Jake’s Take: The Best Super Bowl Halftime Shows of All-Time

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, Coldplay will take the stage with Beyoncé and Bruno Mars during the Super Bowl 50 Halftime Show! But before Chris Martin and company take the stage, here are some of Jake’s Take’s favorite Super Bowl Halftime Shows of all-time!     Michael Jackson (1993) The King of Pop set the […]

Jake’s Take-The 30 Greatest Talents that “American Idol” Discovered-Part One

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com In four days, American Idol will air its final auditions! I have watched Idol since Season Two (2003) and professionally reviewed the show since Season 11 (2012) and one thing that keeps me coming back to the FOX singing competition is the show’s ability to transform ordinary people into household names […]

The 12 Defining Performances from Reality TV (the 2015 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that we are five weeks away from 2015 ending! Every time this year, Jake’s Take looks back at the most impeccable and memorable moments from all aspects of pop culture. Today, I decided to look at the 12 Defining Performances from Reality TV! 12. Jordan Smith: […]

A Word from The Publisher: Kansas City Royals’ victory

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com My brother, Aaron, always said since he got out of our mother’s womb that “the Kansas City Royals are going to the World Series!” However, for years, Aaron’s declarations were in vain. Throughout my childhood and teenage years, there were several things that I could remember about the Kansas City Royals: […]

New Music Releases: Week of October 16, 2015

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! This week, a lot of fan-favorites dropped new material.  So, without further ado…. Let’s get this party started! Pentatonix by Pentatonix One of my favorite groups, a cappella titans Pentatonix, have finally released a full length studio album! Unlike most of Pentatonix’s […]

Jake’s Take On….The 2015 New York Comic Con (Thursday)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The 2015 New York Comic Con (NYCC) is here! For all of the hundreds of thousands of pop culture aficionados, the Jacob J. Javits Convention Center is going to be one happening place. While I will be looking at my social media feed with envy over the next four days (Next […]

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 […]

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