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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 77. Southwest wind around 10 mph.


Increasing clouds, with a low around 63. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest in the evening.


Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 80. Light south southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Friday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 65. West southwest wind 5 to 10 mph becoming light southwest in the evening.


Sunny, with a high near 85. Light west southwest wind becoming southwest 5 to 10 mph in the afternoon.

Saturday Night

Mostly clear, with a low around 67.


Sunny, with a high near 85.

Sunday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 67.


Patchy fog before 11am. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 81.

Monday Night

Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.


Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 79.

Tuesday Night

Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 63.


Patchy fog. Otherwise, mostly sunny, with a high near 76.

DDUX Los Angeles Blog

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Los Angeles News and Events

Your weekend culture watch list, from a Bollywood dance party to free 'Carousel'

A popular L.A. dance series moves online. The Rodgers & Hammerstein musical "Carousel" streams for free. Plus 18 other concerts, plays and exhibitions.

'Black Mirror' has a cartoon counterpart in HBO Max's artful 'Close Enough'

"Regular Show" creator J.G. Quintel returns with a "Black Mirror"-meets-millennials comedy, "Close Enough," on HBO Max.

How the music business is faring amid the COVID-19 pandemic

Nielsen Music's midyear report shows hip-hop and R&B dominate the streaming market, and albums by men account for nine of 2020's 10 biggest records so far.

Commentary: 'Karen' is an easy target

The Karen meme sends up a laughable, often feckless symbol of racism in America. But it's cold comfort against the violent truth of white nationalism.

Bill Nye uses TikTok to explain the real reason people should wear a mask

Bill Nye the Science Guy takes his popular science persona to TikTok to explain why we should all be wearing masks. His "real" reason may come as a surprise.

Column: 'Cancel culture' is not the problem. The Harper's letter is

"Cancel culture" has been with us since this country began did anyone actually see "Hamilton"? So why is a group of esteemed writers wringing hands about the way a new generation uses it?

How drive-ins and 'virtual cinemas' became a lifeline for indie films during the pandemic

Drive-ins had no big-budget movies to show. Indie film distributors had no indoor theaters to screen in. How necessity, and a pandemic, brought them together.

Surprise! A movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington was made in quarantine

"Euphoria" showrunner Sam Levinson has completed production on "Malcolm & Marie," a movie starring Zendaya and John David Washington, entirely in quarantine.

The game industry's existential quest for a better, more inclusive space

Allegations of sexual, emotional and professional abuse have pulled the curtain back on a game industry that has struggled to mature beyond its boyish and boorish stereotypes.

'The Crown' backpedals: There will be a Season 6, Netflix says

"The Crown" will run for its originally planned six seasons, Netflix announced Thursday, reversing an earlier decision to cut it off at five.

Lacy Crawford was told 'rape stories are a dime a dozen.' She wrote hers anyway

St. Paul's boarding school covered up decades of abuse. Crawford discusses her memoir, "Notes on a Silencing," about her on-campus rape.

Grammys, looking to shake 'boys club' reputation, invites 2,300 new voters

The Recording Academy invites 2,300 new voters to join its organization. Nearly one-third are from 'traditionally underrepresented communities.'

'Glee' actress Naya Rivera presumed drowned as search becomes recovery effort at Lake Piru

The Ventura County Sheriff's Office said Lake Piru will remain closed as the search for Naya Rivera continues.

David Mitchell's expanding universe swallows up the '60s

In "Utopia Avenue," the giant, brilliant multi-novel Mitchellverse alights in swinging-'60s London with a winking rock homage.

GLAAD Media Awards going virtual with help from Chloe x Halle, Dolly Parton, others

Chloe x Halle, Lil Nas X, Dolly Parton, Dan Levy, the cast of "Pose" and more stars will participate in GLAAD's virtual awards ceremony this month.

Joy Reid named weekday evening host at MSNBC

Joy Reid will take over the slot vacated by Chris Matthews' 'Hardball.' She becomes the first Black woman to anchor an evening cable news show.

J.K. Simmons shifts into bad to the bone Billy Barber in 'Defending Jacob'

As the life sentence-serving grandfather of a young murder suspect, J.K. Simmons plays it deliciously cruel.

Lucas Museum appoints a chief curator and five more women to key roles

The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art names all women to six key posts. Five are people of color, notable in a museum world still struggling with inclusion.

COVID shut down this #MeToo play in L.A. How it's staging a comeback

COVID-19 prompted Sacred Fools to close a production about a Catholic girls' school performance of "Antigone." Now the play is getting new life.

Feedback: Hollywood and face mask marketing, John Lennon's 'Imagine' legacy

Readers respond to coverage of face mask culture, how John Lennon's "Imagine" is perceived now, Justin Chang's "Hamilton" review and the passing of Carl Reiner.

Mask-wearing, BLM-backing country singer Margo Price on alienating fans: 'You can't argue with stupid'

Since Americana singer Margo Price recorded her new album in L.A., her husband contracted COVID-19, delaying the record's release.

'Glee' actress Naya Rivera is missing after renting a boat with 4-year-old son in Lake Piru

Officials are searching for actress Naya Rivera after her 4-year-old son was found alone on a boat she rented Wednesday afternoon, officials said.

'Batwoman' casts Javicia Leslie to take over the superhero mantle

Javicia Leslie will be the new series lead on the CW's "Batwoman." She will play Ryan Wilder, who will take over from Kate Kane (Ruby Rose).

What's on TV Thursday: 'Blindspot'; coronavirus; MLS Soccer

What's on TV Thursday, July 9: "Blindspot"; coronavirus; MLS Soccer; season finale of "In the Dark"; season finale of "Burden of Truth."

Country band Lady A chided for suing blues singer Lady A in name dispute

Lady A, the country trio formerly known as Lady Antebellum, is under fire for filing a trademark lawsuit against Black singer Anita White over its new name.

A new Netflix show about Australia's refugee crisis has a white heroine. We asked why

Cate Blanchett talks about "Stateless," her Netflix drama about Australia's refugee crisis.

Thirty-one years later, the power of Spike Lee's 'Do the Right Thing' endures

Times critics Justin Chang and Glenn Whipp discuss why Spike Lee's 1989 film "Do the Right Thing" is one of the great summer movies.

Review: 'The Old Guard,' starring Charlize Theron, breathes fresh life into superhero cinema

KiKi Layne co-stars with Charlize Theron in the Netflix graphic-novel adaptation "The Old Guard," directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.

Kanye West explains his presidential bid as only Kanye can

Rapper Kanye West laid out his plans for a presidential run in a sprawling Forbes interview that touched on Trump, Biden and "Black Panther."

Coronavirus wipes out 98% of location shoots in L.A. in second quarter

A new report paints a bleak portrait of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on location shoots in the Los Angeles region.

Nick Cordero's fans petition to rename a Broadway theater in his honor

Nearly 30,000 fans of Nick Cordero, who died Sunday after a COVID-19 battle, are rallying to name Broadway's Longacre Theatre after the late entertainer.

Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate to adapt slavery series '1619 Project' for TV and film

"The 1619 Project," the New York Times' award-winning series created by Nikole Hannah-Jones to examine slavery's legacy, will be adapted for TV and film.

Former Fox News anchor Shepard Smith is joining CNBC for a nightly newscast

Shepard Smith will helm an hourlong newscast on the NBCUniversal-owned cable channel CNBC.

After Calm users can't find Harry Styles' lullaby, the app is 'working on a fix'

Pop star Harry Styles wants to rock you, rock you, rock you to sleep with a new collaboration with Calm, an app designed to improve sleep habits.

Comedian D.L. Hughley on having COVID-19: 'What I had was passing the hell out'

D.L. Hughley talks to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' guest host Anthony Anderson about his COVID-19 diagnosis following Hughley's onstage collapse last month.

Commentary: A fitting end to the last Confederate monument in Southern California

An 800-pound marker for the Jefferson Davis National Highway has been removed from view. A college student's email prompted the change.

Review: Local journalism is in crisis. Author Margaret Sullivan shows what's at stake

The Washington Post media columnist's 'Ghosting the News' diagnoses the disastrous decline in local papers.

'Unbelievable' remains 'the hardest thing I've ever done' for Kaitlyn Dever

Nearly a year later, 'Unbelievable,' the story of a teen's rape case, still has people reaching out to star Kaitlyn Dever.

Review: A millennial after Denis Johnson's warm, damaged heart

Andrew Martin story collection "Cool for America" features troubled strivers shuttling between the elite northeast and rough, charming Montana.

Octavia Spencer's passions guide her to 'Truth Be Told' and 'Self Made'

Two projects, 'Truth Be Told' and 'Self Made: The Life of Madam C.J. Walker,' give Octavia Spencer the chance to explore different genres.

Bestsellers List Sun., July 12, 2020

Bestsellers List Sun., July 12, 2020

Review: 'Mucho Mucho Amor' shows intimate moments with bedazzled astrologer Walter Mercado

A new doc on the beloved Puerto Rican astrologer has a predictable narrative arc, but ...

Jean Smart details how 'Watchmen' 'was a gift as an actor'

Jean Smart is awed by 'Watchmen's' prophetic storytelling and relished the retelling of the 'Designing Women' pilot episode

Machaut's 'Notre Dame': Why a 14th century mass is the genesis of modern music

Our classical music series How to Listen continues with Guillaume de Machaut's "Messe de Notre Dame," a mysterious beauty we can't get out of our heads.

Da'Vine Joy Randolph doesn't need Hollywood's affirmation: 'If you're on board, cool'

"High Fidelity" and "Dolemite Is My Name" star Da'Vine Joy Randolph discusses Black women in Hollywood and the prospects for racial justice in the industry.

Column: Kicking racists off social media doesn't threaten free speech. It protects it

In the past week, YouTube, Reddit and Facebook have finally learned that there is no glory or romance in being compared to the Wild West.

What's on TV Wednesday: 'Tough as Nails' on CBS; MLS Soccer

What's on TV Wednesday, July 8: "Tough as Nails" on CBS; MLS Soccer

'Back to the Future' or 'Terminator 2'? It's time-travel week on the Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown

In addition to the iconic sci-fi blockbusters, "Airplane!," "Independence Day" and "Midsommar" join the fray in this week's LA Times Ultimate Summer Movie Showdown.

Appreciation: Few ever heard Ennio Morricone's avant-garde music. Why it was key to his movies

Our critic recalls the Ennio Morricone interview in which he talked about his radical music-making with an experimental ensemble known as the Group.

Don Lemon to Terry Crews: Don't like Black Lives Matter? Start your own movement

CNN anchor Don Lemon invited Terry Crews to discuss the actor's recent Black Lives Matter tweets, leading to a heated debate about the movement's merits.

Podcast boom: SiriusXM nears deal to buy 'Freakonomics Radio' producer

SiriusXM is close to a deal to buy podcasting company Stitcher as it looks to compete with rivals such as Spotify and iHeart Radio.

No more 'stupid pet tricks': How coronavirus changed James Corden's late-night style

'Late Late Show' host James Corden talks Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy Kimmel, David Letterman and how his own hosting style has evolved amid the novel coronavirus crisis.

NBCUniversal News Group chairman wants a 50% diverse work force

In a message to employees, Cesar Conde wants his newsrooms to look more like the nation's population.

A 'Hair Love' series from Oscar winner Matthew A. Cherry is coming to HBO Max

Director Matthew A. Cherry is looking for Black voice actors to cast in "Young Love," a new series inspired by his Oscar-winning short film, "Hair Love."

Halle Berry apologizes and steps away from transgender role after backlash

"As a cisgender woman, I now understand that I should not have considered this role," Halle Berry said after expressing interest in playing a trans character.

Amanda Kloots shares montage of memories with Nick Cordero: 'I was the luckiest'

Fitness instructor Amanda Kloots posted a video scrapbook on Instagram chronicling her relationship with her late husband, Broadway star Nick Cordero.

For its largely LGBT writers room, 'Love, Victor's' queerest episode was personal

In "Boys' Trip," Hulu spinoff series "Love, Victor" expands the range of queer identities in the movie "Love, Simon" thanks to the writers' own experiences.

Tom Hanks baffled by people who don't take COVID-19 seriously: 'It's killing people'

"Look, there's no law against ignorance. It's not illegal to have opinions that are wrong," COVID-19 survivor Tom Hanks said in a "Today" interview Tuesday.

'Noah's Arc' returns for a 15-year reunion, offering good advice on coronavirus

The cast of 'Noah's Arc,' the trailblazing Logo series that centered on gay Black men in L.A., reunited Sunday with fresh takes on unprecedented times.

Did he or didn't he? The cast talks about making 'Defending Jacob'

Chris Evans, Michelle Dockery and Jaeden Martell like the ambiguity of the series that revolves around a teen's guilt or innocence in a murder.

Emmy 2020 predictions, limited series: All 'Watchmen' all the time

Tackling America's stain of racism, HBO's tour de force 'Watchmen' edges out other fine work to take front-runner status in the Emmy race for limited series.

Review: A trophy wife takes sweet corporate revenge in a gripping, dated Swedish noir

Camilla Lckberg should be better celebrated in the U.S., but her gripping update of a Fay Weldon thriller isn't updated enough.

For Israeli actress Shira Haas, starring in 'Unorthodox' has been 'a gift for me'

Shira Haas, who also stars in the Netflix series 'Shtisel,' found many similarities with her Hasidic character in 'Unorthodox.'

'Normal People' stars can't wait until they can go out for a beer and dance together

Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones live just a couple miles apart but feel worlds away with self-isolation. Dance music -- or maybe some ABBA -- is in their future

Mark Ruffalo shape shifts as twins for moving HBO journey of self-discovery

In HBO's Emmy-contending limited series "I Know This Much Is True," the veteran actor faces some of his most difficult challenges.

Kanye West's Yeezy, Jim Henson Co. and Gersh got federal loans

Companies receiving PPP loans include Kanye West's apparel business Yeezy, Jim Henson Co. and Beverly Hills-based talent agency the Gersh Agency.

What the culture clash between 'Hamilton' and Trump can teach us about America

Donald Trump's divisive speech at Mt. Rushmore seemed out of tune next to "Hamilton," which premiered on Disney+ with a vibrant vision of America's future.

What's on TV Tuesday: 'DCs Stargirl' on the CW; 'Dirty John'

What's on TV Tuesday, July 7: 'DC's Stargirl' on the CW; 'Dirty John'

Appreciation: 'A Fistful of Dollars' to 'The Untouchables': Ennio Morricone made music a movie star

Ennio Morricone's collaborations with Sergio Leone, Brian De Palma, Quentin Tarantino and others made him one of the world's most acclaimed film composers.

This girl's reaction to Phillipa Soo in 'Hamilton' shows why representation matters

A video of a little girl declaring, "It's me!" while watching Phillipa Soo in "Hamilton" is melting hearts and sparking conversations about representation.

Review: Tom Hanks returns to World War II as a struggling naval commander in 'Greyhound'

Tom Hanks wrote the screenplay and stars in the World War II naval drama "Greyhound," debuting July 10 on Apple TV+.

Pardon the fan freakout, but 'The Kissing Booth 2' trailer has arrived

An additional hot guy joins the mix in the new trailer for Netflix's "The Kissing Booth 2." With her boyfriend in college, Joey King's Elle has new dramas to manage.

Remembering Ennio Morricone: His 10 most mind-blowing film scores

The Italian film composer Ennio Morricone, who made his name in 1960s "spaghetti westerns," has died. Here are 10 crucial scores from his voluminous career.

Mandy Moore isn't exactly buying ex-husband Ryan Adams' public apology

Musician Ryan Adams recently apologized for mistreating people throughout his life. "This Is Us" actress Mandy Moore, his ex-wife, was not impressed.

Forget Baby Yoda. 'Hamilton' is Disney+'s best new weapon in the streaming wars

The filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda's Broadway smash drove a surge in downloads of the streaming service Disney+ during the Fourth of July weekend.

Colin Kaepernick partners with Disney/ESPN for projects on race and social injustice

Colin Kaepernick, the NFL quarterback in exile who led on-field protests against police brutality, will tell his story in a documentary series.

Axl Rose explains why he feels so much 'disdain' for Trump administration

After a tense Twitter exchange with a Trump Cabinet member, Guns N' Roses rocker Axl Rose lays out why he feels obligated to speak out about politics.

Genius Brands buys rights to post-Marvel Stan Lee characters

Media group Genius Brands plans to create a kids' entertainment universe from Stan Lee characters.

Nick Cordero 'surrounded in love by his family' as he died, says wife Amanda Kloots

Amanda Kloots, Zach Braff, Viola Davis and Lin-Manuel Miranda are among many mourning Nick Cordero's death at 41 after a three-month battle with COVID-19.

Charlie Kaufman went from lauded screenwriter to flop director. His new novel hits back

The film-critic narrator of his debut novel, "Antkind," hate Charlie Kaufman, loves his mediocre successors and keeps falling into manholes.

Black Hollywood is rising up to support Black Lives Matter. Here's how

From weaving the movement into their art to using their platforms to protest, Black entertainers such as Tessa Thompson and Kendrick Sampson step up.

Oscar-winning Italian composer Ennio Morricone dies at 91

Morricone was known for his scores for such films as 'The Mission,' 'A Fistful of Dollars' and 'The Hateful Eight,' for which he won an Oscar in 2016.

Broadway actor Nick Cordero dies at 41 after long battle with COVID-19

Broadway actor Nick Cordero died of coronavirus complications after spending more than 90 days in the intensive care unit. He was 41.

What's on TV Monday: American Experience on PBS; coronavirus

What's on TV Monday, July 6: American Experience: The Vote on PBS; coronavirus

Pop Smoke's posthumous album: A chart-topping debut and a frustrating farewell

The first official album from late Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke features a dizzying array of guests that threaten to overwhelm his own formidable star power.

The Eagles soared at the Forum in 2018. Now you can watch the concert on ESPN

On July 5, sports network ESPN will premiere an Eagles concert shot at the Forum in Inglewood. Here's how to tune in.

Review: 'Self Care' is a blistering fictional takedown of VC feminism

In Leigh Stein's new novel, "Self Care," pioneers in "the wellness space" backstab each other, in a satire that already feels 100 years old.

Canceled musician Ryan Adams pens apology for hurting women

In a statement published online, the musician Ryan Adams sought forgiveness after a wave of abuse allegations

What's on TV Saturday, July 4, plus Sunday talk shows

What's on TV Saturday, July 4, plus Sunday talk shows

"Happy Hamilton Day!" Stage musical fans reminisce, celebrate movie

Filmakers, actors and Broadway fans took their celebrations online after Walt Disney's release of the movie version of "Hamilton."

What's on TV This Week: A Walter Mercado doc, a Tom Hanks WWII thriller and more

TV highlights for July 5-11 include a documentary about astrologer Walter Mercado and a new WWII drama starring Tom Hanks

Movies on TV this week: 'The Seventh Seal' on TCM

Movies on TV this week: Sunday, July 5: "The Seventh Seal" on TCM; "Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb" and more

Did you see, up in the sky? 80 artists sent messages over U.S. detention centers

To raise awareness about immigrant detention over the holiday weekend, L.A. artists Cassils and rafa esparza got dozens of artists to print messages in the sky.

You've seen 'Athlete A.' How do you watch Olympic gymnastics now?

Rachael Denhollander and the filmmakers behind the Netflix documentary 'Athlete A' talk about the changes they'd like to see from USA Gymnastics.

How 'Hamilton' showstopper Rene Elise Goldsberry nailed 'Satisfied'

Rene Elise Goldsberry won a Tony for playing Angelica Schuyler in "Hamilton," and now her showstopping song "Satisfied" is captured on film in the Disney+ release.

How Run the World's young female influencers found hope in music and one another

Run the World, a new pop group made up of young influencers, released their debut song, 'Rainbow,' to give children hope amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Fourth of July celebrations: 14 shows worth watching this holiday weekend

July 4 festivities from Pacific Symphony, Rose Bowl and the Music Center are free online. How to catch Lin-Manuel Miranda, Vanessa Williams and more.

Why is the 'Unsolved Mysteries' theme song so creepy? We asked the experts

The "Unsolved Mysteries" theme song has spooked viewers for decades. Here's the story behind it.

Column: Hey, Hollywood, we could use a snappy 'wear the damn mask' campaign right now

Los Angeles, you're the home of showbiz. Can't some creative entertainment whiz come up with messaging that will convince people to mask up?

Drive-in movies will screen at Walmart parking lots nationwide in August

Walmart joins Tribeca Enterprises to bring drive-in movies to parking lots in August, plus films and comedy shows to the Rose Bowl through July.