All eyes were on Team Alicia & Team Blake as “The Voice: Season 12” Battle Rounds began

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Attention! The Voice: Season 12 Battle Rounds are here. Each coach will be pairing their chosen artists against each other to find out, who will move on to the Knockout Rounds.  To help Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani train their artists for this crucial round, the coaches […]

Jake’s Take: The June 2017 DC Comics Solicitations-WonderCon Preview

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com WonderCon is upon us! Next week, Comic-Con International’s three-day pop culture festival returns to the Anaheim Convention Center from March 31 to April 2, 2017.  In anticipation of this, DC Comics released it’s June 2017 solicitations.  Before you head to WonderCon, here are some of the stories that might play a […]

Rumple’s past with Beowulf comes to light on “Once Upon a Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past six seasons, Rumpelstiltskin (aka Mr. Gold) remains one of Storybrooke’s most complex residents. Sure, he kidnapped children, broke families, maimed pirates, and tutored three powerful women in the ways of dark magic. But, like all magic…it came with a price. He lost the trust of those closest to […]

Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound shows what happens “After the Curtain”

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com “This may be my last chance, to tell the truth about what happened.  Then whoever reads this won’t make the same mistakes I have.” These are the opening lines that Vincent (Emmy-winning choreographer Travis Wall) types out in Shaping Sound’s latest production: After the Curtain. The show transports its audience […]

A Conversation with Michael Tyler

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very excited to welcome singer-songwriter Michael “MT” Tyler to Jake’s Take. As a descendant of the Father of Country Music, the late Jimmie Rodgers, MT began to hone his skills as a musician when he was 10-years-old. Five years later, his life changed when he met producer Michael Knox […]

All eyes are on Alicia Keys as “The Voice: Season 12” Blind Auditions conclude!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This is it! The Voice: Season 12 Blind Auditions concluded tonight. Alicia Keys needed to score two artists, while Adam, Blake, and Gwen only need one more singer to complete their teams. Who were the last artists to complete the coaches’ teams? Read on to find out! As Adam admitted that […]

“The Voice: Season 12” Blind Auditions hits the home stretch

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Voice: Season 12 Blind Auditions is about to hit the home stretch. Adam Levine, Alicia Keys, Blake Shelton, and Gwen Stefani have only tonight and Tuesday to fill up their teams! Before we get to this evening’s Blind Auditions, here are where the teams stand: Team Adam: Taylor Alexander, […]

Charming & Hook’s friendship is put to the test on “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One surprising friendship that has blossomed over the past four years is the relationship between David and Captain Hook. The two prominent men started out as adversaries back in Season Two as Hook came to Storybrooke for revenge against Mr. Gold, who killed his lover back in the Enchanted Forest.  When […]

“The Voice: Season 12” artists perform the classics

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Author’s note: Due to Kansas City weather, I was unable to cover Monday night’s “The Voice: Season 12” Blind Auditions.  If there were a theme to describe night two of the second week of The Voice: Season 12 Blind Auditions, it would be a tribute to some of the greatest artists […]

A Conversation with Deborah Silver

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome recording artist Deborah Silver to Jake’s Take. Born in Mississippi, the singer-actress has mastered the Great American Songbook and honed her craft by performing across the United States including at prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center and Feinstein’s/54 Below.  Also, Ms. Silver also had the […]

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