Top 10 Duets of 2014-Reality TV Edition

Emily West and Cyndi Lauper AGT True Colors

By: Jacob Elyachar, It’s official…we are done another year of performance-based Reality TV shows! 2014 has been a great year filled with memorable voices and superb moments on AGT, Idol, The Voice UK, The Voice USA & X … [Continue reading]

The Five Question Challenge with Practically Einstein

Practically Einstein

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a privilege to welcome Practically Einstein to Jake’s Take! Brad “Radish” Pugh, Robert “France” Kucynski, Jersey Phil Saraceno and Mark “The General” Kuczysnki comprise this Arlington, Virginia-based … [Continue reading]

An All-Star group of artists celebrate the end of “The Voice: Season Seven”

The Voice Season Seven Top Fou

By: Jacob Elyachar, Last night, The Voice: Season Seven Final Four (Matt McAndrew, Craig Wayne Boyd, Damien and Chris Jamison) gave outstanding performances to prove to America why they should join Javier Colon, Jermaine Paul, … [Continue reading]

“The Voice: Season Seven” Final Four compete for the championship

The Voice Season Seven Top 4 with Carson Daly

By: Jacob Elyachar, A couple of months ago, over a hundred artists received invitations to audition for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to be mentored by Adam Levine, Pharrell Williams, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani! After an … [Continue reading]

“OUAT” has a “Frozen” farewell as the Queens of Darkness arrive!

Elsa and Emma OUAT

By: Jacob Elyachar, Last week, the Snow Queen’s Spell of Shattered Sight was broken! Unfortunately, Ingrid sacrificed her life to save the town from destruction. Before she reunited with her sisters in the afterlife….The Snow … [Continue reading]

Chris Mann & Oleta Adams bring the holidays to Kansas City

Chris Mann joined forces with Oleta Adams and the Kansas City Symphony for a special performance last night at the Kauffman Center for Performing Arts. (Photo property of the Kansas City Symphony)

By: Jacob Elyachar, The holiday spirit is in full swing in Kansas City! Over a thousand people flocked to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts’ Helzberg Hall to welcome home two incomparable local artists: Wichita’s … [Continue reading]

A Conversation with Arika Kane

Arika Kane's songs have been featured on multiple shows on VH1! (Album cover property of #ArtistsUnited Magazine)

  By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a privilege to welcome R&B singer-songwriter Arika Kane to Jake’s Take! When I first heard sing her single, “Waiting,” and her tribute to the late Aaliyah’s “Rock the Boat,” I was … [Continue reading]

The Season Seven Final Three are revealed on “The Voice”

"The Voice: Season Seven" Top 12 reunited on tonight's episode! (Photo property of NBC)

By: Jacob Elyachar, This is it! After countless live performances on The Voice: Season Seven, the Final Three were revealed. In addition, the previously eliminated Top 12 contenders will compete for the show’s first ever Wild … [Continue reading]

Catching Up with Chris Mann

Chris Mann is the Phantom of the Opera

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to welcome back Chris Mann to Jake’s Take. After releasing his hit debut album, Roads, and his two PBS Concert Specials: Chris Mann in Concert: A Mann of All Seasons and Home For Christmas: … [Continue reading]

The Five Question Challenge with Hurricane Love

Hurricane Love Nowhere to Go

By: Jacob Elyachar, When I first heard the Swedish arena pop band Hurricane Love’s latest single, “Nowhere to Go,” I was impressed with the sextet’s fiery sound and superb lyrics. Two years ago, Nina, Rasmus, Johanna, Tobias, … [Continue reading]

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