A Conversation with Shaping Sound’s Teddy Forance

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome to Jake’s Take: Shaping Sound co-creator Teddy Forance! He has had the opportunity to work with some of the greatest recording artists of all-time including Madonna, Janet Jackson, Kylie Minogue, Usher, and Lady Gaga. Teddy also performed on numerous award shows such as the American […]

A Conversation with Deborah Silver

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome recording artist Deborah Silver to Jake’s Take. Born in Mississippi, the singer-actress has mastered the Great American Songbook and honed her craft by performing across the United States including at prestigious venues such as Lincoln Center and Feinstein’s/54 Below.  Also, Ms. Silver also had the […]

Catching Up with Collabro (The 2017 Edition)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome Collabro back to Jake’s Take. Three years ago, the world was introduced to Michael Auger, Matt Pagan, Jamie Lambert, and Thomas Redgrave when they auditioned for Britain’s Got Talent (BGT)’s eighth season.  After receiving four “Yeses” from David Walliams, Alesha Dixon, Amanda Holden, and series […]

The Five Question Challenge with Taylor Williamson

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am delighted to welcome comedian Taylor Williamson to Jake’s Take. After getting started in stand-up comedy while he was finishing up high school, Taylor’s unique brand of comedy caught the attention of numerous television shows including The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (where he set the record for […]

A Conversation with NBSJ Productions’ Adam Feldman & Shant Goorjian

I am very excited to welcome two of my favorite rising YouTube personalities, NBSJ Productions hosts Adam Feldman and Shant Goorjian, to Jake’s Take. Since they started their YouTube channel in June 2015, their videos have been viewed over 268,000 times and started growing a social media following on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. NBSJ Productions’ […]

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 […]

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