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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

    Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014

    It's like Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory—with clothes.

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

    Let local bands Crazy Chief, A Crowd of Small Adventures and The Quitters rock your screen.

  • Music

    Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

    Also, Travis Tritt at Downtown Container Park and another locals' show at the Cosmopolitan's Boulevard Pool.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Aug. 13, 2014

    If the band's goal was to leave everyone confused, they succeeded.

  • Music

    Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014

    "We really want to build a very supportive community like no one has seen in Vegas before.”

  • Music

    Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014

    The musician discusses being a band in the digital age, the outfit's unintelligible Twitter account and more.

  • Music

    Friday, Aug. 1, 2014

    Also: 'America's Got Talent' at Planet Hollywood and a Godsmack-led hard-rock bill at the Joint.

  • A&E

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    The 25-year-old discusses his climb to the top (hat) with Slash, Alice Cooper and ... dinosaurs?

  • A&E

    Friday, July 25, 2014

    Also, a Phish pre-sale and an EDM bash at Brooklyn Bowl.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, July 23, 2014

    For a moment, it felt like 1994 all over again.

  • 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.