The Five Question Challenge with Lucas DiPasquale

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome to Canadian singer-songwriter Lucas DiPasquale to Jake’s Take. Since he started playing the guitar at 8-years-old, Lucas began his follow his passion and recorded videos of cover songs and posted them on his Facebook and YouTube channels, while he pursued his studies at Ryerson University’s […]

Simon Cowell goes for the Golden Buzzer

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Simon Cowell did something historic tonight on America’s Got Talent (AGT).  He pressed the American Golden Buzzer, for the very first time! For a lot of AGT fans, it was a fantastic moment…but Simon is used to pressing the Golden Buzzer.  Since Britain’s Got Talent’s incorporation of the Golden Buzzer in […]

Jake’s Take: The 2016 Big Slick Weekend

Kansas City’s biggest charity event took place this weekend. Since 2010, the Big Slick Celebrity Weekend has raised over $3.25 million for Children’s Mercy Hospital’s Cancer Center.  The weekend is co-hosted by KC natives and Hollywood heavyweights Rob Riggle, Paul Rudd and Jason Sudeikis, who were joined by fellow actors and co-hosts Eric Stonestreet and […]

A Tribute to Christina Grimmie (1994-2016)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Multiple news outlets such as CNN, USA Today, and E! News have confirmed that Voice alum and YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie is dead. The Season Six third place finisher was shot outside of her Orlando, Fla. concert while she was signing autographs for fans at the Plaza Live theatre.  Orlando police […]

Jake’s Take: Titans Rebirth

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Dick Grayson, Donna Troy, Garth, Roy Harper and Lilith are the Titans. This particular group of individuals was originally the top protégés of Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman and Green Arrow respectively. Also, they are the founders of the legendary superhero group: The Teen Titans. As the characters grew up and left […]

“America’s Got Talent: Season 11” Auditions continue

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, America’s Got Talent returned! The longtime NBC talent competition series kicked off with a bang thanks to creator Simon Cowell joining veteran judges Howie Mandel, Heidi Klum and Mel B at the Judges’ Desk. Also, 13-year-old Laura Bretan’s omnipotent vocals received the very first Golden Buzzer of Season 11 […]

Jake’s Take: DC Comics celebrates Aquaman’s “Rebirth”

If there was one character in the DC Comics Universe that deserves the title of Most Valuable Character, the title should go to Aquaman. Thanks to the superb stories of from solid creative teams such as Geoff Johns & Ivan Reis; Jeff Parker & Paul Pelletier and Cullen Bunn & Trevor McCarthy, the King of […]

Jake’s Take On: The Road to the 2016 CMT Awards

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Howdy country music fans! The 2016 County Music Television (CMT) Music Awards is seven days away! This year, The CMT Music Awards has added a brand new category in its line-up: the #SocialSuperstar Award.  The award honors country music artists who are pioneering social media as a tool to regularly interact […]

A Night At The Theatre: “The Last Five Years”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For 25 years, Music Theatre Kansas City (MTKC) has provided entertainment to audiences through their interpretations of Broadway classics and hit shows.  Now, MTKC is about to reach its next chapter in its quarter-century of existence: MTKC Pro. MTKC Pro offers a chance for their MTKC alumni who found success in […]

Jake’s Take: 2016 Planet Comicon Wrap-Up

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If I had to describe 2016 Planet Comicon in one word, that word would be EXCELSIOR! Planet Comicon wrapped up its three-day celebration of all things pop culture on a high note.  I have been attending Planet Comicon on and off since it was a small boutique convention that was held […]

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