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.
Christopher Durang’s Comedy in Sparkling New Production
Christopher Durang’s comedy gets a sparkling new production at Solvang Festival Theater.
From Conferences to Concerts and More
From Conferences to concerts and more
There's Plenty to Like About This Ambitious Production
There’s a lot to like about this ambitious production, which runs through July 28.
Renowned Graffiti Artist's ‘SB Mid Summer Intensive’ Impresses in Quantity and Quality
Renowned graffiti artist's ‘SB Mid Summer Intensive’ impresses in quantity and quality.
Theatre Group to Present 1950s Rock Musical
Theatre Group to present the 1950s rock musical.
Group show captures the feeling of standing where the land meets the sea.
Four Artists Expand the Field of Portraiture
Four artists expand the field of portraiture.
Paper Hits of the 1970s
The ’70s show up in all their complex glory, combining celebration with criticism and offering much to consider for the present moment.
Ray Kroc’s Santa Ynez Valley Ranch and the Legacy of McDonald’s
Ray Kroc’s Santa Ynez Valley ranch and the legacy of McDonald’s.
Nu Shooz, Taylor Dayne, and Five More Dance Acts Play Saturday, July 7
Nu Shooz, Taylor Dayne, and five more dance acts play Saturday, July 7.