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.
Stirring Modern Music for Violin and Piano
Stirring modern music for violin and piano
Uniquely in the UC System, UCSB Offers Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Theater and Dance
Uniquely in the UC system, UCSB offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in theater and dance.
Out of the Box Rocks Center Stage with a Stellar ‘Rocky’
Out of the Box rocks Center Stage with a stellar ‘Rocky.’
Mehldau Shines in Solo Recital
Mehldau shines in solo recital.
Opera Santa Barbara Presents Massenet’s ‘Manon’
Opera Santa Barbara presents Massenet’s ‘Manon.’
San Marcos Stages a Classic Murder Mystery
San Marcos stages Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery.
Top Violinist to Play for Up Close & Musical Series
The top violinist will play as part of the Up Close & Musical series.
Artist Helguera Asks Santa Barbara to Address Itself
Artist Helguera asks Santa Barbara to address itself.
Westmont Stages Brecht’s Satirical Tragedy
The Westmont College theater department shines in Bertolt Brecht’s apocalyptic gangster play.
Folk Icons Reunite for Album and Tour
Folk icons reunite for album and tour.