Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Bitter Jester, the production company based in downtown Highland Park, has been nominated for Best Video Webcast in this prestigious culinary award organization.
Nicolas DeGrazia and Daniel Kullman have been on a roll lately. The two men behind Highland Park-based production company Bitter Jester Creative accepted an Emmy Award last November, after the group was nominated for three Emmys from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Now they're up for a James Beard Award, "the highest honor for food and beverage professionals working in North America" according to the foundation's website. Bitter Jester is nominated for Best Video Webcast. Want Highland Park news in your inbox? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. "It's literally the Academy Awards of the culinary industry," DeGrazia said on Tuesday. He sounded thrilled by the news. "For a small production …
Sunday, November 18, 2012
The local production company won an Emmy after earning three nominations from the Chicago/Midwest Chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, including two for Ravinia Festival commercials.
Update 11/18/12 10:15 p.m.: Highland Park's Bitter Jester Creative has won an Emmy. At Sunday's awards ceremony, the local production company that was nominated for three awards took one home for the special event coverage category. They were nominated for their work at the 2011 Chicago Restaurant Pastry Competition. Earlier: While most people are getting excited for Thanksgiving weekend, Highland Park resident Nic DeGrazia is excited for the weekend before -- when he'll head to the Emmys. Want Highland Park news in your inbox? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. The Highland Park resident is one of several faces behind production company Bitter Jester Creative, which he runs with Daniel Kullman and Josh Tallo, and which has been nominated …
Monday, July 16, 2012
Check out these photos from Bitter Jester and Late Nite HP's 5th annual rock show held at Wolter's Field on July 4th.
In addition to the parade, the fireworks and Fourth Fest, this year's Independence Day celebration included the 5th annual Late Nite HP Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands. Want Highland Park news in your inbox every morning? Subscribe to Patch's newsletter. Winners from battle of the bands that went on throughout June in Highland Park got to perform at the city's pre-fireworks concert at Wolder's Field on July 4th, according to Bitter Jester co-owner Nic DeGrazia. The judges narrowed the five bands down to two, and then the audience picked the winner by its applause. This year's winning band was Midnight in Montana from Highland Park and the runner up was JKZ, also from Highland Park. Check out pictures from the event above, and click here …
Friday, July 1, 2011
Four area bands performed in Highland Park last Friday.
Area rock bands competed last Friday night at Highland Park's Port Clinton Square in the next round of competition of 6th annual Late Nite HP Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands. Judges placed in the audience determine each Friday Night Battle winner, and the finalists will perform at Wolters Field on the 4th of July. See photos above.
City offers parade, live music and fireworks.
The city and Park District of Highland Park have organized parades, a carnival and a “Float and Watch” fireworks event to celebrate the Fourth of July this Monday. Community members will also join the Highland Park festivities Monday evening, as local high school students battle in the sixth annual Late Nite HP Bitter Jester Battle of the Bands. Families can start their Fourth bright and early with the Children’s Bike and Pet Parade, which begins at the corner of Laurel and St. John’s avenues at 9:30 a.m. Highland Park’s youth -- with patriotically-decorated bikes and pets in tow -- will pave the way for the traditional Fourth of July parade, which begins at 10 a.m. This year, the main parade will commemorate the Highland Park Chamber of …