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

Tease photo

Caroline Hambright’s Solstice Poster

'Solstice Universe’ Pays Tribute to Mentors

‘Solstice Universe’ pays tribute to mentors.

Tease photo

Marc McGinnes ‘Rise Up’

Stilt Crazy After All These Years

Stilt crazy after all these years.

Tease photo

New Solstice Gate Opens for Parade

Shelton’s Gate Adorns the Community Arts Workshop in Myth

Shelton’s gate adorns the Community Arts Workshop in myth.

Tease photo

Music Academy of the West Season Preview

Seventy Years, 10 Composers, and One Big Mission

Seventy years, 10 composers, and one big mission.

Tease photo

UCSB Arts & Lectures Announces 2017-18 Season

Bill Murray, Joe Biden, Samantha Bee, and a dance to the Beatles Coming Soon

Bill Murray, Joe Biden, Samantha Bee, and a dance to the Beatles coming soon.

Tease photo

Disorderly Construct Breaks the Law

Artists Off Script at the Arts Fund Gallery

Artists off script at the Arts Fund Gallery.

Tease photo

Ensemble Theater Co. Presents Syncopation

Dance Fever Hits at the New Vic

Dance fever hits at the New Vic.

Tease photo

2017 Ojai Music Festival

Music Director Vijay Iyer Embraces Many Forms

Music director Vijay Iyer embraces many forms.

Tease photo

‘Syncopation’ at Ensemble Theatre Company

Innovative Drama Requires Actors to Dance

Innovative drama requires actors to dance.

Tease photo

David Blaine at the Granada

Magician Brings National Tour to Santa Barbara

The magician brought his national tour to Santa Barbara on June 2.

More stories