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[RADIO] "Sarasota's Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Celebrates 20th Anniversary" - Cathy Carter, WUSF
Nate Jacobs is interviewed
https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/post/sarasotas-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-celebrates-20th-anniversary

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe of Florida celebrates 20 years in their big show" - Annette Gutierrez, SNN News
Part two of SNN's 20th anniversary coverage
https://www.snntv.com/story/41329565/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-of-florida-celebrates-20-years-in-their-big-show

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe marks 20 years with soulful celebration" - Harry Sayer, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/westcoast-black-theater-troupe-marks-20-years-with-soulful-celebration

[EVENTS] "Arts Briefs Nov. 21, 2019" - Venice Florida Weekly
Entire release about "A Motown Christmas" is included at the bottom (with photo at the top)
https://venice.floridaweekly.com/articles/arts-briefs-61/

[NEWS] "WESTCOAST BLACK THEATRE TROUPE OF FLORIDA MARKS 20 YEARS" - Annette Gutierrez, SNN News
https://www.snntv.com/clip/14945656/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-of-florida-marks-20-years

[NEWS] "WBTT is going full speed ahead" - Abby Weingarten, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/wbtt-is-going-full-speed-ahead

[NEWS] "Sarasota theatre group invests in artists on and off-stage" - Taylor Torregano, ABC 7
Michael and Ariel are featured
https://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/10/27/local-theatre-group-invests-artists-off-stage/

[NEWS] "From the Editor: Our Expanding Arts Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/10/30/from-the-editor-our-expanding-arts-season

[NEWS] "National Philanthropy Day hopes to inspire a world of future givers" - Michael Moore, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Congratulations to board member Cheryl Anderson on her recognition!
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191112/national-philanthropy-day-hopes-to-inspire-world-of-future-givers

[NEWS] "WBTT receives grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-receives-grant-gulf-coast-community-foundation-0

[EVENTS] "Your Top 8 Things to Do: Nov. 14-20" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
'Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now' is included
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/11/14/your-top-8-things-to-do-nov-14-20