A Conversation with Jessica Sanchez

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Jessica Sanchez to Jake’s Take. Since she was 10-years-old, Ms. Sanchez has blown worldwide audiences away thanks to her appearances on Showtime on the Apollo’s Kid Stars of Tomorrow and the first season of America’s Got Talent in 2006. But, it was not until […]

A Conversation with Haley Reinhart

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is an honor to welcome Haley Reinhart to Jake’s Take! Haley was one of the lucky singers to make to the Judges’ Round of American Idol’s tenth anniversary season. After charming Randy Jackson, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler with her covers of Alicia Keys’ “Fallin’” and the Beatles’ “Oh! Darling,” […]

A Conversation with Ryan Shupe

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a privilege to welcome Ryan Shupe to Jake’s Take! This virtuoso musician is a fifth generation fiddler and mastered the acoustic and electric guitars and can play a mean mandolin. In addition to his accomplishments in music, Ryan started touring when he was just 10-years-old, which lead him to […]

A Conversation with Maksim Chmerkovskiy

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a true honor and privilege to welcome one of my all-time favorite dancers, Maksim “Maks” Chmerkovskiy, to Jake’s Take.   Maks began to dance at the age of four and when he got into his teenage years, he became a force to be reckoned with in the ballroom community. […]

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 […]

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 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 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 […]

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