Dr. Horrible is coming to a TV near you. Joss Whedon’s Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog is making the leap from mini webisodes to an hour-long CW special, scheduled to air Oct. 9. Albuquerque’s Neil Patrick Harris stars in the Internet sensation, created during the 2007-2008 writer’s strike. A sequel is in the works.
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Back to the Future actor Christopher Lloyd was recently spotted at Kaune’s.
Veteran actor Jeffrey Tambor will teach a workshop at the White Sands International Film Festival called “Performing For Your Life” at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 25, in Las Cruces. Tambor starred on the criminally short-lived Arrested Development as the ne’er-do-well jailbird tycoon George Bluth, and has a small part in The Hangover movie franchise.
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Who knew nursing home explosions and drug overdoses were tourist draws? USA Today recently covered Albuquerque’s growing tourism market centered on the AMC series Breaking Bad. Dale Lockett, head of the Albuquerque Convention & Visitors Bureau, said that when the show started, the city was “less than thrilled by the subject matter,” but will be “more aggressively” marketing to fans drawn to locations featured in the series. ABQ Trolley Co. even offered a $60-per-person tour in honor of the series’ season premiere — hazmat suits not included.
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Lou Diamond Phillips, of the made-in-New Mexico hit Longmire, is on the cover of the Sept. issue of Cowboys & Indians magazine.
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The Santa Fe Opera’s production of Maometto II got some national recognition last week. It made the front page of The New York Times July 30 Arts section, and was pronounced “A Rossini Masterwork Ahead of Its Time.”
Nicole Panter, artist, writer and former College of Santa Fe teacher, recently caught up with her Pee-wee Herman Show co-star Lynne Marie Stewart (whom she hadn’t seen since the mid-’80s) at Whoo’s Donuts. Panter said they were excited to try the doughnuts.