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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)

  • Reviews

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    Instead of sushi or ramen, irresistibly slurpable wheat noodles are the star of this show.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, March 23, 2017

    The March 24-26 celebration will be going until sunrise each night.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    The Red Rock Resort Italian eatery gets a fresh menu makeover.

  • A&E

    Thursday, March 16, 2017

    On the court, in the studio and in front of the camera, twin sisters and Las Vegas Weekly Spring Fashion Issue stars Dylan and Dakota shine.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, March 15, 2017

    The Vegas-based company has created three enamel versions of the historic building's image.

  • Noise

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Seeing Le Butcherettes live is a true experience, one bandleader Teri Gender Bender treats with extreme seriousness.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    With a new Four Star rating from the Forbes 2017 Travel Guide, Serenity is the ultimate pampering experience.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    Learn the steps and then get behind the bar and try it yourself at the Mandalay Bay shop.

  • Features

    Thursday, March 9, 2017

    The online publication is highlighting women, music, fashion and art—all under one roof.

  • Intersection

    Wednesday, March 8, 2017

    With more sun in the desert sky, it’s the perfect time to start planting that garden you’ve always wanted.

  • 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