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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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Thursday November 14th, 2019

One of the most prestigious artist development programs in Canada is the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class   https://www.junomasterclass.ca/   .  The program, judged by some of the nations most important Industry leaders chose four emerging artists to take part in an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship.  This years winners were AIZA https://aiza.bandcamp.com ,  Fintan http://fintanmusic.com , Shope  https://allofshope.com & Sam Lynch www.samlynchmusic.com .    Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Toronto’s The Hideout , 423 College Street https://thehideouttoronto.com  and spoke with Sam Lynch www.samlynchmusic.com  about taking part in the Master Class program and her music career including the singles “Not My Body” https://tinyurl.com/wfp5xho & “Darkest Places” https://tinyurl.com/toqynfw .






https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-sam-lynch-on-music-the-allan-slaight-juno-master-class-2019/


Thursday November 14th, 2019

A magical holiday celebration returns to Toronto as the 115th Original Santa Claus Parade   thesantaclausparade.com/  will be taking place Sunday November 17th, 2019.   It begins 12:30 pm and can be seen on CTV at 4:30pm.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Santa’s Secret Workshop to speak with  Executive Director Clay Charters  https://thesantaclausparade.com/about/  about some of the events taking place before and during the Santa Claus Parade including The Jolly Holly Fun Run https://tinyurl.com/vgj7w49 & Rudolph The Red Nose Day https://tinyurl.com/v3v7qwk .


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-clay-charters-on-the-115th-edition-of-the-original-santa-claus-parade-2/


Wednesday November 13th, 2019

One of the most prestigious artist development programs in Canada is the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class   https://www.junomasterclass.ca/   .  The program, judged by some of the nations most important Industry leaders chose four emerging artists to take part in an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship.  This years winners were AIZA https://aiza.bandcamp.com ,  Fintan http://fintanmusic.com , Shope  https://allofshope.com & Sam Lynch www.samlynchmusic.com .    Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Toronto’s The Hideout , 423 College Street https://thehideouttoronto.com  and spoke with R&B/Hip Hop artist Shope  https://allofshope.com about taking part in the Master Class program, winning the CBC Searchlight competition https://tinyurl.com/vwrczxu and his music including his single  “Come Wid It”  https://tinyurl.com/ulhrxsr




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-shope-on-music-the-allan-slaight-juno-master-class-2019/


Wednesday November 13th, 2019

A magical holiday celebration returns to Toronto as the 115th Original Santa Claus Parade   thesantaclausparade.com/  will be taking place Sunday November 17th, 2019.   It begins 12:30 pm and can be seen on CTV at 4:30pm.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Santa’s Secret Workshop to speak with General Manager/Creative Director Alfred Iannarelli    https://thesantaclausparade.com/about/  about celebrating 50 years with the Santa Claus Parade and what it’s like to help create some of the most amazing and beautiful floats of all time.


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-alfred-iannarelli-on-the-115th-edition-of-the-original-santa-claus-parade/


Tuesday November 12th, 2019

A magical holiday celebration returns to Toronto as the 115th Original Santa Claus Parade   thesantaclausparade.com/  will be taking place Sunday November 17th, 2019.   It begins 12:30 pm and can be seen on CTV at 4:30pm.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Santa’s Secret Workshop to speak with Benjamin Cheung, Karen Michelsen & Alan Ray  who are part of this years  Celebrity Clowns and why this group of fun loving Christmas jesters are so important for the parade.


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-the-celebrity-clowns-for-the-115th-edition-of-the-original-santa-claus-parade/


Tuesday November 12th, 2019

One of the most prestigious artist development programs in Canada is the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class   https://www.junomasterclass.ca/   .  The program, judged by some of the nations most important Industry leaders chose four emerging artists to take part in an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship.  This years winners were AIZA https://aiza.bandcamp.com ,  Fintan http://fintanmusic.com , Shope  https://allofshope.com & Sam Lynch www.samlynchmusic.com .    Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Toronto’s The Hideout , 423 College Street https://thehideouttoronto.com  and spoke with singer/songwriter Fintan http://fintanmusic.com about taking part in the Master Class program, his family influence on his music career, plans for the future including a tour and his latest EP “Then We Fall”  https://tinyurl.com/tjgmhtz .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-fintan-on-music-the-allan-slaight-juno-master-class-2019/


Monday November 11th, 2019

A magical holiday celebration returns to Toronto as the 115th Original Santa Claus Parade   thesantaclausparade.com/  will be taking place Sunday November 17th, 2019.   It begins 12:30 pm and can be seen on CTV at 4:30pm.  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Santa’s Secret Workshop to speak with  Executive Director Clay Charters  https://thesantaclausparade.com/about/  about some of the changes at this years parade including a new starting point.  


https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-clay-charters-on-the-115th-edition-of-the-original-santa-claus-parade/


Monday November 11th, 2019

One of the most prestigious artist development programs in Canada is the Allan Slaight JUNO Master Class   https://www.junomasterclass.ca/   .  The program, judged by some of the nations most important Industry leaders chose four emerging artists to take part in an all-inclusive trip to Toronto for an intensive mentorship.  This years winners were AIZA https://aiza.bandcamp.com ,  Fintan http://fintanmusic.com , Shope  https://allofshope.com & Sam Lynch www.samlynchmusic.com .    Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  was on location at Toronto’s The Hideout , 423 College Street https://thehideouttoronto.com  and spoke with French Canadian AIZA https://aiza.bandcamp.com  about taking part in the Master Class program, her music career, plans for the future and her latest EP “ADIEU”  featuring the single L’Univers est à Moi  https://tinyurl.com/sclffcf .




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-aiza-on-music-the-allan-slaight-juno-master-class-2019/


Monday November 11th, 2019
(This interview is also on SoundCloud  https://tinyurl.com/u9a4eul )


Australian recording artist Kim Churchill https://www.kimchurchill.com   (who is on a 15-stop tour across Canada, starting in St. Catharines, ON on November 1 and ending in Vancouver, BC on November 21) made a stop in Toronto to perform at the Mod Club Theatre  (Saturday, 2 November 2019 ) and also promote his latest EP “ Forgetting” featuring the single “Caught up in the Landslide “ https://tinyurl.com/svppgru ..  Rudy Blair Entertainment Media  rudyblairmedia.com  spoke with the singer/ songwriter about his career, why his songs reflects several genres of music, how traveling has influenced his songwriting and why his lates EP ’Forgetting’ is the second in a 4-part series, where each EP was written and recorded in a different country in collaboration with local artists and producers.  




https://www.rudyblairmedia.com/blog/2019/11/interview-w-australian-singer-songwriter-kim-churchill-on-new-ep-forgetting/
 

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