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[NEWS] "NC Black Rep To Host Thirty Companies In Honor Of Thirtieth Anniversary Of The National Black Theatre Festival" - Broadway World - Charlotte

[NEWS] "Florida in the Top 10 for economic growth in arts and culture" - Tom Becnel, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe keeps heart of soul music alive at Ed Smith" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer

[NEWS] "Arts funding gets a boost in Florida budget" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune

[NEWS] "WBTT thanks its supporters with donor appreciation event" - Sarasota Patch

[REVIEW] "Love Sung in the Key of Aretha" - Marie Kilker,

[NEWS] "Designing Women Boutique and Estate Services awards 2018 grants" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer

[NEWS] "'Russian Doll' star Charlie Barnett credits Booker VPA for getting his start" - Ryan Kohn, Observer Group

[NEWS] "Charlie Barnett, Star of Netflix’s Russian Doll Launched His Career in Sarasota" - Giulia Heyward, Sarasota Magazine

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 4.4.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
Brian L. Boyd Young Artist Program showcase included

[EVENTS] "ARTbeat 4.11.2019" - Andrea Knies, Arts & Cultural Alliance
"Black or White Makes My Music Right" is included

[EVENTS] "SRQ Daily - Things to Do" - SRQ Magazine, Phil Lederer
"Black or White" is included

[EVENTS] "May Arts on the Horizon" - Rodger Skidmore, Siesta Sand
The '70s Soul Party is included