Jacob Reviews…Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows

  Sherlock Holmes-A Game of Shadows showcases one of the oldest rivalries in all of literature: Sherlock Holmes and his arch-nemesis: Professor James Moriarty.   Throughout this Guy Richie film, Sherlock Holmes (once again played by the unforgettable Robert Downey, Jr.) and his partner, Dr. Watson (Jude Law) must outwit Moriarty (played brilliantly by Jared […]

Jacob Interviews….Record Together CEO Mike Bishop

For many singer-songwriters, finding the right musicians to record their material is a difficult process because it could be the starting or breaking point of a career.   One of the newest companies that can help songwriters connect with studio musicians is Record Together.   The CEO of Record Together Mike Bishop took time out of his […]

Jacob Picks…The Top 10 Movies of 2011

    2011 has been a memorable year for movies.  We have seen incredible performances, well written screenplays and impeccable cinematography in the past 12 months.   But out of all of these movies, only 10 stood out as the best films from the worlds of animation, comedy, drama and science fiction.  Without further ado, […]

Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve Turns 40

Saturday, December 31, 2011 marks the 40th anniversary of Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.  The show started on NBC during 1972-1973 but since New Year’s Eve 1973, the show has always been on the Alphabet Network.  Besides changing networks, the show has gone through a number of transformations in the past couple of years […]

Jacob Interviews…Singer-Songwriter Mikey Wax

  Rising singer-songwriter Mikey Wax has started out his career with an incredible start.  His 2008 debut album Change Again entered number 46 on the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia iTunes Top 100 Pop Charts.  He completed several cross-county tours supporting acts like Ryan Cabrera and Tyler Hilton.  Recently, he sat down with jacobelyacharjournalist.com for […]

Throwback Tuesday-Star Search

Before competitive shows like American Idol, America’s Got Talent and So You Think You Can Dance debut on their respective networks, there was one talent show that created stars out of their contestants.   This show was called Star Search.   For 12 years, Ed McMahon presented the best of ten categories that included vocalists, dancers, […]

Jacob Interviews….Vending for Change’s Michael Schoenfeld

  One documentary that is receiving a lot of buzz from film festivals is Vending for Change.  This film has already received awards including Best of Fest from the FilmStock Film Festival and was an Official Selection for the Starz Denver Film Festival.    Recently, I had the opportunity to correspond with Co-Director Michael Schoenfeld.   In […]

The Kennedy Center Honors-The 20 Best Performances, Part Two

The second part of the countdown celebrates the 10 best performances that were featured on CBS’s The Kennedy Center Honors.  So before you see Meryl Streep, Sonny Rollins, Yo-Yo Ma, Neil Diamond and Barbara Cook get honored on December 27, 2011.  Here are the Top 10 performances that you need to see…. #10: I Just […]

Jacob Reviews…War Horse

    Over a year ago, this author had the chance to attend a small play in London, England.  It was a brilliant story about a boy befriends a horse and when his father sells the horse, the boy runs away from home in order to reunite with his horse during the First World War.     […]

The Kennedy Center Honors-The 20 Best Performances, Part One

One of the specials that this author enjoys every year is CBS’ The Kennedy Center Honors.   Since 1978, the ceremony honors men and women who have given contributions to American Culture through music, movies, television and theater. Past honorees have included Neil Simon, Aretha Franklin, Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett and the late Lucille Ball and […]

Copyright 2015 Jacob Elyachar