A Conversation with Jessica Lynn

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Jessica Lynn to Jake’s Take. Born and raised in New York City, Jessica Lynn was raised in a musical family who encouraged her passion for music.  At 13-years-old, Jessica Lynn … [Continue reading]

Grace VanderWaal returns to “America’s Got Talent”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I honestly believe that Grace VanderWaal is the reason why we saw so many young performers try out for America’s Got Talent this year. Grace VanderWaal’s Golden Buzzer audition has accumulated 68 million … [Continue reading]

Singers rule week one of “AGT: Season 12” Quarterfinals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! After weeks of Judges’ Auditions, Judge Cuts, and plenty of Golden Buzzers, America’s Got Talent: Season 12 has landed at the Dolby Theatre. A bulk of the 12 acts that were featured on night one of … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take’s Favorite “AGT: Season 12” Acts

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This Tuesday, America’s Got Talent: Season 12 finally goes live! The Top 33 (along with three unannounced Wild Card acts) will take the Dolby Theatre stage in the hope that their talents are enough to join … [Continue reading]

A Night at the Theatre: On Your Feet

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com There are two women named Gloria that I have deep admiration for my mother, the outstanding Gloria Matzdorff Elyachar, and the impeccable Gloria Estefan.  In fact, it was my mom who introduced me to Mrs. … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (The Mid-August 2017 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com   Welcome to the mid-August 2017 edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews. We are 11 days into August, and already some of our favorite artists have released excellent material. This week, Jake’s Take … [Continue reading]

Seal reunites with Heidi Klum as “America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Judge Cuts conclude

Seal and Heidi Klum AGT

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For the final round of America’s Got Talent: Season 12 Judge Cuts, Heidi Klum recruited one performer who she thought knew the entertainment industry very well: her ex-husband-Seal. I believe that … [Continue reading]

Jake’s Take: “America’s Got Talent: Season 13” Judge Cuts Wish List

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This coming Tuesday, the America’s Got Talent: Season 12 Judge Cuts conclude as Heidi Klum welcomes her ex-husband, Seal, to the show. Over the past two seasons, AGT has seen some incredible guest … [Continue reading]

Gloria Estefan, LL Cool J headline the 40th Kennedy Center Honors class

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Kennedy Center Honors are turning 40-years-old this December! To celebrate this milestone, five of the biggest names in music, dance, and television will be recognized for their contribution to American … [Continue reading]

Superstars prepare for Third Annual Elsie Fest

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Central Park will be celebrating pop culture and the Great White Way on October 8, 2017, with the third edition of the Elsie Fest. The Elsie Fest is New York City’s first music festival that will give … [Continue reading]

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