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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)

  • Noise

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Vegas has some seriously heavy bookings lined up for the end of May.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Drizzy delivered hit after hit, performing far longer than the average club set.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 26, 2016

    Fine has won over the Las Vegas Strip and the suburbs with hip, uber-casual hangs like PKWY Tavern, PBR Rock Bar and Rockhouse.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    The underground DJ is taking flight in Vegas.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 19, 2016

    Homegrown eatery Kitchen Table is a shining diamond in the suburbs.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    Brailsford, who served as Darby O'Gill and the Little People's accordion player for nearly 15 years, is embracing his inner singer-songwriter.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016

    How much will it cost? How do I avoid paying for parking for now? The Weekly has the answers.

  • Noise

    Monday, May 16, 2016

    A cohesive, energetic collection.

  • Features

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    These Vegas locals don't just enjoy their rides—they're obsessed with them.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 12, 2016

    The Australian twins keep the good vibes going.

  • 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