The Five Question Challenge with Gerphil-Geraldine Flores

By: Jacob Elyachar, 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, 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, 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, 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 […]

Catching Up With Josh Skinner (The 2015 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, I cannot believe that it has been over two years since my mentor, Josh Skinner, visited Jake’s Take. A lot has changed for the media personality as he prepares to help launch the CW’s Hot Video Countdown with his fellow co-hosts Brit Sheridan (Supernatural), Sam Sarpong (BET’s All Access) and Deja […]

The Five Question Challenge with That Poppy

By: Jacob Elyachar, One of the most intriguing artists who is fascinating music fans and social media users around the world is That Poppy. After accumulating over 9,000 Facebook fans and 16,000 Instagram followers with her captivating posts, the Nashville singer-songwriter’s quirky personality caught the attention of Island Records. Before she joined artists such […]

The Five Question Challenge with Bari Leigh

By: Jacob Elyachar, I am so delighted to welcome Bari Leigh to Jake’s Take. The Nashville-based singer-songwriter is the latest artist to follow in the musical footsteps of several iconic superstars such as Dolly Parton, Etta James and Bobbie Gentry. Like her heroes, Ms. Leigh took a bold step that sets herself apart from […]

The Five Question Challenge with Jeff Dye

By: Jacob Elyachar, Tonight is the last night of NBC’s I Can Do That! For the past couple of weeks, six celebrities were challenged to go outside of their comfort zone and perform with outstanding entertainment acts such as the Harlem Globetrotters, the Blue Man Group, Jabbawockeez and the cast of Avenue Q. Since […]

A Conversation with Dessy Di Lauro

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to welcome Dessy Di Lauro to this edition of A Conversation. The Montreal native turned Los Angeles transplant is at the forefront of a new kind of musical genre called: Neo-Ragtime. In order to get create this superb musical hybrid, Ms. Di Lauro took the music shaped […]

The Five Question Challenge with WBFF Competitor Brian Cook

By: Jacob Elyachar, If you missed my “Five Question Challenge” with WBFF Competitor Logan Montgomery, click here: 2015 will go down in the World Beauty Fitness & Fashion Inc. (WBFF)’s history books as the year of the transformations! The fitness and fashion competition introduced a new category, transformations, which emphases on the individual’s […]

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