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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
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Sunday October 17th, 2021

The yummiest show on television affirming, warm-spirited competition between 10 of Canada’s best amateur bakers putting their culinary chops on display while celebrating personal achievement and the joy of baking returns tonight (Sunday October 17th, 2021) at 8pm on CBC and CBC Gem.  Rudy Blair Entertainment rudyblairmedia.com speaks with hosts Ann Pornel https://tinyurl.com/3ztn9w5u  and Alan Shane Lewis https://tinyurl.com/4tfyryfs on The Great Canadian Baking Show  Season 5 https://tinyurl.com/tbx7b7c 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/intv-w-ann-pornel-and-alan-shane-lewis-on-cbcs-the-great-canadian-baking-show-season-5/


Saturday October 16th, 2021

In early 2021, this Canadian Pop artist released the single “I’m Not Pretty” https://tinyurl.com/3cz7su7f   .  The song garnered over 215 million global streams, 10 million video views and became a popular TikTok anthem.  She’s just released her new EP(Friday October 15th, 2021) she says is about “accepting the imperfections and allowing your life to run wild sometimes. It’s about becoming best friends with the unknown.”   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with platinum-certified breakthrough pop songstress “JESSIA”  https://jessiamusic.com about the success of “I’m Not Pretty”, her connection with musician, singer, songwriter, and record producer Ryan Tedder of the Grammy winning group One Republic, working with  four-time JUNO Awards nominated artist/producer elijah woods and her latest EP  “How Are You” featuring the single “But I Don’t” https://tinyurl.com/7dhz6846  .


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/intv-w-canadian-popstar-jessia-on-new-ep-how-are-you-ft-the-single-but-i-dont/


Friday October 15th, 2021

20-year-old Canadian singer/songwriter, Radio co-host and Billboard charting artist Avery Raquel  https://averyraquel.com  has released a new single she says “was inspired by an old relationship that was slowly coming to an end. It explains that you can still feel and show love towards someone, even if you know they aren’t meant for you, and reveals how someone can have such a hold on you mentally, ultimately making it difficult to let them go.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the recording artist about her career, upcoming new music, upcoming performances and the full story behind her latest single “Helpless”  https://tinyurl.com/but8ywpw .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/interview-with-rbsoul-artist-avery-raquel-on-her-new-single-helpless/


Thursday October 14th, 2021

The Canadian Women Rock duo “Harlette” have released a new single that one of its members says she wrote it “at a time where I felt very lonely but was also aware that I’ve actually never been alone. Whether it’s literally coming into this world with another person or dealing with relationships – she’s always been there. I’m definitely a person who needs a companion…or several. I don’t like being alone and this song is my way of saying I’m okay with that.” Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  to speak with Martina Lake and Michelle Owen known as “Harlette”  https://www.heyitsharlette.com  on their origins, upcoming new music, how a pregnancy helped create a very unique music video and the story behind their latest single ‘Gemini’  https://tinyurl.com/azup4axu .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/intv-w-the-canadian-rock-duo-harlette-on-new-single-gemini/


Wednesday October 13th, 2021

Nine emerging Canadian artists have been selected for the  First Up with RBCxMusic program   https://www.instagram.com/rbcxmusic/?hl=en. .  “It’s a cross-country initiative where RBCxMusic provides each selected individual participant with a platform for exposure, funding, education and mentorship opportunities.  The current Featured Artists are:”
Braden Lam – Halifax Indie Artist
Ila Barker – Winnipeg-based Indigenous singer-songwriter
Keynes– Toronto based rapper by way of Ottawa and born in Kinshasa, DRC in 1995
Lu Kala – Congolese-Canadian singer and songwriter
MAYFLY– Montreal-based indie pop duo
Miranda Joan – Neo-soul singer and songwriter born in Montréal and raised in Vancouver
Sylo Nozra – Korean-Canadian R&B singer-songwriter
Tafari Anthony – Queer Toronto based artist whose music blends R&B, pop, and soul.
Töme – 2021 JUNO Award winner for Reggae Record of the Year
Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Charlie and Emma.better known as the  Montreal-based indie pop duo MAYFLY https://www.facebook.com/wearemayfly   about their careers upcoming new music and latest EP “ESSENCE”.
(Mayfly – to jules – https://tinyurl.com/6rtmnu65 )


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/intv-w-first-up-with-rbcxmusic-artists-mayfly-on-their-careers-and-their-ep-essence/


Tuesday October 12th, 2021

Looking for a costume to celebrate  Halloween 2021?   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Gina Anki , owner of  Theatrix Costume House  https://www.theatrixcostumehouse.com  (over 50 thousand costumes to choose from) on how you can rent a costume(year round) on line, covid safe and what are this years most popular Halloween attire. 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/10/intv-w-theatrix-costume-house-owner-gina-anki-on-halloween-costumes-2021/


Podcast
Coming Spring 2021
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