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[TV] "Suncoast View - 9.1.2017" - Suncoast View, WWSB ABC 7
Nate co-hosts, Michael Mendez performs number from "In the Heights"
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/in-the-heights-with-westcoast-black-theatre-suncoast-view/article_c44d4704-9173-11e7-a2ba-dfd267905458.html

[YEAR IN REVIEW] "Remembering the 2016-2017 Season" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
Bill Oser writes about last season's theater highlights
https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla312.html

[TV] "Suncoast FYI - 7.14.2017" - Nancy O'Neil, SNN Local News
Segment on WBTT begins at 7:28
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvHsrSB1lkA

[REVIEW] "‘How I Got Over’ offers rousing church service" - Bridget Elam, Winston-Salem Chronicle
http://www.wschronicle.com/2017/08/39360/

[NEWS] "2017 National Black Theatre Festival Showcases Best in Theater" - Gwendolyn Quinn, NBC News
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/nbcblk/2017-national-black-theatre-festival-showcases-best-theater-n790031

[NEWS] "Last chance for 'Broadway in Black'" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170718/last-chance-for-broadway-in-black

[NEWS] "Discover Sarasota’s Newtown: Courage, Determination and A Whole Lotta Soul" - Robin Draper, Visit Sarasota
http://www.visitsarasota.com/article/discover-sarasota%E2%80%99s-newtown-courage-determination-and-whole-lotta-soul

[FEATURE] "Actress and Singer Ariel Blue Shares Her Beauty Secrets" - Heather Dunhill, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/8/9/ariel-blue-sarasota-beauty-secrets

[NEWS] "Good Deeds 7.24.2017" - Business Weekly
Selby Foundation grant for Heart & Soul
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170724/xa0good-deeds

[NEWS] "Young dancers follow their passion at Westcoast troupe" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170714/young-dancers-follow-their-passion-at-westcoast-troupe

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe hosts free theater camp" - Elizabeth Djinis, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170714/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-hosts-free-theater-camp

[NEWS] "A stage of discoveries" - Maicy Powell, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170714/stage-of-discoveries

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Raises the Roof" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2017/7/13/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-raises-the-roof

[NEWS] "Arts groups share nearly $2 million in Sarasota County tourist tax funds" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170712/arts-groups-share-nearly-2-million-in-sarasota-county-tourist-tax-funds

[NEWS] "Local talent to perform at 2017 World Rowing Championships opening ceremonies" - Maggie Menderski, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170714/local-talent-to-perform-at-2017-world-rowing-championships-opening-ceremonies