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Leslie Ventura

Web Calendar Editor

Local and independent music lover Leslie Ventura found her passion for journalism as a UNLV undergrad, contributing to Las Vegas Weekly and working as the arts and entertainment editor of UNLV’s student newspaper, The Rebel Yell. Before joining Greenspun Media Group, Leslie worked as an account coordinator at a local public relations firm.

Recent Stories (view all stories)

  • A&E

    Friday, Sept. 19, 2014

    What makes their show so fun? Organic herbs, booze and stretching.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    The show felt like a defining moment for our music scene, and the band played like it knew that.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

    “Deep down I feel like I have this hippie kind of spirit.”

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    If you still have that cassette player in your car, you're in luck!

  • Music

    Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014

    Whether with her current group or the Pixies, Deal enjoys playing Las Vegas.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014

    From hellacious scheduling to road essentials, Johnson and Meader talk all about tour.

  • Music

    Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

    If the venue continues to book rising stars, it might just be the best place to see them before they get big.

  • Music

    Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

    The band, which turns Velvet Underground songs into pizza anthems, hits LVCS on November 16.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014

    From big-name DJs to some awesome live music picks, how to get your party on this LDW.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

    The band's latest album returns to a raw, punk aesthetic, fueled by Laura Jane Grace's feverish singing.

  • Film

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

  • A&E

    Monday, April 21, 2014

    Waxahatchee at Eagle Aerie Hall on April 19.

  • Wednesday, April 9, 2014

    Hotel Nevada has many historic charms, inside and out.

  • Dining

    Friday, April 4, 2014

    Taco Bell's waffle taco in real life. Be careful, it's squeaky.

  • Monday, Sept. 30, 2013

    Velveteen Rabbit's El Conejo.