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Lauren Landau

Host, Art Beat

Landau joined the Metro Connection team in May 2011 as the program’s first-ever intern. She started with smaller assignments, and gradually worked her way up to reporting full stories. In her time at WAMU, Landau has reported both non-narrated pieces and long-form packages. She currently serves as the host of Art Beat, a daily program that updates listeners on arts and cultural events happening in the D.C. area. She is also the editorial assistant for Metro Connection, and continues to contribute stories for the program. Landau graduated from American University’s School of Communication with a BA in Journalism.


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Sept. 19: Koto Music: Reminiscences, the Sea, and Seabirds St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Northwest is hosting a free program today at 12:15 p.m. called Koto Music: Reminiscences, the Sea, and Seabirds. Through a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, attendees will le...
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Sept. 18-Oct. 8: The 25th AFI Latin American Film Festival The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center kicks off its Latin American Film Festival today in Silver Spring. Now in its 25th year, the festival is showcasing more than 40 films from Latin America, plus a few from Spain and Portugal. The program features international fil...
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Sept. 17-Oct. 11: Something Slightly Familiar An interactive exhibit featuring work by D.C.-based artist Emily Francisco is on view at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery through October 11. Sou...
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Sept. 16-21: Metamorphosis Fitting in is hard enough, but when Gregor wakes up one day to discover he’s transformed overnight into a giant insect, the young man finds himself further ostracized from his family. The Embassy of the Czech Republic and Alliance for New Music-Theatre present ...
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Sept. 12-21: The Magic Flute and Venus and Adonis Shakespeare Theatre Company presents Isango Ensemble, which will perform The Magic Flute and Shakespeare's epic poem ...
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Sept. 11-13: Pink Martini and The von Trapps The great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp, yes, that von Trapp family, are performing at The Kennedy Center with acclaimed orchestral cross-over group Pink Martini. Together, the musicians will play songs from thei...
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Sept. 11-Oct. 18: Toast Rachel Grossman of dog & pony dc says Toast is different every time you make it. But she’s not referring to the crunchy, breakfast-time staple. Toast is an audience-participatory play-meets-science fair, directed by Grossman, that opens tomorrow night and ru...
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You don't have to be in a movie theater or even in the District to attend this year's DC Shorts Film Festival, which opens Thursday. The 11th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival is bringing more than 130 cinematic works to D.C and Fairfax County. All of the short films are 2 to 30 minutes long, and this year for the first time ever, the majorit...
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Sept. 9: All Things Local Showcase Gypsy Sally’s celebrates its one year anniversary tonight with the All Things Local Showcase. Presented by the venue and Listen Local First, the event will fea...
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Sept. 11-21: DC Shorts Film Festival 2014 The 11th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival returns this Thursday, bringing more than 130 short films to the District. In addition to screenings, there will also be workshops, parties, competitions and for the first time ever, cinema lovers can watch most of the selected work online. Director of Program...
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A temporary public art project is opening this weekend that promises to be the largest to ever hit the nation's capital. When the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities launched the 5x5 Project in the spring of 2012, it presented the largest public art project D.C. has ever seen. More than two years later, the commission is making local history once again with the second i...
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Sept. 5-Oct. 5: Yentl Yentl isn't like the other girls. All she wants to do is study Talmud, but that's not exactly kosher for Jewish women living in 19th-century Poland. Determined to reach her goals, she disguises herself as a man and enters yeshiva, where she falls in love wi...
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Sept. 6-Dec. 30: 5x5 Project The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents the second edition of the 5x5 Project, a city-wide exhibit featuring 25 works of temporary, public art. One part of the project is Nonuments, an outdoor exhibit curated by Lance Fung, who says the large-scale, temp...
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Sept. 3-Oct. 12: Belleville Studio Theatre presents Belleville, "a kind of thriller for the stage," according to Artistic Director David Muse. Written by 4000 Miles playwright Amy Herzog, the show takes place in a trendy Parisian neighborhood, the new home of American ex-pats Abby and Zack. Everything se...
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Sept. 2-Oct. 18: Axis A new group exhibit at Brentwood Arts Exchange presents visual and literary art created by more than a dozen artists, all of whom are former fellows of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Entitled “Ax...
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Sept. 1-21: Sunday in the Park with George Work isn't everything, but try telling that to George Seurat. The 19th-century French artist is constantly sketching, painting and reinventing his style, much to the chagrin of his mistress, Dot. Signature Theatre kicks off its 25th anniversary season with Sunday in the Park wi...
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A dozen students in Montgomery County are showing signs of pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough," and three cases have been confirmed. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson says the highly contagious illness begins with cold-like symptoms, but is accompanied by a severe, lingering cough. She says if parents notice these symptoms in th...
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August 29-31: The Winter's Tale The Winter's Tale is back on stage at Shakespeare Theatre Company as part of the venue's annual Free For All. There are a few ways to snag a seat. If you're willing to arrive early, you can stand in line for a pair of tickets. Or you can enter the online lottery for the Satur...
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Metro Connection Segments Dog Tag Bakery Seeks to Give Wounded Veterans a Fresh Start ...