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.
'Solstice Universe’ Pays Tribute to Mentors
‘Solstice Universe’ pays tribute to mentors.
Stilt Crazy After All These Years
Stilt crazy after all these years.
Shelton’s Gate Adorns the Community Arts Workshop in Myth
Shelton’s gate adorns the Community Arts Workshop in myth.
Seventy Years, 10 Composers, and One Big Mission
Seventy years, 10 composers, and one big mission.
Bill Murray, Joe Biden, Samantha Bee, and a dance to the Beatles Coming Soon
Bill Murray, Joe Biden, Samantha Bee, and a dance to the Beatles coming soon.
Artists Off Script at the Arts Fund Gallery
Artists off script at the Arts Fund Gallery.
Dance Fever Hits at the New Vic
Dance fever hits at the New Vic.
Music Director Vijay Iyer Embraces Many Forms
Music director Vijay Iyer embraces many forms.
Innovative Drama Requires Actors to Dance
Innovative drama requires actors to dance.
Magician Brings National Tour to Santa Barbara
The magician brought his national tour to Santa Barbara on June 2.