Jake’s Take’s On…The JCC Tragedy

I will always love the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City. (Photo property of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As many of you know, countless news outlets reported that a lone gunman opened fire upon both the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas City (JCC) and the Village Shalom retirement home in my hometown of … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Top Five: The Best Dolly Parton Duets

Dolly Parton Blue Smoke

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very excited to announce that Dolly Parton will be visiting Jake’s Take and my column on Examiner.com soon! In honor of Ms. Parton’s visit, I am presenting a new segment called Jake’s Top Five! This … [Continue reading]

A Conversation with Garlic Jackson’s Zach Bornstein & Adam Wagner

Garlic Jackson Comedy

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Comedy has taken over the Internet! Every day, aspiring comedians take to YouTube to unleash their creative energies for the delight of viewers. One particular ensemble group that has caught my eye is … [Continue reading]

“Idol” visits the 1980s!

American Idol XIII Top Eight

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, the Idol judges (Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez and Keith Urban) committed a huge injustice: giving their one-season-only save to the wrong artist. Through my eyes, I strongly disagree with the … [Continue reading]

New Music Releases: Week of April 7, 2014

Everlasting Martina McBride

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com New Music Releases is back for another week of fantastic music!   Everlasting by Martina McBride The Kansas native’s twelfth studio album is a beautiful cover album that showcases Ms. … [Continue reading]

Team Blake kicks off “The Voice: Season Six” playoffs

Team Blake The Voice Season Six

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 20 artists have survived the Blind Auditions and two brutal Battle Rounds to make it to the Playoff Rounds. Here, each artist has one last chance to convince their coaches that they could move onto the Live … [Continue reading]

Sneaky Shelton makes the Final Steal of “The Voice: Season Six”

Blake Shelton The Voice Season Six

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! Tonight marked the final night of Battles, Round Two and the power was in Blake Shelton’s hands. Who did the three-time winning coach steal? Which fan-favorite artists will be heading to the … [Continue reading]

It’s a Showdown at Sunset on “Once Upon A Time”

Zelena vs. Regina Once Upon A Time

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to mourn the passing of Baefire/Neal Cassidy. He was murdered trying to save his father from Zelena, the Wicked Witch of the West.  His mother, Milah, and his … [Continue reading]

It’s everyone vs. Jafar on “OUAT in Wonderland” series finale

Was Alice and Cyrus able to save Wonderland from Jafar and receive a Happy Ending? (Photo property of ABC)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com During the 2013-14 Television Season, viewers were transported through the Rabbit Hole and straight to Wonderland. There, they joined Alice and Will Scarlett (the thief formerly known as the Knave of Hearts) … [Continue reading]

Discover King Tut at Union Station

The Discovery of King Tut will make its North American debut tomorrow at Kansas City's Union Station. (Photo property of Union Station & Premiere Exhibitions)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 92 years ago, the world stood in awe as archaeologist Howard Carter found the final resting place of forgotten Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankhamen. Starting tomorrow, Kansas City’s Union Station will host a … [Continue reading]

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