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.

Recent Stories

Chamber Orchestra Suspends Operations for 2017-18

Decision Pending on Future for Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

Decision pending on future for Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

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Old Crow Medicine Show Plays Dylan

Concert to Celebrate 50 Years of ‘Blonde on Blonde’

The concert will celebrate 50 years of ‘Blonde on Blonde.’

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Opera Santa Barbara presents ‘La Rondine’

Belle Epoque Paris Intrigue from Puccini

The company presents belle epoque Paris intrigue from Puccini.

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Larry Keigwin’s ‘Places Please!’

DANCEworks Benefit at the Lobero

DANCEworks benefit at the Lobero

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‘Last Train to Nibroc’

DogStar Theater Company Debuts at Center Stage

The DogStar Theater Company debuts at Center Stage.

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Music Academy of the West to Host Renée Fleming

Important On-Sale Dates for Music Academy Season

The Music Academy of the West will begin single ticket sales on May 13.

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‘High Fidelity’ Comes to Center Stage

Out of the Box Takes on Record Store Musical

Out of the Box takes on the record store musical.

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‘Bullets Over Broadway’

Santa Barbara High Stages Woody Allen Musical

SBHS presents the Woody Allen musical #BulletsOverBroadway with period songs April 28-May 7.

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Travis Scott Bird’s Eye View Tour

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.

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Sigur Rós

Icelandic Storm Session at Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7

An Icelandic storm session hit the Santa Barbara Bowl on April 7.

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