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Kiko Miyasato

Las Vegas Magazine staff writer Kiko Miyasato is a Valley girl by birth and a new millennium hippie by practice. She studied English literature at Northeastern University and Cambridge University and was an ad copywriter before joining Las Vegas Magazine. She also writes for the National Museum of Hip-Hop and enjoys writing poetry and spending quality time with her husband.

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Andeen Rose
For longtime stylist, it’s substance that matters, too
Friday, July 18, 2014
“We’ll do everything within our abilities to make your experience mind-blowing,” says the stylist.
9 Greatest Las Vegas Debuts
The stories behind the stars who made Sin City and how they got their start here
Friday, July 18, 2014
Ever wonder how and where some of Sin City's biggest stars got their start?
Morgan Arp
Moorea Beach Club is a home run for its cocktail server
Friday, July 11, 2014
“I love the bikinis. The smaller the outfit, the better the tan,” says the cocktailer.
Q&A: Frankie Scinta
A man, a stage and a whole lot of heart
Friday, July 4, 2014
Part vintage Vegas, part modern-day vaudeville, the Frankie Scinta show is all talent.
The Rise of Daylife
The evolution of the pool club has changed the city’s party scene.
Friday, July 4, 2014
With the evolution of the dayclub, the city’s party scene has turned to ’round-the-clock fun.
Chris Rodrigues
Temptation Sundays cabana host makes everyone feel at home
Friday, July 4, 2014
The all-inclusive vibe of Luxor’s Temptation Sundays is epitomized by its affable cabana host.
David Ponte
Nobu’s beverage manager mixes in a sense of pride
Friday, June 27, 2014
“I killed it, man,” David Ponte said, explaining his first time behind the bar.
An old-school raver returns to EDC—after more than a decade
Sunday, June 22, 2014
So much has changed since the first EDC 18 years ago. One old-school raver returns to the fest to see what it has become.
Kristen Schaefer
It’s an Absolut world for this brand ambassador
Friday, June 20, 2014
When you think of Absolut vodka, think of this Las Vegas brand ambassador.
A look back at the very first EDC
Thursday, June 19, 2014
An attendee recalls a much smaller scene
Dancing in the Dark
Electric Daisy Carnival returns for a fourth year
Friday, June 13, 2014
Electric Daisy Carnival returns to Las Vegas Motor Speedway with the hottest DJs on deck.
9 Ways to Recover From Those Wild Vegas Nights
Stop paying the price for partying too hard. Partake in some awesome morning-after remedies.
Friday, June 13, 2014
If you can’t remember the night before, at least make the day after count.
Q&A: Afrojack
DJ keeps the party moving, one beat at a time
Friday, June 13, 2014
Afrojack’s Hakkasan residency goes into overdrive with help from the city’s biggest electronic music festival.
Natalya Gavic
Beverage guru follows steps to success at Caesars Palace
Friday, June 13, 2014
The path from Jubilee showgirl to Caesars Palace assistant beverage director.
Q&A: Crystal Hefner
Playmate steps in as one of Rehab’s resident DJs
Friday, June 6, 2014
The Playboy Playmate talks about married life with Hugh Hefner and spinning at Rehab.
Max Solano
It’s much more than cocktails for this beverage manager
Friday, June 6, 2014
Watch Max Solano create works of art with his cocktails at Delmonico Steakhouse.
Porscha Leigh
Where in the world will this Caesars cocktail server be next?
Friday, May 30, 2014
Caesars Palace cocktail server provides exceptional service and a friendly attitude, poolside.
The Ride of a Lifetime
Tournament of Kings welcomes its first female equestrian
Friday, May 30, 2014
All hail Iranda Dyer—Tournament of Kings’ first female horse rider.
Kenny Okada
Come kick it with Culinary Dropout’s bartender
Friday, May 23, 2014
It's like a house party with great service, says Culinary Dropout's bartender.
Q&A: J. Cole
Reigning rap royalty checks into Rehab to celebrate Memorial Day weekend
Friday, May 16, 2014
Memorial Day weekend heats up with a performance by the rapper at Rehab.
Nicole Zerafa
Beauty boutique owner helps bring out your inner diva
Friday, May 16, 2014
You can think of Original Diva’s owner and director as your Las Vegas fairy godmother.
The Suite Life: Nirvana Suite
Find a posh paradise when you check into the Hard Rock Hotel’s Nirvana Suite
Friday, May 9, 2014
This 3,000-square-foot dream suite is both peaceful and opulent.
Dante Capozzoli
Bartender mixes both spirits and conversation
Friday, May 9, 2014
Remember the Fan Man? This Caesars Palace bartender does.
Stephanie Mazza
For Public House bartender, it’s more than serving drinks
Friday, May 2, 2014
She's known for killer mojitos and making up cocktails on the spot.
Splash Into Sophistication
Cool off while hanging at The Palazzo’s posh pool club
Friday, May 2, 2014
At this verdant oasis, it’s all about luxury.
9 Views of Las Vegas to Soak In
Enjoy spectacular vistas of the Strip and beyond while visiting some of the city's hot spots
Friday, April 25, 2014
Enjoy the lights and sights of Las Vegas from a new point of view.
Kristen Everhart
Music is right up Brooklyn Bowl marketing pro’s alley
Friday, April 25, 2014
Brooklyn Bowl’s marketing director lands one of the coolest jobs in Las Vegas.
Brian Chapin
Motley Brews owner does it for the love of the craft (beer)
Friday, April 18, 2014
Motley Brews founder gives downtown its buzz with the Great Vegas Festival of Beer.
9 Unique Burgers to Tempt the Palate
Indulge your tastebuds in these twists on an American classic
Friday, April 18, 2014
Go beyond the basics with new takes on classic dish.
Rockin’ the Tastebuds
Iconic restaurant chain rolls out new menu items
Friday, April 18, 2014
Eatery introduces dishes that are sure to appeal to a wide audience.
Local artists keep the brush loaded in downtown arts movement
Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013
It’s the village of the downtown arts scene you’ll find the Las Vegas Backyard Wall and four artists who are committed to bringing that art scene out of the shadows.
Singer Andy Vargas vocalizes his Vegas favorites
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Andy Vargas currently shares his vocal talents alongside guitar legend Carlos Santana and the Santana band, who perform their resident show, "Supernatural Santana: A Trip Through the Hits," at the Hard Rock Hotel.
Businessman Fabrizio Boccardi bets big on Vegas
Monday, April 5, 2010
Born in Milan, Italy, entrepreneur Fabrizio Boccardi is founder, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of King Midas World Entertainment Inc., a company that focuses on media, gaming and publishing. Through his company, Boccardi is in preproduction for a movie based on the book "The Seven Sins," which takes place in Las Vegas and was inspired by his own rags-to-riches story.
Speed skating legend Andy Gabel cuts across his Vegas faves
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2010
NBC's color commentator for short-track speed skating at the Winter Olympics, Andy Gabel, is no stranger to the sport. A member of the U.S speed skating team, Gabel competed in four Olympics, including the 1994 games, where he helped the U.S. take silver in the men's 5,000-meter relay. His passion for sports carried over into a successful business venture as president of Gabel Distributors, the largest supplier of continuous passive motion machines and cold therapy devices in Las Vegas.
Hawaiian dream Jasmine Trias gets vocal about Vegas
Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010
Making it into the top three finalists on the third season of American Idol was no easy feat, but singing sensation Jasmine Trias did it. A native of Hawaii and of Filipino descent, Trias gained legions of fans in her home state and across America and the Far East. In the Philippines, she has become a superstar and was nominated for Favorite Hip Hop and R&B video in the MTV Pilipinas Video Music Awards. Trias currently stars in the Society of Seven variety show at Gold Coast with her Hawaiian counterparts.
Carlos Mencia spreads some comic relief
Stand-up comedian shares what's on his mind about his Las Vegas faves
Sunday, Feb. 7, 2010
Carlos Mencia wants to make Americans laugh, but he also wants to give them perspective on the world around them. As a comic, his stand-up routines often involve political, social and racial issues, but at the heart of his performance is something positive: He legitimately wants to bring the country together. Rising to fame on Comedy Central's "Mind of Mencia," the Honduran-born comic stopped in Baghdad this past December for his Tour for the Troops.
Alton White: The hip cat from Broadway
'The Lion King's' Musafa shows pride for Las Vegas
Sunday, Jan. 31, 2010
For Alton Fitzgerald White, it was a lifelong dream to be a Las Vegas performer. But Broadway called first, with roles in hits such as Miss Saigon, The Who's Tommy, Ragtime and The Color Purple. It wasn't until 2009 that White's dream came to fruition, when he landed the role of Mufasa in The Lion King at Mandalay Bay.
Mister Perfecto, Paul Oakenfold, spins a few of his faves
Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009
One of the most recognizable names in DJ culture, Paul Oakenfold has remixed some of pop music's biggest stars, including Madonna and Justin Timberlake. As a touring artist, he's sold out the Hollywood Bowl and taken up his first U.S. residency, Perfecto Vegas, at Rain nightclub inside the Palms. On New Year's Eve, Oakenfold spins on his home turf, sure to be one of the biggest parties in town.

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