Jake’s Take On: The Top 12 Performances of “The Voice: Season Eight”

  By Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Voice finale is just around the corner! As Sawyer Fredericks, Koryn Hawthorne, Meghan Linsey and Joshua Davis prepare for the biggest night of their lives, Jake’s Take is providing a retrospective of the season. While there were so many performances that captivated me all season long, the 12 performances […]

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Jake’s Take On…. Movie Trip TV

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Attention travel lovers and film aficionados! There is a new TV show that is starting to gain major buzz! Movie Trip TV is the brainchild of television host Theresa O’Leary, which will unite both travel junkies and movie fanatics, as the show will bring the audience’s favorite scenes to life […]

Jake’s Take On…Trailer Wars (Star Wars VII & Batman vs. Superman)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Two titanic film franchises have thrown pop culture aficionados into a frenzy! Both Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens and Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice recently released the latest editions of their teaser trailers for their highly anticipated movies this week. But which film had the better trailer? Today, […]

An Eulogy for My Grandfather-Ralph Matzdorff

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com (Publisher’s Note: Recently, my maternal grandfather, Ralph Matzdorff, passed away. Here is the eulogy I wrote for and read at yesterday’s memorial service.) This is something that I did not want to happen for a very, very long time. For 26 years, my grandfather, Ralph Matzdorff, was a constant light in […]

The Five Question Challenge with Tan

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Rising vocalist Tan is the latest artist to tackle The Five Question Challenge! Born in Penang, Malaysia, Tan began his musical journey by appearing on the first season of Astro Kid’s Talent Quest (the country’s equivalent of Star Search). With stars in his eyes and a huge leap of faith, he […]

Discover King Tut at Union Station

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 92 years ago, the world stood in awe as archaeologist Howard Carter found the final resting place of forgotten Egyptian pharaoh King Tutankhamen. Starting tomorrow, Kansas City’s Union Station will host a five-month expedition that highlights over 1,000 replicas of artifacts from King Tut’s tomb. For Premier Exhibitions’ Vice President of […]

New Music Releases: Week of February 3, 2014

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tired of all the heavy winter storms? Hopefully, this edition of New Music Releases will warm you up! Salute by Little Mix The British girl band is back with their sophomore album.  I am really impressed with the ladies because all four members of the X Factor UK winning group wrote […]

The Five Question Challenge with Carly Jamison

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome singer-songwriter Carly Jamison to Jake’s Take. This Do-It-Yourself New Yorker dominated the Internet with several homemade recordings under the name: A Girl and A Guitar.  These recordings caught the attention of Nashville producer Tres Sasser, who helped Carly continue to expand her strong melodies and […]

Jake’s Take Ranks The Voice: Season Five-Top Six

  By: Jacob Elyachar, Jakes-take.com Last night, The Voice: Season Five Top Six were revealed! Here are my thoughts on who might make the finale and who should be sent home next week. 1. Matthew Schuler (Team Christina) Since his impeccable Blind Audition (all four chairs turned 12 seconds into the audition), many fans have […]

Jake’s Take On…The State of Competitive Reality TV Shows

By: Jacob Elyachar Eleven years ago, a little show called American Idol premiered on FOX. It changed the way we watched television. People could live out their dreams of becoming a superstar by just auditioning for the classic line-up of Randy Jackson, Paula Abdul and Simon Cowell. Fast forward to now as the world of […]

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