Review + photos: Newlywed Brantley Gilbert rocks the Chelsea just as he is

Brantley Gilbert performs in the Chelsea on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

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Brantley Gilbert performs in the Chelsea on Friday, July 24, 2015, at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas:
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 4:34 p.m.
After addressing and thanking his dedicated BG Nation, Brantley Gilbert mentioned that it was his first time in Las Vegas not being single anymore, but that he is always ready to come here and have a good time.
New world champions Christina Jones and Bill May, of Cirque du Soleil’s “O” at Bellagio, with their gold medals for mixed synchronized swimming at the 2015 FINA World Championships on Sunday, July 26, 2015, in Kazan Russia.

Bill May, Christina Jones of Cirque’s ‘O’ win gold at 2015 FINA World Championships

Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 2:33 p.m.
Cirque du Soleil performers Bill May and Christina Jones have made history as the first world champions of a mixed-synchronized-swimming event.
Executive chef Barry S. Dakake and the Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders at N9NE Steakhouse on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at the Palms.

Vanessa Lachey, Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders dine, party at the Palms

Las Vegas:
Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 1:33 p.m.
Actress and TV personality Vanessa Lachey stopped by Palms Pool & Dayclub and N9NE Steakhouse at the Palms on Saturday afternoon to celebrate a friend’s bachelorette party.
Guy Savoy, right, with Mathieu Chartron, hosts a Master Series Dinner for 2014 Vegas Uncork’d on Thursday, May 8, 2014, at Restaurant Guy Savoy in Caesars Palace.

Aureole, Delmonico, Joel Robuchon, Picasso, Guy Savoy win top Wine Spectator awards

Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 12:34 p.m.
Five Las Vegas restaurants have received the highest honor, the Grand Award, in Wine Spectator’s 2015 Restaurant Awards, which highlights global restaurants that offer the best wine selections.
Rise Against at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Monday, Oct. 1, 2012.

Concert announcements: Rise Against at DLVEC, Luis Miguel at Mandalay Bay

Monday, July 27, 2015 @ 7 a.m.
Let’s start off the week with concert announcements in Las Vegas: Punk rock band Rise Against takes over Downtown Las Vegas Events Center on Saturday, Nov. 21, with supporting acts metal core group Killswitch Engage and Los Angeles’ Letlive.
Sebastien Silvestri, Daniel Boulud, Buddy Valastro, Robin Leach and Emeril Lagasse attend the 2014 Ultimo Grand Banquet on Friday, Dec. 5, 2014, at the Venetian.
Venetian, Palazzo F&B VP Sebastien Silvestri: The birth and impact of restaurants in casino resorts
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 11:55 p.m.
Nowadays, you cannot be in the casino-resort business without taking your food-and-beverage program seriously. Las Vegas became a breeding ground for incredible destination restaurants. New and old properties raised the culinary bar.
Shane Scheel, Tracie Thoms, Quentin Tarantino, Rosario Dawson and Christopher Lloyd Bratten.
Shane Scheel of ‘For the Record: Baz’: We’re a community committed to excellence, one another
Guest Columnist:
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 11:01 p.m.
We cooked up an idea to drink for free and get Sam Harris, Tiffany and Billy Porter to sing for us. We bought a piano on Craigslist and rolled it into the bar one Friday night. We made a flier, borrowed a small sound system and scoured the talent agency’s database.
Joe Jonas hosts and DJs on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Hyde Bellagio. He was joined by his younger brother, Nick Jonas, and actor Cuba Gooding Jr.
Photos: DJ Joe Jonas joined by Nick Jonas, Cuba Gooding Jr. at Hyde Bellagio
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 9:29 p.m.
Before his arrival at Hyde Bellagio, the Strip hotspot behind the Bellagio Fountains, Joe Jonas tweeted about his party, “Don’t be the Bishhhh that doesn’t come to Vegas when I DJ @HydeBellagio this Saturday, July 25!”
Mariah Carey hosts at 1 OAK on Saturday, July 25, 2015, in the Mirage.
Photos: Caesars Palace headliner Mariah Carey hosts at 1 OAK
The Mirage:
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 8:29 p.m.
Mariah Carey, whose compilation album “Infinity” was released on May 15, arrived at 1 OAK after midnight, where she stopped on the red carpet and wowed photographers and hundreds of fans in a stunning black gown.
Scott Disick hosts at 1 OAK on Friday, July 24, 2015, in the Mirage.
Photos: Scott Disick hosts solo at 1 OAK post-split with Kourtney Kardashian
The Mirage:
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 7:32 p.m.
Reality-TV royal Scott Disick, 32, began his Friday night in Las Vegas at Stack before hosting at nearby 1 OAK. Fresh off a plane from L.A., Disick relaxed in his suite at the casino resort before heading to dinner at Stack at 10:45 p.m.
Oprah Winfrey with the cast of "Michael Jackson One" on Saturday, July 25, 2015, at Mandalay Bay.
Oprah Winfrey treats six students to ‘Michael Jackson One’ and ‘O’
Cirque du Soleil:
Sunday, July 26, 2015 @ 6:28 p.m.
Television titan Oprah Winfrey on Saturday night treated six students from her South African school to an evening in Las Vegas, where they celebrated the 21st birthday of one of the girls at two Cirque du Soleil shows on the Strip.
Kourtney Kardashian celebrates her 36th birthday with Scott Disick and friends at 1OAK on Saturday, April 18, 2015, in the Mirage.
Celebrity preview: Mariah Carey, Scott Disick, Brantley Gilbert, Joe Jonas, Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett
Las Vegas:
Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 6 p.m.
Are reality-TV stars Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian back together after their split after 10 years and three children? Who knows, but we do know that Las Vegas regular Disick — actually, most of the Kardashians are Las Vegas regulars — hosts at 1OAK in the Mirage.
Opening night of Britney Spears’ “Britney: Piece of Me” on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, at The Axis in Planet Hollywood.
Britney Spears considers two-year renewal at Axis at Planet Hollywood
Friday, July 24, 2015 @ 2:02 a.m.
Caesars Entertainment executives are “very eager to have her back.” I was told: “There’s a new two-year-residency offer on the table after negotiations were concluded last week.” What does Britney Spears do next?
Piff the Magic Dragon and Mr. Piffles.
Piff the Magic Dragon: Mr. Piffles is the greatest decision I have ever made
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 8 p.m.
Mr. Piffles is a rescue dog. Not like Lassie. There’s not much Mr. Piffles could rescue, is there? Apart from maybe a moth with a sore throat. What I mean is, I rescued Mr. Piffles.
Las Vegas-based producer and manager Seth Yudof.
Producer and manager Seth Yudof: The Las Vegas bait-and-switch
Guest Columnist:
Thursday, July 23, 2015 @ 7 p.m.
I was once a badass teenage guitar player from Austin, Texas, but we’ll return to that later. I landed in Las Vegas more than 13 years ago for the shallowest of reasons: financial reward and a beautiful dancer.