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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

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015

    The final touch.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

    Visual data in a data-obsessed society.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015

    "It will be a little classical, a little country, a little theater and a whole lot of beautiful playing by my brother-from-another-mother/pianist extraordinaire Philip Fortenberry."

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

    It will mark the first time in recent memory where a prominent museum of this scale focuses exclusively on contemporary work coming out of Nevada.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015

    Rehabilitation of the center is possible, but it may depend on the rest of the Cultural Corridor.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015

    New home in Soho Lofts in time for the Think Vegas symposium.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

    Motivated by physicality, a tangible expression of presence and of the body.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2015

    “So often we are forgotten. [He] created a work that represents inspiration and hope, serving as a symbol not only for Native peoples’ leaning on each other for support, but for all of us as a community to support each other.”

  • Art

    Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

    "We are a very active board. We're busy. We're rolling up our sleeves."

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

    Not your usual night at the slots: While the conference is open only to registrants, the public can attend one talk and meditation.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

    The works were designed to uplift and offer a sense of hope at a challenging and dark time for kids 17 and under.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2015

    Michael Feder rounded up spiritual leaders from various beliefs and launched the interfaith affirmation company that allows users to to request prayers and blessings.

  • A&E

    Friday, Nov. 13, 2015

    "The main motivation for the residency is the nature of Las Vegas itself, and the fascination it holds for generations of artists, writers and thinkers."

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

    It’s easy to knock out a few hours exploring this cluster of shops.

  • Features

    Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

    Think you know Old Vegas?

  • Dance

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    The performance features vocalists Reva Rice and Clint Holmes.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    Speak now or forever complain about who should’ve won.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    The tumbleweed, a symbol of vast, ephemeral Western life, becomes “Tumble Weave” in Douglas’ work.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

    Utility-box street art can be a Las Vegas Landmark, too.

  • Art

    Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

    Last year the auction brought in enough for 300 bikes.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    Plus Greenspun College of Urban Affairs recognizes its 2015 Alumna of the Year.

  • Dance

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    A program that demonstrates the breadth of the late choreographer’s interests.

  • People in the Arts

    Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015

    Through Windows, Through Curtains, Call on Us

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

    A night at the haunted Clown Motel: Ham-wielding clowns, a spooky cemetery and more.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2015

    The open-studio artist residency space has provided a valuable exchange of ideas and creativity.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

    “Happiness is a cheese burger. Drive safe. Love life.”

  • Print

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

    Just a few statements uttered at this year's book festival on Saturday, October 17 at Downtown's Fifth Street School.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015

    The selection will take viewers on a journey through musical stylings and composers from around the globe.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

    Knock, knock

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015

    The Tecopa hot springs: Baptized by the mystery and the minerals, we feel different.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    "Its new space is being outfitted with the support of grants from the BLM and the City of Las Vegas."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    A marvelous chorus in the sky.

  • Print

    Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015

    From writing about race in the 21st century to reshaping the narrative in the American West, this year's Book Fest covers serious ground.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015

    A local gets the Vegas experience, as told on a double-decker bus.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

    It’s these stories from community members that bring depth to that larger snapshot.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2015

    This time with Tatsuo Miyajima’s 18-foot mirrored pagoda sculpture.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    Helping collectors find local artists, a visit to Opportunity Village's art studio and more.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    Twenty-five Downtown buildings and their distinct personalities.

  • Q+A

    Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015

    Las Vegas history, through retro postcards: Sifting through Bob Stoldal's massive collection.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 17, 2015

    "Nothing is worth your life. Share who you are.”

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

    Make like an animal and train!

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2015

    Please somebody, make these.

  • Architecture

    Friday, Sept. 11, 2015

    The swank homes of Las Vegas past.

  • Las Vegas Philharmonic

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    The blend of the proven with the new is part of conductor Donato Cabrera’s commitment to keeping the discipline alive and fresh.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    That we’ve reduced water use in the midst of wild growth shows that something’s working.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2015

    Thanks to materials from UNLV’s Special Collections and costumes from the Nevada State Museum, the exhibit celebrates the era appropriately.

  • Architecture

    Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

    Could the Riviera be saved?

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2015

    With the Tule Springs Fossil Beds now designated as a national monument, the past will likely have its red-carpet moment.

  • Features

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015

    Fine art, dance, music and literature to keep you busy this season.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015

    Revealing the mystery and explaining details.