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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.

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Zappos fights Kanye’s fury with ... a plunger?
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.
Never-before-seen Ringo Starr photo exhibit coming to Palms this weekend
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.
Inaugural Trans Pride Week in Las Vegas is Wednesday through Sunday
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
The celebration, which continues through Sunday, arrives as a collaboration among the Center, Gender Justice Nevada, Mary Magdalene Friends UCC, Northwest Community Church and Get Equal Nevada.
Where is the top Thanksgiving meal in the U.S.? Hint: It’s in Las Vegas
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013
According to Foursquare, three of the 10 most popular restaurants to dine at on Thanksgiving Day are here in Las Vegas, with the most popular being Wicked Spoon Buffet at the Cosmopolitan.
Q+A: Joey ‘Hollywood’ Hamilton reflects on ‘Ink Master’ win, Las Vegas tattoo scene and what’s in store for the future
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Now that the dust of his "Ink Master" win has settled, we asked Las Vegas tattoo artist Joey Hamilton to reflect on the impact of his win and what’s in store for the future.
Funding issues prompt new plan for $45 million makeover of Reed Whipple Cultural Center
Friday, Nov. 15, 2013
Supporters are hoping to inject life into the Reed Whipple Cultural Center, once a hub of the city’s performing arts scene, to create a modern facility that will house a dozen local arts organizations. But doing so will come at a cost.
Weekend best bets: Boston Pops Orchestra, Sunset Park’d food-truck festival and Nine Inch Nails
Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013
Holiday travel season is fast approaching, but it’s not here yet — kick back and enjoy some local music and theater offerings this weekend before it’s time to hit the road.
Ice skating returns to the Venetian and the Cosmopolitan
Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013
Ice skating returns to the Strip this month, as the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas and the Venetian prepare to open their respective rinks in the coming weeks to celebrate the season.
Q+A: Talking (auto) shop at SEMA with ‘Car Chasers’ star Jeff Allen
Friday, Nov. 8, 2013
For Jeff Allen and the team behind CNBC’s car-flipping reality TV show “Car Chasers,” SEMA is a feast of opportunity to bring back to their auto shop and workplace Flat 12 Gallery in Texas.
Weekend best bets: World Food Championships, Judy Collins and Paul Williams
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
With Halloween behind us, Las Vegas can look forward to a mellower string of events this weekend. Kick back and enjoy entertainment offerings ranging from dance performances to pop concerts to cooking competitions. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Good gourd! 5 pumpkin beers to consider this autumn
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Skip that pumpkin pie this season!
The Golden Age of Vegas Dining: How the world's best ingredients end up on local plates
Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013
Just one of 10 reasons we're living in the Golden Age of Vegas Dining: Many Las Vegas Valley restaurants are "sourcing" their ingredients from far-away locales to compete within the city and with dining hot spots such as Los Angeles and New York.
Weekend best bets: Halloween Parade, Vegas Valley Book Festival and Dia de los Muertos
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
Get our your costumes and light the jack-o-lanterns — Halloween is upon us! There are plenty of options to celebrate the spooky happenings this weekend, as well as a number of other fall festivities for the whole family to enjoy.
Visit if you dare: Las Vegas’ most haunted places
Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013
If you’re looking for an authentic scare, there are locations across the Valley rumored to be paranormal hubs haunted by the ghosts of grisly events past. Grab a buddy and a flashlight and visit them.
Brainstorming Halloween costumes with Tommy Trash
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013
The electro house DJ talks playing Vegas gigs, Halloween costumes and more.
Festivalgoers mostly well-behaved, full of praise for Life is Beautiful
Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013
The inaugural Life is Beautiful festival downtown continued to run smoothly on its second and final day, with an expected 24,000 attendees flocking to the festival grounds to take in dozens of bands, gourmet eateries, art installations and lectures at the weekendlong celebration. However, the day was not completely without incident. One of the towers at the entrance to the festival on 6th Street at Carson Avenue toppled in the wind around 4:45 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Downtown's Life is Beautiful festival off to peaceful start
Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013
The pace of life downtown was unusually mellow Saturday afternoon, the first of the two-day Life is Beautiful festival expected draw some 20,000 per day. Police reported no arrests or citations by 5 p.m. Traffic was a snap. Music filled the streets, the aroma of cooked meat and savory dishes filled the air, and people walked breezily down the streets taking in sights and sounds all too rare for the city’s urban core.
Weekend best bets: Life Is Beautiful, PBR World Finals and ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Downtown’s highly anticipated Life Is Beautiful music and arts festival is here at last along with a slew of other festive fall events to help get you in the spirit for Halloween next week. Here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Beautiful People: Festival veteran Allen Scott on booking this year's lineup
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
Life is Beautiful's lineup is very focused in terms of the type of listener—and foodie.
What will success look like for Life is Beautiful?
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
A look into Downtown's festival gamble with Life Is Beautiful staffers and industry experts.
The Weekly Interview: Janelle Monáe
Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013
The Electric Lady talks her new album, music effecting social change and more.
Local love: The natural ingredients in Echo & Rig's French Kiss come from home
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013
Farm to plate? Try farm to glass.
Fatal shooting at club raises questions about security, gun policies
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013
Police are calling Monday’s fatal shooting at Drai’s After Hours nightclub at Bally’s an isolated incident. But the discreet and often nebulous security policies behind Las Vegas nightclubs mean that bringing weapons onto Strip properties isn’t always difficult.
Q+A: The Dirty Guv’nahs make their L.V. debut at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open
Friday, Oct. 18, 2013
The PGA Tour returns to Las Vegas this week with the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at TPC Summerlin. This year’s event amps up the party atmosphere with a new concert series running today and Saturday featuring Knoxville band The Dirty Guv’nahs.
Weekend best bets: Clippers vs. Nuggets, ‘Sister Act’ and Jeff Beck and Brian Wilson
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
The weekend has arrived at last, and with it comes a slate of tantalizing food festivals, top-tier sports bouts and a couple of rock and roll greats.
Q+A: Josh Wolf of ‘Chelsea Lately’ brings his standup to South Point
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013
Comedian, storyteller, “Chelsea Lately” writer and roundtable member Josh Wolf helms the E! Entertainment show’s hosting seat tonight for an edition of the talk show hit to make his own.

Concert review: Gogol Bordello brings its gypsy-punk party to the pool
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
Frontman Eugene Hütz is the best-known member, but the rest of the band can hardly be discounted. That was proven during 90 nonstop minutes of revelry.
21st annual Taste of the Nation at Rain combats childhood hunger in Las Vegas
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
While Las Vegas is renowned for its decadent restaurants, less known is the fact that 1 of 6 households in Nevada struggles with hunger, one-third of which include children younger than age 5.
Halloween biz not for faint of heart: ‘If you’re only in it to make money, it’s not for you’
Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013
“Haunted houses are very expensive to operate. They’re very labor intensive. [Fright Dome] costs us a fortune each night, so every night’s really got to be a winner,” Fright Dome at Circus Circus owner Jason Egan says.
From William Shatner to Pat Metheny, Smith Center’s winter lineup features top talent
Monday, Oct. 14, 2013
And tickets go on sale just in time for the holidays.
Six facts about LAX as Luxor nightclub celebrates sixth anniversary
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013
On the EDM-saturated Strip, the Luxor nightspot has held fast to its hip-hop and Top 40 roots, cementing its reputation as a party destination for countless musicians and celebrities over the years.
Weekend best bets: Panic! At the Disco, Sin City Scare Fair and Las Vegas Burlesque Festival
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Grab your coat and scarf and head outside this weekend to check out the many fall festivities and events happening across the Las Vegas Valley.
Fancy some acoustic EDM? Check out Marquee’s new industry event series
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013
Ever wonder what “Levels” would sound like on classical guitar? Want to get an insider’s look at Las Vegas tattoo culture?
Goretorium closure leaves couples stranded at the altar and left to foot the bill
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013
When British couple Lindsay Nield and Brian Moon booked their Halloween wedding at Eli Roth’s Goretorium in February, the horror enthusiasts eagerly anticipated their one-of-a-kind macabre nuptials. However, their gory dream wedding soon became the stuff of nightmares.
Las Vegas is among the Top Five cities for mistresses
Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013
According to’s marketing research of its clientele, more than one-fourth of Las Vegas women using the website to seek out affairs with attached men are single.
Photos: Broadway comes to NLV school — ‘War Horse’ puppeteers spur children’s interest in theater
Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013
It’s a sleepy Thursday morning at Cram Middle School in North Las Vegas, and amid the sounds of chatter and scuffling feet, a horse’s neigh echoes from the auditorium.
Weekend best bets: Fright Dome, ‘War Horse’ and The Avett Brothers
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
Time to break out the decorative gourds, October has arrived.
Photos: Fright Dome turns up fear a notch with help from ‘The Collector’
Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013
You won’t find any cotton fluff cobwebs or spaghetti guts at Fright Dome at Circus Circus. Jason Egan is having guests brave the main haunted house alone this year. “When you’re alone, it takes away the safety factor,” Egan says.
Eli Roth’s Goretorium on the Strip to close Oct. 2 after one year of business
Monday, Sept. 30, 2013
One year after Eli’s Roth’s Goretorium opened its doors at Harmon Corner on the Strip, the haunted attraction has announced that it will be closing for business this week.
Robin Thicke, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Third Eye Blind and more announce Las Vegas shows
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
Also: Suicidal Tendencies, John Legend and Alice Cooper.
Weekly’s ‘Breaking Bad’ finale drinking game
Friday, Sept. 27, 2013
Get the Dimple Pinch ready! You'll want to get the maximum enjoyment out of the acclaimed show's final episode.
Weekend best bets: Frozen Fury XV, Carol Burnett, Huntridge Theater and Craig Ferguson
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
Celebrate autumn this weekend with a variety of festivals and family-friendly cultural events throughout the Las Vegas Valley. From ice hockey to Hungarian folk dancing, here’s a look at our weekend best bets.
Five thoughts on Mötley Crüe's second residency at the Joint
Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013
The Crue is back and hotter than ever—literally
Dave Chappelle and Flight of the Conchords get weird at Oddball Comedy Festival
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Welcome to Dave Chappelle's "meltdown." Chappelle fans really shouldn’t have been surprised when he walked offstage last month during the Oddball Comedy Festival tour stop in Hartford, Conn., after being heckled by an unruly crowd.
Photos: Thwack! Dodgeball, trampolines combine for intense competition
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
Competitive dodgeball may follow the same tag-out format of the playground, but it’s otherwise a far cry from its playground iteration, evolving over the past decade into a true sport with standardized rules, courts and equipment, as well as professional leagues.
Booze Blog: Staff picks from the Downtown Brew Festival
Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013
We really like beer. You do, too? Read this.
Cher and Garth Brooks announce Las Vegas return
Monday, Sept. 23, 2013
Two of Las Vegas’ most iconic headliners are returning to town — Cher and Garth Brooks have announced new show dates in Las Vegas.
From smoked porters to Scottish ales, the best local beers to try at Downtown Brew Fest
Saturday, Sept. 21, 2013
The Downtown Brew Fest is upon us, as the second year of the fall beer festival from local suds enthusiasts Motley Brews returns to Clark County Amphitheater this evening with nearly 200 seasonal beer tastings from more than 50 local and regional breweries.
Weekend best bets: Downtown Brew Fest, Motley Crue and Dave Chappelle
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
If you’re still recovering from last weekend’s fight madness, the weekend ahead offers some decidedly mellower — and definitely fun — entertainment options.
Welcome to the Dollhouse
Blowout Dollhouse in Market LV at Tivoli Village may seem luxurious, but at a cool $35 for a wash, blow dry and styling, it’s very down to Earth
Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013
Blowout Dollhouse salon may seem luxurious, but it’s all very down to Earth, which was owner Latoya Holman’s goal when she set out to open BODH eight months ago, making the leap from a long career in communications to a first-time small-business owner.

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