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SO WHO IS RUDY BLAIR?  Tough question to answer and especially when I have to keep this short but let's try  anyway.  I've been in the Broadcasting Industry for almost 30 years in both Radio and Television.  23 of those years was with 680News as the Music & Entertainment Reporter.  During that time I've interviewed some of the biggest artists in music including Beyonce, Jay Z, Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Lorde, Gordon Lightfoot, Tony Bennett and Tim McGraw to name a few.  I was there for many of these artists at the beginning of their careers and helped give them their first national interview spotlight including Justin Bieber, Lady Gaga, Michael Buble, Avril Lavigne and The Tenors.  I've estimated I've interviewed over 7,000 artist and that's a lot to remember.  I've covered several big events multiple times including The Grammy, Junos, Much Music Video Awards,The Canadian Screen Award and Canada's Walk Of Fame.  I've also been lucky winning several honours including 16 Radio-Television News Directors Association National and Regional Awards, The Harry Jerome Award, inducted into the Humber College Radio Broadcasting Hall Of Fame,The Vaughan Road Academy Hall of Fame and received an Honorary Degree from Humber College.  I've appeared on several televisions shows, reported for CityNews and had my own Rogers Television show, ON THE MIC WITH RUDY BLAIR where I not only interviewed many of the top music acts in the business but also new indie artists and helping them get exposure.  I could really keep going but there isn't room to put everything in on my career. What I can say is this website RUDY BLAIR ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA will be a continuation of everything I've done  in the past to help promote music acts of the future.  I'll also be interviewing and promoting upcoming events,chat with stars of the stage,movies,sports,politics and the every day person who has an interesting story.

In short, welcome to Rudy Blair Entertainment Media.


 
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Thursday January 18th, 2018

Multiple  Canadian Country Music Association & Juno Award winner “Gord Bamford”  releases his Eighth studio album tomorrow(Friday January 19th, 2018) “Neon Smoke”.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media Chats with Canadian Country star about his latest LP including the singe “Neon Smoke” https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/neon-smoke/1322224558  , his upcoming tour https://www.gordbamford.com/blog/neon-smoke-tour and his charity work with “The Gord Bamford Foundation” https://gordbamfordfoundation.com/ .  https://www.gordbamford.com/   https://www.sonymusic.ca/


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/01/chat-w-gord-bamford-on-new-album-and-single-neon-smoke/



Thursday January 18, 2018

Two charity music events are taking place in Toronto this week. One is taking place tonight(ThursdayJan. 18th 2018 )at Revival (783 College St) and will be raising money for “UNITY Charity” unitycharity.com/  (an organization that offers free programming to youth in underserved neighbourhoods in communities across Canada).  The other will be on Saturday (January  20th, 2018) at the T & M Sidewalk Cafe(1344 Danforth Avenue) and that event is raising money for “Safe Home Animal Rescue” safehomeanimalrescue.org/ .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  Chats with the organizer behind both events?fundraisers…”Enza Ruscillo “   https://www.facebook.com/enza.ruscillo .


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/01/chat-w-enza-ruscillo-on-fundraisers-unity-charity-safe-home-animal-rescue/


Thursday January 18, 2018

(This Video was recorded at Toronto's Buonanotte Restaurant, 19 Mercer St, Toronto, ON M5V 1H2, (416) 599-7246 buonanottetoronto.com email Qevin.pearce@gmail.com)

One of the most highly anticipated formal social events of the year that hi lights music, dance, celebrities, art, and surprise superstar performers, returns Saturday February 24th, 2018 at Toronto’s Fairmont Royal York. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com Chats with show producer Shawn Cuffie, to give us a sneak peak at what we can expect at this years…“BLACK DIAMOND BALL 2018”https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpvm0... . https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/black-dia...




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/01/chat-w-shawn-cuffie-on-black-diamond-ball-2018/



Wednesday January 17th, 2018

An annual nation-wide contest where Canada’s undiscovered musicians and bands get their chance to shine and hopefully become the nations next big music act, is once again looking for submissions(beginning Tuesday January 23rd, 2018). Rudy Blair Entertainment Media Chats with “Grant Lawrence”, CBC host and creator of …”Searchlight 2018” www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cgfh6LS8qNM . www.cbcmusic.ca/searchlight
grantlawrence.ca/




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/01/chat-w-grant-lawrence-on-cbc-music-searchlight-2018/


Wednesday January 17th, 2018

Some of the nations biggest and most influential celebrities were recently inducted into Canada’s Walk Of Fame 2017. Some of those names included Stompin’ Tom Connors, Donovan Bailey and Anna Paquin. Before the big red carpet event, there was another celebration taking place at The Great Hall in Toronto on Monday, November 13. where Canada’s Walk of Fame hosted a showcase for the winner and finalists of the 5th annual Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program. The program, valued at more than $100,000, provides musicians with the opportunity to grow and develop their skills and industry connections to take their careers to the next level. Seven finalists were selected from more than 380 hopefuls across Canada. This years winners and finalists included Grand Prize Winner “Jaryd Stanley” of Rothesay, NB . “wells” from Toronto, ON(2nd place), “The Redhill Valleys” from Burlington/Hamilton(finalist) and finalist “Sarah Jickling and Her Good Bad Luck” from Vancouver, BC. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com was at The Great Hall to Chat with Sarah Jickling about taking part in CWOF Emerging Artist Music Mentorship Program, how she used her bipolar depression to help create music and her album “When I Get Better” including the single “You Let Me Down (Angry Girl Edit)” https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_co... . www.sarahsgoodbadluck.com/ https://www.canadaswalkoffame.com/pro...




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/01/chat-w-sarah-jickling-and-her-good-bad-luck-on-music-cwof-emerging-artist-music-mentorship-program/

 

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