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Photos: The Chelsea and Bruno Mars debut at the Cosmopolitan

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Bruno Mars debuts at the new Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Las Vegas.

Bruno Mars Debuts at the Chelsea

Bruno Mars debuts at the new Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan on Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Las Vegas. Launch slideshow »

Singer Bruno Mars feels like he’s locked out of heaven, but he certainly wasn’t locked out of the brand-new music venue the Chelsea in the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sunday night.

The Chelsea and Mars made their debut at the third-floor space, and photographer Denise Truscello of WireImage was onsite for a photo gallery.

This journalist plans to be at Mars’ New Year’s Eve performance Tuesday night, so check back later in the week for a report of the concert at the gorgeous, new multi-purpose venue that reminds of a more elegant version of the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel.

Mars’ extended engagement at the Chelsea is set for Feb. 15-16, May 23-24 and Aug. 22-23. The Chelsea’s lineup also includes Eric Church and Childish Gambino.

Mars, born Peter Gene Hernandez in Honolulu and crooner of No. 1 hits “Just the Way You Are,” “Grenade,” “Locked Out of Heaven” and “When I Was Your Man,” is the Super Bowl XLVIII (48) Halftime Show headliner at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford N.J., on Sunday, Feb. 2.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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