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Kristen Peterson

Las Vegas Weekly Staff Writer

Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus to the visual and performing arts and is now a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. She's won seven first place awards through the Nevada Press Association: Best Entertainment Writing in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005. Best Feature Story in 2011 and Journalist of Merit in 2003.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    Old Masterworks live in the vernacular of Vegas Vic and the Hacienda’s Horse and Rider.

  • Intersection

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    "I don’t think anybody else offers the Twinkies like this. What are they going to do with all these people?"

  • A&E

    Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Only a week after the implosion of her former Riviera home, Charo wows the South Point crowd.

  • Fine Art

    Friday, June 24, 2016

    Nearly 100 artists and performers gathered to discuss humanity, no matter how abstractly or unintentional, through their work.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    A bunny rabbit drinking a Bud Light and an 8-foot mermaid walk into a bar.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    “We didn’t ask artists to present their works, but to present themselves."

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, June 15, 2016

    We’re barbarians. We destroy things others create and think it’s hilarious.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 9, 2016

    When your kicks are out to get ya.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 8, 2016

    Bellagio Gallery of Fine Art offers a look at the cultural, academic, scientific and political lives of significance.

  • As We See It

    Saturday, June 4, 2016

    The Historic Westside destination was a boarding house that became a safe haven for black Boulder Dam (now Hoover Dam) construction workers.

  • Fine Art

    Monday, May 2, 2016

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    Ugo Rondinone's 'Seven Magic Mountains'

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    Ugo Rondinone's 'Seven Magic Mountains'

  • Monday, May 2, 2016

    Ugo Rondinone's 'Seven Magic Mountains'

  • Arts

    Friday, April 10, 2015