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[NEWS] "Irma Mostly Spared Florida Stages, But Not Their Bottom Line" - Bill Hirschman, American Theatre
http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/09/19/irma-mostly-spared-florida-stages-but-not-their-bottom-line/

[NEWS] "World’s rowers welcomed with a bang" - Doug Fernandes, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170923/worlds-rowers-welcomed-with-bang

[NEWS] "World Rowing Championships bring a festival of music and arts to Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article174313091.html

[NEWS] "Opening ceremony kicks off 2017 World Rowing Championships" - Sara Nealeigh, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/news/local/article175104416.html

[NEWS] "Event is food, live music and performances, too" - Maggie Menderski, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170913/event-is-food-live-music-and-performances-too

[SEASON PREVIEW] "Live Theater: Critic's Picks for 2017-2018" - Marty Fugate, The Observer
http://www.yourobserver.com/article/live-theater-critics-picks-for-2017-2018

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe opens season with 'In the Heights' - Tempo News
http://temponews.suncoastpress.com/#folio=2

[NEWS] "WRC Opening Ceremony" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20170925/wrc-opening-ceremony

[NEWS] "Tarra Conner Jones: 'I've got to be tremendous'" - Jake Newby, Time Out Shanghai
http://www.timeoutshanghai.com/features/Music-Music_features/42444/Tarra-Conner-Jones-Ive-got-to-be-tremendous.html

[NEWS] "Sixties music, live theater, rowers from around the world highlight free event" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article175739111.html

[EVENTS] "Suncoast Scene - The fun things coming up for the weekend" - Linda Carson, WWSB ABC 7
http://www.mysuncoast.com/community/suncoast-scene---the-fun-things-coming-up-for/article_d6547102-a492-11e7-bea3-db86724ad8a9.html

[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