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[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe alum lands role in 'The Lion King'" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-the-lion-king-sarasota

[NEWS] "Tickets for Kids program brings Sarasota students to new shows, venues" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Young WBTT artist Maicy Powell and WBTT are mentioned in the article
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190327/tickets-for-kids-program-brings-sarasota-students-to-new-shows-venues

[NEWS] "The Salvation Army Sarasota County hosts Glitz at the Ritz" - Kayleigh Omang, The Observer
Julie and Brock were recognized with the Schoenbaum Humanitarian Award at the event
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/the-salvation-army-sarasota-county-glitz-at-the-ritz-schoenbaum-humanitarian-award-luncheon-2019

[NEWS] "These Florida natives are living their dreams. See them in ‘The Lion King’ in Sarasota" - Ryan Ballogg, Bradenton Herald
Kayla Rose Aimable - who performed in WBTT's "The Color Purple" a few years ago - is featured
https://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article226581644.html

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 3.14.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance of Sarasota County
Earley Dean's Young Artist Showcase is included
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0?ui=2&ik=4ef603881c&view=lg&permmsgid=msg-f%3A1627990743802549703&ser=1

[EVENTS] "Out and About - April" - West Coast Woman
Both "Black or White Makes My Music Right" and "Love Sung in the Key of Aretha" are included
https://files.constantcontact.com/47b72dc9001/8cc69b67-42ce-446f-9efa-c7feaad50682.pdf

[NEWS] Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe alum lands role in 'The Lion King'
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-the-lion-king-Sarasota

[NEWS] "Black Theatres in the U.S.: Building, Surviving, Thriving" - Kelundra Smith, American Theatre Magazine
https://www.americantheatre.org/2019/02/26/black-theatres-in-the-u-s-building-surviving-thriving/

[NEWS] "WBTT Young Artist Program continues: Earley Dean" - Tempo News
http://temponews.suncoastpress.com/#folio=4

[NEWS] "Geraldine Aaron, 91, philanthropist and wife of Daniel Aaron, a Comcast founder" - Bonnie L. Cook, The Philadelphia Inquirer
https://www.philly.com/obituaries/comcast-founder-daniel-aaron-wife-geraldine-philanthropist-yoga-instructor-20190220.html

[EVENTS] "March 2019 Onstage" - American Theatre Magazine
https://www.americantheatre.org/2019/03/07/march-2019-onstage/

[EVENTS] "WBTT's Young Artist Program: Brian L. Boyd" - Sarasota Patch
https://patch.com/florida/sarasota/calendar/event/20190407/517726/wbtts-young-artist-program-brian-l-boyd