The Culturalist

Conor Oberst at George’s Majestic Lounge | May 23 Fayetteville | When Conor Oberst recorded his 2016 album Ruminations, it was meant to be somewhat of a one-man show. Him crooning. Him playing piano. Him picking guitar strings. Him flaunting his fluency with the harmonica. It was, as you might expect, lonely, raw and honest—exuding…

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March Culturalist

3/4 – 4/12 Mary Poppins at the Arkansas Repertory Theatre LITTLE ROCK | Taken literally, the idea of a magical, musically inclined nanny summoned via burnt scraps of paper shot through a chimney is, at best, a little unsettling. (Spoonfuls of sugar as a medical palliative—also questionable, and pretty well debunked by common sense and…

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