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 […]

Jake’s Take: the 2017 Planet Comicon Wrap-Up

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Kansas City’s largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop culture expo just concluded. For its 19th edition, Planet Comicon returned to Kansas City’s Bartle Hall with over 250 creators and 33 celebrity guests joining the thousands of fans that celebrated the best in anime, comic books, movies, science fiction, and […]

Jake’s Take Previews Planet Comicon 2017

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Planet Comicon is in four days! Kansas City’s largest comic book and pop culture expo is returning to Bartle Hall starting on Friday, April 28, 2017, and will conclude on Sunday, April 30, 2017. Jake’s Take has the inside scoop on what attendees should do during the three-day weekend.   Meet […]

Happy Birthday Aretha Franklin: 12 Unforgettable Pop Culture Moments

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Happy Birthday, Aretha Franklin! On Saturday, The Queen of Soul turned 75-years-old. Jake’s Take is celebrating the music legend’s milestone birthday with 12 unforgettable pop culture moments.   “Two to Tango” with Ray Charles (1975) The Queen of Soul teamed up with the Genius with their interpretation of “It’s Take Two […]

Happy Birthday Elton John: His 15 Best Collaborations

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to one of our greatest music heroes of all-time: Sir Elton John To commemorate his birthday, Jake’s Take is revealing our favorite Sir Elton John duets. “Border Song” with Aretha Franklin (1993) The Queen of Soul invited Elton John to participate in her […]

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound shows what happens “After the Curtain”

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com “This may be my last chance, to tell the truth about what happened.  Then whoever reads this won’t make the same mistakes I have.” These are the opening lines that Vincent (Emmy-winning choreographer Travis Wall) types out in Shaping Sound’s latest production: After the Curtain. The show transports its audience […]

A Conversation with Shaping Sound’s Teddy Forance

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome to Jake’s Take: Shaping Sound co-creator Teddy Forance! He has had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest recording artists of all-time including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Usher, and Lady Gaga. Teddy also performed on numerous award shows such as the American […]

Jimmy Kimmel hosts The 89th Academy Awards

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s Oscar time! Tonight, the longtime ABC late-night host, Jimmy Kimmel left his studio at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood and walked across to the Dolby Theatre where the biggest names in film gathered to celebrate the best in cinema. All eyes will be on La La Land, which tied […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: My Favorite Grammy Moments (2000 to 2016)

The Grammy Awards are on this Sunday! Ever since I first watched the Grammy Awards back in 2000, I have always looked forward to music’s biggest night. Before Late Late Show host James Corden takes the Staples Center stage on Sunday, I picked out some of the best Grammy moments for the past 16 years. […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: The Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All-Time

In case, you have not heard…the Super Bowl is today! Lady Gaga will have the honor of headlining the always fun Super Bowl Halftime Show. But before Mother Monster and her crew take over the NRG Stadium, here are some of my favorite Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All-time.   #8: Bruno Mars (Super Bowl […]

Copyright 2015 Jacob Elyachar