The Five Question Challenge with Lucas DiPasquale

By: Jacob Elyachar, 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 […]

Jake’s Take: The Best Albums of 2016 (So Far)

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is hard to believe that July starts in a few weeks! 2016 has almost zoomed right passed us. Countless of artists released hundreds of studio albums and extended plays so far this year. Jake’s Take is celebrating the best albums that were released from January to mid-June. Let’s get this […]

A Tribute to Christina Grimmie (1994-2016)

By: Jacob Elyachar, Multiple news outlets such as CNN, USA Today, and E! News have confirmed that Voice alum and YouTube sensation Christina Grimmie is dead. The Season Six third place finisher was shot outside of her Orlando, Fla. concert while she was signing autographs for fans at the Plaza Live theatre.  Orlando police […]

Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews: Week of June 10, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews! Among the selections that are highlighted in this edition include a country group goes pop; a Tony-nominated actor sings Jazz, the return of Usher and an EGOT icon sings Broadway with two influential Silver Screen actresses from the Millennial Generation. Let’s get this party started! […]

Jake’s Take: New Music Reviews (Week of June 3, 2016)-The Albums Edition

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to another exciting edition of Jake’s Take’s New Music Reviews! In this edition, we salute albums.  From a promising start from a rising music duo to the worst Led Zeppelin tribute ever recorded, Jake’s Take has your music recommendations covered!   I Still Do by Eric Clapton Eric Clapton just […]

A Conversation with Alexander Jean

By: Jacob Elyachar, 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 […]

Jake’s Take On: The Road to the 2016 CMT Awards

By: Jacob Elyachar, Howdy country music fans! The 2016 County Music Television (CMT) Music Awards is seven days away! This year, The CMT Music Awards has added a brand new category in its line-up: the #SocialSuperstar Award.  The award honors country music artists who are pioneering social media as a tool to regularly interact […]

Jake’s Take Music Reviews: Week of May 20, 2016

By: Jacob Elyachar, Welcome to another exciting edition of Jake’s Take’s Music Reviews! This week, we have a lot of material to chug through! So let’s get this party started. Thank You by Meghan Trainor Last year, Meghan Trainor took the world by storm with her smash single: “All About That Bass” and self-titled […]

A Conversation with Dalton Rapattoni

  By: Jacob Elyachar, 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 […]

A Conversation with Ricky Jarman

By: Jacob Elyachar, It is a pleasure to officially welcome singer & model Ricky Jarman to Jake’s Take! I first met Ricky online when he followed me on Twitter on March 16, and he sent me over to check out his social media channels. This is where I got to listen to his single: […]

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