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[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 10.17.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance

[EVENTS] "Religious events in the Sarasota community, beginning Oct. 12" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"The Gospel Experience" in downtown Sarasota is included

[EVENTS] "Religious events in the North Port/Venice communities, beginning Oct. 12" - Venice Herald-Tribune
"The Gospel Experience" in Venice is included

[TV] "Suncoast View" - WWSB ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, leads segment on highlights of 20th anniversary year

[NEWS] "Sarasota musicians come together for Key Chorale's 35th anniversary" - Niki Kottmann, Observer Group

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Launches ‘Single Ticket Club’" - Sarasota Magazine

[NEWS] "WBTT Launches ‘Single Ticket Club’" - SCENE Magazine

[NEWS] "WBTT, Key Chorale Partner on Trio of Gospel Performances" - Sarasota Patch

[NEWS] "WBTT to Kick Off 20th Season with Van Wezel Extravaganza" - The Bradenton Times

[NEWS] "WBTT to present high-energy 20th Anniversary Celebration" - Sarasota Patch

[NEWS] "WBTT to present high-energy 20th Anniversary Celebration" - Tampa Bay Newswire

[NEWS] "New musical looks at the jazz woman behind star Louis Armstrong" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "History comes to dramatic and musical life at National Black Theatre Festival" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune


Andrea's Number Five: The Binz Warehouse, Andrea Knies, Compass Rose History Experiences
A look at historical buildings that are still in use - this blog post features Binz Building