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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.


Articles Written by Lauren Landau

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Apr. 19: The RevivalistsThe Revivalists are playing at the 9:30 Club this Saturday at 9 p.m. The New Orleans-based band mixes it up by blending horns and pedal steel guitar with traditional rock instrumentals. Nashville rock band Moon Taxi and local funk-rock group ...
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Apr. 15-May 4: Moth The U.S. premiere of Moth by Australian playwright Declan Greene is on stage at Studio Theatre in Northwest through May 4. High school is tough on Anime-obsessed Sebastian and his emo-Wiccan best friend Claryssa, but after an awful e...
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Apr. 14-Jun. 8: A Shared Universe: The Art of Comics A new exhibit in Bethesda’s Mansion at Strathmore dives into the comic book pop culture wave started by Superman in the late 1930’s. A Shared Universe: The Art of Comics will be on vi...
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Apr. 12-13: Fault Lines: Two One ActsKenopsia Productions and Blind Pug Arts Collective present Fault Lines: Two One Acts at Woolly Mammoth Theatr...
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Apr. 12-13: “Desechables” A one-weekend-only pop-up show by painter and street artist Nico Amortegui, aka MALO, opens this Saturday at Right Proper Brewing Company in Northwest with an opening reception from 1 to 3 p.m. featuring live jazz, beer samples and hors d’oeuvres. In ...
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Apr. 11: “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” The New York Neo-Futurists are coming to The Alden in Mclean this Friday night at 8 for a single performance of [“Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind”] (...
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April 9 to May 25: Cinderella: The Remix Starting tomorrow, you can take your kids to Bethesda’s Imagination Stage for the world premiere of the hip-hop musical Cinderella: The Remix. Once upon a time, a fly princess named Cinderella ...
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Apr. 7-27: Arguendo Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company presents Elevator Repair Service’s Arguendo, a theatrical telling of the 1991 Supreme Court case Barnes v. Glen Theatre, through April 27. In the case, a gr...
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Maryland lawmakers approved some key fiscal measures this weekend. The General Assembly approved the state's $38.7 billion budget after the state Senate and House worked out some last minute differences in the plan. Lawmakers say they avoided dramatic cuts in the budget by using $200 million that was originally earmarked for the state's pension system. In 2011, la...
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Three may be a crowd, but record store owners in Silver Spring say the more, the merrier. Roadhouse Oldies is one of three record stores in Silver Spring, and it’s been in town the longest. It sells CDs and cassettes in addition to records, and is celebrating its 40th anniversary this month. Owner Alan Lee says the store has m...
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Apr. 5-6: Mr. Tol E. RAncE This weekend you can head to Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast to see Mr. Tol E. RAncE, a piece by dancer and choreographer Camille A. Brown that explores identity and the origins of minstrelsy. The work is inspired by the them...
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A sailor who was fatally shot last week in Norfolk, Va., is being honored as a hometown hero in Hagerstown. About 80 people gathered in the City Park last night for a candlelight memorial service. When a civilian gunman attempted to board a ship at the world's largest naval base, Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo jumped in between the intruder and another sailor, saving her ...
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Apr. 5: LiveArt in a Day This Saturday you can attend the first edition of LiveArt in a Day at Anacostia Arts Center in Southeast. The 24-hour theater festival starts with five local playwrights writing 10-minute plays overnight, giving local di...
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Apr. 2-6: New York City Ballet The New York City Ballet is on stage in The Kennedy Center’s Opera House through Sunday. The company will perform two programs: George Balanchine’s Jewels, and a mixed re...
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Apr. 1-Apr. 13: Brief Encounter Classic cinema jumps from the screen to the stage and back again in Kneehigh theater company’s production of Brief Encounter, on stage at Shakespeare Theatre C...
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Mar. 31-Apr. 13: Loveland Have you ever found yourself on an airplane, unable to go anywhere apart from your destination, and the person seated next to you just won’t shut up? In Loveland, Ann Randolph plays Frannie Potts, an irrever...
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Mar. 29-Apr. 5: Sway You can head to Theatre on the Run in Arlington at 7 p.m. tomorrow or on April 5 to see Jane Franklin Dance present Sway. The work features pieces choreographed to Dean Martin classics such as “Memories Are Made of This,” “That’s Amore,” and “Sway.” The program also ...
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A few months ago, WMATA announced plans to finally bring Metro rail to Georgetown as part of the proposed 2040 Regional Transit System Plan, which aims to improve transportation in order to better serve the region’s growing population. But for some local residents and business owners, rail service is just the tip of the iceberg — and it can’t come soon enough. The Geo...
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Mar. 27-30: Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014 The biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival kicks off today and will bring poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions and youth programming to D.C. through Sunday. The four-day festival will showca...