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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)

  • A&E

    Wednesday, May 24, 2017

    The Cosmopolitan’s popular sushi and grill spot is about to be replaced by a classic American experience.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 18, 2017

    The Spago Benedict with latkes and smoked salmon can’t be beat.

  • Intersection

    Friday, May 12, 2017 airs three times a week on Channel 2 and online.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    For more than 30 years, Hawaiians have flocked to the original on Oahu.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    The Aussie DJ makes her Nightswim debut at Encore Beach Club Saturday night.

  • A&E

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    His his latest batch of work uses “classic Las Vegas vernacular,” specifically, the rules of craps, to determine the exhibit’s outcome.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, May 11, 2017

    Whether you need a cosmetic pick-me-up or some intense hangover relief, the newest Reviv is sure to replenish.

  • Horoscopes

    Thursday, May 4, 2017

    Senator Tick Segerblom says the bill could make consumption at concerts and clubs a real possibility.

  • Dining

    Monday, May 1, 2017

    Spago's 25th anniversary, Jaleo's Lunch Like a Spaniard and the Grand Tasting.

  • Intersection

    Thursday, April 27, 2017

    According to the American Cancer Society, roughly 600 people will be diagnosed with melanoma in the Silver State this year.

  • 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