While you’re watching the Super Bowl tonight (and La Mitotera waits to see if her predictions are accurate for the fourth year in a row) keep an eye out for the 90-second preview of made-in-New Mexico The Lone Ranger. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the debut of the TV show, which inspired the Johnny Depp/Armie Hammer film coming out this year. Depp, who recently ended his dalliance with actress Amber Heard, is the rumored dream star for an upcoming World of Warcraft movie, to be directed by Source Code’s Duncan Jones.
Albuquerque’s Neil Patrick Harris will be one of the presenters at this year’s Grammy Awards. The star of How I Met Your Mother (which was renewed for a ninth and final season this week) also tweeted out his support this week for a proposed lifting of the ban on gays in the Boy Scouts. The actor and his partner, David Burtka, are fathers to fraternal twins Gideon Scott and Harper Grace.
It’s off to rehab for sometimes-Santa Fean Randy Travis. The country singer pleaded guilty to drunken driving after that notorious arrest in Texas. Travis won’t spend time in jail, but according to the Los Angeles Times, his probation includes “spending a minimum of 30 days in an alcohol treatment facility and having an ignition interlock device present on any car he drives.” The Times also noted that mandatory in-patient treatment is very rare for first-time DWI offenders.
The Agave Lounge at the Eldorado Hotel is hosting a free bourbon seminar on Thursday, but you still have to pay for your drinks. The event is from 4 to 7 p.m., at which time you better call a cab home (see: Randy Travis).
Are your Valentine’s Day plans all lined up? If not, consider taking a weekend trip to Taos. Trumpet player Bobby Shew will be at the Harwood Museum of Art on Feb. 16 at 7 p.m., and concertgoers “will enjoy songs of love found, lost or realized and lyrics expressed as notes from the trumpet maestro,” according to a news release. Tickets are $25. Want to stay closer to home? On the 14th, the Lensic will screen the Oscar-winning Cher film Moonstruck, and it’ll only set you back $5 a person. Sweeten the night with some treats from The Chocolate Smith on Cerrillos Rd. The white chocolate lemon lavender bark and the tangerine bark are La Mitotera’s personal favorites, should you wish to get her some. Or, you know, get some for your date. Either way.
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