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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 December 13th, 2019

One of televisions longest and most iconic game show franchises is new getting a Canadian makeover. Starting Monday December 16th, 2019  Family Feud Canada  https://tinyurl.com/y5gv5ujf  at a special time 8pm(8:30 NT) (Moves to it’s regular time slot 7:30pm(8pm NT) beginning December 23rd).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location on the new set of Family Feud Canada (at the CBC building in Toronto) to speak with the shows host, Comedian and Actor Gerry Dee  https://gerrydee.com  .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/12/interview-w-show-host-gerry-dee-on-family-feud-canada-on-cbc/


Friday December 13th, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://tinyurl.com/rwqpw9v  )


A new holiday song has been released and its about the not so happy time during this season.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with Canadian Country artist Julia Haggarty  http://juliahaggarty.com  on the inspiration behind her new collaboration (with Charlie Weber https://charlie-weber.ca/home )  Don’t Tell Me It’s Christmas  https://tinyurl.com/vgxzrag .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/12/interview-w-country-artist-julia-haggarty-on-single-w-charlie-weber-dont-tell-me-its-christmas/


Thursday December 12th, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud https://tinyurl.com/vmr8vla  )


One of the most iconic Christmas stories and most grand performances (with 233 performers, 187 costumes, 57 animals) returns to Toronto during the holiday season as the National Ballet of Canada presents The Nutcracker  https://tinyurl.com/s5uqyn5  opens today (December 12th, 2019-January 4th, 2020) at The Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts  https://national.ballet.ca/Tickets/Box-Office/Four-Seasons-Info  .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with First Soloist  Tanya Howard https://tinyurl.com/t5ho7v5  about the show, her principal roll as The Snow Queen and how a member of the NBA world champion Toronto Raptors will be involved  https://www.nba.com/raptors/interstitial-2  .
(The Nutcracker by the Numbers | The National Ballet of Canada  https://tinyurl.com/uczne7e  )




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/12/interview-w-tanya-howardthe-snow-queen-on-national-ballet-of-canadas-the-nutcracker/



Thursday December 12th, 2019

This Canadian singer/songwriter is not only one of the nations leading emerging Country artists (influences are Brad Paisley, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Randy Travis, Johnny Cash and Alan Jackson) but also  makes time to build homes in Guatemala  with his own non-profit organization.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at the offices of Canadian Country Music Association  https://www.ccma.org  to speak with the 2019 BCCMA “Ray McCauley Rising Star” Award winner Tyler Joe Miller https://tinyurl.com/v2xftfq  about his career, music, plans for 2020, how to pick the perfect Christmas tree and his upcoming single to be released on Christmas(December 25th, 2019)….Pillow Talkin  https://tinyurl.com/sgl4f4u  


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/12/interview-w-canadian-country-artist-tyler-joe-miller-on-new-single-pillow-talkin/



Tuesday December 10th, 2019

The 2019 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS  https://www.canadaswalkoffame.com took place Saturday, November 23 at Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre https://www.mtccc.com  . This years inductees include Will Arnett(Arts and Entertainment) , Mark Messier (Sports and Athletics) , Jim Treliving (Business and Entrepreneurship), Frank Gehry (Science, Technology and Innovation), Cindy Klassen (Sports and Athletics) , Triumph (Arts and Entertainment)  ,Dr. James Naismith (Science, Technology and Innovation) and Mr. DressupErnie Coombs (Legend Inductee) along with Allan Slaight Music Impact Honouree, Alessia Cara . The  broadcast of CWOF 2019 will air December 15 on CTV   https://www.ctv.ca/Home and will be available to stream through Crave on Dec. 20. 2019 . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  was on the red carpet to speak with We Organization Co-Founders Marc & Craig Kielburge  and Canada’s Walk Of Fame Community Hero, Grand prize Winner Abhayjeet Singh Sachal  of Break The Divide Foundation along with Sukhmeet Singh Sachal . 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/12/interview-with-marc-craig-kielburge-w-abhayjeet-sukhmeet-singh-sachal-at-2019-cwof-awards/


Tuesday December 10th, 2019
(This Interview is also on SoundCloud  https://tinyurl.com/vyfgwf8  )


Vancouver based Pop artist Mathew V https://tinyurl.com/unzbtfohas released a new single “Stay By You”  https://tinyurl.com/uknaxob(604 Records)  http://www.604records.com/website/  .  recently he was on a Canadian tour with headliner Juno nominee Ria May https://www.riamae.com  and during this busy schedule spoke with rudyblairmedia.com  about his music career(from Opera to Pop), his strong roots in the LGBTQ+ community, his recent tour, his favourite Christmas moment, his new single and upcoming new music.  




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/12/interview-w-vancouver-pop-artist-mathew-v-on-his-new-single-stay-by-you/



Monday December 9th, 2019

So when is Toronto’s legendary night club The El Mocambo  https://tinyurl.com/w4qmzgxactually reopening? Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com was on the red carpet Saturday, November 23 at Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre https://www.mtccc.com  for the 2019 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS  https://www.canadaswalkoffame.com (The  broadcast of CWOF 2019 will air December 15 on CTV   https://www.ctv.ca/Home and will be available to stream through Crave on Dec. 20. 2019 ) to speak with the owner of the El Mocambo, former CBC’s Dragons Den  https://www.cbc.ca/dragonsden/ Dragons Michael Wekerle http://www.michaelwekerle.ca ( who was there for  Dragons Den Dragon  Jim Treliving  CWOF induction for Business and Entrepreneurship) on when it will open and what music fans can expect.


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/12/interview-w-former-dragons-den-michael-wekerle-on-the-opening-of-the-el-mocambo/


Monday December 9th, 2019

The 2019 CANADA’S WALK OF FAME AWARDS  https://www.canadaswalkoffame.com took place Saturday, November 23 at Toronto’s Metro Toronto Convention Centre https://www.mtccc.com  . This years inductees include Will Arnett(Arts and Entertainment) , Mark Messier (Sports and Athletics) , Jim Treliving (Business and Entrepreneurship), Frank Gehry (Science, Technology and Innovation), Cindy Klassen (Sports and Athletics) , Triumph (Arts and Entertainment)  ,Dr. James Naismith (Science, Technology and Innovation) and Mr. DressupErnie Coombs (Legend Inductee) along with Allan Slaight Music Impact Honouree, Alessia Cara . The  broadcast of CWOF 2019 will air December 2019 on CTV https://www.ctv.ca/Home . Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  was on the red carpet to speak with Montreal Pop artist Bayla  https://tinyurl.com/qt8wx5zon becoming the 2019 RBC Emerging Musical Program Grand Prize Winner, performing at the nights big event & her new single “Monster”  https://tinyurl.com/wmsuoex 




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/12/interview-with-2019-rbc-emerging-musical-program-winner-bayla-at-2019-canadas-walk-of-fame-awards/
 

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