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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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Apr. 28: “Close to Evil” Irish arts organization Solas Nua presents a free screening of “Close to Evil” tomorrow night at 7 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ. The documentary film centers on Irish citizen Tomi Reichental, a Holocaust survivor born in Slovakia who didn't s...
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D.C.'s Historic Preservation Board is designating much of the interior of the Corcoran Gallery of Art a historic landmark. That puts limits on what George Washington University, which took ownership of the space last year, can do with it. Back in 2012, the DC Preserva...
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Apr. 25: Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster The Kennedy Center and The GRAMMY Museum are teaming up to pay homage to a folk and blues legend. "Lead Belly at 125: A Tribute to an American Songster" is tomorrow night at 8. ...
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Apr. 23-26: Dallas Black Dance Theatre Dallas Black Dance Theatre comes to the Prince George’s Publick Playhouse for the Performing Arts this week. The company will perform several modern dance pieces, such as “Memoirs” a work by chor...
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Apr. 21-28: A Mahler Portrait This week, PostClassical Productions is all about the late-Romantic composer Gustav Mahler. Tonight at 7:30, you can attend a lecture and recital at the Austrian Cultural Forum highlighting Mahler’s Jewish identity and his time spent in New York. Then on Sunday, you can swing by the Washington D...
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Apr. 22: Bossa Nova Concert It finally feels like spring, but if you want to channel a more tropical vibe this week, you can shake up a caipirinha and get yourself in the mood for some Brazilian music. This Wednesday night at 8, you can head to The Grill from Ipanema in Adams ...
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The first National Math Festival of its kind comes to the District Saturday, taking over the National Mall and Smithsonian museums. David Eisenbud, Director of the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, says math is everywhere. "In all the activities we have, ...
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Apr. 17-26: Filmfest DC The 29th annual Washington, DC International Film Festival is bringing dozens of films from more than 30 countries to D.C. audiences. You can see comedies, including Happy Times, a Mexican film about how tough it can be to end a romantic relationship, or check out something with a little more...
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Apr. 15-May 3: “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” If you're a fan of playwright Anton Chekhov, this is your month. Arena Stage presents the D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang’s Tony Award-winning comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” throug...
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Apr. 13-26: “Lights Rise on Grace” Shy and sheltered, teenage Grace breaks out of her shell in a big way after falling in love with Large, a young, black man from her high school. This doesn't sit well with her Chinese immigrant parents. After Large mysteriously disappears, Grace is left to survive without a support network. Meanwhile, Large has to do the same in new sur...
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Apr. 11: Slow Art Day Tomorrow is Slow Art Day. Venues from all over the world will participate in the event, including spaces in D.C., Baltimore, Laurel and College Park. The idea is to take your time, 10 minutes per work of art, then gather with other attendees to discuss your thoughts. Apr. 12: Beijing Guitar Duo ...
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Metro Connection Segments Keeping The Faith: Black Catholic Church Looks Back On 95 Years In Ward 8 ...
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April 8: Morgan Heritage Morgan Heritage, aka the Royal Family of Reggae, stops in D.C. this week to perform songs from its 10th studio album, Strictly Roots, which will be released later this month. The quintet’s 2008 album Mission In Progress hit No. 1 on Billboard’s Reggae Chart. The five members of thi...
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Apr. 6-26: “Women in Color” You can see new work by D.C.-based contemporary artist and illustrator Rose Jaffe at The Fridge in Southeast through April 26. “Women in Color” features sculpture, a large-scale indoor mural, and bold portraits on deep cherry and pine...
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Apr. 3-9: "The Tales of Hoffmann" You haven't seen "The Tales of Hoffmann" like this before. Starting today, for one week only, you can see a restoration of the 1951 color film at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center in Silver Spring. Directed by Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger, this f...
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Metro Connection Segments Maryland Couple Shows Rushing Into Marriage Not Always A Bad Idea ...
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Apr. 2-19: “G-d’s Honest Truth” No one likes being deceived, especially by someone you trust. But is it sometimes better to uphold the lie, rather than shatter a pleasant delusion? Theatre J presents the world premiere of ...
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Mar. 31-Apr. 19: “The Secret Garden” A classic children’s novel comes to life on stage in Herndon. NextStop Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning musical “The Secret Garden” through April 19. Director Evan Hoffmann says the family-friendly show appeals to children and adults in very differen...
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Mar. 30-Jan. 10, 2016: Elaine de Kooning: Portraits The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery holds the largest collection of portraits by Elaine de Kooning. You can see dozens of her abstract and figurative paintings, drawings and prints, which capture people such as Harold Ro...
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For some, ballroom dancing is more than a good time out — it’s a competitive sport. This weekend, the National DanceSport Championships were held in Maryland and a pair of retired marines made their mark on the dance floor. Fredericksburg residents Mike and...