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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Leila Josefowicz and John Novacek in Recital for UCSB

Stirring Modern Music for Violin and Piano

Stirring modern music for violin and piano

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From Good to Great with the UCSB BFA Program in Theater

Uniquely in the UC System, UCSB Offers Bachelor of Fine Arts Degrees in Theater and Dance

Uniquely in the UC system, UCSB offers Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in theater and dance.

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‘The Rocky Horror Show’ a Hit

Out of the Box Rocks Center Stage with a Stellar ‘Rocky’

Out of the Box rocks Center Stage with a stellar ‘Rocky.’

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Brad Mehldau Reviewed

Mehldau Shines in Solo Recital

Mehldau shines in solo recital.

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‘Manon’: A Young Woman’s Fall from Grace

Opera Santa Barbara Presents Massenet’s ‘Manon’

Opera Santa Barbara presents Massenet’s ‘Manon.’

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‘And Then There Were None’

San Marcos Stages a Classic Murder Mystery

San Marcos stages Agatha Christie’s classic murder mystery.

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UCSB A&L Presents Leila Josefowicz

Top Violinist to Play for Up Close & Musical Series

The top violinist will play as part of the Up Close & Musical series.

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Pablo Helguera’s Panamerican Address

Artist Helguera Asks Santa Barbara to Address Itself

Artist Helguera asks Santa Barbara to address itself.

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‘The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui’

Westmont Stages Brecht’s Satirical Tragedy

The Westmont College theater department shines in Bertolt Brecht’s apocalyptic gangster play.

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Stephen Stills and Judy Collins to Play the Arlington

Folk Icons Reunite for Album and Tour

Folk icons reunite for album and tour.

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