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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

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

    His decadent paintings are almost operatic.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

    “I just started being obsessed with who I am and able to love who I am without having to hide behind clothing and hide behind my cellulite and hide behind my rolls.”

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

    Fascinated with the speed of the changing landscape Downtown, photographer Richard Brian captured his neighborhood.

  • Art

    Friday, Nov. 21, 2014

    "It's time to refresh the project, look at options of location and ensure that our communication about the project is more clear than it has been in the past."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Even professional exhibiting artists have sat down at the space, creating works that eventually went into gallery shows.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014

    Opulence, decadence, excessive ornamentation and extreme wealth.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014

    The gaming machines of the future are built by teams of video-game caliber animators and artists—and they’re hitting casino floors today.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    The moments between the moments, the experiences that slip away and the “beauty in the ordinary.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    Thanks for the memories, TastySpace.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    Designed to capture the spirit of Southern Nevada through art and literature, Helen launched this month with a 56-page issue.

  • Film

    Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

    Catch the flick (and a Q&A with the filmmakers) at Inspire Theater this week. Find all the details here.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    The exhibit features scenarios so over the top you want to laugh—and so real you want to cry.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    It's inspired by the '70s and '80s Mob era.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    Q&A: Storm Large's act works with both punk-rock and symphonic audiences. She brings it to the Smith Center this weekend.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    The new space is a joint effort by a trio of artists and faculty at Northern Arizona University.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    Even as the gallery scene is slowing, the Arts District is getting some attention.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    Art and bikes and kids, topped with a Slayer-based success story.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014

    With galleries closing, creative spaces in the Downtown neighborhood have hit a low note.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    The art component of Life Is Beautiful hit visitors with a multi-sensory wallop, the kind of one-two audio/visual punch taking over the streets outside.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014

    The artist's button-covered "Soundsuit" is now on display.

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014

    It’s another big loss for an arts scene already without CAC exhibits and preparing for Trifecta’s end.

  • Art

    Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

    “Freefall” is a vertical move from Tillinghast’s courtyard water installation (a 30-by-60-foot reservoir) last year at the Odyssey,

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    It's renditions of well-known songs, but she makes them her own.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Who wants cake, cake and more cake?

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

    Photo op! The local artist's "Snowball in Vegas" sculpture is now Downtown—and ready for your next selfie.

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    "Ideas exist nowhere and no when."

  • Features

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    All it takes is a large pot, compost ... and lots of patience.

  • Site Feature

    Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014

    "Cleanliness brings happiness."

  • Print

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    A mix of local and national writers will discuss their craft, telling stories and talking on issues pertaining to literature, society and writing.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014

    "Art doesn’t choose anybody. It’s for everybody."

  • Art

    Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

    Be the paw. Just be the paw.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    "I saw these common threads -- biography, place, memory..."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014

    Here, the women are on an adventure of another kind, regardless of the bleak and sudden surroundings.

  • Art

    Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

    “If I like it, I’m going to get it and worry about where it’s going to go later.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    Artists (and non-artists) gather monthly for some cocktails and creativity at the anti-art school establishment.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    "Whatever happens is the art itself.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    Her legendary character will be featured on some Bally slot machines.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014

    SolSis Gallery and Anthony Ortega’s EQLD Creations Art Studio have moved into the creative hub on Industrial Road.

  • Music

    Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

    A “love-haunted set of blues, rock, jazz, folk and country”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    The Masterworks concert featuring Deborah Voigt is the stuff of dreams.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

    The commonality between them extends beyond the East-meets-West art elements and into the powerful messaging within the work.

  • 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.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

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

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

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