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Your Morning Juice, Nov. 1: Blake Shelton's returning to Des Moines

ICYMI: Country megastar Blake Shelton returns March 14 to Des Moines. "The Voice" coach and "Some Beach" singer plays Wells Fargo Arena, part of a headlining tour that kicks off in early 2019. Juice has everything you need to know on who's opening the show and how to score tickets. Now, for more entertainment news ... 

New Slipknot? Yes, please. 

Des Moines' own Slipknot treated metal heads in Iowa and beyond to a Halloween surprise by unveiling Wednesday the band's first new song in four years. "All Out Life," part of a to-be-announced incoming record from the group, can be streamed via the band's new music video here.

Get out while you can 

With Halloween in the rearview mirror, it's now-or-never to visit one of Iowa's apple orchards or pumpkin patches. Not sure which one to visit? We've got a list for that

Happy hour highlight: 

  • We're crazy for pho and you should be, too. Here's a handy list of where to eat the beloved Asian dish in the metro.  

For your weekend ... 

  • Thursday: One of craft beer's leading experts raises a glass in Des Moines. Juice has the details. 
  • Friday: First Friday New Orleans Jazz Band returns to the Des Moines Social Club. More information at
  • Friday and Saturday: From The Barrel, a whiskey festival, in downtown Des Moines. More information via Juice