“AGT: Season 12” enters Round Five of Judges’ Auditions

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com     It’s Week Five of the America’s Got Talent (AGT): Season 12 Judges’ Auditions!   This season, numerous acts have impressed Simon Cowell, Heidi Klum, Mel B, and Howie Mandel!  But, only singers Christian Guardino and Mandy Harvey, ventriloquist Darci Lynne Farmer, and light up dance crew Light Balance are […]

Catching Up with Scott Herman (The 2017 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I always enjoy when friend to the blog, Scott Herman, visits Jake’s Take! As Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary Celebration starts to wind down, I could not have thought of a better friend to help me celebrate this impeccable milestone.  Scott Herman is not only one of Jake’s Take’s favorite guests, but […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews (The Mid-June Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews is back! In this edition, Jake’s Take looks at the latest music from the biggest Top 40 stars, two music legends, and a few up-and-coming acts. Without further ado, let’s get this party started!   Witness by Katy Perry Katy Perry is back! The newly minted […]

“America’s Got Talent: Season 12” Judges’ Auditions continue

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com America’s Got Talent: Season 12 Judges’ Auditions continue! For the past two weeks, talented performers from around the world have made an impact on the Pasadena Civic Center audience.  Each of these acts made a strong impression on Judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, Heidi Klum, and Simon Cowell.  In fact, […]

A Batman Fan’s Tribute to Adam West (1928-2017)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com   Multiple sources included BBC News, Comic Book, The Hollywood Reporter, and Variety have reported that that Adam West has passed away on Friday, June 9 from a brief battle with leukemia. For this author, this passing means an end of the chapter in Batman’s long history book. I remember sneaking […]

Magic Giant casts its spell on Kansas City’s Riot Room

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to interview one of Rolling Stone’s 10 New Artists That You Need to Know: Magic Giant. Made up of frontman Austin Bisnow, banjo player Zambricki Li, and guitarist/cellist Brian “Zang” Zaghi, the Los Angeles trio have caught the attention of numerous media outlets such […]

A Conversation with Casey McQuillen

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Casey McQuillen to the blog. What makes this Boston, Massachusetts singer-songwriter stand out in the recording industry is her innate ability to connect her message of self-empowerment through her music.  Ms. McQuillen has come a long way from where she started on her journey […]

“America’s Got Talent” welcomes new talent & host Tyra Banks

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com America’s Got Talent (AGT) is back, and the NBC talent competition has a new host: Ms. Tyra Banks. The America’s Next Top Model creator and host will help veteran judges Howie Mandel, Mel B, fellow supermodel and longtime friend Heidi Klum, and series creator Simon Cowell on their quest to find […]

Jake’s Take: The Top 10 “America’s Got Talent” Golden Buzzer moments (so far)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com My favorite summer talent competition is back! America’s Got Talent (AGT) is returning Tuesday to NBC for its 12th season! Also making a splash for the fourth season in the row is the Golden Buzzer. For the past three years, the Golden Buzzer has the power to change any act’s life […]

“The Voice” coaches of past, present, & future help crown the Season 12 champion

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, the show hosted a reunion of epic proportions as several Voice coaches from past seasons (CeeLo and Usher), present (Adam, Alicia, Blake, and Gwen), and future (Miley and Jennifer Hudson) visited the show to help end Season 12. In addition to the coaches’ reunion, several Top 40 acts and music […]

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