Google releases YouTube Music app for Apple Watch

Emilee Geist

Following the big Android TV update yesterday, Google has just released an Apple Watch app for YouTube Music. The app provides basic playback controls and allows browsing music from the user’s phone.

With the new Apple Watch app for YouTube Music, users can perform all the standard music playback controls like play/pause, skip to next or previous tracks, cast, and like songs. According to the App Store listing, the new YouTube Music’s Apple Watch app is compatible with watchOS 6.0 and later.

Apple Watch gets YouTube Music app for its platform

The Apple Watch app is rolling out with version 3.88 of YouTube Music. Created after the default Apple Music experience, it starts with a user’s 11 most recent playlists, albums, songs, and artists as cover art.

On the home page of the app, users will find recent playlists. In the Library section, users can view last played tracks, play

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Greenville adds art downtown to honor Black heritage. Some want more

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Drive past the intersection of S. Hudson and W. Washington streets and you’ll see a corner construction zone, giant slabs of concrete ripped up behind a safety barrier. 

It’s not much to see right now, but that will change. The space will give way to a plaza where a statue of Lila Mae Brock will stand, welcoming visitors to Unity Park. 

The bronze statue will honor Brock’s contributions to Greenville, particularly to the Southernside community that she served for years as a missionary before her death in 1996. It’s also recognition of the Black men and women — like Brock — who helped make Greenville what it is today. 

Greenville artist Charles Pate Jr. works on his sculpture of Lila Mae Brock. The statue, now finished, will go in a plaza near Unity Park. (Photo: Charles Pate Jr.)

The city commissioned the 7-foot statue to artist Charles Pate Jr.

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the College of Computing Launch New Ethics Center

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts and the College of Computing Launch New Ethics Center

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Building on years of experience in research and education in ethics and technology, the College of Computing and the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts have launched the Ethics, Technology, and Human Interaction Center (ETHICx).

The new Center — pronounced “ethics” — will advance ethics-in-technology-centered research, education, and engagement at the Georgia Institute of Technology in collaboration with communities, government, non-governmental organizations, and industry. The office of the Executive Vice President for Research provided significant funds over a three-year period to seed the Center.

“We must foster Georgia Tech’s strengths in ethics, responsible research, and the development of emerging technologies in collaborative ways,” said Raheem Beyah, Georgia Tech’s vice president for interdisciplinary research. “ETHICx  will

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2 Art Gallery Shows to See Right Now

Emilee Geist

Through Oct. 31, Denny Dimin Gallery, 39 Lispenard Street, Manhattan; (212) 226-6537, dennydimingallery.com.

Justine Hill’s bright, multipart paintings are good and good fun, but it has taken some serious work to get them there. You can see it happening in “Touch,” her latest solo show in New York.

Five years ago, Ms. Hill broke her paintings into separate parts by cutting out eccentric shapes in plywood that she would cover with canvas, paint with various colors or patterns and hang together in rectangular configurations on the wall. The plywood is thin, making the works seem flatter to the wall than most paintings. They might almost be frescoes.

The paintings from 2020 are better than those from 2019 (one is on view; three are in the catalog). Looser, jauntier, they make more of less. Ms. Hill has been using more white: that is, arranging the parts of her paintings

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Here’s what to check out at FABRIC 2020 arts festival – Entertainment – The Herald News, Fall River, MA

Emilee Geist

FALL RIVER – The FABRIC 2020 Arts Festival will feature an array of artistic offerings in the city on Oct. 16, 17 and next spring.

Here’s a rundown of what to check out this year: 

“Fados, Fairies & Violas,” are five musical performances that were recorded in Lisbon and the Azores for Fall River audiences and will be projected onto Fall River Government Center on Oct. 16 and 17 from 8:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Lasting each 30 minutes, the concerts will feature: Ricardo Rocha, who is regarded as one of the best Portuguese guitar players of his generation; Gaspar Varela, the great-grandson of the Fado singer Celeste Rodrigues and great-grandnephew of Fado legend Amália Rodrigues; Rafael Carvalho, a master in the Azorean instrument of viola da terra; the rising duo Lavoisier who will highlight the poetry of Miguel Torga; and ground-breaking queer fado beasts Fado Bicha.

Fall River residents

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Curve Announces Reopening Plans With SUNSET BOULEVARD, THE COLOR PURPLE, and More!

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The season will officially launch on 12 Nov with an exclusive event which will be live-streamed from the theatre.

Curve Announces Reopening Plans With SUNSET BOULEVARD, THE COLOR PURPLE, and More!

Curve has today announced plans to reopen to the public. The theatre, which was forced suddenly to close its doors to the public on 16 March, will open again this autumn for spectacularly re-imagined, socially distanced concert performances of acclaimed Made at Curve productions, using the building’s unique theatre design.

Ria Jones and Danny Mac will return to star in Sunset Boulevard; T’Shan Williams and Danielle Fiamanya, who won The Stage Debut Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for her role as ‘Nettie’; will star in The Color Purple.

By raising the walls between its theatre spaces, Curve will reopen as a 533-seat socially-distanced auditorium, with audiences enjoying live performances from all four sides of the stage, fully realising the ambition of architect Rafael Viñoly’s original design. A triple-revolve,

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Colorful Murals Spread Awareness of Endangered Animal Species

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Murals by Louis Masai

The animal kingdom is filled with fascinating species of all shapes and sizes. However, many of these creatures are facing endangerment and even extinction due to the devastating effects of climate change. That is why one artist is using his creative talents to spread awareness for these vulnerable species. Based in London since 2010, Louis Masai creates striking large-scale murals of rare and endangered animals.

Masai’s artwork is immediately recognizable for its bright, graphic style. He uses large blocks of colors and patterns to build up each subject and create a type of patchwork effect. Stripes, flowers, and fruits are just a few of the motifs commonly found in his projects. As a result, these animal murals often resemble plush quilted toys. In most of Masai’s murals, the viewer can also spot a large bee carrying a needle and thread that leads to the “stitched” animal. This is intended to

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Farm/Art DTour aims to foster art and agriculture

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SAUK COUNTY – It was an event tailor-made for social distancing – a 50-plus mile guided road trip through the scenic working farmland of Sauk County, marked on a map with roadside poetry, wisdom and explanations about farming and temporary art installations.

The “Farm/Art DTour” was part of the Wormfarm Institute’s “Fermentation Fest,” which ran from September 26 through October 4. Because of Covid-19, all the in-person classes that normally run as part of the event were cancelled as were other parts of the event that require close contact.

But the eighth annual

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Nathan Allen leaves House Theatre of Chicago after nearly 20 years as leader

Emilee Geist

Nathan Allen, the founding artistic director of the House Theatre of Chicago and its principal public face and creative force for the last almost 20 years, is leaving his post.



a man smiling for the camera: Artistic director Nathan Allen during a rehearsal of the musical "Verboten" on Jan. 6 at House Theatre of Chicago.


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Artistic director Nathan Allen during a rehearsal of the musical “Verboten” on Jan. 6 at House Theatre of Chicago.

“I am not going to stop making art,” Allen said, noting that money factored into his decision. “But I have two school-age kids and my wife is working a lot of overtime.”

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As with many other theater companies, the pandemic has had an acute impact on House, a company founded by a group of college friends in 2000 and known for its innovative original theater, its interest in popular culture and its longstanding determination to attract millennials and Gen-Xers who do not typically attend theater. Allen, known for his exuberant curtain speeches (“let’s make

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Artist completes first public art mural in Franklin, Tennessee

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Bright yellow rays of sunshine and colorful postcard-style letters adorn Franklin’s first large-scale public art mural, “Welcome to Franklin.”

It took two months to paint the exterior brick wall of the Walk-In Urgent Care on Hillsboro Road.

With over 30 years of experience, Franklin-based artist Michael Cooper designed and helped paint

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