The Five Question Challenge with MADIBA’s Terry Pheto

This month, BET (Black Entertainment Television) is paying tribute to one of the most influential world leaders of all-time: Nelson Rolihlahla “Madiba” Mandela. The network’s three-part miniseries, MADIBA, is based on the late President Mandela’s two autobiographies: Conversations with Myself and Nelson Mandela by Myself. Executive produced by Blue Ice Pictures’ President Lance Samuels and […]

The Five Question Challenge with The Kin’s Isaac Koren & Shakerleg

The Kin’s Isaac Koren and Mark “Shakerleg” Nicosia are the first musicians to tackle “The Five Question Challenge” in 2017! After over ten years in the music industry, Isaac, Shakerleg, and their guitarist/vocalist Thorald Koren) are saying farewell…for now.  The alternative rock trio just recently their last album: Modern Primitive.  Modern Primitive is the follow-up […]

Jake’s Take Previews: “The New Edition Story”

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Before One Direction, the Backstreet Boys, Boyz II Men, and the New Kids on the Block conquered the boyband genre; New Edition paved the way for their success. Bobby Brown, Michael Bivins, Ricky Bell, Travis Pettus, and Corey Rackley started the group in 1978 in Boston.  However, their lives changed forever […]

Jake’s Take: The Top 16 Songs of 2016

It is hard to believe that in just a few short days, the roller coaster year known as 2016 will wrap up. To commemorate the end of 2016, here are 16 of the best tracks that were released this year. #16: “Sleepover” by Kaya Stewart 16-year-old Kaya Stewart kicks off our countdown! “Sleepover” is a […]

A Conversation with Jonathan Blalock

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome one of the opera world’s brightest tenors, Jonathan Blalock, to Jake’s Take. He has performed in countless productions ranging from Mozart’s Don Giovanni and Puccini’s Turandot to Rodgers’ South Pacific and Sullivan’s The Pirates of Penzance. Jonathan’s superb performances have received praise from numerous media […]

A Conversation with James Cant IFBB Pro

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome one of my generation’s most inspiring fitness entrepreneurs, James Cant, to Jake’s Take. He is Australia’s top-ranked IFBB (International Federation of Bodybuilding) Pro! During the first half of the decade, James competed in numerous fitness competitions such as the IFBB Australasian, Australian Nationals, and South […]

Catching Up with Peter Hollens (The 2016 Edition)

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very excited to welcome back Peter Hollens to Jake’s Take! He is one of the best artists of my generation and is one of the main voices that has guided A cappella music into being accepted into the pop culture world. Throughout his career, Peter worked with a […]

A Conversation with the Brooklyn Baking Barons

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am so happy to welcome my friends, The Brooklyn Baking Barons (Chris Poeschl and Tony Lanuza), to Jake’s Take! I met Chris and Tony, two years ago, while waiting in line for a taping of The View and they were offering everyone that was waiting in line a bite of […]

The Five Question Challenge with the “WAGS: Miami” Cast

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past few years, E! Entertainment Network has become the premiere destination for pop culture based reality docuseries which include Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Hollywood Medium, Rich Kids of Beverly Hills, and WAGS. WAGS is an acronym that stands for the wives and girlfriends of professional athletes. The show […]

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