Happy Birthday Elton John: His 15 Best Collaborations

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com We want to wish a very Happy Birthday to one of our greatest music heroes of all-time: Sir Elton John To commemorate his birthday, Jake’s Take is revealing our favorite Sir Elton John duets. “Border Song” with Aretha Franklin (1993) The Queen of Soul invited Elton John to participate in her […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of March 24, 2017)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews!  This week, Jake’s Take spotlighted several Top 40 favorites and friends to the blog!  Let’s get this party started. Home by Collabro Calling all American Collaborators! Collabro’s Home finally dropped today. Home is the first full-length studio album that features the group as a quartet. […]

The Five Question Challenge with Taya Marquis

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Taya Marquis to Jake’s Take. The Los Angeles-based artist envisioned being a songwriter since she was a little girl and her epiphany of being an artist happened over a series of writing and studio sessions. Her peers were always encouraging her towards being an artist, […]

“The Voice: Season 12” Battle Rounds continue

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It’s Night Two of The Voice: Season 12! Who shined? Who was stolen? Read on to find out! As Alicia and Blake plotted against Adam, Gwen and her guest advisor Celine Dion had girl time. She paired Johnny Gates and Sammie Zonana and gave them Celine Dion’s cover of “I Drove […]

The Five Question Challenge with Kendra Black

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Kendra Black to Jake’s Take. This New York-based singer, dancer, and actress has performed in venues around the world including the Caribbean, Egypt, France, Italy, and Monte Carlo.  Kendra also trained under the guidance of teachers from several top music schools including the Music Conservatory […]

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 […]

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