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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)

  • Site Feature

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Melissa Petersen: Native Las Vegas and Arts Advocate

  • Art

    Wednesday, May 27, 2015

    A darkroom, a gallery and two seasoned photographers

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 21, 2015

    The Philharmonic is reaching out to untapped ears: “I want to break down all of these walls. I want them to feel they can go to a Philharmonic concert just as easily as a Lady Gaga concert.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    The Las Vegas artist transforms the walls of Child Haven

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 20, 2015

    "Their preservation and activation is vital to downtown's revitalization."

  • Community

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    “I’m watching the layers strip off, physically and metaphorically."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 13, 2015

    Don't expect to dine al fresco at the Arts District eatery until late this summer.

  • Art

    Friday, May 8, 2015

    The beat, the melodies, the sound waves and experiences.

  • Animals

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    At this doggie daycare, Dobermans and Chihuahuas make unusual playmates.

  • Dance

    Thursday, May 7, 2015

    Nevada Ballet Theatre puts on the story ballet for its final performance of the season.

  • Arts

    Friday, April 10, 2015

  • Features

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Part of Mark Brandvik's Green Felt Jungle Gym exhibit

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    One work from Three Bad Sheep's Just Make Me Pretty exhibit at TastySpace.

  • Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    Through the looking glass: Just Make Me Pretty runs through May 14 at TastySpace.

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