Charles Donelan

Charles Donelan has lived in Santa Barbara since 2001 and has worked at the Independent since 2004. He writes about music, theater, visual art, literature, dance, and even the occasional film. His background as a teacher and a scholar includes degrees from Yale and Columbia, and teaching stints at Tufts University, UCSB, and most recently for the last eleven years at the Laguna Blanca School. His favorite non-arts related events in Santa Barbara are Semana Nautica, Nite Moves, and the Santa Barbara Triathlon. When he’s not writing or checking out an exhibition, concert, or play, you might see him at the downtown Farmer’s Markets or cycling on Mountain Drive.

Recent Stories

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The Indy Awards 2018

Two Nights Honoring the Best in Santa Barbara Theater and Dance

The two nights honored the best in Santa Barbara theater and dance.

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State Street Ballet Presents ‘Modern Masters’

Company Performed Seven Contemporary Dance Pieces at the New Vic

The dance company performed seven contemporary works at the New Vic Theatre

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War, George Clinton to Invade S.B. Bowl

Funk Pioneers Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend

Funk pioneers celebrate Memorial Day weekend.

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The Floor to Air Festival’s ‘Sonnet of Limbs’

Aerial Dance Reaches Out to Include More

Aerial dance reaches out to include more.

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Katy Perry 'Witness: Coming Home' Benefit

An Interview with Katy Perry Before Her Concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl

An interview with Katy Perry before her concert at the Santa Barbara Bowl.

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The Branch House Takes Root in Montecito

A House for Today Rises Among Ancient Oaks

A house for today rises among ancient oaks.

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Mark Morris Dance Group in ‘Pepperland’

The Beatles’ Masterpiece Got an Anniversary Present from Mark Morris on May 10

The Beatles’ masterpiece got an anniversary present from Mark Morris on May 10 at the Granada.

The inCourage Chorus

A New Kind of Community Chorus

A new kind of community chorus

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‘Les Miserables’ at the Lobero

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre Presents ‘Les Mis’

Santa Barbara Youth Ensemble Theatre Presents ‘Les Mis.’

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State Street Ballet’s ‘Modern Masters’

Seven Steps to Mastery with SSB at the New Vic

Seven Steps to Mastery with SSB at the New Vic

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