A Conversation with Clark Beckham

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a shame that American Idol is finishing its run this year. Without the long-running FOX talent competition, we would not have discovered several talented musicians. Among the countless singers that this iconic show has found includes Clark Beckham. While he only received a “Yes” from Jennifer Lopez and Keith […]

Catching Up with Kent Speakman (The 2016 Edition)

  Jake’s Take is proud to welcome back friend to the blog: Kent Speakman. The Los Angeles-based entrepreneur’s latest venture, Torio.TV is going to help football fans celebrate Super Bowl 50 in a huge way: live streaming at one of the Super Bowl weekend’s biggest pre-parties: Maxim & Bootsy Bellows Big Game Kick-Off Party.  Also, […]

A Conversation with Justin Morelli

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Justin Morelli to Jake’s Take.  The New York City singer-songwriter is one artist that you need to keep track of this year. His innate ability to blend the legendary soul of Stevie Wonder and rock vibes of Elvis Presley with the sound of pop kings […]

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 […]

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