Springsteen brings The River Tour to Kansas City

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As millions of people across the country waited on pins and needles to find out who would be the final American Idol, thousands of Kansas Citians packed into Sprint Center to watch an American icon and a proud Archbishop of the Church of Rock & Roll perform. To many, the Church […]

On the Rise: Singer-songwriter Lanita Smith

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com While countless people are throwing away their broken March Madness brackets, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Lanita Smith scores one slam dunk after another.  Lanita’s 2016 started off on a high note when she released her anticipated debut EP: Listen to Your Heartbeat. As the title track went live on VEVO, Lanita headed […]

New Music Releases: Week of March 18, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of the New Music Releases! We got an incredible line-up of great music to get to this week.     This is What the Truth Feels Like by Gwen Stefani It has been nearly 10 years since Gwen Stefani dropped her last solo studio album: The […]

A Conversation with Rayvon Owen

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com As American Idol, the long-running FOX singing competition heads into the sunset; many artists have returned to the show that helped launch their careers to participate in its final season. Between Clay Aiken, Taylor Hicks and Kris Allen assisting the producers during the final Idol auditions and Caleb Johnson, Chris […]

A Conversation with Tessanne Chin

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Voice is celebrating its tenth season on NBC! Last night, original coaches Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera along with fan-favorite and Season Eight winning coach Pharrell Williams began the tenth installment of the Blind Auditions. Among the artists that took part in the Blind Auditions process is […]

New Music Releases: Week of February 26, 2016

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! It is hard to believe that February is almost over and that Spring is on the way.  To mark this transition, several Top 40 favorites and music legends have released new tunes and albums that might be in the rotation at […]

A Conversation with Davis Mallory

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Imagine you just finished participating in a season of one of MTV’s most recognizable reality TV shows of all-time! While everyone is celebrating at the show’s after-party, one single question haunts your mind: “What am I going to do next?”  That was the question Davis Mallory asked the producer of the […]

Jake’s Take: I Stand with Kesha

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Multiple news outlets such as The Hollywood Reporter, Kansas City Star and USA Today have reported that a New York Supreme Court judge has refused to let pop singer Kesha Sebert be freed from her contract with Sony Music. Kesha initially wanted out of her contract when she claimed longtime producer […]

A Conversation with Clark Beckham

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a shame that American Idol is finishing its run this year. Without the long-running FOX talent competition, we would not have discovered several talented musicians. Among the countless singers that this iconic show has found includes Clark Beckham. While he only received a “Yes” from Jennifer Lopez and Keith […]

Artists shine at 2016 Grammy Awards

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! Tonight, some of the biggest stars in the music industry performed at the Staples Center for music’s biggest night. Which artists soared to the top? Who took home the most awards? Read on to find out… (Editor’s Note: I have graded each performance) Taylor Swift kicked off the […]

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