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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.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    “The whole project is designed to showcase the similarities and the differences, because they’re inseparable,” Caldwell says.

  • Art

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Artists are readying for October's big event.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Nancy Rubins, Jeff Koons, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, etc....

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Favela, known for his piñata-inspired works in tissue paper and cardboard will be part of State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Cuban artist spent six months in prison after protesting censorship by the government.

  • Site Feature

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    It's hot, suck it up.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Mixing concrete, chipping ice and building a friendship with Mrs. Canton.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Japanese dance, sound installations and stories.

  • Theater

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    "I think activism through art is the best way," says the budding playwright (and granddaughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid).

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    A seamless integration of ideas (and props) under the umbrella of maps, mazes and mysteries.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Locals Todd VonBastiaans and Bryan McCarthy are underwriting a two-week August engagement at Art Square.

  • A&E

    Saturday, June 14, 2014

    Glow-in-the-dark Felipe!

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Marionette artist Scott Land's work has scored him film credits (yes, including Team America) and a meeting with the Dalai Lama.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    The local artist recreates today's text messages in neon signage.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    This year it's all about maps, mysteries and mazes.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    The Alice in Wonderland-themed event returns to the Center.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Opening June 5, the exhibit features re-created narratives, imagined moments or ideas about the continuum of evolution.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Her images celebrate the female form in exquisite photographs of topless and nude models, including herself, in the outdoors or lounging around the home.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    When there’s a 9-foot Big Bird sculpture lying on a gallery floor, his head to the side, eyes closed and beak agape, there’s a good chance it has something to do with artist Justin Favela.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    The Rossini work is a perfect choice for audiences new to opera.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    This year's celebration is bound to be more poignant than most.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 29, 2014

    Sola Fiedler's large-scale tapestry of the Strip and outlying areas will serve as a centerpiece for the annual ARTrageous event this year.

  • Art

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Artists create more than 20 murals for the Zappos campus.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    The veteran arts organization also added five members to its board last week.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 28, 2014

    Need some gardening help? The organization can help you with that, and so much more.

  • Art

    Sunday, May 25, 2014

    While the city waived $50,000 of licensing fees for alcohol-related businesses, there have been few to no incentives for artists or gallery operators.

  • Art

    Friday, May 23, 2014

    The Modern Contemporary was never its name, say representatives.

  • Art

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Todd Duane Miller explains the big cover-up.

  • Art

    Wednesday, May 21, 2014

    Where will you be 30 years from now?

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    His 'painted pictures' were created without Photoshop or a digital camera.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    It's a great show, but the mannequins steal it.

  • Art

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Classical artist Donovan Fitzgerald's residency at the Ogden features chalk allegorical images of the ideal city.

  • Art

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    The art of Las Vegas: How four local artists have interpreted and been impacted by this strange desert spectacle.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Print making as installation and subtle gestures

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Check out the city's vintage gems during Historic Preservation Month, from a cathedral with stained glass casinos to a building that once served "notoriously rowdy railroad workers."

  • Features

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    From the Swedish Chef to Deadmau5 to Anthony Bourdain, the people we'd really like to chat with.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    The artist and evangelical pastor explores how God and faith fit in with contemporary society.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    The latest exhibit loosely deals with ideas of beauty, a theme that evolved between the three with no early discussion.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    or 23 years, The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies has been presenting the old-school song-and-dance revue of yesteryear with dancers 55 and over.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    The project could take a few cues from the Smith Center.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Donato Cabrera, the current resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony who grew up in Las Vegas and Reno, will conduct the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    His legacy lives on through his art and museum.

  • Art

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Artists discuss themes from the book, 'Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists'

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Melissa Petersen draws up three-part plan.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Talking Broadway, jazz, Las Vegas talent and Laurie Anderson

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Casino lingo meets menu typography

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    The artist's I Promise to Love You is at the Cosmopolitan

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    A number of Jubilee's showboy costumes are on exhibit at the institution, including some worn on opening night.