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.
Three Practitioners from London Teach ‘Romeo and Juliet’
Three practitioners from London teach ‘Romeo and Juliet’ to school kids.
Enduring Story Puts Femme Fatale in More Comprehensive Context
This enduring story puts the femme fatale in a more comprehensive context than she ever has been granted before.
Uproarious Night of Traditional Chinese Folk Music
An uproarious night represented a distinctive achievement in the spread of traditional Chinese culture to the West.
The virtuoso delivered a superb concert for the CAMA Masterseries at the Lobero on Saturday, February 24
Westmont Does Johann Strauss II at the New Vic
Westmont brings bold approach to Johann Strauss II at the New Vic.
Sparkling Production Emphasized Outrageous Behavior and Disguises
Opera Santa Barbara’s production of Rossini’s ‘The Barber of Seville’ emphasized outrageous behavior and disguises.
Launch Pad Presents a Play About a Theater Program
Launch Pad presents a play about a theater program.
PuppetPalooza Founder Has Roots in Children’s Television, Performance Art
PuppetPalooza founder has roots in children’s television and performance art.
UCSB Arts & Lectures Welcomes Pipa and Puppets
UCSB Arts & Lectures welcomes pipa and puppets on Thursday, March 8.
Spain’s National Dance Company to Perform Two Nights at the Granada
Spain’s National Dance Company to perform two nights at the Granada.