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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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Friday February 22nd, 2019

Another Canadian artist was chosen to release a new single in The CTV https://www.ctv.ca/Homeseries  The Launch Season 2 (Episode 4 https://www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2/Video/S2E4-I-Got-You-vid1483119    )  Wednesday February 20th, 2019 at 8pm.  The Launch follows five emerging musicians competing for a chance to have a debut single released commercially working with mentors Executive Producer Scott Borchetta  https://www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2/Mentors/Scott-Borchetta who is also Founder, President and CEO of Big Machine Label Group  https://www.bigmachinelabelgroup.com/  , Canadian recording artist Marie-Mai  https://www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2/Mentors/Marie-Mai and a songwriter/producer & Celebrity Mentor. In this episode, Shaun Frank  https://twitter.com/search/shaun+frank  ,Canadian DJ, singer-songwriter and producer. provided a new song and  Multi Juno Award winner Jann Arden www.jannarden.com/  was the Celebrity Guest Mentor. The five competitors were  Julia Gartha  https://www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2/Artists/Julia-Gartha  ,  Nick Babcock  https://www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2/Artists/Nick-Babcock  ,  Clancy Coulter  https://www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2/Artists/Clancy-Coulter  ,  Olivia Lunny  https://www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2/Artists/Olivia-Lunny  &  Jayde  https://www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S2/Artists/Jayde  .  And when the show ended it was   Olivia Lunny  who had the honour of launching the new single.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Saveria  about her experience taking part in The Launch, how the show changed her music career and her new single….I Got You  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqh0qceAEwg  .




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/02/chat-w-olivia-lunny-on-ctv-series-the-launch-season-2-and-new-single-i-got-you/


Thursday February 21st, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-theresa-tova-on-actra   )


One of Canada’s most prestigious award celebrations the ACTRA Awards in Toronto https://www.actratoronto.com/   is taking place this Saturday February 23rd, 2019 at the Carlu  https://www.thecarlu.com/ .  ACTRA Toronto is the largest organization within ACTRA, representing more than 15,000 of Canada’s 24,000 professional performers working in recorded media in Canada. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Theresa Tova (ACTRA Toronto President)  https://www.actratoronto.com/theresa-tova-elected-president-of-actra-toronto/   about the history behind ACTRA, how Canadians are making their mark around the world in Entertainment & some of this years nominees including honouring legendary actress and comedienne Jayne Eastwood with the Award of Excellence.  
(President Tova remarks ACTRA Awards in Toronto 2018  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VDzq2bzaww  )


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/02/chat-w-theresa-tova-on-actra-toronto-awards-2019/



Wednesday February 20th, 2019
 (This interview was recorded in 2018 during rehearsals of Foreigner’s JUKEBOX HERO Musical at Toronto’s Elgin Theatre)


A new musical celebrating the hit songs by one of Rocks greatest bands FOREIGNER https://www.foreigneronline.com/  will make its’ world premiere , Wednesday February 20th, 2019 ( to February 24th, 2019) at Toronto’s Ed Mirvish Theatre (244 Victoria Street) https://www.mirvish.com/theatres/ed-mirvish-theatre  .    Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the legendary writing duo Dick Clement & Ian La Frenais on their over 40 years of working together, how they got involved with with this project, how they made a story out of Foreigner’s extensive music catalogue and what fans can expect when they see & experience the new show ….Foreigner’s JUKEBOX HERO Musical  https://www.mirvish.com/shows/jukebox-hero  .
( Jukebox Hero – The Musical – February 21 – 24 in Toronto, Ontario   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYiSyc4NrmE  )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/02/chat-w-dick-clement-and-ian-la-frenais-on-foreigners-jukebox-hero-musical/



Tuesday February 19th, 2019

One of Canada’s premier HipHop/Rap recording artist D.O. Gibson  www.iamdo.ca/ has been giving back during Black History Month by touring schools across Canada with is mix of history, self esteem, and music celebration Stay Driven, Black Canadian  http://www.iamdo.ca/category/tour/  .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with D.O. after he returned from the 2019 Grammy Awards in L.A to Toronto, about how he came up with this unique tour and upcoming alum (due to be released in the spring of 2019) “Second Home”  including the single “Still Got It”.  
(D.O. Gibson – Black Canadian feat Rufus  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSiQrXANexA  




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/02/chat-w-d-o-gibson-on-stay-driven-black-canadian-tour-and-upcoming-lp-second-home/

 

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