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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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Wednesday September 22nd, 2021

The 2019 American Idol standout Laci Kaye Booth https://lacikayebooth.com  has released her self titled EP . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the Country music artist about her career, her time on American Idol and her latest EP including her latest single “Shuffle”   https://tinyurl.com/uty9haa7  .


Tuesday September 21st, 2021

This Friday September 24th, 2021 , 2020 CMAOntario Rising Star nominee  Dustin Bird    https://www.dustinbirdmusic.com  is releasing a new single he says “is for the person I haven’t met yet. Instantly, this song spoke to my core, confirming that this profound connection is out there, waiting to be found with you. So, whoever you are, wherever you are, just know that I can’t wait to meet you. We are both going to know it, from the Get Go.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with the Open Road Recordings artist about his career and new single “Get Go”.


Monday September 20th, 2021

A special event with artists Cone McCaslin (Sum 41), Ian D’Sa (Billy Talent), and Blackbird, hosted by legendary broadcaster Alan Cross, (produced by three-time Grammy Award-winner David Bottrill) and is helping to raise money and awareness for the Ottawa-based non-profit organization Make Music Matter (in support of Healing In Harmony — a program for trauma survivors) will be streaming this Thursday September 23rd ,2021 ( ticket info https://tinyurl.com/8hakytad ). Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Founder and CEO of Make Music Matter Darcy Ataman on Virtual Series, #UnpluggedTogether  https://makemusicmatter.org/unpluggedtogether/  .


Friday September 17th, 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  Halifax Indie artist “Braden Lam” https://bradenlam.com   about his career, upcoming new music and latest single “Forest Fires”  https://tinyurl.com/48c38zu4  .


Coming Spring 2021
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