A Conversation with Tony Dovolani

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is an honor and a thrill to welcome ballroom dancing phenom Tony Dovolani to Jake’s Take!   Ever since his debut on the sophomore season of Dancing with the Stars (DWTS) in January 2006, Tony has become a fan-favorite professional partner and has teamed up with a diverse group of […]

The Five Question Challenge with Scotty Dynamo

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Earlier this year, I crossed paths with Toronto-based DJ Scotty Dynamo when he headlined Kansas City Fashion Week’s Runway on the Rooftop-Runway Show and Cocktail Party in September.  I was extremely impressed with his smooth beats, outgoing personality and his natural ability to perfectly match the music with the mood of […]

A Conversation with Oz Pearlman

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Currently, the America’s Got Talent: All-Stars Tour is heading across the country entertaining fans of all different ages. In all honesty, I (along with countless fans) wished that the All-Stars Tour Powers-That-Be asked mentalist and magician Oz Pearlman to join the previously announced America’s Got Talent (AGT) alums on the tour. […]

The Five Question Challenge with Ace Trainer Liam

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com One of my favorite activities that I used to do as a kid was playing my Pokémon video games on my Game Boy Color! From catching legendary Pokémon such as Lugia, Suicune and Dragonite to facing off against gym leaders such as Blaine, Clair, Falkner and Sabrina for the right to […]

The Five Question Challenge with Tanya Tucker

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is an honor and a privilege to welcome music icon Tanya Tucker to Jake’s Take!  For 43 years, Ms. Tucker has entertained millions of people with her impressive catalog that boasts 66 singles and 24 studio albums. Throughout her career, she has received multiple honors from the Academy of County […]

The Five Question Challenge with Sharon Irving

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Chicago singer Sharon Irving’s life was changed with one push of a Golden Buzzer during America’s Got Talent (AGT) ‘s tenth anniversary season. After her powerful and goose-bump inducing interpretation of Hozier’s “Take Me to Church,” judge Mel B used her Golden Buzzer and gave Sharon the opportunity to perform at […]

The Five Question Challenge with Gerphil-Geraldine Flores

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com This season, the Got Talent franchise celebrated 10 years on the global airwaves! America’s Got Talent just wrapped up its tenth anniversary celebration, while their British sister series (Britain’s Got Talent) is preparing for its massive 10th anniversary celebration that will air next year on ITV. Halfway around the world, another […]

The Five Question Challenge with “Hidden Tears Project” Co-Founders Jordan Marinov & Jason Gurvitz

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome The Hidden Tears Project co-founders Jordan Marinov and Jason Gurvitz to Jake’s Take! The Hidden Tears Project’s mission is to put a spotlight on the fastest growing illegal industry today: human trafficking and enslavement. According to the FBI, an estimated 100,000 under aged American children […]

The Five Question Challenge with Loren Smith

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very excited to welcome singer-songwriter Loren Smith to Jake’s Take! When I first heard Loren’s voice on his music video, “Beautiful Smile,” I immediately thought of the late soul man extraordinaire Luther Vandross. His velvet baritone voice is not only reminiscent of the “So Amazing” Grammy winner, but is […]

A Conversation with Terry Manning

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For Terry Manning, he has built a career out of two loves: music and photography. When he first entered the music industry in the late 1960s, Terry worked as an engineer and producer at the iconic Stax Records and Ardent Studios, where he worked with a diverse group of legendary acts […]

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