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. […]

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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 […]

A Tribute to Mary Tyler Moore (1936 to 2017)

It is with great sadness to report that ABC News, The Associated Press, CNN, The Hollywood Reporter, and TMZ, have confirmed from her publicist that beloved TV legend Mary Tyler Moore has passed away. The iconic actress was born on December 29, 1936, to parents Marjorie and George Tyler Moore in Brooklyn, New York.  Eight […]

Jake’s Take Fifth Anniversary: The Top 30 Greatest Female Singers Discovered on Reality TV-Part Three

Missed reading part two of this series? Click here to read it! This is it! Here are the ten female singers whose spectacular voices not only shaped singing competitions but also played a significant role in inspiring people to pursue a career in the music industry. #10: Gerphil-Geraldine Flores (Asia’s Got Talent: Season One) Pack […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: The Top 30 Female Singers Discovered on Reality TV-Part Two

Did you miss part one? Click here to read it! Part two of my countdown features some of the extraordinary women from the past ten years of singing competitions.   #20: Stacy Francis (X Factor USA: Season One) I will never forget where I was when I heard Stacy Francis sing for the first time. […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: The Top 30 Female Singers Discovered on Reality TV-Part One

For most of my life, I have watched talent competition television shows. I loved seeing ordinary people chase their dreams and become music superstars. In this new Jake’s Take: Fifth Anniversary series, I will salute the fine men and women who were discovered on Reality TV and made an impact on popular culture. I spent […]

Jake’s Take: 17 Things I Am Looking Forward to in 2017

Happy 2017! Here are some of the things that Jake’s Take is looking forward to this year: Arnold takes over The Celebrity Apprentice (January 2017) Now that series creator Donald Trump is about to take over the Oval Office, NBC has picked out the new man to take over the Boardroom…former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. […]

Jake’s Take: Top 12 Moments from 2016

In one day, 2016 concludes! 2016 has been an incredible year for me, and these are some of my many highlights: #12: Gwen Stefani’s This is What the Truth Feels Like Tour One of my favorite concerts that I went to Gwen Stefani’s This is What the Truth Feels Like Tour. After stops in Virginia […]

A Tribute to Carrie Fisher (1956 to 2016)

It is with deep regret and sadness that I have to report this death. Numerous media outlets including ABC, The Associated Press, People, and Rolling Stone have reported the death of actress and author Carrie Fisher. Ms. Fisher was born to Hollywood luminaries Debbie Reynolds and Eddie Fisher in Beverly Hills, California on October 21, […]

The Best Kennedy Center Honors Performances of the Obama Presidency

It is hard to believe that tonight will be the final time that Barack and Michelle Obama will be sitting in the Presidents’ Box with the honorees. Before the President of the United States and the First Lady sit with this year’s honorees: James Taylor, Mavis Staples, Al Pacino, the Eagles, and Martha Argerich, for […]

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