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 views on YouTube, amassed over 265,000 Twitter followers and 1.7 million Instagram followers. Also, Ms. VanderWaal’s debut EP, […]

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 the Season 12 Live Shows were singers. Now, I love singers…But I […]

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 Terry Fator, the Olate Dogs, Kenichi Ebina, Mat Franco, and Grace VanderWaal in the NBC […]

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. Estefan’s iconic music when I was in Mrs. Sandy Porter’s third-grade class at Indian Valley Elementary […]

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 celebrates the return of some of our favorite artists including a well-deserved welcome back to Kesha, Randy […]

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

  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 Heidi had an excellent idea bringing Seal to this show. He has sold over 20 million records worldwide, and […]

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 judges such as George Lopez, Marlon Wayans, Neil Patrick Harris, Reba, and former judge Piers Morgan put […]

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 culture. The Kennedy Center Honors committee selected five outstanding individuals to join this prestigious club which has icons such as […]

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 Broadway fans access to see their favorite theatre performers and music stars. The artists […]

Laverne Cox joins “America’s Got Talent” for nail biting round of Judges Cuts

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Actress and LGBT activist Laverne Cox joined America’s Got Talent as the Season 12 Judge Cuts hit the halfway mark.  The Orange Is the New Black, and Rocky Horror star arrived just in time as a bulk of the acts tonight planned to go the extremes to make it to the […]

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