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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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Dec. 19-21: "The Little Prince" Washington National Opera presents a holiday opera for the whole family. Rachel Portman's "The Little Prince" is based on the classic illustrated storybook by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and features a libretto by Nicholas Wright....
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Dec. 18-22: “Step Afrika!’s Magical Musical Holiday Step Show” D.C. dance company Step Afrika! presents its “Magical Musical Holiday Step Show.” The performance features percussive dance traditions from around the world, incl...
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Since 1979, people have been gathering at the White House to celebrate Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. The eight day long holiday kicks off this week, and more than 100 people gathered on the Ellipse last night to see the National Menorah’s first candle ignited. First-time attendee Ben Kholischi was one of them. He came from Baltimore with his family for the event...
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Dec. 16-Jan. 5, 2015: “Friend Me” Jeweler Whitney Staiger explores the dichotomy between how people present themselves on social media and who they truly are, underneath all the statuses, “likes” and perfectly edited photos. In “Friend Me,” 30 handmade brass cameos present two views of the same perso...
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Dec. 15-28: “The Nutcracker” It’s not too late to see “The Nutcracker” at Round House Theatre in Bethesda. But it’s not the show you're probably thinking of. In this new, contemporary musical, which is based on the classic Christmastime tale...
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Starting New Year's Day, an entire Smithsonian museum will be available online, as the team at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery completes the digitization of its collection. "This is where we photograph all flat works of art that will fit in this area, so albums, manuscripts, paintings, prints, handscrolls," says John...
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Dec. 13-14: Kwanzaa Celebration Kwanzaa doesn't start for another two weeks, but this weekend you can celebrate early at Dance Place in Northeast. Coyaba Dance Theater presents its annual Kwanzaa Celebratio...
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Dec. 11: “28 UP South Africa” The World Bank Africa Film Series, which showcases new African filmmakers and their movies, continues tonight with a screening of ...
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Dec. 9-Jan. 3, 2015: “A Very Pointless Holiday Spectacular” It's Christmas Eve and with Santa off to deliver the presents they've toiled over all year, the elves are finally getting a night off. Mrs. Claus and the North Pole's hardworking employees throw a massive party and talent show in “A Very Pointless ...
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Dec. 8: Chain of Events Maida Withers Dance Construction Company celebrates its 40th anniversary with Chain of Events, a sort of tour through this local dance group’s history. The program combines choreography from the past, present and future, set to live electronic music by Steve Hilmy and John Driscoll. It all happens tonight at 6 p....
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Fifty years ago this week, President Lyndon B. Johnson drove a shovel into the earth where the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts now stands. Half a century later, that same shovel broke ground once more, but this time for an expansion project that will give the living memorial a facelift. Vice President Joe Biden attended the groundbreaking and says the project w...
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Dec. 5-21: “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures” Theatre J presents the D.C. premiere of “The Intelligent Homosexual’s Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures.”...
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Upset about the decisions of two grand juries to not indict police officers responsible for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner — both unarmed black men — protesters in D.C. took to the streets again last night. From the White House Christmas Tree lighting ceremony to the 14th Street Bridge, where they stopped traffic, to the John Wilson Building, where they held...
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Dec. 22: “Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution” If you want to see the D.C.-area premiere of a film that hits close to home, you’re going to need to save yourself a seat. Tickets are quickly selling out for “Salad Days: The DC Punk Revolution” at AFI Silver Theatre, but you can still reserve a spot at ...
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Protesters took to the streets of D.C. last night after a grand jury declined to indict the white New York Police Department officer who placed Eric Garner, an unarmed black man, in a chokehold that led to his death. After initially blocking all traffic at Dupont Circle, the protesters moved on to Adams Morgan, taking control of the intersection between 18th Street and Colum...
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Dec. 8: “Batman: The Long Halloween” It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Actually, it’s a group of local actors telling a celebrated superhero story at The Writer’s Center in Bethesda. On Monday night, Flying V Theatre will present a one-night-only staged reading inspired by ...
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Dec. 2-Jan. 11, 2015: “The Tempest” Ethan McSweeny directs “The Tempest,” which opens today at Shakespeare Theatre Company. Sprites, goddesses and fools hold court in this play about magic, romance and trickery. When the pow...