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Kristen Peterson

Las Vegas Weekly Staff Writer

Kristen Peterson joined the Las Vegas Sun in 1998 as a general assignment reporter. In 2003, she turned her focus to the visual and performing arts and is now a staff writer for the Las Vegas Weekly. She's won seven first place awards through the Nevada Press Association: Best Entertainment Writing in 2013, 2012, 2010, 2007 and 2005. Best Feature Story in 2011 and Journalist of Merit in 2003.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014

    Both signs are part of the Boneyard’s permanent exhibit and are among six in the yard that have been restored.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    Justin Favela's cross-cultural social study of sorts that welcomes everyone to play along.

  • Weather

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    Gov. Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency in flood-damaged Moapa.

  • People in the Arts

    Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

    Two founding members of the feminist punk group will come to Las Vegas in October.

  • Features

    Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014

    This was how Tomlin knew his dancer mother throughout his early childhood—a gorgeous woman on display and at a distance.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    The San Francisco tattoo artist pairs the art historical with the queer contemporary.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Community members, including Congressman Steven Horsford, recently convened for a town hall meeting to discuss the issue.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    Vivian Martian, Gina Alverson and Kris Krainock use words to create unexpected works.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    The photographer is the second artist to show work at the Window at the Ogden.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    A humorous consideration of expectations, normalcy and, most of all, embracing change.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    “Fremont Street is really a historic scenic byway that needs to be preserved. This is a pressing matter."

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    Dance past and present this season at the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    You had us at giant gnomes, Jesse. But, by all means, keep going.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    Plans for a $45 million complex (and Rosemary's spinoff) at Reed Whipple are off the table for now.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    “Things are going to move along at a pretty slow rate, but pretty soon we’re going to start seeing art," Patrick Gaffey

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    ‘Organic Study No. 1’ marks a stylistic departure for Luis Varela-Rico

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Sexy, vintage and alluring, the 40-by-60-inch billboard collages combine fashion illustrations (from old Harper’s Bazaar magazines) and enhanced photographs of models, as well as other printed imagery.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Who will move into the space? What comes next?

  • Stage

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    Madeleine George's academic sex comedy comes to Las Vegas.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    What are you waiting for? Get down there and press a penny!

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    Russ’ works are often sexy and fun robust creation.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    Trifecta Gallery in the Arts District is closing in January. Owner Marty Walsh and her husband Pete plan to move back to Ireland.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    Weekly Q&A: The new conductor discusses exposing audiences to new music, his background in opera and more.

  • Fine Art

    Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014

    More than two years after putting the Arts Factory on the market, the longtime owner may have found the right buyers.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Robin Barcus Slonina, owner of Skin City Body Painting is a producer and judge on Skin Wars premiering August 6.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    Time works in circles, and answers are nonexistent in Yasmina Chavez' Floss & Gravity.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    The exhibit even covers the minutiae of data storage and machine parts while showcasing the varying aesthetics of living room electronics.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, July 30, 2014

    His previous décor was an Old English theme -- unicorns, a lion, aliens and a couple of Yeti.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 24, 2014

    Plans for a new museum? The restoration of his Vegas home? The famously flamboyant showman is back in the spotlight.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    “The whole project is designed to showcase the similarities and the differences, because they’re inseparable,” Caldwell says.

  • Art

    Tuesday, July 22, 2014

    Artists are readying for October's big event.

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Nancy Rubins, Jeff Koons, Frank Stella, Robert Rauschenberg, etc....

  • Art

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Favela, known for his piñata-inspired works in tissue paper and cardboard will be part of State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Cuban artist spent six months in prison after protesting censorship by the government.

  • Features

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    Mixing concrete, chipping ice and building a friendship with Mrs. Canton.

  • Site Feature

    Thursday, June 26, 2014

    It's hot, suck it up.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Japanese dance, sound installations and stories.

  • Theater

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    "I think activism through art is the best way," says the budding playwright (and granddaughter of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid).

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    A seamless integration of ideas (and props) under the umbrella of maps, mazes and mysteries.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Locals Todd VonBastiaans and Bryan McCarthy are underwriting a two-week August engagement at Art Square.

  • A&E

    Saturday, June 14, 2014

    Glow-in-the-dark Felipe!

  • Fine Art

    Thursday, June 12, 2014

    Marionette artist Scott Land's work has scored him film credits (yes, including Team America) and a meeting with the Dalai Lama.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    The local artist recreates today's text messages in neon signage.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    This year it's all about maps, mysteries and mazes.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    The Alice in Wonderland-themed event returns to the Center.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Opening June 5, the exhibit features re-created narratives, imagined moments or ideas about the continuum of evolution.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    Her images celebrate the female form in exquisite photographs of topless and nude models, including herself, in the outdoors or lounging around the home.

  • Art

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    When there’s a 9-foot Big Bird sculpture lying on a gallery floor, his head to the side, eyes closed and beak agape, there’s a good chance it has something to do with artist Justin Favela.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    The Rossini work is a perfect choice for audiences new to opera.