“AGT 10th Anniversary” finalists revealed: Part One

AGT Season 10 Semifinalists

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the America’s Got Talent: Season 10 semifinalists dazzled the Radio City Music Hall audience with their talents. Several frontrunners such as Drew Lynch, Oz Pearlman, Samantha Johnson and Siro-A … [Continue reading]

The Five Question Challenge with Loren Smith

Loren Smith singer-songwriter

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com 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 … [Continue reading]

Frontrunners Drew Lynch, Oz Pearlman and Siro-A take charge of Week 1 of “AGT” Semifinals

Did Howie Mandel's Golden Buzzer act deliver another knockout performance? (Photo property of NBC, SYCO Entertainment & FremantleMedia North America)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com After three impressive quarterfinal rounds, it is time to for the Semifinals! At this stage of the game, I could divide the acts into a couple of different categories: sure thing finalists (Drew Lynch, Oz … [Continue reading]

Jacob’s Fitness Journey Update-Summer 2015

Murph CrossFit RX

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com It has been a while since I last wrote about my fitness journey! The good news…I am getting stronger every day! I have hit several major benchmarks such as getting a 2-rep max of 175 on a jerk, a 1-rep max of … [Continue reading]

New Music Releases: Week of August 28, 2015

The Weeknd Beauty Behind the Madness

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com  Welcome to the final August 2015 edition of New Music Releases! To commemorate this edition, I have picked some of the best new material from veteran (and rising) music acts in the industry Without … [Continue reading]

It’s “All About the Judges” on “AGT” results show

As Nick and the judges played "AGT's" version of "Family Feud," seven semifinalists were revealed during the third results show of the season. (Photo property of NBC, FremantleMedia North America and SYCO Entertainment)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Last night, the final set of AGT quarterfinalists performed on the Radio City Music Hall stage. Some acts like Alicia Michilli, Freelusion, Metal Mulisha Fitz Army and Oz Pearlman delivered spectacular … [Continue reading]

A Word from the Publisher: The WDBJ-TV Shooting

Alison Parker and Adam Ward CBS 7 News

Jake’s Take is sending their thoughts and prayers to the families, friends and co-workers of WDJB-TV reporter Alison Parker and photographer Adam Ward. According to CBS News, CNN and Yahoo News, these two journalists, both in their 20s, were … [Continue reading]

“America’s Got Talent: Season 10” Quarterfinals conclude

Oz Pearlman Mentalist AGT

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Over the past two weeks, America’s Got Talent’s quarterfinalists have taken the Radio City Music Hall stage by storm! While there have been some outstanding performances such as Siro-A’s spectacular live show … [Continue reading]

A Conversation with Terry Manning

Terry Manning photograph

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com For Terry Manning, he has built a career out of two loves: music and photography. When he first entered the music industry in the late 1960s, Terry worked as an engineer and producer at the iconic Stax … [Continue reading]

Emily West and William Close return to “AGT”

Two of these acts received the Dunkin' Save and the Judges' Save.  Which acts received the respective saves and followed inthe footsteps of both Emily West and William Close? (Photo property of NBC, FremantleMedia North America & SYCO Entertainment)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Two of my favorite music acts that appeared on America’s Got Talent are William Close and the Earth Harp Collective (Season Seven) and Emily West (Season Nine). Tonight, they came home just in time as host … [Continue reading]

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