The “American Idol XIV” girls conclude “Motown Idol” week

The American Idol XIV girls

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the Top Eight guys were revealed! While fan-favorites Quentin Alexander, Clark Beckham, Nick Fradiani and Rayvon Owen were declared safe and delivered exciting performances, some how the fans were … [Continue reading]

“American Idol XIV” cuts four as the Top Eight guys sing for their lives.

American Idol XIV guys

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, American Idol arrived in Detroit for the start of the 2015 Top 24 Semifinals. Several standouts began to grow their wings and delivered fantastic performances, while others looked like lost deer … [Continue reading]

The Book of Mormon rocks KC

The Book of Mormon

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One of the Great White Way’s best musicals made a huge splash in Kansas City! The nine-time Tony-winning Book of Mormon is currently winding down its two- week engagement at the Music Hall and if you want to … [Continue reading]

New Music Releases: Week of March 2, 2015

Jordin Sparks 2 Chainz Double Tap

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Hello everyone! Hopefully winter will “Let It Go” with its icy grip and give us some springtime weather soon. While you go look for your blankets, hats and cocoa glasses, you should listen to some of this … [Continue reading]

The coaches bicker as artists rise on “The Voice”

The Voice Season Eight coaches

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, The Voice returned for their eighth season! Rejoining stalwarts Adam Levine and Blake Shelton were Season Seven fan-favorite coach, Pharrell Williams, and original coach and Queen of The Voice: … [Continue reading]

A Conversation with Wendy Starland

Wendy Starland Home

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Wendy Starland to Jake's Take!  This impeccable singer-songwriter has accumulated an impressive resume throughout her career. VH1’s “Best Emerging Artist” recorded … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take On…Once Upon A Time 4B

The Queens of Darkness OUAT Season Four

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The wait is almost over, Oncers! This Sunday, Once Upon A Time returns to ABC as the ultimate battle between good and evil begins! In one corner, a united family---Regina, Henry and Emma! The trio is … [Continue reading]

It’s ladies night on “American Idol XIV”

The "American Idol XIV" Top 12 Girls take Detroit by storm. (Photos property of FOX, FremantleMedia North America and 19 Entertainment)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the American Idol XIV guys took the Fillmore stage and created memorable performances. I have a good feeling that this will be an easy task for half of the Idol Top 12 Ladies! So, which ladies … [Continue reading]

The “Idol” Top 12 Guys take Detroit by storm

American Idol XIV Top 12 Guys

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Attention, American Idol viewers! The power is now in your hands. The American Idol XIV Top 24 headed to Detroit for a two-week road trip to perform in front of judges Harry Connick, Jr., Jennifer Lopez … [Continue reading]

“The Voice: Season Eight” coaches “Get Lucky” as Blind Auditions continue

Pharrell Williams leads "The Voice" coaches

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, The Voice kicked off their eighth season with the returns of original coach six-time Grammy winner Christina Aguilera and the Blind Auditions. Both Pharrell and Blake each scored three artists, … [Continue reading]

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