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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, Jan. 19, 2017

    His dégustation menu is a tour de force.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

    The underground dance event finds a home at Oddfellows.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017

    LAYOP's owners inspire and motivate with their comfy basics.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017

    NAVYA’s ARMA vehicle continues testing on its first public roadway, Fremont Street.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

    From Kendrick Lamar to DJ Snake and Richie Hawtin, there's something for everyone.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

    Turntable Health, a membership-based primary care practice in Downtown Las Vegas, will close its doors on January 31.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017

    Another piece of Vegas history now sleeps with the fishes.

  • Fashion

    Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017

    As seen on Jennifer Lopez, Gigi Hadid, Beyoncé and the Kardashians.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017

    The hands-free, voice-activated speaker that can tell you the weather and shut off your lights will be installed in all of the resort's hotel rooms by midyear.

  • 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