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[TV] "Suncoast View one-year anniversary celebration" - WWSB ABC 7
WBTT artists perform a special song on the anniversary show

[NEWS] "Names and Faces" - Bradenton Herald
The announcement of Julie's hiring as executive director

[NEWS] Biz(941) Daily
The announcement of Julie's hiring as executive director

[OPINION] "The August Wison Center needs a black theater troupe" - Letter to the editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

[NEWS] "Westcoast Troupe hires Julie Leach as permanent executive" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[SEASON WRAP-UP] "2014-2015, a Season Remembrance" - Bill Oser, Talkin' Broadway

[FEATURE] "Behind the Scenes: Live music adds soul to a show" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe names Julie Leach new executive director" - Nick Friedman, The Observer

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe names Julie Leach new executive director" - Sarasota Patch

[AWARDS] "25th Handy Awards: And the Winners Are ..." - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Behind the Scenes: Giving Challenge offers incentives to help" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[REVIEW] "'Soul Crooners 2' is song fest, love-in" - Lynn Felder, Winston-Salem Journal
Highlight quote: "The show itself was pure musical pleasure from start to finish."

[NEWS] Black Theatre Festival comprehensive coverage - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Westcoast Troupe gets Black Theatre Festival crowd cheering" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Highlight quote: "After seeing them perform countless times in Sarasota, it was a special thrill to see how they were embraced by an audience of theater lovers from around the country."

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