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Heather Zimmerman

Arts and Entertainment Editor, Embarcadero Media/Peninsula Division

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About Heather
Heather Zimmerman has been with Embarcadero Media since 2019. She is the arts and entertainment editor for the group's Peninsula publications and an assistant editor for the Mountain View Voice and The Almanac. She writes and edits arts stories, compiles the Weekend Express arts newsletter, oversees the community calendar, helps edit stories for the Voice and Almanac and assists with assembling the Express newsletters for those publications.

Previously, Heather worked at the Silicon Valley alternative weekly Metro, and for a decade, served as the arts reporter for Silicon Valley Community Newspapers, a group of publications covering communities such as Sunnyvale, Los Gatos and Willow Glen.

Heather grew up in the South Bay and graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a bachelor's degree in literature.
Stories by Heather
Bay Choral Guild brings 'Pacific Passions II' to the Bay Area
The Bay Choral Guild's spring concert, "Pacific Passions II" features an array of contemporary choral music from West Coast-based composers.
[Friday, June 2, 2023]

Renovations further delay Stanford Theatre reopening
Fans of classic movies will have to wait a bit longer to catch their favorites on the big screen. The Stanford Theatre announced Tuesday that it will likely reopen in July or August rather than June, as initially projected.
[Tuesday, May 30, 2023]

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley postpones world premiere of musical slated to open this summer
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley announced this week that it's postponing the world premiere production of the new musical "Alice Bliss" that had been set to run this summer at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.
[Friday, May 26, 2023]

Film favorites and plenty of dramatic new ideas on tap in theater companies' plans for 2023-24
As summer draws closer, local theater companies are one step ahead, announcing their slates of shows for the coming 2023-24 season.
[Thursday, May 18, 2023]

Palo Alto Players stage an undersea musical with a buoyant lead
SpongeBob and friends look to save their town from disaster in a musical based on animated series, featuring songs from John Legend, Panic! At the Disco and others. "The SpongeBob Musical" runs through May 14 at Palo Alto Players.
[Thursday, May 4, 2023]

Palo Alto author captures the journey of a would-be presidential assassin from suburban mom to the fringes of '70s counterculture
"Nobody saw her coming," says author Geri Spieler, who corresponded for 30 years with would-be presidential assassin Sara Jane Moore.
[Thursday, May 4, 2023]

Joan Baez turns art upside down at Kepler's
Singer, author, activist and artist Joan Baez shares a new book of drawings with a fun twist in an April 28 appearance at Kepler's Books.
[Thursday, April 27, 2023]

AI art, standup and sketches play tech for laughs at Hack Comedy Night
Early in its run, Hack Comedy Night is already featuring big names, from a lovelorn Planet Earth to ChadGPT, ChatGPT's little brother fresh out of business school. The next event takes place April 22 at Mountain View's Hacker Dojo.
[Thursday, April 20, 2023]

Small Press Comics Expo hosts over 30 artists, special guests
Special guest artists John Patrick Green and Keith Knight discuss their work and inspirations at the Small Press Comics Expo April 15 as part of the Peninsula Libraries Comic Arts Fest, taking place this month
[Thursday, April 13, 2023]

How can we tackle climate change? 'The Octopus in the Parking Garage' has some ideas
Climate law scholar and Obama administration alum Rob Verchick discusses his new book, "The Octopus in the Parking Garage," on April 12 at Kepler's Books.
[Thursday, April 6, 2023]