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Posted on Mon, Feb 13, 2012 : 5:57 a.m.

'A Taste of the Oscars' to benefit 826Michigan

By Staff

Note: This event has been canceled.

826michigan - a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young people develop their creative and expository writing skills - invites you to share an evening with Metro Times film critic Jeff Meyers and Detroit News film critic Tom Long for a fundraising event called “A Taste of the Oscars."

On Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m., presented in conjunction with Kerrytown Concert House and Everyday Wines, the event will feature a discussion of the 2012 Oscar nominees.

Attendees will enjoy the atmosphere of KCH as they sip 5 delicious wines and get an insider’s perspective on the year’s nominees, what the awards mean, and the sometimes strange history of the Oscars. Wines will be chosen by event partner Everyday Wines. Proceeds from “A Taste of the Oscars” will benefit the next generation of film critics and screenwriters by supporting 826michigan’s free creative writing and tutoring programs for students 6-18 in Washtenaw County.

“I personally have always loved watching the Oscars,” said Amanda Uhle, 826michigan executive director, in a press release. “But I don’t always have time to see even one best picture nominee, much less all of them. And I know I’m not the only one out there! I’m looking forward to spending an evening enjoying wonderful wines and interesting discussion in the beautiful Kerrytown Concert House.”

Tickets to “A Taste of the Oscars” are $30 and are available for purchase at Learn more about legendary local venue Kerrytown Concert House at For more information about “A Taste of the Oscars”, 826michigan, or its programs, please call 734-761-3463 or visit