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Welcome To Los Angeles

Known as one the trend setting cities in the world for fashion, media, entertainment and lifestyle, Los Angeles is rich in history and cultural heritage. Often referred to as the arts and entertainment capital of the world, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a live show at one of the many studios, listen to live music in a local venue or catch a concert at the Hollywood Bowl or explore the downtown Los Angeles (DTLA) arts district. Famous its climate, LA has great beaches, mountains and national forests where outdoor recreation opportunities abound. The best way to explore LA is by exploring its vibrant amazing multicultural neighborhoods. The Tournament of Roses is one of the more famous events to occur in the Los Angeles area, with the massive Rose Parade, tailgating and the Rose Bowl football game. Of course, LA is famous for its celebrity culture, and you can spot many familiar faces from movies and TV in places like the Melrose Trading Post, Ventura Blvd or the Studio City Farmers Market or near the major studios in Burbank.

EXPLORE Los Angeles

From Coachella to E3, the world's largest conference/cosplay convention, to the worlds biggest Halloween party, Los Angeles is full of famous events all year long. Search for top events in Los Angeles

Districts of Los Angeles.

Downtown or DTLA - This is the central business district of the city, home to the Arts District, Fashion District, and the DDUX favorite - the pinata district. DTLA has had a revival in recent years with a lot of redevelopment, new loft apartments, bars and shopping, although the famous skid row still exists.

Eastside: A funkier area north of downtown and east of Hollywood that is rapidly gentrifying and the home DDUX in the Atwater Village neighborhood.

Harbor Area: Home of the largest sea port in the US and the launching point for trips to Catalina Island.

Hollywood: The iconic Hollywood district has the Walk of Fame, the Hollywood Bowl, famous theaters like the Egyptian and the TCL Chinese Theater. When people think of LA, Hollywood is often twhat they picture.

San Fernando Valley: The northern suburban portion of Los Angeles, contains Burbank and its many studios where popular movies and shows like the Ellen Show are filmed. Nearby North Hollywood is experiencing a revitalization.

South Central: Is famed for the Rodney King riots, however there are definitely things to see here like the Exposition Park.

Westside: The area between downtown LA and the ocean, contains things like the Santa Monica Pier, Venice Beach, Beverly Hills and Malibu, which includes DDUX favorite Zuma Beach.

Wilshire: Home of the historic architecture of the Miracle Mile District, the Farmer's Market and The Grove shopping areas, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Koreatown, CBS Television City, and another DDUX favorite, the La Brea Tar Pits.


Weather Forecast for Los Angeles

This Afternoon

Sunny, with a high near 61. Breezy, with a north wind around 20 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph.


Mostly clear, with a low around 46. North northeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.


Sunny, with a high near 68. Northeast wind 5 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the morning.

Monday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. North northeast wind around 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 67. Northeast wind 10 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph.

Tuesday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.


A 20 percent chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 65.

Wednesday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.

Thursday Night

Partly cloudy, with a low around 48.


Mostly sunny, with a high near 68.

Friday Night

Mostly cloudy, with a low around 49.


Partly sunny, with a high near 64.

DDUX Los Angeles Blog

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Los Angeles News and Events

Appreciation: Anna Karina, more than Jean-Luc Godard's muse, helped define the French New Wave

Anna Karina, who died Saturday in Paris at age 79, danced her way through a few of the seven films she made with Jean-Luc Godard.

Movies opening in L.A.: 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,' 'Cats' and more

Movies opening in L.A. for Dec. 15-22 include the franchise entry "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker" and the big-screen adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical "Cats."

'Jumanji: The Next Level' tops 'Frozen 2' as awards contenders roll out

"Jumanji: The Next Level" and "Black Christmas" opened widely. In limited release, more films rolled out: "Bombshell," "Uncut Gems" and "A Hidden Life."

Classic movies in L.A.: 'Bad Santa,' 'Love, Actually' and more

Classic movies playing in L.A. for Dec. 15-22 include the holiday tales "Bad Santa" and "Love, Actually" plus the Civil War epic "Gone With the Wind"

After 'Rise of Skywalker' and Baby Yoda, Kathleen Kennedy's plan for 'Star Wars' and beyond

Kathleen Kennedy faces perhaps her biggest challenge since George Lucas chose her to shepherd 'Star Wars': figuring out what's next for the franchise.

Kate McKinnon's Greta Thunberg helps 'Saturday Night Live' ring in the holidays

Kate McKinnon arrived as recent Time magazine "Person of the Year" Greta Thunberg, who wished everyone a "merry last Christmas to all."

'Rise of Skywalker' and 'Fortnite' collide as a virtual J.J. Abrams unveils footage

'Fortnite' unveils a clip from 'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.' A digital J.J. Abrams presents the footage, and game becomes communal hangout.

Susan Lieu writes, acts and produces her touring solo show '140 LBS' while pregnant

Susan Lieu's show '140 LBS: How Beauty Killed My Mother' is heading to L.A.'s Highways Performance Space and Orange County's Nguoi Viet Community Room.

Review: Harry Styles brings Stevie Nicks to his 'Fine Line' party at the Forum

'It wouldn't be an album launch for me without this young lady,' Harry Styles said Friday at the Forum before he was joined by Stevie Nicks for a rendition of 'Landslide.'

Brad Pitt stars in 'Ad Astra,' a smart, visually stunning sci-fi film

New on Blu-ray "Ad Astra" (20th Century Fox DVD, $29.98; Blu-ray, $37.99; 4K, $45.99; also available on VOD) Director James Gray makes his own kind of cerebral, reflective and visually splendid science-fiction film with this outer-space adventure that mixes deep sentiment with visceral thrills.

Essential Arts: The most unforgettable cultural events of 2019 and art as protest

Our arts newsletter looks at a year in which art tweaked gender, Broadway examined slavery's toxic roots and L.A.'s famous Philharmonic ended the decade with a bang.

The life and death of Lowrider: How the Chicano car magazine shaped California

Lowrider magazine was once among the bestselling newsstand automotive periodicals in the country. After 42 years, it will cease to print this year.

Calendar Feedback: '50 songs': Bonus Tracks

Calendar Feedback: '50 songs': Bonus Tracks; Letters to the editor; Mister Rogers; The Doors

The week ahead in SoCal dance: 'Nutcracker' mania

Dance performances in Southern California for Dec. 15-22 includes several different productions of holiday favorite "The Nutcracker."

The week ahead in SoCal classical music: Handel's Messiah and more

Classical music performances in L.A. for Dec. 15-22 include the annual "Messiah Sing-Along" with Los Angeles Master Chorale plus the ensemble's traditional non-sing-along presentation of Handel's holiday favorite

The week ahead in SoCal galleries and museums: 'Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific' at LACMA and more

New museum and gallery shows in Southern California for Dec. 15-22 include "Fiji: Art & Life in the Pacific" at LACMA and more

The week ahead in SoCal theater: 'Jane Austen UnScripted,' 'A Christmas Carol' and more

New plays, Critics' Choices, etc., for Dec. 15-22 include "A Christmas Carol" at A Noise Within and Impro Theatre's "Jane Austen UnScripted" at the Broad Stage

Recording Academy releases plan to diversify Grammys

A task force recommended significant structural changes to the Grammy Awards in hopes of diversifying its leadership, membership and nominating process.

Review: Michael Tilson Thomas and Daniil Trifonov spark with the L.A. Phil

California conductor Michael Tilson Thomas and star pianist Daniil Trifonov join with the Los Angeles Philharmonic for some Aaron Copland Americana and Russian treats.

Charlize Theron explains why she didn't meet Megyn Kelly before 'Bombshell'

"Bombshell" star Charlize Theron never met Megyn Kelly before playing her and had information about the former Fox News star funneled to her in other ways.

Discussion guide for 'Barking to the Choir' by Homeboy Industries founder Gregory Boyle

Discussion guide to Gregory Boyle's "Barking to the Choir," the sequel to his bestselling "Tattoos on the Heart."

What's on TV Saturday plus weekend talk: 'Green Book' and more

TV highlights for Saturday, Dec. 14 include the Oscar-winning drama "Green Book," the awarding of college football's Heisman Trophy, and Scarlett Johansson hosting a new "Saturday Night Live"

Cinematographer Roger Deakins goes to battle with director Sam Mendes in '1917'

The World War I film '1917' presents its action in seeming real time, with the fluid camera movements always connecting to the characters on a mission

Claims of on-set misconduct can create a social media firestorm. TV networks are scrambling to respond

From Gabrielle Union on "America's Got Talent" to an ejected "Survivor" contestant, the #MeToo era demands accountability from TV networks.

What's on TV This Week: 'I Love Lucy Christmas Special' and more

TV highlights for Dec. 15-21 include a new "I Love Lucy Christmas Special," "The Kennedy Center Honors," "The Witcher" and more

Russell Simmons confronts Oprah Winfrey over documentary featuring one of his accusers

Music mogul Russell Simmons goes straight at Oprah Winfrey, chiding her for executive produce a film featuring a woman who has accused him of rape.

Live Nation faces Justice Department action over ticketing practices

The Justice Department is preparing legal action against Live Nation for allegedly violating the 2010 agreement it made to merge with Ticketmaster.

5 tasty book talks for the week ahead

What to do in L.A.: 5 book talks for the week ahead

'Masked Singer' helped Michelle Williams get back onstage. Why a holiday show is next

Destiny's Child singer Michelle Williams explains her year of self-care and healing, and why it includes "A Snow White Christmas" opening in Pasadena.

Haifaa al-Mansour: At home in the driver's seat with 'A Perfect Candidate'

Saudi Arabia's first female director is back with 'A Perfect Candidate,' the story of a woman running for office in the Kingdom.

Indie Focus: Adam Sandler in overdrive in 'Uncut Gems'

Another edition of your regular field guide to the world of movies in Los Angeles and beyond.

Sally Field is the latest member of Jane Fonda's army to be arrested

Actress Sally Field is the latest star to be arrested in Jane Fonda's Fire Drill Fridays climate change protest on Capitol Hill, cheered on by a lively crowd.

Review: Country music creates common ground in 'Salvage' at the Lounge Theatre

A washed-up singer-songwriter crosses paths with a young musician with a very different world view in Tim Alderson's 'Salvage' running in Hollywood.

Inside Homeboy Industries: 5 things to know about Gregory Boyle and 'Barking to the Choir'

L.A. Times Book Club reads "Barking to the Choir" by Gregory Boyle. Here's 5 things to know.

What's on TV This Week: 'A Christmas Story' and holiday specials

TV highlights for Dec. 22-28 include the annual marathon of "A Christmas Story," the L.A. County Holiday Celebration and Season 2 of "Lost in Space"

Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Dec. 15 - 21: 'White Christmas'

Movies on TV this week: Sunday, Dec. 15 - 21: 'White Christmas'; A Christmas Story; The Sound of Music; The Wizard of Oz

50 Cent accuses Oprah Winfrey of only 'going after black men' in #MeToo cases

Rapper and actor 50 cent accused Oprah Winfrey of singling out black men, such as Michael Jackson, while ignoring white men in the #MeToo movement.

'Jumanji' stars Danny DeVito and Danny Glover take friendship to 'The Next Level'

Danny DeVito and Danny Glover play old friends Eddie and Milo in "Jumanji: The Next Level." And Awkwafina, Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart play them in the game.

Newsletter: How will the Oscars react to this week's award nominations?

The Golden Globes and SAG Awards nominations were announced this week. There are implications for the Oscars.

Column: Outcry over 'Richard Jewell' is proof that #MeToo is changing things

A few years ago, Billy Ray and Clint Eastwood's decision to have a female reporter sleep her way to a scoop might have gone largely unremarked upon. Not anymore

Free or $15 student seats for 'What the Constitution Means to Me'? Here's how

Heidi Schreck's "What the Constitution Means to Me" has extended its Los Angeles run and offers two ways for students to score discounted tickets.

Holiday gifts: 9 fashion and style books for your favorite fashionista

Here's our list of fashionable books to give this holiday season.

For Richard Jewell's mother and lawyer, Clint Eastwood's new film brings both pain and healing

Richard Jewell's mother and former lawyer, and the stars who play them, on the new Clint Eastwood film about the wrongly accused 1996 Olympics bomber

Director behind Beyonc's 'Formation' video makes her feature film debut

Mark Olsen talks with director Melina Matsoukas about transitioning from directing music videos to creating her first feature film, "Queen & Slim."

Behind the story: Learning the truth about director Milos Forman's escape from Czechoslovakia

The great filmmaker Milos Forman never spoke about his defection. In fact, he never called it a defection.

Czech history through the eyes of a filmmaker

Czechoslovakia owes its unfortunate history to its lot as a main stage for the great conflicts of the 20th century.

Milos Forman, Ivan Passer and their 73-year friendship: Childhood, escaping Czechoslovakia and conquering Hollywood

The friendship between Czech New Wave pioneers Milos Forman and Ivan Passer was crucial in the life of the man who directed 'Amadeus' and 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.'

Game Awards tease upcoming releases and a new Xbox, but all we want is 'Untitled Beaker Game'

The Game Awards aim to honor the past year in gaming, but the show is largely a look ahead. Microsoft unveiled its Xbox Series X, and the 'Fast & Furious' cast appeared, but where is our Muppet game?

What's on TV Friday: 'Mel Brooks: Unwrapped' on HBO

What's on TV Friday, Dec. 13: 'Mel Brooks: Unwrapped' on HBO;

Jeff Shell to replace Steve Burke as NBCUniversal Chief Executive

Steve Burke, long a close lieutenant of Comcast Chief Executive Brian Roberts, has shaped NBCUniversal into a media juggernaut. Universal chief Jeff Shell will be his successor.

Ladj Ly's (not Victor Hugo's) 'Les Misrables' looks into police brutality in France

The drama based on an actual incident of police brutality is France's official submission for international-feature Oscar consideration.

The Envelope Live Oscars screening series

"Pain and Glory," "The Report" are among the Oscar contenders to visit The Envelope Live screening series.

Review: A tale of troubled twins in 'First Love'

The brother of a famous but troubled actress is torn between selling his explosive tell-all book about their childhood or helping her after she suffers a nervous breakdown in "First Love."

Review: Clint Eastwood's 'Richard Jewell' illuminates a real-life nightmare

Clint Eastwood directs this fact-based drama about the security guard falsely accused in the Centennial Park bombing during the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta.

Review: 'Mob Town' squanders intriguing premise

Mafia figures assemble for a summit in upstate New York in 1957 in the crime drama "Mob Town."

Review: Brendan Fraser sparks Indian crime drama 'Line of Descent'

An organized-crime family in Delhi deals with threats from without and within in "Line of Descent."

Review: Western 'Hell on the Border' underserves pioneering African American lawman

In "Hell on the Border," a former slave gets a job as a lawman and goes on a manhunt in this fact-based western about the first black deputy marshal in the Wild West.

Review: 'Black Christmas' decks the patriarchy and slashes expectations with glee

Sophia Takal's update of the 1974 holiday horror classic "Black Christmas" revisits sorority sisters stalked by a masked killer.

Rolling Loud organizers plan Juice Wrld tribute: 'It's important to the fans'

On the eve of Rolling Loud L.A., festival co-founders Tariq Cherif and Matt Zingler reveal plans for a Juice Wrld tribute.

Review: African expat filmmaker Rosine Mbakam reveals the strength of women through cinema

Two documentaries by Rosine Mbakam, "The Two Faces of a Bamilk Woman" and "Chez Jolie Coiffure," observe the inner strength of women.

Review: 'What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael' lets the critic speak her mind

Documentary "What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael" profiles the longtime firebrand film critic of the New Yorker.

Review: 'The Disappearance of My Mother' pursues the elusive Benedetta Barzini

In the documentary "The Disappearance Of My Mother," filmmaker Beniamino Barrese jousts with his mom, Italian model, journalist and professor Benedetta Barzini.

Review: Piper De Palma breaks out in coming-of-age hippie drama 'Spiral Farm'

Piper De Palma stars in "Spiral Farm" as a 17-year-old who questions her life in a commune when two outsiders arrive.

Review: 'A Hidden Life' is Terrence Malick's strongest film in nearly a decade

Terrence Malick's latest is a beautifully intimate World War II drama and a fierce rebuke to fascism about one man's act of political resistance.

Why fashion groups are starting pop-up film fests. In L.A., it's 'Spaceballs + Matzo Balls'

Two Los Angeles movie screening series show how companies are raising brand awareness and sales through limited events

Review: 'Jumanji: The Next Level' is more of a retread than an upgrade

Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Jack Black are back for another round of body-swapping, vine-swinging shenanigans.

There are no words: A man, a dinosaur and a violent world are 'Primal'

The Envelope Live screening series showcased Genndy Tartakovsky's Oscar-contending "Primal: Tales of Savagery," from the Adult Swim series.

Commentary: More manipulative than meaningful, 'Watchmen' has a 'Lost' problem

HBO's "Watchmen," from "Lost" creator Damon Lindelof and starring Regina King, has been overrated, say Times critics Lorraine Ali and Robert Lloyd.

Critic's Choice: 'Where'd You Go, Bernadette' is well worth a closer look

Richard Linklater's delightful adaptation of Maria Semple's novel "Where'd You Go, Bernadette" starring Cate Blanchett merits a second and even third look.

The life and legacy of SF Mayor Ed Lee is chronicled in a new documentary

Two years after the death of Ed Lee, the first Chinese American mayor of San Francisco, a new documentary chronicles his life and legacy.

Peloton actress blames her face for viral ad controversy

Monica Ruiz, the actress at the center of a viral (and reviled) Peloton bike commercial, weighed in on the controversy Thursday in her first live interview.

Review: 'The Death and Life of John F. Donovan' finds a filmmaker in transition

French-Canadian filmmaker Xavier Dolan makes his English-language debut with the jumbled curio "The Death and Life of John F. Donovan."

Column: The most romantic holiday gift this year is Mel Brooks' 'The Anne Bancroft Collection'

The Anne Bancroft/Mel Brooks marriage was legendary. Fourteen years after her death, Brooks wants the world to remember what a great actress she was.

Juice Wrld's mom speaks out: 'Addiction knows no boundaries'

Juice Wrld's mother says the hip-hop artist's whole family wanted "more than anything" to see him beat his drug addiction. He died Sunday at 21.

Review: Personal touches bring life to annual Animation Show of Shows

The 21st annual Animation Show of Shows features 10 films from seven countries offering an array of imaginative, thought-provoking and moving works.

How do you dance with Warhol balloons? The new 'Cunningham' movie shows Merce's way

The 3-D film "Cunningham" explores the first 30 years of Merce Cunningham's epic career. The movie re-creates 14 of the choreographer's early dances.

Datebook: Christopher Myers meditates on escape in textile works at Fort Gansevoort

L.A.-area art openings include Christopher Myer's solo at Fort Gansevoort gallery, a reading by Ron Athey and a last group show at Lora Schlesinger.

'In the Heights' trailer: Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical leaps to the big screen

Lin Manuel-Miranda's hit Broadway debut, "In the Heights," is getting a movie makeover from Warner Bros. and "Crazy Rich Asians" director Jon M. Chu.

Trump. 'Cats.' Peloton. Kanye. Why culture sounded like Mad Libs in 2019

Donald Trump. "Cats." Kanye West. "The Masked Singer." Quibi. Feral pigs. Peloton wife. 2019 was the year of pop culture, Mad Libs-style.

In the best movies of 2019, the definition of independent is blurrier than ever

Many indie filmmakers crossed over to studio movies in 2019, including Greta Gerwig, James Gray and Marielle Heller

For 'Love Actually Live' star Rex Smith, Billy Mack is Iggy Pop meets Jayne Mansfield

The gold lame shorts are his to wear or not in the Wallis show that's part film screening, part concert and full-on holiday crowd pleaser.

NBC has a novel solution to the dearth of female directors: Let them direct

NBC's Female Forward initiative is giving women an opportunity to direct on popular series such as "Superstore," "Chicago Fire," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

2019 is Laura Dern's year. We're just living in it

The actress credits culture shifts and a readiness to play "much more adult, complicated and diverse characters" for the era of peak Dern.

Review: Based on the real-life drama at Fox News, 'Bombshell' explodes on the screen

Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman and Margot Robbie play a trio of Fox News employees whose allegations of sexual harassment help topple network founder Roger Ailes.

'Survivor' ejects contestant embroiled in #MeToo controversy for off-camera 'incident'

For the first time in "Survivor" history, producers removed a player from the game for continued inappropriate behavior.

What's on TV Thursday: 'Perfect Harmony' on NBC

What's on TV Thursday, Dec. 12: 'Perfect Harmony' on NBC

Review: Despite Kristen Stewart's allure, 'Seberg' barely skims the surface

Kristen Stewart stars as French New Wave actress Jean Seberg as she is targeted by the FBI for her political and romantic involvement with a civil-rights activist.

Review: Adam Sandler gives the performance of his career in the razor-sharp 'Uncut Gems'

Adam Sandler plays an impulsive jewelry dealer in Josh and Benny Safdie's thrilling, unnerving tour of Manhattan's diamond district.

Review: The Soska sisters are back on their bloody game with 'Rabid'

In Jen and Sylvia Soska's remake of the 1977 David Cronenberg horror flick "Rabid," a fashion designer experiences a horrifying transformation after a car accident.

Commentary: Oliver Knussen, the greatest British musician of his time? The L.A. Phil pays tribute

The L.A. Phil and conductor Susanna Mlkki honor Oliver Knussen with his Violin Concerto, played by Leila Josefowicz, and a Green Umbrella concert

Review: Through the streets of Mexico City, this 'Midnight Family' saves lives

Documentary "Midnight Family" follows a private ambulance service on an exhilarating rise through the streets of Mexico City.

Review: 'The Great War' serves up World War I on a budget

U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to try to rescue a platoon of African American troops during 'The Great War.'

Review: Action spectacle of '6 Underground' brings together Michael Bay and Ryan Reynolds

In his first film for Netflix, "6 Underground," Michael Bay makes a "Mission: Impossible" knockoff starring Ryan Reynolds.

Meet 100 gecs, oddball besties who somehow made the freshest rock album of 2019

Noise-rock duo 100 gecs traded tapes long-distance to make one of the year's most acclaimed albums, "1000 gecs."

Mammoth news! La Brea Tar Pits chooses its design team

The Natural History Museums of Los Angeles had narrowed the choice down to three architectural teams: Diller Scofidio + Renfro, Weiss/Manfredi and Dorte Mandrup.

The future is now as maverick indie Strand Releasing turns 30

For "30/30 Vision," Strand Releasing gathered a diverse slate of filmmakers to celebrate their contributions to global and LGBTQ cinema.

7 best things to do in L.A. including ABT's 'The Nutcracker' with Misty Copeland

Pasadena Symphony has its holiday concert, "Snow White" gets a panto-style makeover, and She & Him bring their Christmas show to DTLA.

100% her year: How Lizzo became the one thing we all loved in 2019

Two years ago, she nearly quit music. Today, Lizzo is nominated for eight Grammy awards and twerks for the soul of America at sold-out arenas.

Best concerts in L.A. this week: Harry Styles, Brockhampton and more

This week's top gigs include a boy-bander gone glam and a boy band for hip-hop nerds.