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Andrea Domanick

Reporter for The Sunday

Andrea Domanick is an award-winning reporter covering the behind the scenes stories of life in Las Vegas. Her work has appeared in Rolling Stone, SPIN, LA Weekly, The Village Voice and NPR, among others. She was born and raised in Los Angeles and holds a sociology degree from Wesleyan University. She does not know how to ride a bike.

Story Archive

  • 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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • Nightlife

    Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013

    Skip that pumpkin pie this season!

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2013

    The electro house DJ talks playing Vegas gigs, Halloween costumes and more.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

    One of the weekend's largest crowds couldn't get enough.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

    'Cause festivals aren't supposed to be calm.

  • Entertainment

    Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2013

    Wish they could have played all day.

  • Entertainment

    Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

    Who would have guessed requests for a blunt would get so old so quickly?

  • Entertainment

    Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

    This is nighttime revelry stuff, folks, not mid-afternoon.

  • Entertainment

    Monday, Oct. 28, 2013

    It was poorly attended, which is a shame.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

    Life is Beautiful's lineup is very focused in terms of the type of listener—and foodie.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

    A look into Downtown's festival gamble with Life Is Beautiful staffers and industry experts.

  • A&E

    Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013

    The Electric Lady talks her new album, music effecting social change and more.

  • Nightlife

    Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013

    Farm to plate? Try farm to glass.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • A&E

    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.

  • Music

    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.

  • As We See It

    Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

    Gambler Don Johnson didn't pay up after promising the DJ $200,000 to drop "Livin' on a Prayer."

  • A&E

    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.