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[NEWS] "Readers’ Choice: Best Arts & Entertainment" - Sarasota Magazine
WBTT recognized as one of the "Best Performing Arts Groups"
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/arts-and-entertainment/2020/05/readers-choice-best-arts-entertainment

[EVENTS] "Sarasota-Manatee arts scene is busy May 21-27" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
April Fools Fete and "Rockin' Down Fairytale Lane" are included
https://www.theledger.com/entertainment/20200521/sarasota-manatee-arts-scene-is-busy-may-21-27

[EVENTS] "TOP PICKS FOR ONLINE EVENTS - May 21" - Naples Florida Weekly
April Fools Fete is included
https://naples.floridaweekly.com/articles/top-picks-for-online-events-2/

[EVENTS] "TOP PICKS FOR ONLINE EVENTS" - Key West Florida Weekly
April Fools Fete is included
https://keywest.floridaweekly.com/articles/top-picks-for-online-events-2/

[NEWS] "Westcoast Troupe streams musical and fundraising event" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200512/westcoast-troupe-streams-musical-and-fundraising-event

[NEWS] "WBTT to present spring fundraiser April Fools Fête virtually" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-To-Present-Spring-Fundraiser-April-Fools-Fte-Virtually-20200512

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe receives emergency Arts Appreciation Grant" - SRQ Magazine Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-05-08/13548_Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-receives-emergency-Arts-Appreciation-Grant

[NEWS] "WBTT Receives Emergency Arts Appreciation Grant From Gulf Coast Community Foundation" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-Receives-Emergency-Arts-Appreciation-Grant-From-Gulf-Coast-Community-Foundation-20200507

[NEWS] "Coronavirus Florida: Gulf Coast grants $474,000 to arts groups hit by pandemic" - Matthew Sauer, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200424/coronavirus-florida-gulf-coast-grants-474000-to-arts-groups-hit-by-pandemic?fbclid=IwAR1HFIjXDcTg9nGs2XoEr2q-nYwNsEu680NuCNDRnY520R04qdr059MGt6o

[NEWS] "Foundation Grants $470,000 to Arts Groups in Response to Pandemic" - SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/foundation-grants-470000-to-arts-groups-in-response-to-pandemic/

[NEWS] "Coronavirus Florida: Arts groups get federal jobs help" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20200504/coronavirus-florida-arts-groups-get-federal-jobs-help

[NEWS] "WBTT gifted $25,000 in matching funds for Giving Challenge" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200427/wbtt-gifted-25000-in-matching-funds-for-giving-challenge