Jake’s Take On…The Death of Michael Jackson (Five Years Later)

Michael Jackson This is It rehearsals

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Five years ago, the world lost a music legend! I remember working out on a treadmill at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, Kansas, where my brother, Aaron, told me: “I hope that you have a refund for those (This Is It) tickets, Jacob! Michael Jackson died!” I was in […]

Jake’s Take On…”Borrowing Trouble” by Will Champlin

Will Champlin Borrowing Trouble

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com While The Voice may have overtaken American Idol as the United States’ premiere singing competition, the show has struggled to turn their alumni into household names. Kelly Clarkson, Clay Aiken, Jennifer Hudson, Carrie Underwood, Chris Daughtry, Jordin Sparks and Adam Lambert are among the countless names that roll out of music […]

New Music Releases: Week of June 16, 2014

Jennifer Lopez AKA album review

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com I hope everyone had a fantastic Father’s Day weekend! This edition of New Music Releases features new material from recording icons Jennifer Lopez and Willie Nelson, rising superstar Sam Smith and hot new singles from some old favorites! A.K.A. by Jennifer Lopez The American Idol judge dropped her tenth studio album […]

New Music Releases: Week of June 8, 2014

I am so proud of Mikey Wax's debut album with Toucan Cove & Universal Music Group. (Album cover property of Toucan Cove & Universal Music Group)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to another exciting edition of New Music Releases! This week, three old friends of Jake’s Take and three Top 40 favorites have released new material! Mikey Wax by Mikey Wax Mikey Wax made his Jake’s Take debut back in December 2011! Since our first interview, the Long Island singer-songwriter has […]

New Music Releases: Week of June 2, 2014

Miranda Lambert Platinum

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com After a brief hiatus due to my trip to Israel, New Music Releases is back! This week, I am talking about the latest from old favorites (Mariah and Miranda) to rising acts such as L.P. and Mark Ballas!   Platinum by Miranda Lambert For the past three years, Miranda Lambert has […]

MJ, J.Lo, Miranda and Carrie rock the 2014 Billboard Music Awards

Ludacris hosted the 2014 Billboard Music Awards as a diverse group of artists performed at the MGM Grand. (Photo property of Billboard & ABC)

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Music’s biggest party of the summer has finally arrived! The 2014 Billboard Music Awards returned to Sin City with a vengeance as its celebrated the best in the Billboard charts. Pitbull recruited both Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte and they successfully brought the World Cup to the MGM Grand […]

New Music Releases: Week of May 13, 2014

Michael Jackson Xscape

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Welcome to the latest edition of New Music Releases! This week, four of the biggest albums this year dropped, two of The Voice’s favorite family members debuted new singles and I review a single from a band that is going to top the charts! Xscape by Michael Jackson One of the […]

Jake’s Take On…. Dolly Parton’s “Blue Smoke”

Dolly Parton Blue Smoke

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Country music icon Dolly Parton is back with her first studio album in three years! Blue Smoke, Ms. Parton’s 42nd studio album, reflects on her nearly 60 years in the recording industry. “I wanted to do an album that showcases all the colors of my career,” said Dolly Parton. “I have […]

The Five Question Challenge with Ronny Morris

Ronny Morris Save the Arctic

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com Ronny Morris is the latest artist to tackle The Five Question Challenge! The Danish singer-songwriter grew up outside of Copenhagen and began his fascination with music at a very early age. From there, his musical journey took him all around the world as he recorded and produced his debut album, Sweet […]

New Music Releases-Week of May 5, 2014

Santana Corazon album cover

By: Jacob Elyachar, jakes-take.com New Music Releases is back with some of Jake’s Take’s favorite artists! Corazon by Santana Corazon marks Santana’s 22nd studio album! I am so happy that they stuck with their Latin rock roots. Between the impeccable guest artists (Gloria Estefan, Juanes, Miguel, Pitbull and Ziggy Marley) to the outstanding arrangements featuring […]

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