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About Rudy
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 August 16th, 2018
(This Interview is also on  SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-travis-miles-of-the  )


The Punk/Rock Toronto band  The Penske File  https://thepenskefileband.bandcamp.com/  is performing this Friday (Friday August 17th, 2018) at the free summer concert series in Toronto Chevrolets Indie Fridays at Yonge Dundas Square https://www.ydsquare.ca/indie-fridays.html  along with PKEW PKEW PKEW  https://www.pkewx3.com/  &  The Flatliners www.theflatliners.com/  .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  Chats with band member Travis Miles  about how they formed their band because of their parents, how they got the name of their band from an 80’s comedy sitcome, and their latest album Salvation including the single  Kamikaze Kids  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_d46OfF4jg 




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/08/chat-w-travis-miles-of-the-penske-file-on-performing-at-chevrolet-indie-fridays-at-yds/


Thursday August 16th, 2018

Tomorrow (Friday August 17th, 2018) the 140th edition of the Canadian National Exhibition https://theex.com/  2018 kicks off for another season.  One of the big draws is the CNE Banshell.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  Chats with CNE Program manager Zis Parras about the tradition behind the Bandshell, who were some of the past artist who performed at the CNE including The Rolling Stones to Frank Sinatra and who will be performing this year including Marianas Trench  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gr0XBMJBc00and Dennis DeYoung of Styx . 




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/08/chat-w-zis-parras-on-cne-2018-bandshell-concert-line-up/


Wednesday August 15th, 2018
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-chris-cresswell-of-the)


The  Juno award nominated Punk/Rock Toronto band The Flatliners www.theflatliners.com/  is performing this Friday (Friday August 17th, 2018)  at the free summer concert series in Toronto Chevrolets Indie Fridays at Yonge Dundas Square https://www.ydsquare.ca/indie-fridays.html  along with PKEW PKEW PKEW  https://www.pkewx3.com/  &  The Penske File  https://thepenskefileband.bandcamp.com/  .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  Chats with lead singer Chris Cresswell  on performing at YDS, how growing up looking up to his older brother, listening to punk music and being a fan of geography helped him live his team of forming The Flatliners and their latest  album Inviting Light including the single/video Indoors  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FB4xegJ0ok.




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/08/chat-w-chris-cresswell-of-the-flatliners-on-performing-at-chevrolet-indie-fridays-at-yds/


Tuesday August 14th, 2018
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-mike-warne-of-pkew-pkew  )


The  Punk/Rock Toronto band PKEW PKEW PKEW  https://www.pkewx3.com/    is performing this Friday (Friday August 17th, 2018)  at the free summer concert series in Toronto Chevrolets Indie Fridays at Yonge Dundas Square https://www.ydsquare.ca/indie-fridays.html  along with the Juno award nominated group The Flatliners www.theflatliners.com/  &  The Penske File  https://thepenskefileband.bandcamp.com/  .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  Chats with  PKEW PKEW PKEW  band member  Mike Warne about performing at YDS, the origins of the group, their music including Glory Days https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=um2hssxwBWM  & Mid 20's Skateboarder/Blood Clot  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kecW5p0b5I&t=129s  and upcoming new music. 




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/08/chat-w-mike-warne-of-pkew-pkew-pkew-on-performing-at-chevrolet-indie-fridays-at-yds/


Tuesday August 14th, 2018

SiriusXM  ttps://www.siriusxm.ca/  announced the top three finalists in their Top of the Country music competition in partnership with the Canadian Country Music Association   https://www.ccma.org/  and they are Leaving Thomas https://leavingthomas.com/  ,  Andrew Hyatt  https://www.andrewhyattmusic.com/  & Jason Benoit  https://www.jasonbenoitmusic.com/  .    The artists were chosen by Canadians from coast-to-coast through an online vote and take part in a weeklong songwriting trip in Nashville, participate in mentorship sessions and compete during Canadian Country Music Week to win the grand prize of $25,000 and a SOCAN songwriting camp.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was at SiriusXM  Chats with Leaving Thomas  members Annika Odegard and Bryton Udy about becoming a finalist, how performing at Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat brought them together , their music including the new single Kiss About It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TphIpi7azO0  & Waiting Kind of Girl https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8p97iSPy50  and how that song brings us to an update of Annika Odegard  love life.







http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/08/chat-w-leaving-thoma-on-being-a-finalist-siriusxm-top-of-the-country-music-competition-w-ccma/



Monday August 13th, 2018
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-priya-panda-of-diemonds  )


The Juno award nominated Rock band Diemonds  diemonds.net/  has just released a new self titled album.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  Chats with the groups lead singer  Priya Panda  https://twitter.com/PartyPriyaPanda  about  the LP and how they turned past tragedy into positive music including the single “Our Song”   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h717kIv6iPM  .   




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2018/08/chat-w-priya-panda-of-diemonds-on-new-self-titled-album/
 

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