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[NEWS] Equity News Magazine
Quote from Nate on bottom of page 15
http://www.actorsequity.org/docs/news/en__02_2017.pdf

[NEWS] "Grantee Spotlight: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s Stage of Discovery Summer Camp" - Florida Dept. of State, Division of Cultural Affairs
https://culturebuildsflorida.org/2017/09/06/grantee-spotlight-westcoast-black-theatre-troupes-stage-of-discovery-summer-camp/

[NEWS] "Arts group help Conservatory after power outage delays classes" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170913/arts-group-help-conservatory-after-power-outage-delays-classes

[NEWS] "Bank of America Charitable Foundation awards grant to WBTT" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/bank-america-charitable-foundation-awards-grant-wbtt

[RADIO] "Tell Me Something Good" - Goodwill Manasota, WSRQ Radio
Goodwill Ambassador of the Year Award-winners Nate Jacobs and Sheriff Tom Knight are interviewed
http://sarasotatalkradio.com/2017/09/tell-something-good-september-17th-2017-sheriff-tom-knight-nate-jacobs/

[NEWS] "Exciting Changes for Sarasota’s Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Jodi Schwarzenbach, The Sarasota Post
https://sarasotapost.com/great-reading/1576-exciting-changes-for-sarasota-s-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe

[NEWS] "Irma Mostly Spared Florida Stages, But Not Their Bottom Line" - Bill Hirschman, American Theatre
http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/09/19/irma-mostly-spared-florida-stages-but-not-their-bottom-line/

[NEWS] "World’s rowers welcomed with a bang" - Doug Fernandes, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170923/worlds-rowers-welcomed-with-bang

[NEWS] "World Rowing Championships bring a festival of music and arts to Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article174313091.html

[NEWS] "Opening ceremony kicks off 2017 World Rowing Championships" - Sara Nealeigh, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article175104416.html

[NEWS] "Event is food, live music and performances, too" - Maggie Menderski, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170913/event-is-food-live-music-and-performances-too

[SEASON PREVIEW] "Live Theater: Critic's Picks for 2017-2018" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/live-theater-critics-picks-for-2017-2018

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens season with 'In the Heights' - Tempo News
http://temponews.suncoastpress.com/#folio=2

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