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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Fourth Annual Event Spotlights Aerial Dance

Fourth Annual Event Spotlights Aerial Dance

Fourth annual event spotlights aerial dance.

One Night Stands at Center Stage

Seven Short Plays on One Bill

There were seven short plays on one bill.

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2017 Santa Barbara Independent Theater and Dance Awards

Recognizing Santa Barbara’s Best on the Stage

The Indy Awards recognize Santa Barbara’s best on the stage.

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Parry Gripp Wins Daytime Emmy

Nerf Herder Founder Earns Top Honor for Outstanding Original Song

Nerf Herder founder earns a top honor for Outstanding Original Song.

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El Encanto Artist in Residence Cruz Ortiz

Belmond El Encanto Partners with MCASB

Belmond El Encanto partners with MCASB.

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‘Brundibár’ at the Lobero

Opera Santa Barbara Teams with Youth Symphony and Youth Opera Groups

Opera Santa Barbara teams with the Youth Symphony and Youth Opera Groups.

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‘In the Saddle’ at the S.B. Historical Museum

Exhibit Celebrates Horses and the Way of the West

The exhibit celebrates horses and the way of the West.

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State Street Ballet’s ‘Modern Masters’

Choreography That Reflects the Country and the City

The choreography reflects the country and the city.

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Brooklyn Rider at UCSB

Augmented String Quartet Plays Works by Glass and Kalhor

The augmented string quartet plays works by Glass and Kalhor.

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Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!

Profiles of Cool Careers, and the Latest Employment Trends in Santa Barbara County

Profiles of cool careers and the latest employment trends in Santa Barbara County.

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