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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.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014

    "If I could pull a Beatles move and just make records, I think I would be really happy."

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    Brett Bolton showed off new tunes and some serious visual eye food.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014

    Where does hip-hop fit in—and how can you get booked at Bunkhouse?

  • Nightlife

    Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014

    The Downtown bar partnered with nearby O Face Doughnuts for the new dessert cocktail.

  • 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.

  • Music

    Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

    All the details on this week's concert announcements.

  • 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.

  • A&E

    Friday, July 18, 2014

    Plus the Violent Femmes and Train—on the same bill.

  • Local Music

    Thursday, July 17, 2014

    Cosmic Beasts' frontman has quite a story to tell, and two Vegas hard rock giants are due to release new albums

  • A&E

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    The Sheffield singer and bassist talks playing the U.S., comparisons to The Smiths and more.

  • Stage

    Wednesday, July 16, 2014

    Find the lesbian inside of you.

  • As We See It

    Friday, July 11, 2014

    The new Main Street store will have an updated industrial look—and your used jeans, of course.

  • Noise

    Wednesday, July 9, 2014

    Huddleston will join Same Sex Mary in August to record an upcoming 10-song LP, but the band will tour with a new guitarist.

  • UFC

    Thursday, July 3, 2014

    From an art exhibit to the Ultimate Fighter finale, your to-do list for the days ahead

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, July 2, 2014

    They're working on a new album—and raising families.

  • A&E

    Monday, June 30, 2014

    From fireworks shows to community events to nightclub parties, how to celebrate America's big 238.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    The show was just the kind of event the urban mecca has needed since it opened last November.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    Plus live music at Lavo, a Kickstarter and upcoming releases from Vegas locals.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014

    The Fun. guitarist's new project comes to Vegas on June 26.

  • A&E

    Friday, June 20, 2014

    The discussion couldn’t have come at a timelier moment.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    Local bands are recording performances for the new program, which begins airing this fall.

  • Dining

    Wednesday, June 18, 2014

    The health-centric eatery opens its doors June 18.

  • Music

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    A last-minute add-on, the Arizona outfit opened for Cutty Flam and the Delta Bombers.

  • Music

    Monday, June 16, 2014

    "Their money is where their mouth is."

  • Music

    Friday, June 13, 2014

    The fundraiser will benefit the families of those slain in the June 8 shooting.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, June 11, 2014

    Felony Melony talks GG Allin, rock revolutions and what Super Charged Little Nova really means.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    Limit, plan, borrow, think, pass.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    From Illicitor, Mother McKenzie and Mercy Music.

  • Music

    Thursday, June 5, 2014

    He knows how to spit fire.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    The Sri Lankan singer delivered one wild show.

  • Music

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    The Orwells couldn't get the crowd going, Kongos covers the Beatles and cheesy-but-cute dance moves from Capital Cities.

  • Entertainment

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    The LA-based band plays the Weekly’s Music Issue Showcase June 6 at Brooklyn Bowl