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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
Pixels en pointe: Show melding video games, ballet and hip-hop makes world premiere at Stanford Live
"FRAY," a dance show making its world premiere at Stanford Live May 26-27, includes a mobile game that helps immerse audiences in the story before the show starts.
[Thursday, May 26, 2022]

Smuin Ballet season finale highlights both established and new choreographers
Smuin Contemporary Ballet always makes equal room for classical and contemporary works on its stage and the company's season finale is no exception. The program takes place May 19-22 in Mountain View.
[Thursday, May 19, 2022]

Silicon Valley Open Studios returns in full force
Silicon Valley Open Studios highlights the work of Peninsula-based artists May 14-15 and artists in the South Bay May 21-22. We spoke with some of the artists who are taking part.
[Friday, May 13, 2022]

Local musician celebrates every moment with new single
In writing his new song, "New Boots On," Peninsula musician Mike Annuzzi took inspiration in part from the community support that he describes experiencing as a local musician over the past two years. The song will be released May 6.
[Friday, May 6, 2022]

An off-the-cuff evening with Isaac Mizrahi
Local audiences will have a chance to check out Isaac Mizrahi's theatrical chops when his latest show, "Moderate to Severe," comes to the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto on May 15.
[Thursday, May 5, 2022]

'A Song for Cesar' highlights the role of music, arts in supporting the farmworkers' movement
Music and the arts can uplift spirits and entertain, but they can also be powerful forces for change, as the new documentary, "A Song for Cesar," demonstrates. The film shows Friday in a free screening at Foothill College.
[Tuesday, April 26, 2022]

Showcase at Pace Gallery features young students' art
The latest show at Pace Gallery in Palo Alto highlights the works of students from the K-8 Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School.
[Friday, April 22, 2022]

'Allegiance' at Palo Alto Players explores a story of family, community and conviction
The musical "Allegiance," loosely based on the childhood of actor George Takei, tells the story of how members of a Japanese American family grapple with their incarceration by the U.S. government during World War II.
[Thursday, April 21, 2022]

After 91 seasons, Palo Alto Players still packs a full house
The Palo Alto Players have not only marked its 91st season but have also just announced the lineup for the company's 92nd season.
[Friday, April 15, 2022]

Where to celebrate Earth Day along the Peninsula
Earth Day comes this year with the chance for the community to gather for the first time in two years to raise awareness about climate change. Here's where to mark the event in person, along with a few virtual events, too.
[Thursday, April 14, 2022]