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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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Aug. 1: Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis Top-notch high school jazz musicians from around the nation are performing in Virginia this weekend. On Saturday night at 7, you can visit Castleton Festival to catch a performance by Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Summer Jazz Academy Big Bands. The s...
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Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America. President of Jamestown Rediscovery James Horn says it's pretty significant. "Without any question, the four men buried in the chancel between 1608 and 1610 are four of the fi...
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July 28-Aug. 2: Capital Fringe Extension week For the Capital Fringe Festival’s first-ever extension week, more than a dozen shows aren’t closing without an encore. In “Dishwasher,” you pick the time and monologue. After Brian Feldman washes your dishes, it’s show time…in your home. ...
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July 28-29: “The One-Minute Play Festival” How much can you say in 60 seconds? It’s one thing to provide details about when and where a play is happening, but to actually perform one? You can watch folks give it their best shot tomorrow and Wednesday at 8 p.m. at Bethesda’s Round House Theatre. The annual ...
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July 23-Aug. 8: “Saving Myself for Steve Martin” The Baltimore Playwrights Festival is in full swing. Starting tonight, you can see “Saving Myself for Steve Martin,” by Ann V. Wixon. The one-woman show is about a 45-year-old divorcee named Eve. With an uncertain future and her bed half-empty, she decides to check out a meet...
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July 24: These Quiet Colours with A MARC Train Home, Uptown Boys Choir and Technicians These Quiet Colours is headlining a show featuring all local bands at the Rock & Roll Hotel. The group blends elements of shoegaze, dream-pop and post-rock for a ...
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July 24: “Awkward Sex and the City” Whether a relationship has lasted 40 years or four hours, there are bound to be a few moments that are too funny, strange or shocking to keep private. The storytelling event “Awkward Sex and the City” is coming to D.C. this week. Seven women get on stage and share tales of when th...
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July 21-25: “After Eleven” The solo drama “After Eleven” shares the imagined experience of one woman, trying and failing to save her child from his violent mental illness. Jude Temper is doing her best to prevent her son from carrying out the next Columbine or Sandy Hook. She finds the current system...
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July 18: Brother Ali Hip-hop artist Brother Ali is coming to The Kennedy Center tomorrow night. The free 6 p.m. concert is part of the 25/40 Celebration. The month-long series is hosted by The Kennedy Center and Smithsonian ...
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July 18-24: "Jon Meadows - A Soldier's Voice" An upcoming exhibit features clay sculptures, paintings, drawings and spoken word pieces that tell the story of veteran Jon Meadows' experience at war. In Afghanistan, Meadows suffered a traumatic brain injury. Since then, art has been part of his therapy. Presented by The Art League, ...
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July 14-Ongoing: “Object Project” “Object Project,” a new exhibit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, explores some of the common things that changed everyday life. In this hands-on learning gallery, you can sit on representations of high-wheel bicycles from the 1880s, flip...
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July 15: Duane Eubanks Quintet This week you can add some jazz to your mid-July calendar. Trumpeter Duane Eubanks is coming to Blues Alley tomorrow night. The Duane Eubanks Quintet released its latest album, Things of That Particular Nature, earlier this year. The band will perf...
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July 18: “No Scrubs: 90’s Dance Party with DJs Will Eastman and Brian Billion” If you detect the smell of teen spirit, don’t go chasing waterfalls, love it when people call you “big poppa,” and think it’s none on anyone’s business what you do in your free time, 9:30 Club has the event for you. ...
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Metro Connection Segments Amateur Photographer Brings Baltimore Protests To Life In New Exhibit ...
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July 9-Sept. 7: "The BEACH" You don’t need sunny weather or swimming skills to visit "The BEACH" at the National Building Museum. Instead of water, the indoor installation will have you wading through translucent plastic spheres. It’s a ball pit that grownups can use, free of judgement. ...
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July 2-Jan. 3, 2016: “Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)" You can see rare paintings and calligraphy by Chinese master artist Bada Shanren. Born a prince, the 17th century artist later spent 30 years as a Buddhist monk before eventually becoming a hermit. In “Enigmas: The Art of Bada Shanren,” The Smithsoni...
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July 10: "Art Art Art: 3 Openings, 1 Night This Friday, you can swing by Historic Anacostia from 6 to 9 p.m. for opening receptions at three galleries. There will be live Latin jazz music at Anacostia Arts ...
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Metro Connection Segments Endangered Port Royal, Va. Fights To Keep Itself From History's Dustbin ...
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June 30-July 12: “IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus” The circus has arrived in downtown Bethesda. You can head to Round House Theatre through July 12 to see “IMPOSSIBLE! A Happenstance Circus.” You won’t see any gravity-defying stunts or animals doing tricks in this ...
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June 27: "American Originals Now: Barbara Hammer" The National Gallery of Art is paying tribute to a pioneer of the queer cinema genre and her 40 plus years as a filmmaker with "American Originals Now: Barbara Hammer". At 3 p.m. tomorrow, you can watch her documentary about a...