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[NEWS] "WBTT show licensed for sold-out run in Texas" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/wbtt-show-licensed-sold-out-run-texas

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe show licensed for sold-out run in Texas" - Tampa Bay Newswire
https://www.tampabaynewswire.com/2017/12/19/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-show-licensed-for-sold-out-run-in-texas-63825

[EVENTS] "The Holidays on Stage" - Nancy Stetson, Fort Myers Florida Weekly
"A Motown Christmas" and the Millennial Fresh show are included in the listing - with two BIG WBTT photos!
https://fortmyers.floridaweekly.com/articles/the-holidays-on-stage/

[REVIEW] "A MOTOWN CHRISTMAS at Westcoast Black Theatre" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-A-MOTOWN-CHRISTMAS-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-20171204#

[REVIEW] "WBTT's 'A Motown Christmas' - the best place to get in the holiday spirit!" - Bonnie Silvestri, Anything Arts
http://anythingartssarasota.ning.com/profiles/blogs/peace-on-earth-and-powerhouse-vocals-on-display-at-the-westcoast-#.WinAQFsTMtc.facebook

[REVIEW] "A Motown Christmas" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheatre.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/7707

[REVIEW] "A Motown Christmas" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway
https://www.talkinbroadway.com/page/regional/wfla/wfla331.html

[PREVIEW] "Motown Christmas makes the season sizzle" - Bob Massey, Charlotte Florida Weekly 
https://charlottecounty.floridaweekly.com/articles/motown-christmas/

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Presents A Motown Christmas" - The Bradenton Times
http://thebradentontimes.com/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-presents-a-motown-christmas-p19305-133.htm

[REVIEW] "TOO HOT TO HANDEL at Choral Artists of Sarasota" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-TOO-HOT-TO-HANDEL-at-Choral-Artists-Of-Sarasota-20171212

[NEWS] "Playwrights retreat to develop new works at Hermitage" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171208/playwrights-retreat-to-develop-new-works-at-hermitage

[NEWS] "WBTT celebrates the music of Motown" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171118/wbtt-celebrates-music-of-motown

[EVENTS] "Cheer up with arts programs for the holidays" - Thomas Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20171130/cheer-up-with-arts-programs-for-holidays

[PREVIEW] "The Spotlight: Motown Christmas opens at the Westcoast Black Theatre" - Linda Carson, ABC 7
http://www.mysuncoast.com/entertainment/in-the-spotlight---motown-christmas-opens-at-the/article_9eba1f50-d550-11e7-bab2-2b9db3c13bc8.html

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