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November 3, 2020 "VIDEO: Places to visit in SARASOTA FLORIDA" - Where in the World is cL, Christine Lozada
Visit Sarasota arranged for a travel blogger to feature "Light Up the Night!"
https://youtu.be/gFyu0RpkHK8

November 3, 2020 "LTE: West Coast Black Theatre lights up"
Letter written by patrons who very much enjoyed "Light Up the Night"
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/opinion/2020/11/03/election-day-abortion-sacrifice-womens-rights-under-threat/6122347002/

November 3, 2020 "Nature and you together" - Rodger Skidmore, Siesta Sand
WBTT's "Soul in the Garden" is included
http://siestasand.net/nature-and-you-together/

November 2, 2020 "WBTT and Key Chorale Extend Streaming Video of 'American Roots: The Gospel Experience'" - SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2020-11-02/15424_WBTT-and-Key-Chorale-Extend-Streaming-Video-of-American-Roots-The-Gospel-Experience

November 1, 2020 "Holiday Recipe Swap" - Scene Magazine
Nate's recipe (his mother's recipe, actually) for Italian Noodle Bake is included 
To see what the magazine layout looks like, click on attached jpeg
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/holiday-recipe-swap/

October 30, 2020 "WBTT, Key Chorale Extend Streaming Video Of AMERICAN ROOTS: THE GOSPEL EXPERIENCE" Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwclassical/article/WBTT-Key-Chorale-Extend-Streaming-Video-Of-AMERICAN-ROOTS-THE-GOSPEL-EXPERIENCE-20201030

October 22, 2020 "'Light Up the Night' brings music, hope to Sarasota outdoors" - Lila Gross, WFLA Channel 8
https://www.wfla.com/news/around-town/light-up-the-night-brings-music-hope-to-sarasota-outdoors/

October 16, 2020 "It's A Rad World" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Magazine
"RAD," a collaboration of Ariel Blue, Raleigh Mosely and Derric Gobourne Jr., is featured
https://www.srqmagazine.com/articles/1397/Its-A-Rad-World

October 6, 2020 "WBTT Will 'Light Up The Night!' With Open-Air Concerts" - Broadway World Sarasota
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/WBTT-Will-Light-Up-The-Night-With-Open-Air-Concerts-20201006

October 12, 2020 "Filmed Live Musicals: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Luisa Lyons, Filmed Live Musicals
Podcast: Nearly hour-long interview with Julie Leach
https://filmedlivemusicals.buzzsprout.com/1239092/5832118-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe?play=true

October 15, 2020 "40 Under 40 Class of 2020" - Grier Ferguson, Business Observer
WBTT associate managing director Travis Ray was selected as an honoree
https://www.businessobserverfl.com/article/travis-ray-35

October 8, 2020 "Arts events in Sarasota-Manatee: Oct. 8-14" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
'Light Up the Night!' is included
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/10/08/arts-events-sarasota-manatee-oct-8-14/5888141002/?fbclid=IwAR3bT7zU7kscmfyzCgx3NYUEmeqGcFib3WMf4XDbrUbeXSV6z--FVtvkXfc

October 16, 2020 "Arts events in Sarasota-Manatee: Oct. 15-21" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
'Light Up the Night!' is included
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/10/15/arts-events-sarasota-manatee-oct-8-14/5936966002/

October 10, 2020 "WBTT will 'Light Up the Night' with open-air concerts - Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/wbtt-will-light-up-the-night-with-open-air-concerts/article_55b4d768-0811-11eb-ac7f-9fc815362842.html

September 26, 2020 "Murals flourish in Sarasota during pandemic" - T. Michele Walker, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/story/entertainment/2020/09/26/mural-artists-busy-sarasota-during-coronavirus-pandemic/3493746001/