Cyndi Lauper takes a “Detour” to Kansas City

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Cyndi Lauper is one of the greatest singer-songwriters of all-time! She is one of the few artists that has received an Emmy Award (for her guest appearance on NBC’s Mad About You), two Grammys, and a Tony Award (for Kinky Boots’ Best Original Score).  Several of Ms. Lauper’s hits, “Girls Just […]

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Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews: Week of September 9, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the first September 2016 edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! We got a lot of ground to cover! So let’s get this party started. The Sting Variations by the Tierney Sutton Band Seven-time Grammy-nominated artist Tierney Sutton and her band kick off this edition with their latest studio […]

A Word from the Publisher: Jake’s Take Turns 5!

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Five years ago, I graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with Bachelor’s of Science in broadcast journalism. While it was one of the highlights of my life, I graduated at the height of the Great Recession. Finding a job in the media field was like searching for a minuscule […]

Jake’s Take: The Gambler’s Last Deal

For over 50 years, country music legend Kenny Rogers has entertained generations of fans with his impeccable music catalog and superb showmanship. After accumulating countless accolades from the American Music Awards, the Country Music Association and the Recording Academy plus selling over 120 million records worldwide, the Country Music Hall of Fame artist announced his […]

The Five Question Challenge with Lucas DiPasquale

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a pleasure to welcome to Canadian singer-songwriter Lucas DiPasquale to Jake’s Take. Since he started playing the guitar at 8-years-old, Lucas began his follow his passion and recorded videos of cover songs and posted them on his Facebook and YouTube channels, while he pursued his studies at Ryerson University’s […]

Catching Up with Nick Wright

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I am very excited to welcome fitness personality, Nick Wright, back to Jake’s Take. Over the past three years, Nick has continued to grow his presence in the fitness world through his impeccable social media following. With 19,300 Twitter followers, 79,200 Instagram followers, 218,777 YouTube subscribers and 975,059 Facebook followers, Nick’s […]

A Conversation with Alexander Jean

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It is a thrill to welcome Alexander Jean to Jake’s Take. Formed in 2012, Alexander Jean is composed of acclaimed singer-songwriters BC Jean and Mark Ballas. Both of these incredible musicians achieved amazing accomplishments in their solo careers. BC Jean co-wrote Beyonce’s “If If Were A Boy,” a song that charted […]

A Conversation with Dalton Rapattoni

  By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Two months ago, I received the opportunity to cover one of American Idol’s final live shows and interview the remaining Top Five finalists at CBS Television City in Los Angeles. One finalist that had the pleasure of meeting was Dalton Rapattoni. From his first audition of an acoustic cover “Phantom […]

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