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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.


 
Updates
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Thursday July 18th, 2019
(This Interview is also on  SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-davide-de-laurentiis-1  )


What three day festival combines over 400 different types of beers, great food and concerts that includes Canadian Country artist Brett  Kissel  https://www.brettkissel.com/  , Raekwon https://www.instagram.com/raekwon/?hl=en ,  Ghostface Killah  https://twitter.com/ghostfacekillah?lang=en  , DJ Jazzy Jeff https://www.djjazzyjeff.com/ , Ashanti https://www.instagram.com/ashanti/?hl=en  and Ja Rule  https://www.instagram.com/ruleyorkcity/?hl=en  ???  It’s  the Toronto’s Festival of Beet 2019  https://beerfestival.ca/  ( Friday July 26th-Sunday July 28th) at The Bandshell , Exhibition Place. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Davide De Laurentiis https://ca.linkedin.com/in/davide-de-laurentiis-b2303260 ,  Marketing & Communications Manager  for TFOB about how the event has grown in the last two decades, Beer, Music and Bands and some of the new rules taking place during the festival including the use of Cannabis.  
(Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2019: Beer  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xf65kMznV-Q  )
(Toronto’s Festival of Beer 2019: Music  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNVbxB96_wc  )






http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-davide-de-laurentiis-on-torontos-festival-of-beer-2019/


Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

The Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament  fundraiser  joecarterclassic.com/ celebrated its 10th anniversary this year (2019).  The two day event raises funds for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada  Children’s Aid Foundation  (Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system).  So far it’s raised over 3.5 million dollars.  Celebrities from sports, media, television and music took part first in the  Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Skins Game on Wednesday, June 19 at Eagle Nest Golf Club Eagles Nest Golf Club  followed by the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 20. and later in the eventing there was a big after part at Rebel nightclub  REBEL .  Some of the nights performers and celebrities who attended included Salt-N-Pepa , Naughty by Nature, Dan Marino, Paul Coffey, Jesse Barfield, Maestro Fresh Wes, Damon Allen and Karl Wolf. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the red carpet to speak with several of the celebrities including Professional Golfer Miko Page  https://www.instagram.com/mikothi/?hl=en  about supporting the event, her thoughts on the Toronto Raptors https://www.nba.com/raptors/  NBA Championship season and advice on accomplishing your goals. 


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-professional-golfer-miko-page-at-the-10th-annual-joe-carter-classic-fundraiser/


Monday July 22nd, 2019

 The Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament  fundraiser  joecarterclassic.com/ celebrated its 10th anniversary this year (2019).  The two day event raises funds for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada  Children’s Aid Foundation  (Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system).  So far it’s raised over 3.5 million dollars.  Celebrities from sports, media, television and music took part first in the  Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Skins Game on Wednesday, June 19 at Eagle Nest Golf Club Eagles Nest Golf Club  followed by the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 20. and later in the eventing there was a big after part at Rebel nightclub  REBEL .  Some of the nights performers and celebrities who attended included Salt-N-Pepa , Naughty by Nature, Dan Marino, Paul Coffey, Jesse Barfield, Maestro Fresh Wes, Damon Allen and Karl Wolf. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the red carpet to speak with several of the celebrities including Basketball Analyst for Sportsnet and NBA TV Canada Sherman Hamilton https://twitter.com/shermanhamilton?lang=en about supporting the event and covering the Toronto Raptors https://www.nba.com/raptors/  NBA Championship season.


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-basketball-analyst-sherman-hamilton-at-the-10th-annual-joe-carter-classic-fundraiser/


Friday July 19th, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-kris-barclay-on  )


It’s another big show this Friday July 19th, 2019at Yonge Dundas Square with another edition of Chevy Music presents Indie Fridays  https://www.ydsquare.ca/indiefridays  . Chevy Music Indie Fridays is a free multi-genre concert series in the heart of the city that takes place during the summer months. For 10 weeks(7pm-11pm), Yonge-Dundas Square  will be the stage for an array of performances from Canada’s brightest artists and Hosted /Mc’d by Music Reporter Rudy Blair of Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  .  Performing this Friday will be the sister brother duo The Beresfords  https://www.facebook.com/beresfordmusic/ , Ajax Country recording artist Kris Barclay   krisbarclay.com/ and the North Vancouver, BC duo Sons of Daughters  https://www.sonsofdaughters.com/  ,   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Warner Music Canada  www.warnermusic.ca/   recording artist Kris Barclay    krisbarclay.com/ on performing at Chevy Music presents Indie Fridays, how he went from a career of a hockey player to becoming a Country artist , how the Country music festival Boots & Hearts  https://bootsandhearts.com/  and his latest single Loved You Like That  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqPVcKF-Wis  .




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-kris-barclay-on-performing-at-chevy-music-indie-fridays-at-yds-and-single-loved-you-like-that/


Friday July 19th, 2019
(This Interview is also on  SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-brad-ladouceur-on )


It’s time to rock and roll back to the big screen as the Cineplex Events Concert Series 2019  https://www.cineplex.com/Events/MusicAtTheMovies returns  to theatres across Canada beginning  in July through October 2019.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Brad LaDouceur, https://ca.linkedin.com/in/brad-ladouceur-4b1293a  VP of Event Cinema at Cineplex  https://www.cineplex.com/Events  about some of the incredible music film lineup including The Beatles A Hard Day’s Night  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWbiVqlSMgc  and  Rush: Cinema Strangiato   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jow3-DVntj8 .




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-brad-ladouceur-on-cineplex-events-concert-series-2019/



Friday July 19th, 2019

One of televisions most popular SCI FI series  Killjoys  https://www.bellmedia.ca/the-lede/tv/space/killjoys/Season 5 and final season premieres tonight (Friday July 19th, 2019) at 10pm on Space(Bell Media).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Actress Hannah John-Kamen https://twitter.com/hannahjk1?lang=en (who plays Dutch) about her time on the seres and what fans can expect.
(Killjoys Season 5 Promo (HD) Final Season https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a5y50c_xuA  )





http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-actress-hannah-john-kamen-on-final-season-of-ctv-space-series-killjoys/



Thursday July 18th, 2019
(This Interview is also on  SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-jimmy-thow-of-country   )


It’s another big show this Friday July 19th, 2019at Yonge Dundas Square with another edition of Chevy Music presents Indie Fridays  https://www.ydsquare.ca/indiefridays  . Chevy Music Indie Fridays is a free multi-genre concert series in the heart of the city that takes place during the summer months. For 10 weeks(7pm-11pm), Yonge-Dundas Square  will be the stage for an array of performances from Canada’s brightest artists and Hosted /Mc’d by Music Reporter Rudy Blair of Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  .  Performing this Friday will be the sister brother duo The Beresfords  https://www.facebook.com/beresfordmusic/ , Ajax Country recording artist Kris Barclay krisbarclay.com/ and the North Vancouver, BC duo Sons of Daughters  https://www.sonsofdaughters.com/  ,   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks  with Jimmy Thow of  Sons of Daughters  https://www.sonsofdaughters.com/    on performing at Chevy Music presents Indie Fridays, how he and  fellow music partnerChrystal Leigh met, their move to Nashville, their songwriting collaborations, appearing on the CTV series The Launch  www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S1/Artists/Sons-of-Daughters  and their new EP Love In A Bar featuring the single What if We Stay  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6JATky7Ws_Q  .




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-jimmy-thow-of-sons-of-daughters-on-performing-at-chevy-music-indie-fridays-at-yds/


Thursday July 18th, 2019

 The Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament  fundraiser  joecarterclassic.com/ celebrated its 10th anniversary this year (2019).  The two day event raises funds for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada  Children’s Aid Foundation  (Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system).  So far it’s raised over 3.5 million dollars.  Celebrities from sports, media, television and music took part first in the  Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Skins Game on Wednesday, June 19 at Eagle Nest Golf Club Eagles Nest Golf Club  followed by the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 20. and later in the eventing there was a big after part at Rebel nightclub  REBEL .  Some of the nights performers and celebrities who attended included Salt-N-Pepa , Naughty by Nature, Dan Marino, Paul Coffey, Jesse Barfield, Maestro Fresh Wes, Damon Allen and Karl Wolf. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the red carpet to speak with several of the celebrities including Canadian MMA Fighter Elias Theodorou  https://twitter.com/eliastheodorou?lang=en about supporting the event and to become the first  professional athlete to medicate using cannabis in competition


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-canadian-mma-fighter-elias-theodorou-at-the-10th-annual-joe-carter-classic-fundraiser/


Thursday July 18th, 2019

He’s a Singer,Songwriter and an Actor who’s worked behind the scenes and on camera on one of Canada’s most iconic television series Degrassi.  Will Bowes  https://www.willbowes.com/  was in Toronto to promote his latest single Runway Lights https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKEEvNSa3Pg  .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Will Bowes about his family roots in show business, working on Degrassi, the story behind his latest release Runway Lights  and his upcoming concert at Toronto’s Drake Underground https://www.thedrake.ca/thedrakehotel/underground/  (1150 Queen St W, Toronto) on July 22, 2019. 




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-singer-songwriter-and-actor-will-bowes-on-new-single-runway-lights/


Wednesday July 17th, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-country-duo-the )


It’s another big show this Friday July 19th, 2019at Yonge Dundas Square with another edition of Chevy Music presents Indie Fridays  https://www.ydsquare.ca/indiefridays  . Chevy Music Indie Fridays is a free multi-genre concert series in the heart of the city that takes place during the summer months. For 10 weeks(7pm-11pm), Yonge-Dundas Square  will be the stage for an array of performances from Canada’s brightest artists and Hosted /Mc’d by Music Reporter Rudy Blair of Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  .  Performing this Friday will be the sister brother duo The Beresfords  https://www.facebook.com/beresfordmusic/ , Ajax Country recording artist Kris Barclay krisbarclay.com/  and the North Vancouver, BC duo Sons of Daughters  https://www.sonsofdaughters.com/  ,   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks Shannon & Brendan Beresford (The Beresfords https://www.facebook.com/beresfordmusic/ ) on performing at Chevy Music presents Indie Fridays, how their family influenced them on their musical careers, being part of the Canadian Country music family and their latest EP Dust featuring the single Dust https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n48AgSi4kIU  . 




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-country-duo-the-beresfords-on-performing-at-chevy-music-indie-fridays-at-yds/


Wednesday July 17th, 2019

 The Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament  fundraiser  joecarterclassic.com/ celebrated its 10th anniversary this year (2019).  The two day event raises funds for the Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada  Children’s Aid Foundation  (Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada is dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth in the child welfare system).  So far it’s raised over 3.5 million dollars.  Celebrities from sports, media, television and music took part first in the  Joe Carter Classic Celebrity Skins Game on Wednesday, June 19 at Eagle Nest Golf Club Eagles Nest Golf Club  followed by the Joe Carter Classic Golf Tournament on Thursday, June 20. and later in the eventing there was a big after part at Rebel nightclub  REBEL .  Some of the nights performers and celebrities who attended included Salt-N-Pepa , Naughty by Nature, Dan Marino, Paul Coffey, Jesse Barfield, Maestro Fresh Wes, Damon Allen and Karl Wolf. Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the red carpet to speak with several of the celebrities including  2 time NFL Super Bowl Champion Neil Smith https://twitter.com/neilsmith_nfl?lang=en  about supporting the Joe Carter Classic fundraiser and his thoughts on the Toronto Raptors https://www.nba.com/raptors/  winning the NBA World Championship .


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-super-bowl-champion-neil-smith-at-the-10th-annual-joe-carter-classic-fundraiser/



Wednesday July 17th, 2019

One of the premier outdoor Urban summer music festivals in Canada TDot Fest 2019   https://tdotfest.com/   will be taking place August 17th & 18th at Toronto’s Ontario Place.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblaurmedia.com  speaks with Event Producer Sheldon De Souza  sheldonuniverse.com/  about the origins of the festival, why they switch from Yonge Dundas Square to Ontario Place, some of the fun events surrounding TDot Fest and the artists taking part including Yung Tory https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6Cqpnp-OSkeFIeLwTmW7KA , Karl Wolf https://www.karlwolf.com/ ,  Lil Berete https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSCmjjyZVcunQ1KbIK5-Fnw ,  JRDN https://www.instagram.com/jrdnmusic/?hl=en , Swagger Rite https://soundcloud.com/swaggsrite ,  and Dru Grange https://drugrange.com/  .  
(tdotfest2018 final2  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3CzYBuCfLM )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/07/chat-w-event-producer-sheldon-de-souza-on-tdot-fest-2019-at-ontario-place/
 

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