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

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Celebrating ‘Storm Reading’

30th Anniversary of Access Theatre’s Breakout Hit

Cottage Hospital celebrates 30th anniversary of Access Theatre’s breakout hit.

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Mike Love Brings Beach Boys to Granada

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.

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An ’80s Flashback at the Santa Barbara Bowl

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.

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The National Comes to the Santa Barbara Bowl

An Interview with Bassist Scott Devendorf

Bassist Scott Devendorf talks touring, Bowl show, and California wine.

UCSB’s Naked Shakes Presents Excellent ‘Hamlet’

Summer Shakespeare Program Takes On the Bard’s Dane

Summer Shakespeare program takes on the Bard’s Dane to great effect.

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‘Arcadia’

Stoppard Under the Stars in Solvang

Arcadia. PCPA at the Solvang Festival Theater on Saturday, September 1.

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‘Julius Caesar’

Shakespeare’s View of Roman Politics

Julius Caesar. Presented by Lit Moon Theatre Company at Center Stage on Friday, August 31.

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‘A Doll House’

Lit Moon Brings Ibsen to Center Stage

A Doll House. Preented by Lit Moon Theatre Company at Center Stage on Thursday, August 30.

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‘Three Tall Women’ Shines

DogStar Presents One Dark Albee

DogStar presents dark Edward Albee play.

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DANCEworks’ 10th Anniversary

Choreographers Unite to Celebrate Dianne Vapnek

Choreographers unite to celebrate Dianne Vapnek.

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