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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

  • Art

    Thursday, March 26, 2015

    What a difference a painting makes.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Looking at the people looking at the Kennedys.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Sanchez Burr is the Neon Museum's first artist in residence.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 18, 2015

    Three iconic tragedies of the ’90s involved cars that became celebrities themselves.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    “Tourists want to see Frida Kahlo with a monkey on her shoulder.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    After film screenings and a pop-up exhibit, CAC starts a new art-ed adventure with the former notable resident's essay collection.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015

    Three artists will present their proposals next week for the art renovation project.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Priebe takes the digital immediacy out of an image-based industry by painting oil portraits of Las Vegas talent.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Shot mostly from a helicopter (occasionally a small fixed-wing plane) Light’s work is among the most compelling and awe-inducing visual representations speaking to the audacity of the Valley’s famous building boom.

  • Art

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    Spot it on the marquee and in the registration lobby.

  • Museums

    Wednesday, March 4, 2015

    The institution is located in the opposite direction of many popular Springs Preserve attractions.

  • Riviera

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    Like an old museum with a bad curator, the Riviera has its historic charm and bad updates.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    We've all heard it: "Everybody leaves Las Vegas"

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

    SMU's Arts Vibrancy Index aimed to determine the "hotbeds of America's arts and culture."

  • Features

    Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015

    In the shadow of the Strip, the jumbled stretch of road tells another Vegas story.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Alterwitz, 'Santa Confessional' and a UNLV MFA avalanche.

  • Print

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    Bringing together Black History Month and Nevada Reading Week.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

    “It’s kind of built like the Fort Knox of Las Vegas."

  • Sexuality

    Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015

    We all know that Italy was full of sex-monkeys during the Black Death ...

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    Nothing like a Friday night of tying up your guests.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    A beloved songbook and a Broadway vocalist? That's 'S Wonderful.

  • Downtown

    Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015

    The study, commissioned by the City of Las Vegas, offers some interesting findings to chew on.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015

    Conservation Lands Foundation is working to rally local support for the project.

  • As We See It

    Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

    "This is something I've been waiting for [for] the museum—a signature collection, something no one else has."

  • Fashion

    Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015

    Raiding the 2,400-square-foot closet of Corinne Sidney, the former "black-belt shopper on Rodeo Drive."

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015

    Downtown Las Vegas galleries team up.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Simmons has us rethinking the “ideal.”

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    Undoing boundaries, opening discourse.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015

    What the world needs now is the look of love. Find it Downtown this weekend.

  • Art

    Monday, Jan. 26, 2015

    Residencies combine some form of installation, studio practice and display, and began January 7 with an immersive meditation nightclub experience.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Art and arugula and maybe a little Bloomberg money.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015

    Catherine Borg's Scouted aims to present a more dimensional view of Las Vegas.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Putting women back into history.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    Demolition has begun.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015

    A push to have “City” designated as a national monument has begun.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Past on paper: The exhibit features political cartoons from 19th-century Mexico.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

    Trifecta owner Marty Walsh closes her Arts Factory space, which became a staple of the arts scene for its consistency and quality, at the end of January.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 2, 2015

    Welcome back, Mr. Showmanship.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Leggy and feathered bird women, chic and defiant on the harsh landscape.

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    “We wanted to do a Las Vegas Christmas."

  • Art

    Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2014

    Justin Favela at the Mexican Consulate

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    Reflecting and Projecting is as much about the process as it is about the end result.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    Balancing discrete shapes with analog sensibility.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    Changing lives one dreamer at a time.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

    A public nod to Las Vegas history like none other in this town.

  • Features

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

    For iconic toys and collectibles, head to Kettlemuck's in Henderson.

  • Print

    Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

    Christmas in Nevada, Hoover Dam, Women at Work in Las Vegas

  • Unions

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Audio, images and artifacts chronicle its nearly 80-year relationship with the hotel industry at the UNLV Lied Library.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    In our leftovers we all look the same.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014

    Here tourist, tourist...