Iowa wins again (duh)! An Iowa whiskey-maker has been named "Distillery of the Year" by the American Distilling Institute. Now, for this week's entertainment news ... 

The day the dance stopped. 

Iowa's iconic overall-clad dancer, John Wayne Kirsch, has died at age 78. Known for sporting American flag overalls and dancing at events like 80/35 and the Iowa State Fair, Kirsch made an undeniable impression on Iowans at events across the state. Remember Kirsch by reading an obituary on the beloved dancer.

515 Alive migrates. 

Des Moines' annual electronic and hip-hop festival is leaving downtown ... but isn't going far. The event, now in its 15th year, plans to take place at Water Works Park on Aug. 18 and 19. Plus ... there's camping! Get the full story here.

Happy hour highlight: 

Looking for something to do? Here's where to start. 

  • Friday: Grammy Award-winning pianist Laurence Hobgood is set to perform at Noce. More information at
  • Saturday: Head to the Des Moines Social Club to catch an improv show presented by Chowdown Comedy. More information at  
  • Next week: The one and only Brian Wilson of Beach Boys fame is bringing his "Pet Sounds" 50th anniversary tour to the Civic. Find more information in the Juice interview with Wilson
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