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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.


 
Online Interviews
Click here to check out all my interviews and reviews: Rudy's Reviews.

Friday January 14th, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/yxdgp77x  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/y3favmzy    )


The Saskatoon Alt Country Rock band Tucker Lane  https://tinyurl.com/yxs6c4hy  is releasing their sophomore album today(Friday January 15th, 2021).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with group bassist Johnny Sinclair about how Covid-19 changes the course of the band in 2020, how they were able to record their LP during lockdown, the stories behind their singles including their latest “Ghost” and how they came up with the name of their new album “Random Fireworks on a Beach Obscured by Trees”.  


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/01/intv-w-johnny-sinclair-of-tucker-lane-on-new-lp-random-fireworks-on-a-beach-obscured-by-trees/


Thursday January 14th, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/yx9vsvcl  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/y6cgzwhv  )


A new television series about high school players on the 2019-20 Orangeville Prep team for the Athlete Institute in Orangeville, Ontario, pursuing their goals including securing an NCAA Division 1 scholarship, seeking a career in basketball, and one day possibly making it in the NBA premiers tomorrow (Friday January 15, 2021) at 8:30 p.m. on CBC TV   https://www.cbc.ca/mediacentre/program/anyones-game & CBC Gem.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Head Coach of Orangeville Prep “Tony McIntyre “ https://tinyurl.com/yxee8jdx about the six part high school basketball docuseries “Anyone’s Game”  https://tinyurl.com/y6ttcc39  .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/01/intv-w-head-coach-tony-mcintyre-on-cbc-canadian-high-school-basketball-docuseries-anyones-game/


Wednesday January 13th, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube tinyurl.com/y5ssm99v )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/yynl6khc  ) 


 Gemini Award winner and Juno nominee “Jani Lauzon”  http://www.janilauzon.com has recently added a new honour to her long list , the Actra Toronto 2021 Award of Excellence https://tinyurl.com/y2rdhr86 .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com   speaks with the screen, stage, film maker and recording artist about her incredible career, her love of the arts, her struggles and success, her work including Mr. Dress-up, Big Comfy Couch, The Jim Henson Hour, Groundling Marsh, Alligator Pie, Wumpa’s World and two Juno nominations,  her plans for 2021 and her thoughts on 2020 and the few weeks of 2021 including dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and the uprising in the United States.


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/01/intv-w-gemini-award-winner-jani-lauzon-on-receiving-the-actra-toronto-2021-award-of-excellence/


Tuesday January 12th, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube https://tinyurl.com/yyt2fdzm   )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/yxj8n5b2    ) 


Toronto based R&B, Soul recording artist “Ley Vara”  https://www.facebook.com/ley.vara.9  has released a new single about” relationships, cheating, heartbreak and redemption.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the singer/songwriter about how her career was effected in 2020 during the Covid -19 pandemic, when her love of music began, if there are plans for an EP and virtual performances in 2021 and the story behind her latest release… “Red Flag”  https://tinyurl.com/y6gv8ovg  .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/01/interview-with-toronto-randb-soul-recording-artist-ley-vara-on-her-new-single-red-flag/


Monday January 11th, 2021
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/y2dxr45h  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud  https://tinyurl.com/yx9ec3s2  ) 


 It’s been a busy 2020 for Canadian Pop recording artist “Madison Olds”  https://www.madisonolds.com  . Not only did she release a new single but also named  Bell Media’s “Future Star” of December/ January and was awarded $50,000 by TikTok star David Dobrik as a donation to her GoFundMe campaign that she’s been raising funds  for a stem cell surgery that her boyfriend Derek was approved (he was in an accident in 2016 that left him paralyzed).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the Kamloops, BC singer/songwriter about being honoured by Bell Media, her fundraising campaign and her latest hit single  “Best Part of Me”  https://tinyurl.com/y5o64ggt  .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/01/interview-with-canadian-pop-artist-madison-olds-on-her-new-single-best-part-of-me/


Podcast
Coming Spring 2021
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