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[TV] "Westcoast Black Theatre MLK Celebration" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Nate Jacobs is interviewed about WBTT's MLK Celebrations
https://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2020/01/20/west-coast-black-theatre-mlk-celebration-suncoast-view/?fbclid=IwAR3w9JwMGpB1cpOl8QfPWJjo2-5RvfAMkRhM1x5RSdvkIBd8sP9Q91e3cKw

[REVIEW] "Caroline, or Change" - Undine Shorey, The Bradenton Times
https://thebradentontimes.com/theater-review-caroline,-or-change-p21523-133.htm

[REVIEW] "WBTT opens new theater with Jannie Jones, Teresay Stanley and more" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/wbtt-opens-new-theater-with-janey-jones-theresa-stanley-and/article_267a2622-3bb8-11ea-bdcb-832f2d79d3d7.html

[REVIEW] "Caroline, or Change" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/8521

[NEWS] "No - it had to have cost more" - Kim Cool, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/no---it-had-to-have-coat-more/article_1cef5e92-3947-11ea-843f-4b923436b32c.html

[PODCAST] "Interview with actress/singer Jannie Jones" - Lynne Bernfield, The Lynne Show
https://thelynneshow.com/2020/01/interview-with-actresssinger-jannie-jones/

[NEWS] "Meet the woman behind Louis Armstrong's success" - Audrey Blackwell, Venice Gondolier Sun
https://www.yoursun.com/venice/meet-the-woman-behind-louis-armstrong-s-success/article_f49b6df4-3654-11ea-b300-1361f73f45a9.html

[EVENTS] "Closures and ways to honor the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. this weekend in Sarasota-Manatee" - Timothy Fanning, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20200117/closures-and-ways-to-honor-rev-martin-luther-king-jr-this-weekend-in-sarasota-manatee

[NEWS] "Top Sarasota area arts stories of 2019" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Addresses WBTT's 20th anniversary + Heart & Soul campaign success and campus renovations
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20191229/top-sarasota-area-arts-stories-of-2019?fbclid=IwAR3bZ3qkNqgM41t-G28BsVym4tISBY-OHXuHeeGQLr6FLTtcubeO6NXpTRA

[NEWS] "Sarasota-Manatee Top 100 moments of 2019: Day 7" - Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Brief about WBTT's celebration of 20 years + year's successes
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20191229/sarasota-manatee-top-100-moments-of-2019-day-7

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Troupe puts a Motown spin on the holiday season" - Vicki Dean, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainment/20191129/westcoast-troupe-puts-motown-spin-on-holiday-season