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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

    Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016

    The event is seeking submissions from new, emerging and established visual and performance artists.

  • Fine Art

    Monday, Feb. 22, 2016

    Holland-born Australian sculptor Tan is currently living in Beijing, following a 10-year stint “living as a pilgrim” in Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016

    The 11,000-square-foot building features a large courtyard area in back and a bank of small storefronts overlooking California Avenue.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016

    The Philharmonic Guild is seeking donations for its instrument-collection program to get music in the hands of Valley students at charter schools.

  • As We See It

    Friday, Feb. 12, 2016

    The Maryland Parkway Public Art Urban Art Design Plan was introduced this month at the first of four public meetings designed to gather input from the community.

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016

    "I can’t see how I can go on living away from you—these intermissions are death."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

    "I have nothing in common with children today."

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016

    The exhibit features works that touch on immigration, gender equality, homelessness, profiling, racial equality and LGBTQ equality.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

    Capturing a century, from Audrey Hepburn to Brigitte Bardot to Humphrey Bogart.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016

    Disruptive art, storybook ballet and a steampunk twist on Mozart.

  • Music

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    Very few bands have the ability to seduce listeners as powerfully as this 12-member “little orchestra.”

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    "People forget how important the area is to our collective history."

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016

    West Las Vegas' history, culture, preservation and revitalization.

  • LV Weekly

    Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016

    Making pickups anywhere life ends—homes and businesses, churches and government buildings, roads and parks. This is body mover Nephy Acevedo's Vegas Story.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

    From clay effigy vessels to contemporary art.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2016

    Inverting Platos Theory of Forms

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016

    Amid patriotic bunting, the humorous works capture the circus of the American election season and its players.

  • Features

    Thursday, Jan. 14, 2016

    Lunges and speed on wheels.

  • 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.