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[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

[EVENTS] "Sarasota Jazz Festival moves downtown to offer week of music" - Vicki Dean, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
Jo Morello's "Lil and Louis" - which was performed at WBTT - is included in events listing
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190227/sarasota-jazz-festival-moves-downtown-to-offer-week-of-music

[NEWS] "Sarasota philanthropist Gerri Aaron dies" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190215/sarasota-philanthropist-gerri-aaron-dies

[NEWS] "Black theater troupe marks 20 years by celebrating women" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190211/black-theater-troupe-marks-20-years-by-celebrating-women

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe’s “Hush, Hush” Season Announcement" - Kay Kipling, Sarasota Magazine
https://www.sarasotamagazine.com/articles/2019/2/12/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe

[NEWS] "Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe announces 2019-2020 season and more" - Niki Kottmann, The Observer
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/westcoast-black-theatre-troupe-2019-2020-season-theater-renovations

[REVIEW] "THE AMEN CORNER at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-THE-AMEN-CORNER-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-20190207