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.

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‘The Death of Kings: Seize the Crown’

Shakespeare’s History Plays Adapted by Irwin Appel

Shakespeare’s history plays adapted by Irwin Appel.

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‘Lotusland in Origami’

Folded Paper Art at Lotusland through May 18

The state of the folded paper art at Lotusland through May 18.

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PCPA Presents 'The Wolves'

Beloved Theater Company's Latest Effort Focuses on the Drama of Girls' Soccer

Beloved theater company's latest effort focuses on the drama of girls' soccer.

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‘The Death of Kings’ Returns

Epic Shakespeare Adaptation Is Back in Shorter Version

Epic Shakespeare Adaptation Is Back in Shorter Version

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Santa Barbara Symphony Presents ‘Amadeus Live’

Orchestra Will Synchronize with 1984 Mozart Film

Orchestra will synchronize with 1984 Mozart film.

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A ‘Haven’ for Aerialists

Artist Tamika Rivera x Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance at SBCAST

Artist Tamika Rivera x Santa Barbara Centre for Aerial Dance at SBCAST.

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‘The Magic Flute’ at the New Vic

Westmont College Scores with Mozart Opera

Westmont College scores with Mozart opera.

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‘Eugene Onegin’ at the Lobero

Opera Santa Barbara Presents Tchaikovsky

Opera Santa Barbara presents Tchaikovsky.

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A Teacher for All Time

Shakespeare’s Globe Practitioners in Santa Barbara Schools

Shakespeare’s Globe practitioners in Santa Barbara schools.

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New York Polyphony Plays Hahn Hall

Quartet Sings a Mass for Darwin

Quartet sings a mass for Darwin.

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