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EVENTS "THEATER: Showtime with Leon Pitts" - SRQ Daily


Nate Jacobs co-hosts "Suncoast View" - WWSB ABC 7
Nate spent the entire hour on the show as co-host and was also able to promote WBTT during various segments.

Full list of Biz(941) Unity Award winners - WWSB ABC 7
Nate Jacobs won in the nonprofit category!

"Westcoast Troupe holds 'Vision of Equality' forum" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jay Handelman
Info about the "WBTT Voices" program.

"Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe's Knock Me A Kiss" - Sarasota Magazine, Kay Kipling
Highlight quote: "All in all, Knock Me a Kiss portrays a milieu not that often visited, and makes it worth the visit."

REVIEW "Westcoast Troupe sends a 'Kiss' with a provocative love story" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Jay Handelman
Highlight quote: "Once again, the Westcoast Troupe, which built its reputation on musical revues, proves its ability to shine when the music isn't playing."

"The Season On Stage" - Philip Lederer, SRQ Daily

"Arts highlights of the year" - Carrie Seidman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Arts writer Carrie Seidman compiled responses from the area's arts organizations about what they felt were their own highlights of the year.


"2014's most memorable moments for Arts staff and critics" - Jay Handelman et al, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Theater critic Jay Handelman leads off with WBTT's 15th Anniversary Celebration.


FEATURE Biz(941) "Champions of Diversity"
Nate Jacobs receives prestigious "Unity Award"


CALENDAR LISTING "Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: Schedule of Events"


NEWS RELEASE "Local leaders on Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Nate is quoted on the importance of MLK's legacy, remembrance events
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NEWS RELEASE "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe celebrates Black History Month with 'WBTT Voices' program" - PowerBroker Magazine