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Days after he was spotted hanging out at a Hooters in Davenport, Ed Sheeran continues to show his love for Iowa by saying — in an interview with Chicago's B96 radio station — that Des Moines is one of his favorite American cities. Catch the full story on Juice. Now, for central Iowa's entertainment news ... 

Guru has left the building. 

The 300 MLK building, that is. The Des Moines barbecue joint Guru BBQ announced on Facebook Wednesday it would be closing its doors at 300 Martin Luther King Jr. Parkway, effective immediately. The closure comes less than two years since the restaurant opened its doors in November 2015. Read the full story here

World-renowned. 

ICYMI: Last week an internationally-acclaimed festivals organization named Des Moines one of the best festival cities on the globe. Pretty cool, eh? Local representatives cited the city's work on events such as Des Moines Arts Festival and the World Food and Music festival as a driving factor for earning the recognition. 

The Third Man Records Rolling Record Store, photographed outside ZZZ Records in 2015. The store returns to the sidewalk outside ZZZ on Sept. 27.

Happy hour highlight: 

OK, so it's not food or drink. But Jack White’s label is bringing a mobile record store to Des Moines on Wednesday.

As for the rest of the weekend ... 

Saturday and Sunday: The Des Moines Symphony kicks off its 80th season. Find out more via Juice's season preview.
Saturday: Des Moines annual hip-hop festival, Fresh Fest, takes place at Brenton Skating Plaza. Find the lineup on Juice.
Saturday and Sunday: The Latino Heritage Festival returns to downtown. Juice has all your need-to-know information here.

 

 




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