Recycled Percussion returns to “America’s Got Talent” for the final Season 11 quarterfinals results show

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Seven years ago, a Manchester, New Hampshire-based band took America’s Got Talent by storm. Recycled Percussion has grown leaps and bound since they took third place at the end of the fourth season.  They are one of the hottest acts on the Vegas strip as their successful show leapfrogged from venue […]

Jake’s Take’s 5th Anniversary: The Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time-Part Two

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Missed Part One? Click here to read it!  Here’s a little fascinating fact about the artists that are featured in part two of my Top 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time.  I have interviewed ALL of these excellent performers! #20-Sharon Irving: “Glory” (America’s Got Talent, 2015) Sharon Irving kicks off […]

Gwen Stefani & Eve rock the Sprint Center

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One of the hottest summer concerts visited Kansas City’s Sprint Center. Gwen Stefani’s This is What the Truth Feels Like Tour marks the former Voice coach return to the touring world.  While she performed three concerts as a part of MasterCard Priceless Surprises Presents concert series, the This is What the […]

Jake’s Take’s 5th Anniversary: The 30 Greatest Reality TV Performances of All-Time Part One

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past five years, Jake’s Take has covered some of the best talent shows on the planet! My blog has covered nine seasons of The Voice USA, five seasons of both America’s Got Talent and American Idol, three seasons of The X Factor USA (please bring back this show, FOX […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of August 5, 2016)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another exciting edition of New Music Reviews! Let’s get this party started!   Encore by DJ Snake Over the past few years, French DJ and EDM music producer DJ Snake has been building a following thanks to his projects with Lil John (“Turn Down for What”) and Major Lazer […]

“America’s Got Talent: Season 11” begins the Second Round of Live Shows

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, the America’s Got Talent: Season 11 live shows began at their new home: The Dolby Theatre. We also saw the first deadlock of the season, when Simon, Heidi, Mel B and Howie could not make up their minds on advancing Deadly Games or Hara into the Semi-Finals. The decision […]

A Word from the Publisher: Jake’s Take Turns 5!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Five years ago, I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with Bachelor’s of Science in broadcast journalism. While it was one of the highlights of my life, I graduated at the height of the Great Recession. Finding a job in the media field was like searching for a minuscule […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews: Week of July 29, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another exciting edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! Let’s get this party started! The Definition of by Fantasia One of my favorite R&B/Soul artists to have come from the recently departed American Idol was Fantasia Barrino. Every time she hit the Idol stage, Fantasia told a story and […]

Jake’s Take at the Movies: Batman: The Killing Joke (2016 film)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com “All it takes is one bad day to reduce the sanest man to lunacy. That’s how far the world is where I am. Just one bad day.”- The Joker, The Killing Joke (1988) The Clown Prince of Crime uttered that offensive line to his arch-rival, Batman, in Alan Moore and Brian […]

Jake’s Take: the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con (Saturday edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Ladies & gentlemen, start your engines! Today is the most action-packed day of the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con! Without further ado, here are the panels you should definitely check out: 10 AM Once Upon A Time panel (Ballroom 20) The Evil Queen is back! Mr. Hyde is in control of Storybrooke! […]

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