Jake’s Take’s Top 15: The Best Performances in the History of Reality TV

There was not a dry eye in the house when Fantasia won "Idol's" third season (Photo property of FOX)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that American Idol launched 12 years ago! Since Kelly Clarkson was crowned the winner of the inaugural season, talent competitions have been dominating ratings worldwide! I am proud to … [Continue reading]

Enrique Iglesias heats up “AGT” as the semi-finalists are revealed!

Enrique Iglesias performs on AGT

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the first set of 12 acts took to the Radio City Music Hall stage as the first live Quarterfinals began! Some acts set the iconic venue on fire (Emily West, JD Anderson and Jasmine Flowers), while … [Continue reading]

New Music Releases: Week of July 28, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga's cover of Cole Porter's "Anything Goes" is my Song of the Week! (Album cover property of  	Streamline, Interscope and Columbia Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This week’s New Music Releases focuses a tribute to a music icon and hot new singles from Top 40 favorites! The Breeze: An Appreciation of JJ Cale by Eric Clapton Last year, the music community mourned … [Continue reading]

“AGT: Season Nine” live shows FINALLY begin!

AGT takes over Radio City Music Hall

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! After months of auditions and a week of surprising cuts (we miss you Beach Avenue and Mighty Atom, Jr.), the show has finally arrived at Radio City Music Hall! Tonight, the first 12 acts must … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take On…. Comic-Con International 2014: Saturday

Marvel Avengers Now female Thor

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Saturdays are normally one of the busiest and most exciting days at any comic book convention! However, expect the energy to be off the charts during this year’s show! Here are several huge panels that … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take On…San Diego Comic Con 2014-Friday

The "Spider-Verse" panel is getting underway at the San Diego Comic Con. (Artwork property of Marvel Comics)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to Day Two of the San Diego Comic Con! Here are several panels that you must go to during your day:   Marvel: Spider-Verse (10 to 11 a.m.; Room 6DE) This year, all Spider-Men (and … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take On…San Diego Comic Con 2014-Thursday

San Diego Comic Con 2014

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For hundreds of thousands of pop culture aficionados, today might be the equivalent of Christmas morning! The reason why? Today marks the first full day of programming at the San Diego Comic Con! While I … [Continue reading]

New Music Releases: Week of July 20, 2014

5 Seconds of Summer's debut album will set the globe on fire with its quality pop rock tracks. (Album cover property of Capitol Records)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to this week’s edition of New Music Releases! This week, I dived into some of the latest material from current chart toppers and music icons.   5 Seconds of Summer by 5 Seconds of … [Continue reading]

The Five Question Challenge with Laura Mann

Laura Mann Just for You

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Jake’s Take is thrilled to welcome Laura Mann! The Philadelphia native has been compared to a diverse group of artists including Sheryl Crow, Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams. In addition, her repertoire has … [Continue reading]

Duel of the “Rising Stars”: Round Two

Rising Star ABC Duels ABC

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, Rising Star shifted things into high gear as the Duels began! Both the viewers and experts (Brad Paisley, Kesha and Ludacris) voted through Alice J. Lee, Megan Tibbits and Jesse Kinch into … [Continue reading]

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