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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
New piece debuting at Bay Choral Guild sings the praises of a musical saint
This time of year, most choral performances focus on Christmas, but another holiday not often celebrated in modern times sets the theme of the Bay Choral Guild's concert, "Hail, Cecilia!" Dec. 2 in Palo Alto.
[Thursday, December 1, 2022]

Pacific Ballet Academy stages a sensory-friendly production of 'The Nutcracker'
To ensure that more families can enjoy the holiday spectacle of "The Nutcracker," Pacific Ballet Academy offers a sensory-friendly "Nutcracker" Nov. 27. The show caps the school's production of the ballet Nov. 25-27 in Mountain View.
[Wednesday, November 23, 2022]

Seasonal fun with all the trimmings: Your guide to holiday fun on the Peninsula
Winding up a year that saw a return to public spaces, the busy 2022 arts and culture holiday season is the first in a while to resemble the pre-pandemic landscape. From traditions to new takes, here's our roundup of holiday fun.
[Thursday, November 17, 2022]

Meet local artists, enjoy hands-on activities and performances at Cubberley open studios
The city of Palo Alto's Cubberley Artist Studio Program is inviting visitors to come meet artists where they work and see their latest creations at an open studios event taking place Saturday, Nov. 12.
[Thursday, November 10, 2022]

Why Not Theatre brings unique telling of 'Hamlet' to Stanford Live
Why Not Theatre's "Prince Hamlet," staged bilingually in English and American Sign Language, features a cross-cultural cast and some gender-swapped roles, comes to Stanford Live Oct. 27-28.
[Thursday, October 27, 2022]

Silvana Estrada brings original Latin folk to Stanford Live
Silvana Estrada brings her distinctive original music to Stanford Live Oct. 22 at the intimate Studio.
[Thursday, October 20, 2022]

Film festival's focus on human rights as urgent as ever a quarter century after its founding
The United Nations Association Film Festival, marking its 25th anniversary, has grown tremendously over the years, but its focus remains the same: uplifting human rights issues. The festival runs Oct. 20-30 at various Peninsula venues.
[Wednesday, October 19, 2022]

Palo Alto seeks entries for Code:ART interactive media festival
The city of Palo Alto is seeking entries for the 2023 edition of its Code:ART Interactive Media Festival. The deadline to submit a proposal is Nov. 15.
[Friday, October 7, 2022]

Family circus returns to Redwood City with new show
Zoppé Italian Family Circus brings its mix of old-world Italian circus traditions and newer acts to Redwood City Oct. 7-30 with its latest show, "Liberta."
[Thursday, October 6, 2022]

'The Jungle Book' gets a thoughtful update
With "The Jungle Book: Rudyard Revised," Sunnyvale company EnActe Arts is making some updates for modern audiences that aim to return the story to its South Asian roots. The show runs Sept. 30-Oct. 2 at Palo Alto's Cubberley Theatre.
[Wednesday, September 28, 2022]