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 […]

Local designers close out KCFW Fall-Winter 2016 Showcase

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Six of the Kansas City’s best designers came together to conclude the 2016 Kansas City Fashion Week (KCFW)’s Fall-Winter Showcase. While the six designers and their hair and make-up crews made final adjustments to the models, WDAF-TV FOX 4 News anchor and KCFW veteran emcee Abby Eden welcomed the packed […]

KC Fashion Week kicks off Fall/Winter Showcase with Charity Night & Mayor’s Night

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Before I get to recapping Kansas City Fashion Week (KCFW)’s first night at Union Station, Jake’s Take wants to congratulate Kansas City Fashion Week, LLC on its fifth anniversary.  Thank you to Teisha Barber, Phillip Willoughby, Kathryn Mansur, Annette Pinter, Katie Sellers, Sarah Russell and the brilliant cast of models, […]

New Music Releases: Week of February 26, 2016

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! It is hard to believe that February is almost over and that Spring is on the way.  To mark this transition, several Top 40 favorites and music legends have released new tunes and albums that might be in the rotation at […]

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: […]

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