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[NEWS] "WBTT Cancels Remainder Of 2019-2020 Season" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-Cancels-Remainder-Of-2019-2020-Season-20200323

[NEWS] "WBTT Cancels Remainder of Current Show Run" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-cancels-remainder-of-current-show-run/

[NEWS] "WBTT Cancels Remainder Of YOUR ARMS TOO SHORT TO BOX WITH GOD" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-Cancels-Remainder-Of-YOUR-ARMS-TOO-SHORT-TO-BOX-WITH-GOD-20200316

[NEWS] "Coronavirus Florida: Asolo Rep cancels season, including world premiere" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200319/coronavirus-florida-asolo-rep-cancels-season-including-world-premiere

[NEWS] "Asolo Rep Cancels Remainder of Season, and Other Arts-Related Closings News" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2020/03/asolo-rep-cancels-remainder-of-season-and-other-arts-related-closings-news

[NEWS] "Westcoast Troupe celebrates black theater history in new season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200309/westcoast-troupe-celebrates-black-theater-history-in-new-season

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Reveals 2020-21 Season" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2020/03/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-reveals-2020-21-season

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Announces 2020-2021 Season" - Scene Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-announces-2020-2021-season/

[REVIEW] "WBTT Pulls No Punches with Your Arms Too Short" - Phil Lederer, SRQ
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-03-13/12922_WBTT-Pulls-No-Punches-with-Your-Arms-Too-Short

[NEWS] "'Your Arms Too Short to Box with God' at WBTT still packs a punch" - Marty Fugate, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/your-arms-too-short-to-box-with-god-at-wbtt-still-packs-a-punch

[REVIEW] "Your Arms Too Short to Box with God" - Undine Shorey, The Bradenton Times
https://thebradentontimes.com/theater-review-your-arms-too-short-to-box-with-god-p21668-133.htm

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 3.12.2020" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Young Artist Program featuring Derric Gobourne Jr. is included
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-2712209?e=6ed0cdc029

[NEWS] "Sarasota Venues Addressing Coronavirus" - Jacob Ogles, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-03-12/12920_Sarasota-Venues-Addressing-Coronavirus

[NEWS] "Arts organizations lose a little ground in Florida budget" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200324/arts-organizations-lose-little-ground-in-florida-budget