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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 May 24th, 2019

One of Canada’s premiere music festivals Canadian Music Week https://cmw.net/  took place in Toronto (May 6, 2019 – May 12, 2019).  Over 600 artists from around the world performed at over 40 venues across the GTA.  One of the big events that took place during CMW was the Strut Social presented by Strut Entertainment  strutentertainment.com/ . The Strut Social celebrated Canadian, Indie and upcoming artist.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was there to speak with  Canadian recording artist and contestant of the 1st season of the CTV series The Launch  www.ctv.ca/The-Launch-S1/Artists/Ezra-JordanEzra Jordan  https://www.ezrajordan.com/  on a surprise upcoming music collaboration with a winner of The Launch, his latest single Low  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDH1DOH46Gc , upcoming new music & if his famous family (parents are Marc Jordan  https://marcjordan.com/ and Amy Sky www.amysky.com/  ).  




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/05/chat-w-ezra-jordan-on-latest-single-low-at-the-strut-social-during-cmw-2019/



Thursday May 24th, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-juno-award-winner )


She is considered one of Canada’s greatest R&B, Soul and Jazz artist of all time.  2 time Juno Award winner Liberty Silver  https://www.facebook.com/libertysilvermusic/  is one of the headliners of one of the funkiest party celebrations of the year, the Toronto Funk & Soul Festival http://torontofunkandsoulfestival.com  happening at Lees Palace (529 Bloor st w) Saturday June 8th, 2019.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the music legend on her groundbreaking music career, her connection with icons Bob Marley and Rick James, if she plans to record new music and a preview on her performance at the  Toronto Funk and Soul Festival.  


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/05/chat-w-juno-award-winner-liberty-silver-on-headlining-4th-annual-toronto-funk-and-soul-festival/



Wednesday May 22nd 2019

One of Canada’s premiere music festivals Canadian Music Week https://cmw.net/  took place in Toronto (May 6, 2019 – May 12, 2019).  Over 600 artists from around the world performed at over 40 venues across the GTA.  One of the big events that took place during CMW was the Strut Social presented by Strut Entertainment  strutentertainment.com/ . The Strut Social celebrated Canadian, Indie and upcoming artist.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was there to speak with  Canadian  Arrival Music Group Pop recording artist RIA  https://www.arrivalmusicgroup.com/artist-ria  about her latest single I’m Good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c9R16V4N3ug  , upcoming new music and performances in 2019.




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/05/chat-w-ria-on-latest-single-im-good-at-strut-social-during-cmw-2019/



Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

This ground breaking Canadian band from the 80’s is best known for their classic hits “Romantic Traffic”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vubMfPh7URs  , “Nova Heart”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KA5CEUZH1AA  , “Old Emotions” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peEkWf8pNc4  , and “Tell No Lies” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=io9is64uRb8  .  The Spoons  https://www.spoonsmusic.com/  are back with a new album New Day New World.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with two of the founding members of The Spoons  Sandy Horne  https://www.instagram.com/sandyhorne4093/?hl=en& Gordon Deppe  https://twitter.com/thespoonsabout their over 35 years in music, Gordon’s engagement  working with producer Nile Rogers, their new album New Day New World featuring the single For The First And Last Time  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teDy1aSGuR4  and upcoming concerts.  




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/05/chat-w-the-spoons-on-new-album-new-day-new-world-and-single-for-the-first-and-last-time/



Tuesday May 21st, 2019

7 years ago he was a finalist for Britains Got Talent where show judge Simon Cowell called him “unbelievable and a future star” at his audition when he was only 17 years old.  Today , crossover British tenor and star Jonathan Antoine  https://www.jonathanantoinemusic.com/  is bringing his incredible talent to Toronto’s Winter Garden Theatre  https://www.heritagetrust.on.ca/en/ewg/ewg-home  for two performances Thursday, June 6 & Saturday, June 8, 2019 (Ticket purchase info  https://www.glatzconcerts.com/jonathan-antoine  ) .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Jonathan about his rise to fame, competing on BGT, why he co-wrote a children’s novel and a preview of his concert series Jonathan Antoine In Concert: Beyond the Curtain.  
(Jonathan & Charlotte – The Prayer IN FULL (Britain’s Got Talent Final 2012) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=www3RwEKcm4  ) 




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/05/chat-w-bgt-finalist-jonathan-antoine-on-winter-garden-theatre-concert-beyond-the-curtain/
 

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