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[NEWS] "Priority Report: Theatre Facts 2016" - Theresa J. Beckhusen, American Theatre
http://www.americantheatre.org/2017/11/21/priority-report-theatre-facts-2016/

[LETTERS TO THE EDITOR] "More Thanksgiving letters - Westcoast Black Theatre: a gift that keeps giving" - James Judge, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
It's the third letter in the column
http://www.heraldtribune.com/opinion/20171122/more-thanksgiving-letters

[PHOTOS]"Motown Mania" - Rod Millington, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/photogallery/LK/20171120/NEWS/112009977/PH/1?start=2

[PREVIEW] "WBTT celebrates the season with ‘A Motown Christmas’" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article186063228.html

[PREVIEW] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe has ‘A Motown Christmas’" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20171121/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-has-a-motown-christmas

[PREVIEW] "Lots of Christmas shows are coming up. Here are some recommendations" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article186330933.html

[EVENT LISTING] "Top 10 things to do: Think holiday lights and hurricane relief" - Sandy Guerra-Cline, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
The Jubilee Theatre in Fort Worth, Tex. is performing 'A Motown Christmas'
http://www.star-telegram.com/entertainment/events/things-to-do/article186026983.html

[PREVIEW] "Choral Artists of Sarasota are Joined By Local Choirs and Orchestral Musicians at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall" - Broadway World
WBTT artists mentioned as part of "Too Hot to Handel"
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/Choral-Artists-of-Sarasota-are-Joined-By-Local-Choirs-and-Orchestral-Musicians-at-Van-Wezel-Performing-Arts-Hall-20171124

[PHOTOS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe - 'Motown Mania'" - Daniel Perales, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-motown-mania#photo-1

[REVIEW] "Miranda’s songs, WBTT’s cast make ‘In the Heights’ a joyous evening" - Marty Clear, Bradenton Herald
http://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article182507166.html

[REVIEW] "WBTT Brings Lin-Manuel Miranda Hit to Local Stage" - Undine Shorey, The Bradenton Times
http://thebradentontimes.com/review-wbtt-brings-linmanuel-miranda-hit-to-local-stage-p19183-133.htm

[NEWS] "SRQ Daily Nov 9, 2017" - SRQ Magazine Daily
Motown Mania listing under "Things to Do"
http://www.srqmagazine.com/srq-daily/2017-11-09

[REVIEW] "Criticopia: In the Heights" - Marie Kilker, TotalTheater.com
http://www.totaltheater.com/?q=node/7660