Hour, won’t be released until later this month, but the song Stay With Me is out and it’s unbelievably beautiful. His voice. The piano. That choir! It’s going to break your heart. (youtube.com)

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