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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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Monday September 23rd, 2019
(This interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-arif-ahmad-on-the-7th   )


If you’re a fan of Pac man, Boom Boxes, Vynl, I-Rocs, Miami Vice and Parachute Pants, then you’re going to love what’s happening at Lee’s Palace https://www.leespalace.com  this Thursday (September 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM – 11 PM) as music industry bands are coming together to put on an 80’s music theme concert to help raise money for two charities.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Arif Ahmad  Vice President, Legal Affairs and General Counsel at Re:Sound  https://www.resound.ca on the 7th Annual Re:Wind… Like Totally 80’s Concert Fundraiser   https://www.facebook.com/events/lees-palace/rewind-2019-like-totally-80s/2062495500711768/  .  
(Re:Sound – How It Works https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=23&v=XfpeUgTYj1E  )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/09/chat-w-arif-ahmad-on-the-7th-annual-re-wind-like-totally-80s-concert-fundraiser/


Sunday September 22nd, 2019

One of Canada’s most beloved television series and seven time Canadian Screen Award https://www.academy.ca  winner including Best Dramatic Series and Best Actress Continuing Leading Dramatic Role (Amybeth McNulty), premiers Sunday September 22 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC https://www.cbc.ca/anne/  (and the CBC Gem streaming service https://gem.cbc.ca/season/anne-with-an-e/season-2/02ca8c6f-b255-4a8b-bfc1-acc4c1e6d323 ) .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at the CBC building in Toronto to speak with Actresses Amybeth McNulty (Anne Shirley) https://www.instagram.com/amybethmcnulty/?hl=en  , Kiawenti:io Tarbell (Ka’kwet) https://www.instagram.com/kiawentiio/?hl=en and Show Runner/Creator Moira Walley-Beckett  https://www.instagram.com/moirawalleybeckett/?hl=en   on the new season of… Anne with an E https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q64ZLcezqxo  .
( Anne with an E: Season 3 | Official Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q64ZLcezqxo )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/09/chat-w-amybeth-mcnulty-kiawentiio-tarbell-and-moira-walley-beckett-on-anne-with-an-e-season-3-cbc/


Saturday September 21st, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-madison-macgregor-on )


A campaign (presented by Morguard along with Big Brother and  Big Sisters ) promoting empowerment for young girls to break free of stereotypes, is being celebrated across Canada this weekend(Saturday September 21st-Sunday September 22nd 2019). Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with  Disney and Family Channel Star/Mental health advocate and Author Madison MacGregor  https://twitter.com/madisonmacgreg?lang=en  (who is also an ambassador) about the Fourth annual Be You Campaign  beyougirl.ca  .
(Tara Shannon – BeYou  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nKM3dr1YyU  )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/09/chat-w-madison-macgregor-on-the-fourth-annual-be-you-campaign/



Friday September 20th, 2019

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize https://polarismusicprize.ca  took place Monday September 16th, 2019 at The Carlu https://www.thecarlu.com in Toronto.   The Polaris Music Prize celebrates some of this nations best album releases as chosen by music critics.  This years short list  nominees were Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman, Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, FET.NAT – Le Mal, Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned!, Les Louanges – La nuit est une panthère, Haviah Mighty – 13th Floor, PUP – Morbid Stuff, Jessie Reyez – Being Human In Public, Shad – A Short Story About A War & Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline. And the night’s winner was   Haviah Mighty and her  album 13th Floor .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com was on location at The Carlu  https://www.thecarlu.com to speak with Elisapie  https://www.elisapie.com  on her 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List Album The Ballad of the Runaway Girl .
( Elisapie performs “Darkness Bring the Light” and “Arnaq” | Polaris Gala 2019  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcPg_kZ0Lbs  )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/09/chat-w-elisapie-on-2019-polaris-music-prize-short-list-album-the-ballad-of-the-runaway-girl/



Thursday September 19th, 2019

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize https://polarismusicprize.ca  took place Monday September 16th, 2019 at The Carlu https://www.thecarlu.com in Toronto.   The Polaris Music Prize celebrates some of this nations best album releases as chosen by music critics.  This years short list  nominees were Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman, Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, FET.NAT – Le Mal, Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned!, Les Louanges – La nuit est une panthère, Haviah Mighty – 13th Floor, PUP – Morbid Stuff, Jessie Reyez – Being Human In Public, Shad – A Short Story About A War & Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline. And the night’s winner was   Haviah Mighty and her  album 13th Floor .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com was on location at The Carlu  https://www.thecarlu.com to speak with Shad https://www.shadk.com  on his 2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List Album  A Short Story About A War .
( Shad performs “The Fool pt. 1” and “Magic” ft. Lido Pimienta | Polaris Gala 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1zac2UannJE  )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/09/chat-w-shad-on-2019-polaris-music-prize-short-list-album-a-short-story-about-a-war/



Wednesday September 18th, 2019

The 2019 Polaris Music Prize https://polarismusicprize.ca  took place Monday September 16th, 2019 at The Carlu https://www.thecarlu.com in Toronto.   The Polaris Music Prize celebrates some of this nations best album releases as chosen by music critics.  This years short list  nominees were Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman, Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, FET.NAT – Le Mal, Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned!, Les Louanges – La nuit est une panthère, Haviah Mighty – 13th Floor, PUP – Morbid Stuff, Jessie Reyez – Being Human In Public, Shad – A Short Story About A War & Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline. And the night’s winner was   Haviah Mighty and her  album 13th Floor .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com was on location at The Carlu  https://www.thecarlu.com to speak with Darren “Young D” Metz and Quinton “Yung Trybez” Nyce of Snotty Nose Rez Kids https://snottynoserezkids.com  about their  2019 Polaris Music Prize Short List Album Trapline.
( Snotty Nose Rez Kids perform “Wa’wais (medley)” | Polaris Gala 2019  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUmwtpoT4Y8    )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/09/chat-w-snotty-nose-rez-kids-on-2019-polaris-music-prize-short-list-album-trapline/


Tuesday September 17th, 2019


The 2019 Polaris Music Prize https://polarismusicprize.ca  took place Monday September 16th, 2019 at The Carlu https://www.thecarlu.com in Toronto.   The Polaris Music Prize celebrates some of this nations best album releases as chosen by music critics.  This years short list  nominees are Marie Davidson – Working Class Woman, Elisapie – The Ballad of the Runaway Girl, FET.NAT – Le Mal, Dominique Fils-Aimé – Stay Tuned!, Les Louanges – La nuit est une panthère, Haviah Mighty – 13th Floor, PUP – Morbid Stuff, Jessie Reyez – Being Human In Public, Shad – A Short Story About A War & Snotty Nose Rez Kids – Trapline.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com was on location at The Carlu  https://www.thecarlu.com to speak with the 2019 Polaris Prize winner Haviah Mighty https://haviahmighty.ca  before and after she found out her her album 13th Floor would receive this years honour and 50 thousand dollars prize money.  
(Haviah Mighty performs 13th Floor medley | Polaris Gala 2019 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jZCyf39b9Y  )

 

 
http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/09/chat-w-haviah-mighty-on-album-13th-floor-winning-2019-polaris-music-prize/
 

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