A Word from the Publisher: The WDBJ-TV Shooting

Jake’s Take is sending their thoughts and prayers to the families, friends and co-workers of WDJB-TV reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. According to CBS News, CNN and Yahoo News, these two journalists, both in their 20s, were murdered on-the-air by their former WDJB-TV colleague, 41-year-old Vester Flanagan aka Bryce Williams. As a former […]

Jake’s Take Previews Kansas City Comic Con 2015

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Thousands of pop culture aficionados will head to Bartle Hall this weekend! In order to prepare you for the inaugural Kansas City Comic Con, Jake’s Take highlights some of the panels, activities, creators and media guests that should be on your list for this weekend!   Costume Contests (Saturday, August 8) […]

Wendy Williams takes Kansas City by storm

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Wendy Williams’ no-holds bar Sit Down Tour…Too Real For Stand-Up Tour made a pit stop in Kansas City last night at the Arvest Bank Theatre at the Midland. For those attendees who were expecting the Daytime Emmy-nominated talk show host and media maven to do a whole hour of Hot Topics, […]

Jake’s Take On…The View’s descent

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Is it just me or are View fans exhausted of seeing the live action version of Aretha Franklin and Michael McDonald’s “Ever Changing Times” being played out on The View? The foundation of the ABC daytime talk show started breaking back in 2013, when both Joy Behar and Elisabeth Hasselbeck announced […]

Best Albums of 2015 (So Far)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Hundreds of albums have been dropped during the first half of 2015! But, only 16 gems stood out from the crowd! In order to qualify for this list, the artists must have at least SIX quality tracks that were worthy of being downloadable. So without further ado, let the countdown begin! […]

Jake’s Take On: The 2015 Kansas City Comic Con (Preview)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This August, a brand new celebration of pop culture arrives at Kansas City’s Bartle Hall! For three days (Friday, August 7 to Sunday, August 9), the Kansas City Comic Con will be celebrating the best in comics, film, TV, gaming and Cosplay! So, what can you expect from this newly minted […]

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 […]

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 […]

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