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[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 6.13.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Association
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-585217?e=6ed0cdc029

[NEWS] "Sarasota’s Westcoast Troupe brings some ‘Soul’ to national festival" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20190724/sarasotas-westcoast-troupe-brings-some-soul-to-national-festival

[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre Previews the 'Soul Man Send-Off Soiree'" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Nate co-hosts; artists from 'Soul Man' perform
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2019/07/16/westcoast-black-theatre-previews-soul-man-send-off-soiree-suncoast-view/?fbclid=IwAR0FgznQ9ZFtHcbovavrW9TTgAvOLIxpFPuZ35ZQZpBNbeS9WCujkPo6__k

[NEWS] "WBTT emphasizes Motown history with summer program" - Whitney Elfstrom, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/wbtt-emphasizes-motown-history-with-summer-program

[PHOTOS] "WBTT campers prepare for performance" - Whitney Elfstrom, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/wbtt-campers-prepare-for-performance

[PHOTOS] "WBTT Stage of Discovery Acting Summer Camp" - Mike Lang, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20190711/NEWS/711009988/PH/1

[NEWS] "WBTT Awarded $500,000 Grant for Capital Campaign" - People & Business, SCENE Magazine
http://www.scenesarasota.com/magazine/wbtt-awarded-500000-grant-for-capital-campaign/

[NEWS] "WBTT awarded $500,000 grant for capital campaign" - Don Britt, don411.com
http://don411.com/wbtt-awarded-500000-grant-for-capital-campaign/#.XTB3gOhKiUk

[NEWS] "Westcoast Gospel Chorus to celebrate 50th anniversary in Sarasota" - Tom Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190719/westcoast-gospel-chorus-to-celebrate-50th-anniversary-in-sarasota

[NEWS] "The Westcoast Gospel Chorus Celebrates 50 Years of Joy and Music This Saturday" - Olivia Letts, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/7/16/westcoast-gospel-chorus-sarasota

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 7.11.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
Stage of Discovery "A Journey to Motown" is included
https://mailchi.mp/sarasotaarts/artbeat-this-week-in-sarasota-arts-and-culture-596509?e=6ed0cdc029

[NEWS] "WBTT Sets the Stage for Continued Success with Groundbreaking" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2019-05-17/10716_WBTT-Sets-the-Stage-for-Continued-Success-with-Groundbreaking

[NEWS] Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe brings 'Soul' to Art in the Ballpark - Whitney Elfstrom, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-brings-soul-to-art-in-the-ballpark#photo-1

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe - ’70s Soul Party 2019" - Wendy Dewhurst, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20190519/NEWS/519009997/PH/1

[NEWS] "NEA awards $90,000 in local arts grants" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190516/nea-awards-90000-in-local-arts-grants