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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 February 21st, 2020
(Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  will be in Saskatoon covering the Juno Awards)


  The 49th Annual Juno Awards  https://junoawards.ca   is taking place Sunday March 15th, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.   It will air live from the SaskTel Centre  http://www.sasktelcentre.com   (3515 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon,) on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Listen app. The awards will also be available for audiences outside of Canada to stream at cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT).  Nominees    https://junoawards.ca/2020-juno-award-nominees/    include first-time host of this year’s JUNO Awards Broadcast, Alessia Cara who also leads with a total of six nominations including Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Tory Lanez received five nominations including Artist of the Year & Rap Recording of the Year.  Artists with three nominations included  Alexandra Stréliski, Bryan Adams, bülow,  Loud Luxury, NAV  & Shawn Mendes .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the red carpet at Toronto’s CBC building to speak several nominees including Romina Di Gasbarro ,World Music Album of the Year for her recording Risorgimento  https://tinyurl.com/wozrhm2 .


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interview-w-nominee-romina-di-gasbarro-for-the-49th-annual-juno-awards/



Thursday February 20th, 2020
(Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  will be in Saskatoon covering the Juno Awards)


  The 49th Annual Juno Awards  https://junoawards.ca   is taking place Sunday March 15th, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.   It will air live from the SaskTel Centre  http://www.sasktelcentre.com   (3515 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon,) on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Listen app. The awards will also be available for audiences outside of Canada to stream at cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT).  Nominees    https://junoawards.ca/2020-juno-award-nominees/    include first-time host of this year’s JUNO Awards Broadcast, Alessia Cara who also leads with a total of six nominations including Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Tory Lanez received five nominations including Artist of the Year & Rap Recording of the Year.  Artists with three nominations included  Alexandra Stréliski, Bryan Adams, bülow,  Loud Luxury, NAV  & Shawn Mendes .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the red carpet at Toronto’s CBC building to speak several nominees including Peter Cardinali President of Alma Records http://www.almarecords.com/home/   who was representing the band Monkey House for their Vocal Jazz Album of the Year-Friday nomination https://tinyurl.com/qmdarnl    & John ‘Beetle’ Bailey , nominee for Recording Engineer of the Year  https://tinyurl.com/rlx3rwx  .  


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interview-w-peter-cardinalimonkey-house-and-john-beetle-bailey-nominees-for-the-49th-annual-juno-awards/



Wednesday February 19th, 2020
(Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  will be in Saskatoon covering the Juno Awards)


  The 49th Annual Juno Awards  https://junoawards.ca   is taking place Sunday March 15th, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.   It will air live from the SaskTel Centre  http://www.sasktelcentre.com   (3515 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon,) on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Listen app. The awards will also be available for audiences outside of Canada to stream at cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT).  Nominees    https://junoawards.ca/2020-juno-award-nominees/    include first-time host of this year’s JUNO Awards Broadcast, Alessia Cara who also leads with a total of six nominations including Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Tory Lanez received five nominations including Artist of the Year & Rap Recording of the Year.  Artists with three nominations included  Alexandra Stréliski, Bryan Adams, bülow,  Loud Luxury, NAV  & Shawn Mendes .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the red carpet at Toronto’s CBC building to speak several nominees including  Ernesto Cervini (Ernesto Cervini’s Turboprop) /Classical Composition of the Year-The Coming of Sobs https://tinyurl.com/ue3c8gr  ,  Lisette Canton of the The Ottawa Bach Choir/Classical Album of the Year: Vocal or Choral-Handel: Dixit Dominus; Bach & Schütz: Motets https://tinyurl.com/v3y67ux   , Angela Schwarzkopf/Classical Album of the Year: Solo or Chamber-detach  https://tinyurl.com/tclwxc4  &  Rose Bolton/Classical Composition of the Year-The Coming of Sobs  https://tinyurl.com/t8xzjoc  .


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interviews-w-four-nominees-for-the-49th-annual-juno-awards/



Tuesday February 18th, 2020
(Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  will be in Saskatoon covering the Juno Awards)


  The 49th Annual Juno Awards  https://junoawards.ca   is taking place Sunday March 15th, 2020 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.   It will air live from the SaskTel Centre  http://www.sasktelcentre.com   (3515 Thatcher Ave, Saskatoon,) on CBC, CBC Gem, CBC Radio One, CBC Music, and the CBC Listen app. The awards will also be available for audiences outside of Canada to stream at cbcmusic.ca/junos at 8 p.m. ET (6 p.m. CT).  Nominees    https://junoawards.ca/2020-juno-award-nominees/    include first-time host of this year’s JUNO Awards Broadcast, Alessia Cara who also leads with a total of six nominations including Single of the Year, Album of the Year*, Artist of the Year and Tory Lanez received five nominations including Artist of the Year & Rap Recording of the Year.  Artists with three nominations included  Alexandra Stréliski, Bryan Adams, bülow,  Loud Luxury, NAV  & Shawn Mendes .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the red carpet at Toronto’s CBC building to speak several nominees including   Elaine Overholt  http://www.elaineoverholt.com  ,  Randi Hampson, Sharon Hampson  https://www.sharonandbram.com & Glenn Morley about being nominated for Children’s Album of the Year Sharon & Bram, Sharon, Bram & Friends  http://hyperurl.co/8fw5zy .


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interview-w-nominees-elaine-overholt-randi-hampson-sharon-hampson-and-glenn-morley-the-49th-juno/



Friday February 14th, 2020
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://tinyurl.com/wb4rwpb  )


The largest auto show in the nation The Canadian International AutoShow  https://autoshow.ca  returns to Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre  https://www.mtccc.com    (255 Front St W) from February 14th-23rd, 2020.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with AutoShow General Manager Jason Campbell   about the history behind the auto festival,   why it attracts 350,000 visitors annually. awards and of course features over 1,000 cars, trucks, SUVs, concept cars, exotics, classics, supercars, muscle cars, fully electric and autonomous vehicles.  
(2020 Canadian International AutoShow – Transformative Times  https://tinyurl.com/so2tkat  )




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interview-w-general-manager-jason-campbell-on-the-canadian-international-autoshow-2020/


Friday February 14th, 2020
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://tinyurl.com/wbknv7z )  


Toronto-based Hip-Hop/Dancehall hybrid, Lexxicon https://www.lexxiconofficial.com  has released his new album Bashment Trap House .  Rudy Blair Entertainment  Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the international artists about his latest 15 track LP featuring the single  Superstar https://tinyurl.com/w6w6t7u  and plans for 2020 including a show at Toronto’s The Baby G   http://thebabyg.com  (1608 Dundas St W) February 23rd.  




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interview-w-dancehall-hip-hop-artist-lexxicon-on-new-album-bashment-trap-house-ft-single-superstar/



Thursday February 13th, 2020

One of the big events to take place in 2019 was Indie Week  http://www.indieweek.com  .  Indie Week is a music festival that took place in Toronto November 13th-17th where over 200 Indie acts from Canada and around the world performed at 25 venues around the city.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was at Revival Bar https://www.revivalbar.com  (783 College St) to interview several of those acts  including Brendan and Alissa of the post punk Toronto garage rock duo QUEENS & KINGS  https://queensandkingsmusic.com/#home    to talk about the group taking part in Indie Week, their music including their new single   “You Got Me”  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zASDniWNn30  and plans for 2020.




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interview-w-toronto-post-punk-garage-rock-duo-queens-kings-during-indie-week-2019/

Wednesday February 12th, 2020
(This Interview is also on  SoundCloud  https://tinyurl.com/ua37avj )


This Friday February 14ht, 2020 is Valentines Day.   If you’re someone who either wants to be in a relationship and doesn’t know how or just hates this time of year there is hope.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Dating Coach, Matchmaker & Relationship Expert “Laura Bilotta” https://www.facebook.com/officiallaurabilotta/  (also host of The Dating And Relationship Show with Laura Bilotta (Sundays at 9pm on GlobalNews Radio AM640 https://tinyurl.com/uplwkrj   &  her own website Single In The City  https://singleinthecity.ca  )  about  advice on finding relationships in todays interactive world, the does and don’t in looking for the right partner, how to start and how to end relationships , how to survive Valentines day and her big singles social event happening on February 14th at Toronto’s Duke of Somerset (655 Bay st.) …The Anti-Valentines Day Singles Party  (ticket info for this event  https://singleinthecity.ca/events/anti-valentines-day-singles-party-/ 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interview-w-dating-coach-matchmaker-relationship-expert-laura-bilotta-on-surviving-valentines-day/


Tuesday February 11th, 2020
(This Interview is also on  SoundCloud  https://tinyurl.com/vsfhlak  )


Tomorrow (Wednesday February 12th, 2020) ) is the start of one Canada’s most prestigious film festivals, celebrating diverse movies from our nation, the Caribbean and around the world, Toronto Black Film Festival 2020  https://tinyurl.com/s4azzck   (February 12 – 17th) .   Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speak with President and Founder , Fabienne Colas https://www.instagram.com/fabienne_colas/?hl=en   about some of the over  70 films at the TBFF including opening movie  Princess of the Row https://tinyurl.com/qnujz5l  ,  how the festival is helping future filmmakers and this year’s  honorary guest…Academy Award winning Director Spike Lee https://tinyurl.com/vr95a2q  .
(Princess of the Row Trailer  https://tinyurl.com/qnujz5l  )
( Trailer – 2020 Toronto Black Film Festival #TBFF20   https://tinyurl.com/qvade88  )







https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2020/02/interview-w-event-founder-fabienne-colas-on-the-toronto-black-film-festival-2020/

 

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