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 […]

Jake’s Take Previews Planet Comicon 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Planet Comicon kicks off in TWO days! I have always enjoyed going to Kansas City’s largest pop culture celebration and since it moved from the Overland Park International Trade Center to Bartle Hall, the convention has gotten bigger and better. Jake’s Take has several tips and reveals his picks of what […]

A Tribute to Prince (1958 to 2016)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The world has lost another music icon. According to numerous media outlets such as Billboard, CNN, PopWrapped and Rolling Stone, the artist known as Prince has passed away at age 57-year-old. TMZ reported that Prince’s body was discovered at his Paisley Park compound earlier Thursday morning and also noted that the […]

Kansas City native Jeremy Scott is “The People’s Designer”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past few years, Kansas City has been building a respectable fashion community. While several designers are taking their time building their brands, Kansas City native Jeremy Scott has become not only an inspiration for his fellow designers, but also an internationally known fashion icon. But before he became the […]

Jake’s Take: Thank you, American Idol!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, American Idol will air its final episode. The FOX singing juggernaut has been a part of my life since I was an eighth-grader at Oxford Middle School in Overland Park, Kansas.  Ok, I missed the great Kelly versus Justin battle during the summer of 2002, but thanks to my mother, […]

Piff the Magic Dragon visits Kansas City

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It was almost a year ago when I saw a 34-year-old magic dragon named Piff to walk onto the America’s Got Talent (AGT) stage. He was cheeky, and I almost thought that the King of All Media would buzz him immediately.  However, it wasn’t until he called judge Heidi Klum to […]

Characters We Need to See in “Contest of Champions”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com If you’re familiar with the title Contest Of Champions, it may well be because this is the name of an incredibly successful app by Kabam. The app was designed with Marvel as a brawler featuring an original story and a vast collection of superheroes and villains doing battle en route to […]

On the Rise: Singer-songwriter Lanita Smith

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com While countless people are throwing away their broken March Madness brackets, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Lanita Smith scores one slam dunk after another.  Lanita’s 2016 started off on a high note when she released her anticipated debut EP: Listen to Your Heartbeat. As the title track went live on VEVO, Lanita headed […]

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