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[TV] "Nate Jacobs Previews Westcoast Black Theatre's MLK Jr. Celebration" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Nate co-hosts; Sammy Waite and Maicy Powell perform
http://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2019/01/21/nate-jacobs-previews-west-coast-black-theatre-mlk-jr-celebration-suncoast-view/

[NEWS] "From Humble Beginnings to Sarasota Staple: The Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Jessika Ward, Visit Sarasota
https://www.visitsarasota.com/article/humble-beginnings-sarasota-staple-westcoast-black-theatre-troupe

[NEWS] "Sarasota high school student writes 'The Kid is Alright'" - Amelia Hanks, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/article/sarasota-high-school-student-writes-the-kid-is-alright

[PREVIEW]"'Amen Corner' brings James Baldwin back to Sarasota" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20190119/amen-corner-brings-james-baldwin-back-to-sarasota

[NEWS] "Four community leaders honored at Women in Power" - Gayle Guynup, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
https://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20190117/four-community-leaders-honored-at-women-in-power

[PHOTOS] "National Council of Jewish Women honors four leading ladies" - Kayleigh Omang, Observer Group
https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/national-council-of-jewish-women-in-power-luncheon-2019#photo-20

[CALENDAR] "MLK: Celebrating His Legacy in Spoken Word and Song" - WWSB ABC 7
http://www.mysuncoast.com/community/calendar/?/event/9264753/57691900/mlk-celebrating-hi-legacy-in-spoken-word-and-song

[TV] "Tarra Conner Jones Previews 'Black Nativity'" - Suncoast View, ABC 7
Tarra performs songs from 'Black Nativity'
http://www.mysuncoast.com/video/2018/12/18/tarra-conner-jones-previews-black-nativity-suncoast-view/

[REVIEW] "BWW Review: BLACK NATIVITY at Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe" - Carolan Trbovich, Broadway World
https://www.broadwayworld.com/sarasota/article/BWW-Review-BLACK-NATIVITY-at-Westcoast-Black-Theatre-Troupe-20181213

[NEWS] "Behind the Scenes: Show me the money" - Jay Handelman, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
A look at arts & cultural organizations' capital campaigns
https://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20181229/behind-scenes-show-me-money

[NEWS] "Kick Off 2019 with Sarasota, Florida's Visual Arts Scene" - PR Newswire
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/kick-off-2019-with-sarasota-floridas-visual-arts-scene-300770402.html

[EVENTS] "Start 2019 right: Here are some noteworthy shows coming to Bradenton and Sarasota" - Ryan Ballogg, Bradenton Herald
'The Amen Corner' is included
https://www.bradenton.com/entertainment/article223738845.html