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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

  • People in the Arts

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

    "I’m ready to move on, to not have that stress on my back."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016

    Revisiting an annual tradition.

  • Art

    Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016

    “All have glitter and dust on their boots and have been influenced or inspired in some way by this unique place we call home or pit stop..."

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016

    "A lot of people don’t know we’re here."

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2015

    Mapping non-place and everyplace.

  • 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.