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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
'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]

Australian troupe's show stands the circus on its head at Stanford Live
Circa brings its unique brand of circus performance to Stanford Live with its show "Leviathan," Sept. 30-Oct. 1 at Memorial Auditorium.
[Wednesday, September 28, 2022]

Great Glass Pumpkin Patch brings a sparkle to art center
An autumn tradition now in its 27th year, the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch brings over 10,000 blown-glass pumpkins of all sizes and colors to the grounds of the Palo Alto Art Center on Oct. 1 and 2.
[Wednesday, September 28, 2022]

Festival celebrates music, community in East Palo Alto
Summer is officially over, but the East Palo Alto Community Music Festival is sending it off in style this weekend with a full day of music, food and activities on Saturday, Sept. 24.
[Thursday, September 22, 2022]

Rainbow House Art Show celebrates community leader's vision
The Rainbow House Art show, taking place Sept. 17 at Cooley Landing Park in East Palo Alto, features works by local artists, music, food and vendors.
[Thursday, September 15, 2022]

Cuban choreographer Osnel Delgado premieres a new work with Smuin Ballet
"The Turntable," making its world premiere with Smuin Contemporary Ballet, spins into new territory for the company, which performs the new work Sept. 16-18 in Mountain View.
[Thursday, September 15, 2022]

Raising the barre: Dance school marks 75th anniversary
The Menlo Park Academy of Dance has always stayed on point -- and en pointe. The academy, now the official school for Peninsula professional company Menlowe Ballet, marks its 75th anniversary with an event Sept. 10.
[Thursday, September 8, 2022]

Staying 'Curious:' Los Altos Stage Company brings bestselling novel to stage
"The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time" opens the season at Los Altos Stage Company, Sept. 9-Oct. 2.
[Thursday, September 8, 2022]

Qualia gallery holds event that's sure to resonate
Qualia Contemporary Art is concluding its summer exhibitions on a high note with a closing reception and performance featuring experimental composer, performance and visual artist Guillermo Galindo on Sept. 3.
[Thursday, September 1, 2022]

Woodside filmmaker's documentary captures meeting of musical legends
Filmmaker Dale Djerassi introduced Brazilian master percussionist Airto Moreira to the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in New Orleans on Mardi Gras morning. His short film about their meetup shows Aug. 27-28 at the Cinequest festival.
[Friday, August 26, 2022]