Robin Alan Thicke is an American singer, record producer and actor. He has collaborated with numerous artists, such as Christina Aguilera, 3T, T. I. Nicki Minaj, K. Michelle, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Hudson, Flo Rida, Kid Cudi and Mary J. Blige. Thicke worked on albums such as Usher's Confessions and Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III, while releasing his own R&B singles in the U. S. including "Lost Without U", "Magic", "Sex Therapy". He rose to international fame in 2013 with his single "Blurred Lines", which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, he is a judge on the Fox musical competition show The Masked Singer. He is a son of actress Gloria Loring, he married actress Paula Patton in 2005. Thicke was born on March 1977, in Los Angeles, California, his mother is American actress-singer Gloria Loring, who appeared on U. S. daytime drama Days of Our Lives, his father was Canadian actor Alan Thicke, known for his role on the TV sitcom Growing Pains. They divorced. Thicke has an older brother, who worked as a voice actor in the mid-1980s, a younger half-brother, Carter.
Thicke appeared in small roles on The Wonder Years, The New Lassie, Just the Ten of Us and several episodes of Growing Pains. As a child, Thicke's parents were supportive of his musical inclinations. According to Thicke, his father would not pay for Thicke and his vocal group, As One, to record a professionally produced demo tape, wanting Robin to focus on his studies and graduate from school before committing to the pursuit of a career in music; the demo was paid for by jazz vocalist Al Jarreau, an uncle of one of the group members. Thicke's demo made its way to R&B artist Brian McKnight, impressed enough by Thicke to invite him into the studio to work with him. Thicke was signed to McKnight's production company. Thicke's peers jokingly nicknamed him "Brian McWhite", it was Thicke's association with McKnight, who Thicke counts as one of his first mentors, that led him to his acquaintance with Jimmy Iovine and helped him to land his first recording contract with Interscope Records at the age of 16.
Thicke moved out on his own at age 17, during his senior year of high school, earning a living and supporting himself as a professional record producer and songwriter. Thicke has noted that while his parents did not attempt to dissuade him from his desire to be in the music industry, their own experience with the nature of the entertainment business made them leery in the beginning; as Thicke's list of credits grew so did his parents' confidence in his decision. While signed as a singer and artist in his own right, Thicke first made a name for himself within the industry as a songwriter and producer for other artists before releasing and performing his own music. Among his work for other artists, Thicke co-wrote "Love Is on My Side" on Brandy's eponymous debut album. According to Thicke, Knight invested in the ability of the young songwriter early on by purchasing studio equipment for him, he co-wrote the song "When You Put Your Hands on Me" for Christina Aguilera's debut album and co-wrote and produced three songs for Mýa's sophomore release, Fear of Flying.
In 1999, Thicke co-wrote the song "Fall Again" with Walter Afanasieff, intended to be a track on Michael Jackson's 2001 album Invincible, but it failed to be presented as a completed song. The demo Michael recorded in 1999 was released on November 16, 2004, as an album track of his limited edition box set The Ultimate Collection; as an artist, he recorded and performed under his surname, Thicke. He would continue to do so until 2005. At the age of 22, after an involvement with Tommy Mottola and Epic Records following the end of his first deal with Interscope, Thicke resolved himself to work chiefly on material for his debut album titled Cherry Blue Skies, planning to use his own money to fund the project; as Thicke told Billboard, "I decided I was going to save money to make my album, I hoped to offer it to labels–take it or leave it–so I didn't have to negotiate how to make my music." While piecing his album together, Thicke began working with veteran producer and label executive Andre Harrell and, under his guidance signed with Interscope for a second time as part of Harrell's and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds' Nu America imprint label in 2001.
In 2002, Thicke released his debut single "When I Get You Alone". The track samples Walter Murphy's "A Fifth of Beethoven", which itself is a disco rendition of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony; the music video for the song received some rotation on MTV2 and BET's Rated Next and was spun moderately on pop and urban radio, peaking at number forty-nine on Radio & Records Pop chart. Globally, however, "When I Get You Alone" became a chart success when it peaked in the Top 20 in Australia and Italy, reached the Top 10 of the singles charts in New Zealand and the Top 3 in the Netherlands; the moderate success was enough to signal the release of the album in 2003 with its name changed to A Beautiful World. Despite the release of a second single, "Brand New Jones", the album received little promotion and debuted at number 152 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 119,000 copies as of January, 2012. A Beautiful World fell below the l
Sri Sri Radha Parthasarathi Mandir known as the ISKCON Delhi temple, is a well known Vaishnav temple of Lord Krishna and Radharani in the form of Radha Parthasarathi. The Temple was inaugurated on 5 April, 1998 by the Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the presence of Chief Minister of Delhi Sahib Singh Verma and Sushma Swaraj, it is located in the East of Kailash area of New Delhi, India. ISKCON Temple and built by Achyut Kanvinde who in 1993 agreed to accept a pro-bono commission to build this temple complex for the followers of Srila Prabhupada, is one of the largest temple complexes in India, it comprises numerous rooms for service renders. It has many halls that are used for various seminars, it is divided into four broad sections. The temple complex houses the Glory of India Vedic Cultural Centre, a popular destination for visitors and tourists to learn about major Hindu texts which are presented using various multimedia technologies, these include: Bhagavad Gita Animatronics - Using a blend of dramatic narration and projects, this show allows the visitors to learn the five major concepts of Bhagavad Gita, the three modes of nature and the Yoga systems presented therein.
Mahabharat Experience - A light and sound show which presents the story line of Mahabharat which span over thousands of verses in a concise manner. Ramayana Art Gallery - A collection of over 30 original oil paintings painted by ISKCON's members from USA, India, UK. Bhagavat Puran Exhibit - This exhibit presents one of the most important text in the Vaishnava tradition in a visual format; the Glory of India Vedic Cultural Centre holds the'Astounding Bhagavad Gita', the largest printed book of the major text of any world religion. The Italian printed'Astounding Bhagavad Gita', weighs 800 kg and measures over 2.8 metres, was unveiled by the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi on 26 February, 2019 in the presence of Tridandi Sannyasi Gopal Krishna Goswami and India's Culture Minister Dr Mahesh Sharma. Vaishnavism ISKCON Temple Chennai ISKCON Temple Patna ISKCON Temple Visakhapatnam Gaudiya Vaishnavism Svayam Bhagavan ISKCON News: Official News Agency of ISKCON ISKCON Vrindavan intelligence consciousness
Video on Trial is a Canadian comedy television program that airs on Canadian television network MuchMusic. The show consists of a panel of musicians and entertainment columnists critiquing five different music videos in a courtroom-esque manner; the panel acts as the jurors, questioning each artist's behaviour in each video. Artists' personal lives and off-set behaviour are mocked by the critics in relation to the music video, they are shown in separate clips to use their opinions. Since its debut on August 15, 2005 the show has become one of the most rated and successful shows on MuchMusic, attracting a dedicated cult following and has garnered a Gemini Award nomination; the show experienced a brief run on American television, airing on television network Fuse TV from October 2011 to early 2012 before being replaced by another series, Special Videos Unit: Video on Trial, based upon the same premise as the original Canadian Video on Trial. At the start of the ninth season, the show's format was overhauled to feature recurring sketches and segments.
The panel was replaced by Paul Lemieux. Only four episodes into the revamp, the show was cancelled as part of significant cutbacks at Bell Media on July 11, 2014; the show's producers pick the videos featured on the show. However, they are still required to get clearance from the copyright holders of the video to get the video featured on the show. Only after clearance is given can the video be featured on the show. An episode features videos recent at the time of the episode's airing, with at least one of the five videos per episode still being in rotation; some non-themed episodes feature older videos, though those from the early 2000s, popular videos from 1997 to 1999 have been played on rare occasions. The jurors' jokes serve as the majority of the show's content; these jokes are written by themselves. According to an interview with series regular Trevor Boris, the jurors receive copies of the videos for the episode, are given a period of time to write jokes and prepare for the shooting of the episode.
On her MySpace blog, juror Sabrina Jalees described the size of the room where the show is in as "the size of a large coffin", that a laptop with a DVD of the videos is placed in front of the juror as a guide. The five "jurors" shoot their scenes separately. However, the show gives the impression that all five jurors shoot the scenes together, with jurors shown engaging in interactive behavior with each other; the show's basic format involves a narrator starting the show by announcing its name, introducing the five videos set to be "tried", referred to as "cases", as well as the jurors of the episode. Following this introductory sequence, the actual "trials" of the videos begin. Videos are critiqued, or "tried" separately and consecutively by "case number". A short intermission separates the trials of each video; each video is critiqued for around 3–4 minutes. Most of the videos featured on the show are given bad reviews, though this is to add to the comedic nature of the show. A video's trial ends with selected jurors from the episode giving his/her own verdict to the video's artist, though verdicts are given to a selected element of a video, such as a person featured in the video.
Elements of the show were introduced and discontinued throughout its run. In the format used at the start of the show's run, the jurors' occupations were given, though sometimes fictional. Graphics for this format included CRT televisions and film reels; this format included opening voiceovers, written by Tim McAuliffe and Ron Sparks, these explained what the video was "accused for", information for "the jury" to know) and "final verdicts" given to the artists of each video, of relating to them in real-life or their behavior in the video. The nineteenth episode of the third season retained this basic format, but introduced new visuals, giving its graphics a more modern look; this basic format was used until the twenty-first episode of the show's fifth season. With a re-run of the fifth season's twenty-first episode, the show underwent a major alteration of its format; the verdicts and opening voiceovers given to each video were discontinued. Graphics and visuals were once again modernized; the nineteenth episode of the show's seventh season altered the show's graphics and visuals, giving them a more colourful feel, while retaining the show's second format.
At the start of the ninth season, the series was revamped. In addition to the jurors' being replaced by Aisha Alfa and Paul Lemieux, Season 9 uses a new format featuring recurring sketches and segments. Special themed episodes have been produced focusing on a specific theme such as a particular decade, one-hit wonders, teen pop, music videos set on beaches, songs by Canadian musicians, Christmas music. For example, there have been a series of "Totally'80s" and "So'90s" episodes where songs from those decades are featured; the first Video on Trial special was a MuchMusic "Holiday Wrap" courtroom episode called Stars on Trial, which starred Sparks as "The Judge" and McAuliffe as "Rusty the Bailiff." Six regular jurors sat together as a jury and artists were put on trial in general, not for particular songs as is done on the regular VOT show. In a similar manner to Fromage, a previous holiday special on the network, a special one-hour-long episode aired during December 2008 as part of MuchMusic's "Holiday Wrap" year-end programming, counting down the top 20 "