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.
Decision Pending on Future for Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
Decision pending on future for Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra
Concert to Celebrate 50 Years of ‘Blonde on Blonde’
The concert will celebrate 50 years of ‘Blonde on Blonde.’
Belle Epoque Paris Intrigue from Puccini
The company presents belle epoque Paris intrigue from Puccini.
DANCEworks Benefit at the Lobero
DANCEworks benefit at the Lobero
DogStar Theater Company Debuts at Center Stage
The DogStar Theater Company debuts at Center Stage.
Important On-Sale Dates for Music Academy Season
The Music Academy of the West will begin single ticket sales on May 13.
Out of the Box Takes on Record Store Musical
Out of the Box takes on the record store musical.
Santa Barbara High Stages Woody Allen Musical
SBHS presents the Woody Allen musical #BulletsOverBroadway with period songs April 28-May 7.
Rap Star Travis Scott Opened 2017 Tour at Santa Barbara Bowl on April 12
Rap star Travis Scott opened his 2017 tour at the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 12.
Icelandic Storm Session at Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7
An Icelandic storm session hit the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7.