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.
30th Anniversary of Access Theatre’s Breakout Hit
Cottage Hospital celebrates 30th anniversary of Access Theatre’s breakout hit.
Founding Member Does Authentic Live Show of Group’s Music
The founding member is doing the most authentic live representation of the full range of the group’s music.
Culture Club, The B-52s, and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins Together
Culture Club, The B-52s, and Tom Bailey of Thompson Twins play together on the same stage.
An Interview with Bassist Scott Devendorf
Bassist Scott Devendorf talks touring, Bowl show, and California wine.
Summer Shakespeare Program Takes On the Bard’s Dane
Summer Shakespeare program takes on the Bard’s Dane to great effect.
Stoppard Under the Stars in Solvang
Arcadia. PCPA at the Solvang Festival Theater on Saturday, September 1.
Shakespeare’s View of Roman Politics
Julius Caesar. Presented by Lit Moon Theatre Company at Center Stage on Friday, August 31.
Lit Moon Brings Ibsen to Center Stage
A Doll House. Preented by Lit Moon Theatre Company at Center Stage on Thursday, August 30.
DogStar Presents One Dark Albee
DogStar presents dark Edward Albee play.
Choreographers Unite to Celebrate Dianne Vapnek
Choreographers unite to celebrate Dianne Vapnek.