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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Brian Charette at SOhO

B3 Master Will Jam with Julian Coryell

B3 master joined by Julian Coryell.

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Symphony Pairs Mussorgsky with Animation

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ Gets a New Look

‘Pictures at an Exhibition’ paired with moving images.

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Parallel Stories: Rachel Cusk

Santa Barbara Museum of Art Presents Acclaimed Writer

Santa Barbara Museum of Art presents acclaimed writer.

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Lit Moon Presents ‘The Nina Variations’

43 Takes of One Famous Scene from Chekhov

43 takes of one famous scene from Chekhov.

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‘Cut and Paste’ at The Arts Fund

Dug Uyesaka Curates a Retrospective of Santa Barbara Collage Artists

Dug Uyesaka curates a retrospective of Santa Barbara collage artists.

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Symphony Does Motown for NYE

The Granada Hosts a Motown-themed NYE Party with the Santa Barbara Symphony

The Granada Hosts a Motown-themed NYE Party with the Santa Barbara Symphony

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‘The Glass Menagerie’

Lit Moon Performs Tennessee Williams

Lit Moon Performs Tennessee Williams

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Charles Donelan's Year in Review

Our Executive Arts Editor Picks His Favorite Articles from 2018

Our executive arts editor picks his favorite articles from 2018.

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Patricia Kopatchinskaja and Polina Leschenko Duet

Thrilling Recital of 20th-Century Sonatas

Thrilling recital of 20th-century sonatas.

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Santa Barbara Christmas Revels

An Irish Immigrant Solstice Celebration at the Lobero

An Irish immigrant solstice celebration at the Lobero

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