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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
Click here to check out all my interviews and reviews: Rudy's Reviews.

Wednesday May 19th, 2021
(This Interview is only on SoundCloud)


This Toronto singer/songwriter is a hybrid of several musical genres including Pop, Alternative R&B, Soul and is also classically trained musician and poet.  He’s just released a new EP where he’s responsible for all of the song writing, piano instrumentals, lead vocals, sound design, mixing/mastering the tracks and added when it comes to his songs he wants to “sharing deep, inner parts of himself with listeners” through his music.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with  ‘Jesse Maxwell’  https://tinyurl.com/2fbvjmek on his career and latest EP ‘Hellion’  including singles “Undone” https://tinyurl.com/y6tcncf5   and “I’ll Make You” https://tinyurl.com/4x4wwkew .  




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/intv-w-multi-genre-artist-jesse-maxwell-on-new-ep-hellion-ft-singles-undone-and-ill-make-you/



Tuesday May 18th, 2021

The 2021 Canadian Screen Awards where  honours are given for artistic and technical merit in the film industry recognizing excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions begins Monday May 17th to Thursday May 18th.  This year the 4 day event will be streamed live on Academy.ca along with the Academy’s YouTube and Twitter channels.at 8pm est.   Some of this years nominees include  for film  Blood Quantum (10 nominations), Television Schitt’s Creek (21 nominations), Reality/Competition program Canada’s Drag Race (7 nominations) & Animated Series Corner Gas Animated and Hotel Transylvania: The Series (5 nominations).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Actress “ Lilly Bartlam “  instagram.com/lillybartlam/   on her two CSA nominations Best Performance in Animation for her voice work  in Paw Patrol https://tinyurl.com/yuzck4pa  and Best Performance in Children’s or Youth for her portrayal of Kelly in Detention Adventure  https://tinyurl.com/db67pkka and her roll in the upcoming  Paw Patrol:The Movie https://tinyurl.com/4paajf2h .
(Paw Patrol The Movie Teaser Trailer (2021) https://tinyurl.com/bdbyxm7t )




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/intv-w-actress-lilly-bartlam-on-her-two-nominations-for-the-2021-canadian-screen-awards/


Monday May 18th, 2021

The largest industry conference and music festival in Canada returns beginning Tuesday May 18th – Friday May 21st, 2021.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with  Neil Dixon(President)  https://tinyurl.com/35d7fm65  on what we can expect at the Virtual 38th Annual Canadian Music Week  https://cmw.net  and some the celebrity names who will be involved including Grammy winner Nile Rogers, Academy award winner Buffy Sainte Marie, Award winner Timberland and Juno Award winners Chantal Kreviazuk and husband Raine Maida of the band Our Lady Peace.

https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/interview-w-neil-dixonpresident-on-the-virtual-38th-annual-canadian-music-week/

 


Sunday May 16th, 2021

The 2021 Canadian Screen Awards where  honours are given for artistic and technical merit in the film industry recognizing excellence in Canadian film, English-language television, and digital media productions begins Monday May 17th to Thursday May 18th.  This year the 4 day event will be streamed live on Academy.ca along with the Academy’s YouTube and Twitter channels.at 8pm est.   Some of this years nominees include  for film  Blood Quantum (10 nominations), Television Schitt’s Creek (21 nominations), Reality/Competition program Canada’s Drag Race (7 nominations) & Animated Series Corner Gas Animated and Hotel Transylvania: The Series (5 nominations).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with CEO Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television “Beth Janson” on this years format and some surprises during the daily events.


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/interview-with-chief-executive-officer-beth-janson-on-the-2021-canadian-screen-awards/


Friday May 14th, 2021

He’s one of  Canada’s premier actor, writer, producer and entertainment visionary’ who’s  many films including  “Breakaway”  https://tinyurl.com/dy5wshss  (Breakaway is now on Netflix), “Dr. Cabbie”  https://tinyurl.com/4sw5u2tf  (Dr.Cabbie can be seen on CBC Gem) & “Little Italy” https://tinyurl.com/bs8a4y7a  (Little Italy can be seen on Netflix) have represented Canadian culture and entertained families around the world.  He’s also recently added a new roll to his long list of accomplishments , “Chief Content Officer” for Uninterrupted   https://canada.uninterrupted.com   (the athlete empowerment brand founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter launched in Canada in partnership with multi award-winning artist and entrepreneur Drake).  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with entertainment entrepreneur  ‘Vinay Virmani’  https://tinyurl.com/rsspnh8   on his incredible career in films, becoming “Chief Content Officer” for Uninterrupted  and interviewing sports stars including Toronto Raptors Kyle Lowry, Fred VanVleet & Toronto Maple Leafs Auston Matthews and what very special “gift” former Raptor Kawhi Leonard  gave him.












https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/intv-w-actor-vinay-virmani-on-his-film-breakaway-roll-chief-content-officer-for-uninterrupted/


Thursday May 13th, 2021

Country Music Association of Ontario winner and Country Rock artist “Mike Robins”  https://tinyurl.com/3ncnd23m  has released a new single he describes as a “breakup song that maybe you’re not broken up about”.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with the singer/songwriter about how Covid-19 pandemic has effected his career, what it’s like trying to plan a wedding during the pandemic, if there will be upcoming new music and live performances and the story behind his latest single “One Beer At A Time”  https://tinyurl.com/jzk7ccek .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/interview-w-cmao-winner-country-rock-artist-mike-robins-on-new-single-one-beer-at-a-time/


Wednesday May 12th, 2021

The Canadian Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (CARAS) and Slaight Music https://www.slaightmusic.com announced the short list of artists selected for the Sixth Annual Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class  https://www.junomasterclass.ca . The program helps emerging artists receive crucial tools to help guide their careers and one artist will be invited to perform at the 2021 JUNO Opening Night Awards.  This years short list includes Command Sisters https://www.commandsisters.com  ,  Monowhales https://www.monowhales.com ,  Myles Costello https://www.mylescastello.com and Shawnee Kish  https://www.shawneekish.com .  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com speaks with one of the artists chosen for this years Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class, 2020 CBC Searchlight winner “Shawnee Kish”  https://www.shawneekish.com 
(Shawnee Kish – “Got It Bad” (Official Video)https://tinyurl.com/2372eut8 )




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/intv-w-shawnee-kish-on-taking-part-in-the-sixth-annual-allan-slaight-juno-master-class/


Tuesday May 11th, 2021
(This Interview is only on SoundCloud)


This Canadian artist who embraces Country music and the fast pace of Punk has released a new single all about “what the heart wants”.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com speaks with Montreal singer/songwriter   “Manny Blu” https://mannyblumusic.com  about his career, upcoming new music and the real story behind his latest release “Train”  https://tinyurl.com/zkjsz33h .

 


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/interview-w-country-punk-artist-manny-blu-on-new-single-train/


Monday May 10th, 2021
(This Interview is only on SoundCloud)


This Toronto based recording artist has been in the fashion/modelling industry for over 15 years. She worked with prominent brands and walked the world’s longest runway for the Kols Foundation as a celebrity participant, raising over $2500 in donations.  She’s also raided money through her music for World Elephant Day https://worldelephantday.org/store . But music is her first love and she’s just released a dance futuristic single all about  “catching somebody’s eye even though you know they’re trouble.”  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media rudyblairmedia.com  speaks with  MDC Music https://www.danidoucettemusic.com  singer/songwriter “Dani Doucette “ https://www.danidoucettemusic.com about her career, future music releases and the story behind her latest single  ”Craved” .

https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2021/05/interview-w-canadian-pop-artist-dani-doucette-on-new-single-craved/

Podcast
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