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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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Tuesday June 25th, 2019

The CBC https://www.cbc.ca/  announced (Wednesday May 29th, 2019) some of their original programming lined up for the 2019-2020 season.  Those programs include Battle Of The Blades, Fortunate Son, Family Feud Canada, The great Canadian Baking Show and The Trickster.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens www.mattamyathleticcentre.ca/  for the announcements to speak with some of the talent including Award winning author  Eden Robinson (Son of a Trickster trilogy) about her books becoming adapted to a new CBC dark comedy mystery thriller series, The Trickster.


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-author-eden-robinson-on-her-new-cbc-series-the-trickster/


Monday June 24th, 2019

The CBC https://www.cbc.ca/  announced (Wednesday May 29th, 2019) some of their original programming lined up for the 2019-2020 season.  Those programs include Battle Of The Blades, Fortunate Son, Family Feud Canada, The great Canadian Baking Show and The Trickster.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens www.mattamyathleticcentre.ca/  for the announcements to speak with some of the talent including Aurora Browne  https://twitter.com/aurorabrowne  and Carolyn Taylor https://twitter.com/carolyntaylord?lang=en , best known as members on the Canadian Screen Awards  https://www.academy.ca/awards/ winning CBC comedy series Baroness Von Sketch Show https://www.cbc.ca/baroness/ who are now the new Hosts of The Great Canadian Baking Show https://www.cbc.ca/life/greatcanadianbakingshow/about/aurora-browne-and-carolyn-taylor-hosts-1.5145600  .


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-hosts-aurora-browne-and-carolyn-taylor-on-cbc-series-the-great-canadian-baking-show/



Friday June 21st, 2019

The CBC https://www.cbc.ca/  announced (Wednesday May 29th, 2019) some of their original programming lined up for the 2019-2020 season.  Those programs include Battle Of The Blades, Fortunate Son, Family Feud Canada, The great Canadian Baking Show and The Trickster.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens www.mattamyathleticcentre.ca/  for the announcements to speak with some of the talent including the Producers of Fortunate Son (a spy drama set in the social and political chaos of 1968, inspired by a true story in Canada) Executive Producer-Jordy Randall https://seven24films.com/member/jordy-randall/  , Showrunner-Andrew Wreggit andrewwreggitt.com/  and Executive Producer-Tom Cox  https://seven24films.com/member/tom-cox/  about the new spy drama and how this story is actually part of one of the Producers family history.  


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-the-producers-of-the-cbc-series-fortunate-son/


Thursday June 20th, 2019
(This Interview is also on  SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-josh-grossman-on-the-1 )


One of the largest international music events in Canada the TD Toronto Jazz Festival torontojazz.com/    returns to the Bloor-Yorkville area this summer as it kicks off it’s 33rd edition beginning tomorrow,Friday June 21st, 2019(until June 30th, 2019).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com   speaks with Toronto Downtown Jazz Artistic Director Josh Grossman www.joshgrossman.ca/about.html  about this seasons ticketed a free festival including some of the 175 acts performing including  the Diana Ross, DownChild Blues Band, Dan Aykroyd, Paul Shaffer & Emilie-Claire Barlow. 
(TD Toronto Jazz Festival – 30 Years https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYXrAw0X2jI )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-josh-grossman-on-the-33rd-edition-of-the-td-toronto-jazz-festival/



Thursday June 20th, 2019

A young singer/songwriter from Calgary has written an emotional and thought provoking song about mass shootings in high schools and other tragedy’s including the 2016  shooting in Orlando at the gay nightclub the Pulse where 49 people were killed and 53 wounded by a 29-year-old security guard.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks one on one with the artist known as E.L.F (aka Emilie Louise Felberg)  https://www.instagram.com/elfmusique/  about her love of music, her political views, and why she wrote her new single…..Johnny Got His Gun https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eKz4GyE7wRA  .




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-calgary-recording-artist-e-l-f-on-her-new-single-johnny-got-his-gun/


Wednesday June 19th, 2019

The CBC https://www.cbc.ca/  announced (Wednesday May 29th, 2019) some of their original programming lined up for the 2019-2020 season.  Those programs include Battle Of The Blades, Fortunate Son, Family Feud Canada, The great Canadian Baking Show and The Trickster.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Toronto’s Mattamy Athletic Centre at the Gardens www.mattamyathleticcentre.ca/  for the announcements to speak with some of the talent including cast members the returning Battle Of The Blades https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/program/battle-of-the-blades , hockey players Natalie Spooner https://twitter.com/natspooner5  & Sheldon Kennedy https://twitter.com/ShelKenn  and figure skaters  Vanessa James  https://twitter.com/vanessajamessk8?lang=en  & Violette Afanasieva  https://twitter.com/ViolettaHoops  .
(Ron MacLean Teaser 2013 | Battle of the Blades | CBC https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOtFgvMZtEg )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-cast-members-of-the-cbc-series-battle-of-the-blades/


Tuesday June 18th, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-joe-urie-diver-of  )


It’s the sport that’s adrenaline charged, stunt filled, speed pumping, crash filled family fun with some of the largest trucks on the planet! (12 feet tall,12 feet wide weigh minimum 10,000 pounds). Monster Jam Triple Threat  https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/homepage  returns to Toronto’s  Scotiabank Arena  www.boxoffice-tickets.com/‎ this weekend (Friday June 21st-Sunday June 23rd 2019) https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/events/toronto-on/jun-21-2019-jun-23-2019?gclid=Cj0KCQjwl6LoBRDqARIsABllMSbpYgfQ-JrZhUj1vyT1BXATihUCjwdXICoQ1ceYXaYryTcXwOyzQtsaAr9xEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Joe Urie Diver  https://twitter.com/joe_urie?lang=en of Zombie https://www.monsterjam.com/en-US/drivers/joe-urie   about the sport , why there will be 4 competitions this weekend, that this was the 1st time Toronto will have MJ in June and that women are some of the best MJ drivers in the sport.  
(Zombie Monster Truck Freestyle – Greenville | Monster Jam 2019  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DiID8R_nwzk  )




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-joe-urie-diver-of-zombie-about-monster-jam-triple-threat-at-scotiabank-arena/



Tuesday June 18th, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://soundcloud.com/rudy-blair/chat-w-mike-ruby-on-new-ep-you  and also recored BEFORE the Toronto Raptors won the NBA Championship )


This Toronto singer/songwriter went from a successful award winning career as a Jazz artist( learning his craft at the prestigious  Manhattan School of Music https://www.msmnyc.edu/ ) to now becoming one of Canada’s standout contemporary Pop artist (compared to John Mayer & Jason Mraz).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Mike Ruby http://mikeruby.com  about his origins in music, how he was once told he could not sing, his switch from Jazz to Pop music and his latest EP You Wrote These Songs  featuring the single Close https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLTjjeKqvek  . 




http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-mike-ruby-on-new-ep-you-wrote-these-songs-and-single-close/

Sunday June 16th, 2019

One of the most well respected Rock n Roll Photographers ever to step behind a camera Bob Gruen www.bobgruen.com/  is having his work displayed at Toronto’s Liss Gallery  http://www.lissgallery.com/bob-gruen  (112 Cumberland St) .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location to speak with the legendary photographer about his career and his relationship with some of musics greatest artist including Bob Dylan, Ike & Tina Turner and John Lennon.  


http://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/06/chat-w-rock-roll-photographer-bob-gruen-on-his-exhibit-at-the-liss-gallery/

 

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