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Leslie Ventura

Staff Writer

Leslie Ventura is a staff writer at Las Vegas Weekly and Industry Weekly. She’s picked the brains of rock stars and DJs, covered countless shows, glimpsed into the oily world of professional bodybuilding and peered into the lives of Las Vegas’ movers and shakers. (She’s even been blessed by a shaman.) Prior to being a staff writer, Leslie served as the Weekly’s Calendar Editor and was a frequent contributing writer while pursuing her degree in Women’s Studies at UNLV. She runs on coffee and all things peanut butter-flavored.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    The SKAM artist is a household name in Vegas.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, April 28, 2016

    The California native is shaking things up.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    The Jersey four-piece's songs aren't just for emo kids. They're for everybody

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Amidst the backlash, support comes from an unlikely place.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016

    Atomic Style Lounge specializes in era-specific looks but also provides full salon services including styling, makeup, color and cuts for men and women.

  • Noise

    Friday, April 22, 2016

    If anyone questioned whether or not Sheer Mag is a punk band, lead singer Christina Halladay’s burning, sandpapery vocals and intense scowl provided the answer.

  • Dining

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    The Main Street coffee shop has applied for a liquor license.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    The two former Swedish House Mafia members are carrying the EDM torch.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    He's the party king.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, April 21, 2016

    When the Las Vegas native isn’t gaming or gearing up for a bikini competition, she’s all about keeping the good vibes flowing at the Palms.

  • Tuesday, March 8, 2016

    Vegenation's butternut fusilli with broccolini and olives.

  • Saturday, March 5, 2016

    House of Blues Music Forward Foundation's Bringing Down the House Industry Insight session included an interactive segment where the kids put together a marketing plan.

  • As We See It

    Thursday, March 3, 2016

    You've got to love this vintage 1965 VBB Vespa.

  • Monday, Feb. 15, 2016

    Diego Cano (center) at the Bunkhouse's tribute to David Bowie.

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015

    Roku Crudo