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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
Local Grammy winner goes where the music takes him in free concert
The Community School of Music and Arts (CSMA) in Mountain View is hosting a truly one-of-a-kind concert with Grammy Award-winning jazz pianist and bandleader Taylor Eigsti and bassoonist Paul Hanson on March 11.
[Wednesday, March 8, 2023]

'Simply Sinatra' revives annual benefit concert tradition
"Simply Sinatra" featuring Los Altos actor and singer Steve Gill, and actor, director and choreographer Alex Perez, raises funds for a camp run by LightHouse for the Blind. The concert takes place March 4 at the Menlo School.
[Wednesday, March 1, 2023]

Local teens' art celebrates East Palo Alto culture, history in new mural
Residents and passersby near Clarke Avenue and East Bayshore Road in East Palo Alto have a colorful new view to enjoy. A recently unveiled mural now marks the area with drawings celebrating local culture and history.
[Friday, February 10, 2023]

The Blind Boys of Alabama move spirits at The Guild on Feb. 9
The Blind Boys of Alabama may have been performing gospel for seven decades, but doesn't keep them from new musical explorations, including projects that meld gospel with blues and rock. They will perform Feb. 9, at The Guild Theatre.
[Friday, February 3, 2023]

New exhibition explores how nature made a Silicon Valley town what it is today
The Los Altos History Museum's new permanent exhibition, "Making Connections: Stories from the Land," truly gets down to earth. The exhibit opens to the public on Feb. 11 with a celebration that includes activities and performances.
[Thursday, February 2, 2023]

TheatreWorks' 'In Every Generation' explores millennia of meaning through a family's Passover dinner
It's not just any dinner that brings together the family at the center of Ali Viterbi's play 'In Every Generation' but several millennia of a meal with tremendous meaning. The play runs through Feb. 12 at TheatreWorks.
[Wednesday, January 25, 2023]

Where to celebrate the Year of the Rabbit
Lunar New Year has arrived and Peninsula cities, libraries and local groups are hosting a variety of events marking the advent of Year of the Rabbit.
[Wednesday, January 25, 2023]

From SNL's earliest days to a long career in TV and film, how Alan Zweibel has helped funny people be funnier
Comedy writer Alan Zweibel shares some memorable moments from his career, including his friendships and working partnerships with Gilda Radner, Garry Shandling and Billy Crystal in an evening at the Oshman Family JCC, Jan. 22.
[Friday, January 20, 2023]

Friends of the Palo Alto Library hold a rare sale of high value books, ephemera
Shoppers can browse among 1,500 unique books and 300 pieces of ephemera and more at the Friends of the Palo Alto Library's High Value Sale Jan. 14, taking place alongside the group's regular monthly sale.
[Friday, January 13, 2023]

'The Lady with the Crown' captures decades of a unique and unbreakable mother-daughter bond
Palo Alto author Kathleen Canrinus' book "The Lady with the Crown: A Story of Resilience" is the memoir of two people: Canrinus and her mother, Dorothy.
[Friday, December 16, 2022]