The Five Question Challenge with Lucas DiPasquale

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome to Canadian singer-songwriter Lucas DiPasquale to Jake’s Take. Since he started playing the guitar at 8-years-old, Lucas began his follow his passion and recorded videos of cover songs and posted them on his Facebook and YouTube channels, while he pursued his studies at Ryerson University’s […]

Catching Up with Nick Wright

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very excited to welcome fitness personality, Nick Wright, back to Jake’s Take. Over the past three years, Nick has continued to grow his presence in the fitness world through his impeccable social media following. With 19,300 Twitter followers, 79,200 Instagram followers, 218,777 YouTube subscribers and 975,059 Facebook followers, Nick’s […]

A Conversation with Alexander Jean

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a thrill to welcome Alexander Jean to Jake’s Take. Formed in 2012, Alexander Jean is composed of acclaimed singer-songwriters BC Jean and Mark Ballas. Both of these incredible musicians achieved amazing accomplishments in their solo careers. BC Jean co-wrote Beyonce’s “If If Were A Boy,” a song that charted […]

A Conversation with Dalton Rapattoni

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Two months ago, I received the opportunity to cover one of American Idol’s final live shows and interview the remaining Top Five finalists at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. One finalist that had the pleasure of meeting was Dalton Rapattoni. From his first audition of an acoustic cover “Phantom […]

A Conversation with Singer-Songwriter Ricky Jarman

It is a pleasure to officially welcome singer & model Ricky Jarman to Jake’s Take! I first met Ricky online when he followed me on Twitter on March 16, and he sent me over to check out his social media channels. This is where I got to listen to his single: “Get to Know Ya.”  […]

A Conversation with Nick de la Hoyde

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last week, I introduced you to Nick de la Hoyde. This rising singer-songwriter-rapper from Sydney, Australia blends elements of hip-hop, rock, alternative, R&B and spoken word into spectacular songs. His first single, “Changing,” not only caught the attention of Australian radio stations, but it spent eight weeks on the Billboard Top […]

Jake’s Take on Cyndi Lauper’s “Detour”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Emmy, Grammy, and Tony-winning singer-songwriter Cyndi Lauper is heading to Nashville for her latest record. Detour is the “True Colors” singer’s eleventh studio album, and it also marks her first full-length country music record.  To celebrate this particular project, Lauper recruited one of recording industry’s most illuminated figures. “Recording a country […]

A Conversation with Jeff Dye

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is very exciting to welcome back comedian Jeff Dye to Jake’s Take! The first time that I saw Jeff in action was when I watched NBC’s I Can Do That. Throughout the summer series, Jeff had me in stitches with his witty commentary and his ability to acquire basketball […]

A Conversation with Pavlina Osta

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Before she turned 18-years-old, entertainment journalist Pavlina Osta received four Gracie Awards and achieved the Guinness World Record for successfully conducting 347 interviews: the most radio interviews conducted in a 24-hour-period. Originally from Port Orange, Florida, Pavlina launched her radio show, Pavlina’s Kidz Place, in August 2009; when she was only […]

Don Cheadle hits Kansas City FilmFest for “Miles Ahead”

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Academy Award-nominated actor Don Cheadle returned home to celebrate the exclusive screening of his Miles Davis biopic, Miles Ahead, at the Kansas City FilmFest. Miles Ahead focuses on the Jazz icon’s elusive years. After dazzling the world with his dynamic sound, the late Miles Davis experienced the dark side of […]

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