Leslie Ventura

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Staff Writer

Bio: Leslie Ventura is a staff writer at Las Vegas Weekly and Industry Weekly. She’s picked the brains of rock stars and DJs, covered countless shows, glimpsed into the oily world of professional bodybuilding and peered into the lives of Las Vegas’ movers and shakers. (She’s even been blessed by a shaman.) Prior to being a staff writer, Leslie served as the Weekly’s Calendar Editor and was a frequent contributing writer while pursuing her degree in Women’s Studies at UNLV. She runs on coffee and all things peanut butter-flavored.

Contact Leslie: via e-mail or by phone at 702-948-7815.

Recent stories

Chef José Andrés releases book about disaster in Puerto Rico September 20, 2018

Three shows to consider this week: The Distillers, Life Is Sh*t and Shonen Knife September 20, 2018

Don’t even think about skipping Life Is Beautiful’s three headliners September 20, 2018

Las Vegas’ Zoologic Empire helps mold the b-boys and b-girls of the future September 20, 2018

From Washington D.C. to Netflix, no one can stand in Michelle Wolf’s way September 20, 2018

Blood Orange brings his thoughtful—and thought-provoking music—to Life Is Beautiful September 20, 2018

Bruno’s Taco Bar gives you more reasons to eat your favorite dish September 13, 2018

Glam and go with Wynn Nightlife’s new Own the Night service September 13, 2018

Send Noodles offers casual Asian food at the Palms September 6, 2018

Storyteller and drummer James Norman’s collected poetry evokes a hard-lived nomadic life September 6, 2018

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