Alisan Porter returns to “The Voice” as Team Alicia & Team Gwen perform

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I cannot believe that it has been a year since Alisan Porter won The Voice thanks to Christina Aguilera’s impeccable tutelage. Tonight, Alisan returned to the show to debut her new single, “Deep Water.” Also, both Team Alicia and Team Gwen performed with their lovely and talented coaches. However, the biggest […]

“The Voice: Season 12” Top 11 perform for America’s votes

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Before we get to The Voice: Season 12 Top 11 recap, I must deliver some breaking news! Sources such as Idolator, MJ’s Big Blog, and TV Guide have confirmed that this season will be Alicia Keys’ final season as a coach.  In all honesty, I rather Alicia on the dais then […]

Jake’s Take: the 2017 Planet Comicon Wrap-Up

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Kansas City’s largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop culture expo just concluded. For its 19th edition, Planet Comicon returned to Kansas City’s Bartle Hall with over 250 creators and 33 celebrity guests joining the thousands of fans that celebrated the best in anime, comic books, movies, science fiction, and […]

The Black Fairy’s darkest secret is revealed on “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Thanks to her grandson, Gideon, the Black Fairy has landed in Storybrooke and has started to set in motion…the Final Battle. The Black Fairy tried and failed to pull Emma away from her family and allies, but all her schemes failed.  The only minor victories that the Black Fairy can claim […]

The Five Question Challenge with David Dastmalchian

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome actor David Dastmalchian to Jake’s Take. The rising performer is in his hometown of Kansas City for Planet Comicon, the city’s largest and longest-running comic book convention and pop culture expo. Mr. Dastmalchian is one of the 33 media guests that will be interacting with […]

Teams Adam & Blake perform as “The Voice: Season 12” Instant Save debuts

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night. The Voice: Season 12 made history as Shania Twain became the first key advisor to join the coaches at their dais during the live shows. The Top 12 performed for America’s votes and a chance to advance further along in the competition. However, two artists tonight had to face […]

Zelena targets the Black Fairy on “Once Upon A Time”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com The Black Fairy is in Storybrooke. Rumple’s mom and Gideon’s grandmother has already made her unwelcome presence known throughout the town. From controlling Gideon’s heart to revealing to Emma that she created the dark curse that started all this madness, the Black Fairy is looking to create a war that would […]

Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews: Week of April 21, 2017

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Releases. This week, we are looking at the most recent albums from some of the greatest musicians of all-time and several artists who could join them one day on Mt. Music Legend. Let’s get this party started!   DAMN by Kendrick […]

The Five Question Challenge with Tom Bleasby

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome singer-songwriter Tom Bleasby to Jake’s Take. The British singer first came in the international public eye when he recorded a virtual duet with Jessie J on the Smule Sing! Karaoke App. Their cover of Pitch Perfect 2’s “Flashlight” was viewed over 17 million times.  Also, […]

Team Adam & Team Gwen tackle night two of “The Voice: Season 12” Live Playoffs

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, The Voice went live for the first time this season. There were some excellent performances from standouts such as Lauren Duski, Chris Blue, Stephanie Rice, and Vanessa Ferguson, who made it to the Top 12.  However, there were some awful decisions made by both America (choosing Aliyah Moulden over […]

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