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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

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Classical artist Donovan Fitzgerald's residency at the Ogden features chalk allegorical images of the ideal city.

  • Art

    Thursday, May 8, 2014

    The art of Las Vegas: How four local artists have interpreted and been impacted by this strange desert spectacle.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Print making as installation and subtle gestures

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    Check out the city's vintage gems during Historic Preservation Month, from a cathedral with stained glass casinos to a building that once served "notoriously rowdy railroad workers."

  • Features

    Thursday, May 1, 2014

    From the Swedish Chef to Deadmau5 to Anthony Bourdain, the people we'd really like to chat with.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    The artist and evangelical pastor explores how God and faith fit in with contemporary society.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014

    The latest exhibit loosely deals with ideas of beauty, a theme that evolved between the three with no early discussion.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    or 23 years, The Fabulous Palm Springs Follies has been presenting the old-school song-and-dance revue of yesteryear with dancers 55 and over.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    The project could take a few cues from the Smith Center.

  • Culture

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    Donato Cabrera, the current resident conductor of the San Francisco Symphony who grew up in Las Vegas and Reno, will conduct the Las Vegas Philharmonic.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, April 23, 2014

    His legacy lives on through his art and museum.

  • Art

    Tuesday, April 22, 2014

    Artists discuss themes from the book, 'Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists'

  • Fine Art

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Melissa Petersen draws up three-part plan.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Talking Broadway, jazz, Las Vegas talent and Laurie Anderson

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Casino lingo meets menu typography

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    The artist's I Promise to Love You is at the Cosmopolitan

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    A number of Jubilee's showboy costumes are on exhibit at the institution, including some worn on opening night.

  • Art

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    “I can’t believe how much I love you.”

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    19th and 20th century devotional art at the Barrick.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    When the 25-year-old Contemporary Arts Center announced Friday its plan to dissolve the organization, there was a palpable moment of silence from those hearing the news.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    The club's Downtown space offers a multitude of services to members and interested patrons.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    The rule for art is simple: 12 inches or less.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, April 2, 2014

    It's his second outing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. It likely won't be his last.

  • Fine Art

    Sunday, March 30, 2014

    The award, named for Academy Award-winning director George Sidney, honors residents, past and present, who've made an impact on the arts (including architecture, visual and performing arts) in the community.

  • Fine Art

    Friday, March 28, 2014

    After years of financial struggles, the nonprofit is set to shut down in April after a final show.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Fun with contemporary vernacular.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    A Polaroid Big Shot

  • Environment

    Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    Locals shared many concerns, including news reports from other cities linking hydraulic fracturing to earthquakes, toxic air and water contamination.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    A bizarre visual odyssey into the ugliness of the disease.

  • History

    Wednesday, March 19, 2014

    Adobe structures at Kiel Ranch and Floyd Lamb State Park are benefiting from small grants, but what else in the Valley should be preserved?

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    Las Vegas artist and bodhisattva teacher Jim Stanford and his contemplative photomontages .

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    "We want to hear what the people want the museum to be."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    A 75-year-old
 history of technological innovation.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, March 12, 2014

    The LA-based artist, who teaches at an evangelical Christian school, incorporates his religion and religious references into his work.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, March 5, 2014

    Catch the socially experimental exhibit at Brett Wesley this month.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014

    It''s "Tight Pants/Body Rolls" for everyone.

  • Weekly Q&A

    Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

    The Vegas-based performer is a genre-spanning, world-class talent.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

    "Valentine's Day Mascular"

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

    The conversation touched on the lack of private investment by community leaders, opportunities for temporary public art and more.

  • News

    Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

    March is National Women's History Month. Get your local learn on!

  • Art

    Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014

    Peruse the extensive collection of Eureka Opera House owner Wally Cuchine.

  • Stage

    Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

    “Ed Sullivan meets Phyllis Diller.”

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

    Food: the ultimate “cultural hand-me-down.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

    The performing arts complex announced its 2014-15 Broadway Las Vegas season today.

  • Housing

    Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014

    The residence took second place in the U.S. Department of Energy's international Solar Decathlon last year.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

    The recent behavior of this planet has turned things belly up.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

    Mary Stevenson Cassatt, Georgia O'Keefe and more are featured in Painting Women.

  • Religion

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

    Bridging the great divide in BC.

  • Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2014

    The city of Las Vegas commissioned an artist to create paintings on plywood that will board up abandoned houses.

  • Fine Art

    Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014

    Giant artifacts dwarfed by the dramatic sweeping western vistas.