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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, April 12, 2018

    The last day of the Emerge Music + Impact festival was a mixed bag, but it contained more good stuff than bad.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    “Once our tour is over I think I’m just going to follow Britney around and see her show a million times.”

  • Noise

    Monday, April 9, 2018

    A historical master class on vogueing and an LA roots-rocker got the new conference/festival off to a great start.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    When I was in Woods, I didn’t feel like I was creatively getting out what I wanted to, and with this I absolutely do.

  • A&E

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    Poppy, OK Go, Waxahatchee and more.

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    “Not only is Aly speaking on another plane through her bass playing, but the messages in this record are so relevant to all the hurt that we as artists are perpetually going through.”

  • Noise

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    “As a kid, I would break into the zoo when I was 15 and 16 years old and jump into animal cages.”

  • Noise

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    Also: Danzig added to Psycho Las Vegas, and the return of Fremont Street Experience’s free Downtown Rock series.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    If anyone knows what women want from a swimsuit, it’s Norwegian model-turned-designer Monica Hansen.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 29, 2018

    After a stint in Los Angeles, the chef returns to his native city with a vision that emphasizes fare that's fresh, local and made in-house.

  • Monday, Feb. 26, 2018

    Shamir, performing August 23 at the Bunkhouse Saloon.

  • Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017

    Ben Lunn and Greg Lunsford of Downtown’s new Shadow Hills Church read words of prayer from their phones during a vigil at Downtown's Huntridge Circle Park.

  • 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.