Out and about: Things to see and places to be this weekend

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Talk about commitment! Even after a car accident earlier this year, “American Idol” winner Kris Allen is expected to take the stage in Ridgefield tonight. Allen, who won the eighth season of the hit show, released a new album earlier last year, “Thank You Camellia.” As organizers pointed out in a recent article, Allen’s messages […] [Read More]

Oscar-nominated “Beasts” gives Wesleyan a feather in its cap

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Connecticut’s Wesleyan University must be feeling some pride today. A trio of graduates, Benh Zeitlin, Michael Gottwald and Dan Janvey, are behind the independent film “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” It is one of nine films that has earned an Academy Award nomination for best picture. It was among the nominees announced Thursday, which also […] [Read More]