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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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Thursday July 16th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/ycthsoke   )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/ybuvdmen  )


The Toronto Indie Rock duo who’s members are best known separately as a former member of the rock/reggae band Rebel Emergency (Roddy Colmer) and the other a great guitarist but also a media personality on CP24(Jamie Gutfreund) but together are Century Surfers  https://tinyurl.com/ya6zweo8  have released a new single that asks the question “what would the world be like if it was run by women”?  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with group member and lead vocalist   Roddy Colmer  https://www.facebook.com/roddy.colmer  about how the COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/  has effected the bands career, why their partnership works, plans for future releases including an EP, his thoughts on racism and the meaning behind their new single…“The Wave”  https://tinyurl.com/y9mnwrvx  . 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/07/interview-w-roddy-colmer-of-the-indie-rock-duo-century-surfers-on-their-new-single-the-wave/


Wednesday July 15th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/ybjn5z6u  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/y6vfwhoj  )


The organization who’s  program is to provide discreet relief to music industry professionals in times of crisis , the Unison Benevolent Fund  https://unisonfund.ca  has started a campaign during this devastating COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/,  to raise money and awareness by encouraging participants to share how music has positively impacted their lives by sharing graphics,  photos, videos and stories on social media (using the #WithoutMusic hashtag & tagging @UnisonFund).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Amanda Power , Executive Director Amanda Power  https://tinyurl.com/yasbav6gof the Unison Benevolent Fund  about the new campaign … #WithoutMusic  https://twitter.com/UnisonFund  .


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/07/interview-w-executive-director-amanda-power-on-unison-benevolent-fund-campaign-withoutmusic/


Tuesday July 14th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/yaphsx5r     )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/y8smsvfc   )


This Grammy and Juno Award-winning Indigenous multidisciplinary artist and producer has worked with some of the biggest talent in music  including Drake, Pete Rock, Erick Sermon, EPMD, Keith Murray, Redman, Method Man and more. Most notably, he’s also been involved in records by almost every one  k-os, Ghetto Concept, Jelleestone, Kardinal Offishall, Saukrates, Jully Black, Divine Brown, Glenn Lewis, and Choclair.   He’s released a new  album that reflects todays issues called “Spirit Of Hip Hop”.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Scarborough’s own  David Strickland   https://www.davidstricklandstudios.com  on his incredible career as a musician, songwriter and producer, the meaning behind his feature singles  Turtle Island featuring  JRDN, Spade, Supaman, Artson, & Whitey Don https://tinyurl.com/ybr5bwo2  and  Feathers https://tinyurl.com/y9exfm2z  and his thoughts on the COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/   &  the discussion of racism .






https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/07/intv-w-grammy-juno-winning-indigenous-multidisciplinary-artist-david-strickland-on-new-lp-spirit-of-hip-hop/


Monday July 13th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube   https://tinyurl.com/yc99mme8  )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/y9eqhodp   )


 Two time  2019 Alberta Country Music Association Award nominee  “Aaron Pollock” http://www.aaronpollock.ca  has released a new single about love, relationships and moving on in life.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the Country music singer/songwriter about  how the COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/    has effected his career, his thoughts on the discussion of racism , plans for future music releases, if he will perform on line virtual concerts and the real meaning behind his latest single “I Don’t Drink Whiskey Anymore”  https://tinyurl.com/y98fgk3p  .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/07/interview-w-calgary-country-artist-aaron-pollock-on-new-single-i-dont-drink-whiskey-anymore/


Friday July 10th, 2020
(This Interview is also on YouTube  https://tinyurl.com/ycy45eee     )
(This Interview is also on Soundcloud   https://tinyurl.com/ybskbm9r   )


For most of us we’ve had a tough time in finding things to do during this COVID-19 pandemic  https://tinyurl.com/   .  But for Juno award & Latin Grammy winner Alex Cuba  https://sublime.alexcuba.com  it’s been a very busy time when it comes to his music as he’s released two new singles.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Alex Cuba about why  covered the legendary artist Bill Withers’ song “Just The Two of Us”   https://tinyurl.com/yd73rrh2 .  the meaning behind his latest single  “Concéntrica Canción”   https://tinyurl.com/y78nor8v  and his thoughts on  COVID-19 and racism .  






https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/07/intv-w-juno-latin-grammy-winner-alex-cuba-on-singles-concentrica-cancion-and-just-the-two-of-us/

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