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.
UCSB’s Naked Shakes Doubled Down on Lear at UCSB’s Performing Arts Theatre on September 12
UCSB’s Naked Shakes doubled down on Lear at UCSB’s Performing Arts Theatre on September 12.
2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Best Drama Gets SB Premiere
2013 Pulitzer Prize winner for best drama gets S.B. premiere.
East Bay Funk Pioneers Make Tour Stop in Santa Barbara
East Bay funk pioneers make a tour stop in Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara Museums Collaborate On Massive Los Angeles/Latin American Art Project
Santa Barbara Museums collaborate on massive Los Angeles/Latin American art project.
Protofeminist Anaïs Nin Gets a Rock/Dance Tribute
Protofeminist Anaïs Nin gets a rock/dance tribute.
Naked Shakes Takes On ‘Lear’
Naked Shakes takes on ‘Lear’.
Author Deepak Chopra and <em>Indy</em> Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge Receive WBA Awards
Author Deepak Chopra and Indy Editor in Chief Marianne Partridge receive WBA awards.
The Life of Anaïs Nin Told Through Music and Dance
The life of Anaïs Nin told through music and dance
Beyond Tango with Kate Weare
Contemporary choreographer Kate Weare explores the tango tradition.
MTV’s Best New Artist Rollin’ at the Bowl
MTV’s Best New Artist was rollin’ at the Bowl.