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Andrea Domanick

Arts and Entertainment Reporter

Andrea Domanick is a reporter covering arts, entertainment and the behind the scenes stories of life in Las Vegas. Before joining the Sun, she worked in her native Los Angeles covering public affairs, music and culture for outlets including LA Weekly, Southern California Public Radio, the BBC, American Public Media and Broadcasting & Cable. She spent her college years in the tiny splendor of Middletown, Conn., at Wesleyan University, from which she graduated with a B.A. in sociology. Domanick enjoys vinyl records, lemonade and the New Yorker and is a proponent of good grammar. She doesn’t know how to ride a bike.

Story Archive

  • A&E

    Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

    With more than 80 statuettes to dole out, many of the 2014 Grammy Awards are revealed at a separate ceremony earlier in the day. Among those winners are Las Vegas’ own Imagine Dragons, who took home the award for Best Rock Performance.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014

    Imagine Dragons aren’t the only locals repping Las Vegas at the Grammys tonight. EDM producer and mixing and mastering engineer Luca Pretolesi, who helms Las Vegas’ Studio DMI, is part of the team behind Snoop Lion’s “Reincarnated.”

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 24, 2014

    Just months after local favorite Smashburger opened its eighth restaurant in Southern Nevada, the rapidly expanding burger chain (and sometimes wedding chapel) has been named one of America’s Most Promising Companies by Forbes.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 23, 2014

    Big personalities and big hearts dominate this weekend's entertainment lineup in Las Vegas. Whether you're in the mood for contact sports or just a little country and soul, there's something in store for everyone. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014

    Dreaming of Disney? The company’s theatrical-production wing will hold an open-call audition in Las Vegas this month for male dancers to join the upcoming Broadway and North American touring production of "Newsies."

  • A&E

    Monday, Jan. 20, 2014

    The Hard Rock might be known for celebrating international music royalty, but the venue chain is giving Las Vegas musicians a chance to shine with a new battle of the bands contest.

  • A&E

    Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

    Among the job fairs, declining foreclosure rates and heightened tourism, another more unlikely sign of economic recovery has emerged in Las Vegas: Pornography.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 17, 2014

    Just a handful of artists announced Las Vegas shows this week, but what's lacking in volume is made up for in star power.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014

    The 2014 AVN Awards and Adult Entertainment Expo may be dominating Las Vegas’ entertainment headlines this weekend, but if that’s not quite your cup of tea, there are still plenty of options to enjoy in town. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2014

    If you’re looking for easy access to a Las Vegas nightclub, chances are you have to know a guy who knows a guy or spend your afternoon hunting down a promoter. Not anymore with Petitioners’ new mobile app and website PartyPetition.

  • A&E

    Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

    Villains and vixens will gather this weekend as Las Vegas-based burlesque troupe Nerdlesque hosts its new show “Nerdlesque! Evil Geniuses: The Ones We Love to Hate” on Saturday night at the Sci-Fi Center. The show begins at 9 p.m., and tickets are $10.

  • A&E

    Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

    If you’ve dined out in a party of six or more, you’ve likely noticed the automatic-gratuity charge on your bill. An IRS ruling effective Jan. 1 has reclassified the tips as service charges, reasoning that the charge is not a true gratuity if the customer is not given a choice.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

    Las Vegas favorites Zac Brown Band return to town this weekend for two days of their acclaimed live jams tonight and Sunday in the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

  • A&E

    Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014

    CES is for more than tech execs and gadget geeks — for Seth Gold, star of TruTV’s “Hardcore Pawn,” the trade show means an important opportunity to network and keep up with the fast-paced tech world that helps drive business at his family’s pawnshop in Detroit.

  • A&E

    Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

    Also: Daughtry and Eric Church are coming to the Chelsea.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

    The weekend ahead is full of local love, from free rides at the Stratosphere tower to a film festival celebrating the city’s cultural diversity. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014

    The 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show kicked off at the Las Vegas Convention Center today featuring more than 3,200 exhibitors touting the latest technological creations across 15 categories. CES continues through Friday.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

    If you haven’t recovered from New Year’s Eve yet, there’s a slow weekend of local-friendly entertainment to help you unwind from the revelry. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

    A makeshift second dance floor is all but required for the hitmaker’s first set of 2014.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

    As many of their peers have devolved into nostalgia-driven caricatures, Fleetwood Mac remains authentic.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014

    On the heels of his 18-show run at Planet Hollywood, Meat Loaf has whipped up another batch of “Rocktellz & Cocktails” to share in 2014. The Grammy winner returns with a slate of 24 shows on the Strip beginning Feb. 13.

  • A&E

    Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

    We might not experience regular snowstorms, but outsiders forget that this famously sunny city gets about as cold in the winter as it does hot in the summer. For newcomers planning to arrive with a suitcase of Bermudas and flip-flops, save yourself the rude awakening.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

    As the creator of the McGriddle and the Stuffed-Crust Pizza, Smashburger founder Tom Ryan is equal parts marketing wiz and mad food scientist (literally — he holds a PhD in flavor and fragrance chemistry).

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

    Part pop, part opera, tenor trio and “America’s Got Talent” Season 8 finalist Forte headlines the Tropicana Theater for three nights of performances Saturday through Monday to ring in the New Year.

  • A&E

    Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

    This winter's entertainment lineup has finally filled out with rock acts and drag queens. Yes, drag queens.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 19, 2013

    It’s a slow pre-holiday weekend ahead, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of festive activities for the whole family. Enjoy some football, holiday celebrations, music and more. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • A&E

    Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

    Penn and Teller? Try Prospero and Teller.

  • A&E

    Monday, Dec. 16, 2013

    Effortlessly charismatic, the rapper born Shawn Carter held the entire arena’s attention for nearly 30 songs by literally doing nothing more than rap.

  • A&E

    Friday, Dec. 13, 2013

    New show announcements for the months ahead just keep coming, with heavyweights from rock, pop and hip-hop posting Vegas show dates this week.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

    It’s a great weekend for live music in Las Vegas, with options ranging from hip-hop heavyweight Jay-Z to the festive stylings of Tchaikovsky with Nevada Ballet Theater. Beyond music, you can chow down for a cause at a number of food festivals and fundraisers in town.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

    Imagine Dragons are just the latest in the legacy of Las Vegans to be up for a Grammy, and the past honorees just might surprise you.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    “It’s a lot of fun to try to put a good shine on the city after they’ve given you the three credit cards and they’re all declined.”

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013

    With Bally's bringing Istanbul's Grand Bazaar to the Strip, a few suggestions for future Strip development.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

    It twists, it turns, and it is sure to make even the most seasoned roller-coaster rider scream. The anticipated thrill ride El Loco inside Adventuredome will begin operating in late January, Circus Circus announced today.

  • A&E

    Monday, Dec. 9, 2013

    Mother Monster returns to the MGM Grand Garden this summer.

  • A&E

    Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

    Social trip-planning site Gogobot announced the latest edition of its semi-annual Travelers’ Favorite Awards on Thursday, with Las Vegas taking honors in two categories. The city placed fifth among the Top 20 destinations in the world — up a rank from last year.

  • A&E

    Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

    If you’re tired of waiting in long lines to get drinks at bars on the Strip, you might want to consider swinging by Spearmint Rhino on your next night out.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

    From opera to racing to rodeos to hair metal, there’s something for everyone in one of Las Vegas’ most entertainment-packed weekends of the year. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013

    On A&E’s “Flipping Vegas,” abandoned homes across the Las Vegas Valley get a second chance in the hands of real estate investor Scott Yancey and his interior designer wife, Amie.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013

    Every element serves as a reminder: “That’s Queen Carter, to you."

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

    The hometown boys teamed up with Dawes for the tune.

  • A&E

    Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013

    The “Plus Size Modeling” page of Las Vegas-based site Explore Talent has accumulated more than 153,000 “likes” and is the largest community page for plus-size models on Facebook.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

    Thanksgiving is upon us, but if you’re looking to get away from leftovers and Black Friday madness this weekend, there’s plenty to do in town to help wear off the tryptophan. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013

    Though the city’s pace will slow over the holiday, plenty of restaurants, shows and other entertainment options will remain open for locals and tourists alike to enjoy.

  • A&E

    Monday, Nov. 25, 2013

    For more than two hours Friday night, the band delivered a lovingly cheesy slate of ’70s jams and ’80s soft rock, peppered with a half-dozen Beatles and Ringo solo tunes.

  • A&E

    Friday, Nov. 22, 2013

    Also, Mayor Hawthorne and Yellowcard announce shows at Vinyl.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

    A slate of top-notch talent is in store for the weekend ahead in Las Vegas, with concerts (including a rare gig from Ringo Starr), sports competitions and comedy aplenty.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013

    We spoke with Mel Goodwin, co-director of programs and partnerships for the Center, to learn more about organizing Trans Pride, the history of local transgender activism and the challenges and misconceptions facing Las Vegas’ transgender community today.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

    Yo, Kanye, I'm real happy for you and Imma let you finish, but Zappos had one of the best comebacks of all time. OF ALL TIME.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013

    Fans of The Fab Four will get an extra treat when Ringo Starr rolls into town this weekend for a pair of headlining gigs in Pearl at the Palms.