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Leslie Ventura

Web Calendar Editor

Local and independent music lover Leslie Ventura found her passion for journalism as a UNLV undergrad, contributing to Las Vegas Weekly and working as the arts and entertainment editor of UNLV’s student newspaper, The Rebel Yell. Before joining Greenspun Media Group, Leslie worked as an account coordinator at a local public relations firm.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Food

    Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014

    Drop that baster! Make a reservation this Turkey Day.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Macaulay Culkin’s pizza-themed Velvet Underground cover band handed out pizza. #MetaMoment

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Black celebrates his first EP with a release party on November 21.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Time included "feminist" in its annual online "word banishment" poll last week, lumping it in with expressions of the moment like "bae," "turnt" and "yaaasssss."

  • Music

    Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

    The musician talks the band's latest album, playing Vegas and more.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    The musician talks the band's tour, wanting to sound like Britney Spears and being his hometown's "musical shark attack guy."

  • Music

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    Ever seen a Juggalo play a pie shop?

  • Halloween

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    Home is where the haunt is on Downtown's 16th Street.

  • Music

    Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

    While the quirky musical twists didn’t always match up with the smooth vocals, the production as a whole delivered.

  • Music

    Monday, Oct. 27, 2014

    And the electronics never overwhelmed the live percussion during the dance-pop act's evening performance.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • A&E

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Waxahatchee at Eagle Aerie Hall on April 19.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Hotel Nevada has many historic charms, inside and out.

  • Dining

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    Taco Bell's waffle taco in real life. Be careful, it's squeaky.

  • Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

    Velveteen Rabbit's El Conejo.