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.
Fourth Annual Event Spotlights Aerial Dance
Fourth annual event spotlights aerial dance.
Seven Short Plays on One Bill
There were seven short plays on one bill.
Recognizing Santa Barbara’s Best on the Stage
The Indy Awards recognize Santa Barbara’s best on the stage.
Nerf Herder Founder Earns Top Honor for Outstanding Original Song
Nerf Herder founder earns a top honor for Outstanding Original Song.
Belmond El Encanto Partners with MCASB
Belmond El Encanto partners with MCASB.
Opera Santa Barbara Teams with Youth Symphony and Youth Opera Groups
Opera Santa Barbara teams with the Youth Symphony and Youth Opera Groups.
Exhibit Celebrates Horses and the Way of the West
The exhibit celebrates horses and the way of the West.
Choreography That Reflects the Country and the City
The choreography reflects the country and the city.
Augmented String Quartet Plays Works by Glass and Kalhor
The augmented string quartet plays works by Glass and Kalhor.
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.