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[NEWS] "WBTT receives grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-receives-grant-gulf-coast-community-foundation-0

[EVENTS] "Your Top 8 Things to Do: Nov. 14-20" - Ilene Denton, Sarasota Magazine
'Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now' is included
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/11/14/your-top-8-things-to-do-nov-14-20

[EVENTS] "WHAT TO DO, WHERE TO GO" - Venice Florida Weekly
Final "Gospel Experience" show is included
https://venice.floridaweekly.com/articles/what-to-do-where-to-go-56/

[NEWS] "Sarasota County Bar Association announces essay writing contest" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191031/sarasota-county-bar-association-announces-essay-writing-contest

[NEWS] "Key Chorale, Westcoast join voices for ‘Gospel Experience’ concerts" - Tom Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191013/key-chorale-westcoast-join-voices-for-gospel-experience-concerts

[NEWS] "Songs of Inspiration" - Marty Fugate, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/key_chorale_wbtt_songs-of-inspiration

[NEWS] "A Match Made in Heaven" - Andrew Fabian, SRQ Magazine
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2019-10-18/11763_A-Match-Made-in-Heaven

[NEWS] "West Coast Black Theatre 2019-2020 Season" - Our Town Sarasota
https://www.ourtownsarasota.com/west-coast-black-theatre-2019-2020-season/

[NEWS] "National Black Theatre Festival Underscores Love Of Theater" - Bill Hirschman, Florida Theater On Stage
http://www.floridatheateronstage.com/features/national-black-theatre-festival-underscores-love-of-theater/

[RADIO] "Town Talk Tamp Bay, Oct. 21" - Sharon Preston-Folta, WSLR
Associate Managing Director Travis Ray was interviewed. Click on the link below, select "Town Talk Tampa Bay" from the first drop-down, and "Play" the show from October 21st
http://archive.wslr.org/ 

[NEWS] "Honorees are passionate about the arts" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20191021/honorees-are-passionate-about-arts

[NEWS] "Honorees are passionate about the arts" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20191021/honorees-are-passionate-about-arts

[EVENTS] "Top arts events in the Sarasota area: Oct. 17-23" Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191015/top-arts-events-in-sarasota-area-oct-17-23

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 10.17.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-660413?e=6ed0cdc029

[EVENTS] "Religious events in the Sarasota community, beginning Oct. 12" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"The Gospel Experience" in downtown Sarasota is included
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191012/religious-events-in-sarasota-community-beginning-oct-12