Mat Franco returns to “America’s Got Talent” for a magical results night

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is hard to believe that it has been three years since Mat Franco became the first magician in history to win America’s Got Talent. Mat Franco bested countless acts such as friends to the blog: Emily West, Sons of Serendip, and Emil & Dariel, to win the $1,000,000 cash prize […]

Jake’s Take’s Fifth Anniversary: NBC at 90

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Tonight, NBC (National Broadcasting Company) celebrates its 90th anniversary. The Paley Center for Media is saluting the Peacock Network for reaching this particular milestone.  But before actor Kelsey Grammer (Dr. Frasier Crane, Cheers & Frasier) hosts the celebration, Jake’s Take is saluting some of its favorite NBC shows of all-time. Meet […]

The Five Question Challenge with Taylor Williamson

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am delighted to welcome comedian Taylor Williamson to Jake’s Take. After getting started in stand-up comedy while he was finishing up high school, Taylor’s unique brand of comedy caught the attention of numerous television shows including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (where he set the record for […]

A Conversation with Barbara Padilla

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is such a joy to welcome one of my all-time favorite popera songbirds to Jake’s Take. Soprano Barbara Padilla first came into the public eye when she delivered a powerful cover of the opera standard “O Mio Babbino Caro” during the America’s Got Talent: Season Four Houston auditions. After […]

A Conversation with Alice Tan Ridley

By: Jacob Elyachar Alice Tan Ridley is a fixture in the New York City singing community. For 25 years, she performed in the subways until she became a fan-favorite on shows like 30 Seconds of Fame and America’s Got Talent (AGT). In addition to appearing on those shows, she captivated audiences around the world with […]

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