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[NEWS] "Musician, teacher, mentor honored during Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe show opening" - Don Britt,

[REVIEW] "A matured Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe delivers on 'Cotton Club Cabaret'" - Susan Rife, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Highlight quote: "I didn’t see 'The Cotton Club Cabaret' when WBTT debuted it in the Theatreworks space in downtown Sarasota in 2000, but as a closer to the 15th anniversary season, it’s evident that the ensemble has reached an enviably high level in its productions. Don’t miss it."

[PREVIEW] "Life is a Cabaret: Westcoast Troupe revives its first show to mark its 15th season" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[ARTS ROUNDUP] "2015 Theater Awards" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
"Spunk" recognized as "Best Encore"

[PREVIEW] "'Cotton Club Cabaret' returns to Sarasota" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe Welcomes One, Promotes Another on the Professional Team" - Bradenton Times

[NEWS] "Westcoast Troupe expands staff" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Buzz Worthy: Sarasota's black theater enhances culture for all of us" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald

[SHOW BLURB] Things to Do - SRQ Daily

[NEWS] Tarra Conner jones interview (podcast) with Lynne Bernfield - The Lynne Show

[NEWS] Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe welcomes one, promotes another on the professional team - Tampa Bay Newswire

[NEWS] Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe welcomes one, promotes another on the professional team - Sarasota Patch

[NEWS] "Sarasota's Jacobs to receive national award" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald