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[REVIEW] "BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-BLACK-NATIVITY-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-20181213

[NEWS] "Behind the Scenes: Show me the money" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
A look at arts & cultural organizations' capital campaigns
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181229/behind-scenes-show-me-money

[NEWS] "Kick Off 2019 with Sarasota, Florida's Visual Arts Scene" - PR Newswire
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kick-off-2019-with-sarasota-floridas-visual-arts-scene-300770402.html

[EVENTS] "Start 2019 right: Here are some noteworthy shows coming to Bradenton and Sarasota" - Ryan Ballogg, Bradenton Herald
'The Amen Corner' is included
https://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article223738845.html

[NEWS] "Scene & Heard 12.13.2018" - Niki Kottmann, Observer Group
Sheldon Rhoden is featured
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/scene-and-heard-arts-sarasota-news-12-13-18

[EVENTS] "Your Top 5 Things to Do: Dec. 13-19
"Black Nativity" is included
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/12/13/your-top-5-things-to-do-dec-13-19

[REVIEW] "Rousing ‘Marvin Gaye’ delivers hits at Westcoast Troupe" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181202/theater-review-rousing-marvin-gaye-delivers-hits-at-westcoast-troupe

[REVIEW] "Marvin Gaye: Prince of Soul" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/8162

[REVIEW] "MARVIN GAYE: PRINCE OF SOUL at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-MARVIN-GAYE-PRINCE-OF-SOUL-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-20181208

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe revives ‘Black Nativity’" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181208/westcoast-troupe-revives-black-nativity

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe revisits the life and music of Marvin Gaye" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181124/westcoast-troupe-revisits-life-and-music-of-marvin-gaye

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe presents '70s Soul Party" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-present-70s-soul-party

[NEWS] "WBTT PRESENTS TRIBUTE TO MARVIN GAYE" - Tempo News
https://temponewsflorida.com/wbtt-presents-tribute-to-marvin-gaye/