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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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Friday January 25th, 2019

If you’re one of those people that no matter what is going on in the world you can always something wrong with the world , then you’ll be “unhappy” to know that one of Canada’s funniest comics and best known as “the master of misery”,  Jeremy Hotz https://jeremyhotz.com/  is kicking off his national Dangerously Handsome Tour https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/#search/jer/FMfcgxwBVDJhjrccWTnhzNmCxmDbnjnM?messagePartId=0.2  today (Friday January 25th, 2019) at Vancouvers Vogue Theatre  https://voguetheatre.com/  .  Other cities include Calgary, Edmonton,Winnipeg, Regina, London, Montreal, Halifax and Toronto’s  Queen Elizabeth Theatre  https://queenelizabeththeatre.ca/  on March 2nd 2019 .  Before his tour , Rudy Blair Entertainment Media   rudyblairmedia.com  spoke with the multi award winning comic( at the Corus Building in Toronto) about how his career began,  life as a comedian in todays politically correct world, appearing on The David Letterman  and Tonight Show with Jay Leno, upcoming television and movie projects, what fans can expect from his latest tour (that will be turned into a DVD special) and why he’s so Dangerously Handsome .




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/01/chat-w-comedian-jeremy-hotz-on-career-and-national-dangerously-handsome-tour/


Thursday January 24th, 2019

The Canadian crime drama television series Cardinal  www.ctv.ca/Cardinal  returns tonight (Thursday January 24th, 2019) at 9pm.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Actor Billy Campbell(John Cardinal) https://twitter.com/wocampbell?lang=en  & Director Daniel Grou https://twitter.com/podzzz?lang=enabout what fans can expect in season 3  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAsu6J5E8Pk.




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/01/chat-w-billy-campbell-and-daniel-grou-on-season-3-premier-of-cardinal-on-ctv/


Wednesday January 23rd, 2019
(This interview is also on  SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-mike-robbins-on-new )


Canadian Country recording artist Mike Robins  https://twitter.com/mikerobinsmusic?lang=en  has been making several changes in his music career.  Best known as one hall of the Canadian Country Music Association https://www.ccma.org/ & Juno award  https://junoawards.ca/  nominated duo Autumn Hill with Tareya Green  https://www.tareyaofficial.com/ , Mike is now the lead singer of his new band East Adelaide  http://www.eastadelaideofficial.com .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Mike on party ways with Autumn Hill, his new band, new music including the single You Don't Get To Love Me  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XCVPrmgQpE  and upcoming tour with The Reklaws  www.thereklaws.com/  .  (East Adelaide is performing at Toronto’s Jasper Dandy https://www.instagram.com/jasperdandy/?hl=en  725 Queen St E on Thursday January 24th, 2019 and The Mod Club themodclub.com/   w the Reklaws Wednesday February 27th, 2019 http://www.eastadelaideofficial.com )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/01/chat-w-mike-robbins-on-new-band-east-adelaide-and-new-single-you-dont-get-to-love-me/


Tuesday January 22nd, 2019

Today(Tuesday January 22nd, 2018) was the  media kick off for TD Black History Month  https://www.td.com/corporate-responsibility/diversity/…/black-history-month.jsp .  Black History Month  honours  the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present with festivities and events.  The media was invited to Toronto’s A Different Booklist (779 Bathurst St) https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/   for the  announcement of some of the big events taking place throughout the month of February.   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com was there to speak with Shawn Cuffie  https://www.instagram.com/cuffieshawn/?hl=en  Artistic Director, ArtXperiential Projects  http://www.artxperiential.com/teamm/  about one of the most elegant and prestigious events on the calendar,  Toronto’s fourth annual TD Black Diamond Ball   https://blackdiamondballto.com  (taking place Saturday February 23rd, 2019 at Fairmont Royal York Hotel, fairmont-royal-york.hotelsone.com/‎ ) including fashion, music, hosts, ticket info, performers and this years headliner (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNvbS0XUZWU )
(BDB2018 – MYA  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAmDXRCM2Ws  )






http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/01/chat-w-shawn-cuffie-on-torontos-fourth-annual-td-black-diamond-ball/



Tuesday January 22nd, 2019

Today(Tuesday January 22nd, 2018) was the  media kick off for TD Black History Month  https://www.td.com/corporate-responsibility/diversity/.../black-history-month.jsp  .  Black History Month  honours  the legacy of Black Canadians, past and present with festivities and events.  The media was invited to Toronto’s A Different Booklist (779 Bathurst St) https://www.adifferentbooklist.com/  for the  announcement of some of the big events taking place throughout the month of February.   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was there to speak with Al Ramsay  ttps://twitter.com/AlRamsay_TD  TD Bank Group, National Manager LGBTQ2+ , Business Development about TD’s involvement with Black History Month and some of the 90 events taking place including The Toronto Black Film Festival (TBFF)  https://torontoblackfilm.com/  , The Legends of Reggae  jonesandjones.ca/new.../1/.../the-annual-tribute-to-the-legends-of-reggae-returns-7rla6  and the prestigious fourth annual TD Black Diamond Ball  https://blackdiamondballto.com


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/01/chat-w-al-ramsay-on-td-black-history-month-media-day/



Tuesday January 22nd, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-paul-and-brenda-3  )


The Canadian legendary band Lighthouse www.lighthouserockson.com/, best known for their long list of iconic hits including ”Sunny Days"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxwNkY0-vUw , "One Fine Morning"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLdqe8idpFw & Pretty Lady  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLY8ajMfBU is celebrating 50 years in music with a national tour. (Lighthouse will be performing at Toronto’s Koerner Hall  Tuesday May 14th, 2019  https://www.rcmusic.com/events-and-performances/lighthouse-50-years-sunny-days ).  In the 4th of a 4part series,  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with one of the founding members of Lighthouse, Paul Hoffert  www.paulhoffert.ca/  and Lighthouse Manager, Brenda Hoffert  www.lighthouserockson.com/contact.html about the 50th anniversary tour &  new compilation releases including a collaboration with the late  Leonard Cohen… Tower of Song  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-9TQ42MKjY  .
(Pt 1  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nYapYJ-MGg  ) (PT 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Nv6WcW_XY )(PT 3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo1ojsHNpsM )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/01/chat-w-paul-and-brenda-hoffert-on-lighthouse-50th-anniversary-tour-4th-of-4pt-interview/



Monday January 21st, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-paul-and-brenda-1   )


The Canadian legendary band Lighthouse www.lighthouserockson.com/ ,best known for their long list of iconic hits including ”Sunny Days"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxwNkY0-vUw , "One Fine Morning"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLdqe8idpFw & Pretty Lady  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLY8ajMfBU is celebrating 50 years in music with a national tour. (Lighthouse will be performing at Toronto’s Koerner Hall  Tuesday May 14th, 2019  https://www.rcmusic.com/events-and-performances/lighthouse-50-years-sunny-days ).  In the 3rd of a 4part series,  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with one of the founding members of Lighthouse, Paul Hoffert  www.paulhoffert.ca/  and Lighthouse Manager, Brenda Hoffert  www.lighthouserockson.com/contact.html  about their 1st number one hit single Pretty Lady  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fxLY8ajMfBU  and what it was like touring as a major Canadian band.
(Pt   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1nYapYJ-MGg  ) (PT 2 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M-Nv6WcW_XY )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/01/chat-w-paul-and-brenda-hoffert-on-lighthouse-50th-anniversary-tour-3rd-of-4pt-interview/
 

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