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[NEWS] Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents 'Real Life'
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-real-life

[EVENTS] "This Week April 26" - The Observer Group
"We Are Sarasota" is included
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/this-week-in-sarasota-thursday-april-26

[NEWS] "A show-stopping April Fool’s Fete" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180331/show-stopping-april-fools-fete

[NEWS] "WBTT thanks its supporters with appreciation event" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-thanks-its-supporters-appreciation-event

[PHOTOS] "WBBT April Fool’s Fete" - Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20180330/NEWS/330009995/PH/1?start=2

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe hosts casual, beachy evening" - Kayleigh Omang, Sarasota Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/april-fools-fete-wbtt-2018

[NEWS] "Millions of dollars cut from state budget for funding for the arts" - Rick Adams, ABC7
http://www.mysuncoast.com/news/millions-of-dollars-cut-from-state-budget-for-funding-for/article_42c953b6-3db3-11e8-ab9d-8b0a29d104ca.html

[NEWS] "Good Deeds 4.9.2018" - Business Weekly insert of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune
A blurb about the Gettel Foundation contribution to WBTT is included
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180409/good-deeds

[EVENTS] "Now playing: Arts listings for April 5-11" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180403/now-playing-arts-listings-for-april-5-11

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Opens Newly Renovated Building" - Linda Carson, "A Place We Call Home," WWSB ABC 7 News
http://www.mysuncoast.com/community/west-coast-black-theatre-opens-newly-renovated-building/article_0ca21026-2629-11e8-a284-e728c16c2d02.html

[TV] "Tony-Award-Winning Star Melba Moore and WBTT Preview Their Latest Show" - Suncoast View, ABC7
Nate co-hosts, Melba Moore is interviewed and performs
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/tony-award-winning-star-melba-moore-and-wbtt-preview-their/article_a1a0bd56-2789-11e8-8402-ebed4eb58f21.html

[REVIEW] "Melba Moore Takes on Billie Holiday in WBTT’s Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/3/8/melba-moore-takes-on-billie-holiday-in-wbtt-s-em-lady-day-at-emerson-s-bar-grill-em

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill" - Dennis Maley, The Bradenton Times
http://thebradentontimes.com/theater-review-lady-day-at-emersons-bar-and-grill-p19619-133.htm

[REVIEW] "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" - Bonnie Silvestri, AnythingArts.com
http://anythingartssarasota.ning.com/m/blogpost?id=2257359:BlogPost:283182

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