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[NEWS] "Icon Melba Moore Joins WBTT for "Lady Day" and Voices" - Phil Lederer, SRQ Daily
https://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2018-02-01/7750_Icon-Melba-Moore-Joins-WBTT-for-Lady-Day-and-Voices

[NEWS] "Tony winner Melba Moore talks about her career at WBTT" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180202/tony-winner-melba-moore-talks-about-her-career-at-wbtt

[NEWS] "Valentine at the Ritz-Carlton" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180213/valentine-at-ritz-carlton

[NEWS] "Visible Men awards dinner makes an impact" - The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/visible-men-awards-dinner

[NEWS] "WBTT presents Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-presents-lady-day-emerson-s-bar-grill

[NEWS] "Melba Moore captivates the audience during 'WBTT Voices' program" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/melba-moore-captivates-audience-during-wbtt-voices-program

[NEWS] "The show goes on for Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe understudies" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/the-show-goes-on-for-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-understudies

[REVIEW] "The Mountaintop" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://totaltheater.com/?q=node/7746

[NEWS] "Judge Charles Williams and Attorney Charlie Ann Syprett Stand Up for Diversity" - Cooper Levey-Baker, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2018/1/23/judge-charles-williams-and-attorney-charlie-ann-syprett-stand-up-for-diversity

[PREVIEW] "WBTT play looks at last few hours of Martin Luther King’s life" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article195103589.html

[NEWS] "Westcoast offers special performances of ‘The Mountaintop’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180116/westcoast-offers-special-performances-of-the-mountaintop

[PREVIEW] "Martin Luther King’s last night dramatized in ‘The Mountaintop’" - Bob Massey, Charlotte Florida Weekly
https://charlottecounty.floridaweekly.com/articles/martin-luther-kings-last-night-dramatized-in-the-mountaintop/

[PREVEW] "Arts on the Horizon: 1.17.2018" - Rodger Skidmore, Siesta Sand
http://siestasand.net/Arts-on-the-horizon-01-18/

[REVIEW] "Theater Review: Fine actors reach The Mountaintop’ in King play at WBTT" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180114/theater-review-fine-actors-reach-the-mountaintop-in-king-play-at-wbtt

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