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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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August 19-Sept. 21: Shining City & Molly Scena Theatre brings plays from around the world to D.C. audiences. The company is presenting two Irish dramas at the ...
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August 18-June 7, 2015: Perspectives You can drop by the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery today through Thursday to watch an artist at work. As part of the museum’s “Perspectives” contemporary art series, performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota of Japan will create a ...
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August 17: Jonny Lang The day before Jonny Lang turned 16, the blues guitarist made his big musical debut with an album called "Lie to Me." Years later, the Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter is still releasing new music, experimenting with a variety of genres including pop, R&B, soul and gospel. This Sunday you can hear him perform ...
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August 14-31: Pol Pot & Associates, LLP Longacre Lea presents the world premiere of Pol Pot & Associates, LLP, a dark comedy by the company's artistic director Kathleen Akerley. Set in a modern-day commune established by six former employees of a major law firm, the play offers an absurdist look at how their perspectives on communis...
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August 23: Chocolate City Rocks! D.C. go-go and hip-hop artists unite to produce Chocolate City Rocks!, a funk, rock and soul concert featuring Godisheus, four-time consecutive winner of the Washington Area Music Association's award for Best Hip-Hop Group, and Thaylobleu, an alt-rock band that blends classic rock with...
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August 12-24: The Fall of the House of Usher: A New Musical Pallas Theatre Collective presents The Fall of the House of Usher: A New Musical. Struggling artist James Cleary is summoned to the Usher mansion to paint a portrait of his childhood friend, Roderick Usher, who i...
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August 13: The Wizard of Oz Attendees of the Synetic Theatre summer camp are showing off what they've learned. This Wednesday, the youngsters will perform an original adaptation of The Wizard of Oz at The Kennedy Center, in a free Millennium Stage performance starting at 6 p.m....
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A union representing taxi drivers in Montgomery County is now part of a larger alliance. More than 100 cabbies gathered at Silver Spring Library this weekend as the Montgomery County Professional Drivers Union officially joined forces with the National Taxi Workers Alliance of the AFL-CIO. Peter Ibik, the president of the local union and a driver for the largest c...
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August 8: The Prince and Michael Jackson Experience Michael Jackson is often referred to as the "King of Pop," but could another '80s star lay claim to that title? Tonight you can attend a pop royalty face-off at The Howard Theater, as fans show their loyalty to M.J. and "The Purple One." ...
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August 7: Matuto Tonight you can get a taste of Brazil while chewing on some barbeque. New York City-based band Matuto will perform at the National Building Museum as part of Hill Country Barbecue’s showcase series of American roots music. The band bl...
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August 6-19: Visions from the Forests: The Art of Liberia and Sierra Leone You can see masks, jewelry, stone figures and other traditional artwork from two West African countries at the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art. ...
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August 5: Tyler Ward, Brynn Elliott, My Silent Bravery Tonight you can hear three singers perform at Jammin’ Java in Vienna. Headliner indie pop singer Tyler Ward has collaborated with artists such a Plain White T’s, Jason Derulo and Lindsey Stirling. He’s currently on tour with Folk-Pop s...
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August 4-17: Stupid F#cking Bird If you missed last year’s Helen Hayes Award-winning production of Stupid F#cking Bird, or want to see it again, you’ve got a second chance to see Aaron Posner’s irreverent, contemporary take on Chekhov’s The Seagull. The original cast and creative team are r...
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The decision to scrap a D.C. mural is causing some controversy. Karla Rodas-Israel, or "Karlisima," painted "The Light of the World" in 2010 on the exterior wall of The Potter's House—a cafe, bookstore and event space in Adams Morgan. Founded in 1960 by The Church of the Saviour, the venue is currently closed for renovations, but passersby can still see the mural featuring...
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August 1-2: Melba Moore R&B and Gospel singer Melba Moore is coming to D.C. With nearly five decades of performing and recording experience under her belt, Moore has sung backup vocals for the likes of Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick, taken home a Tony Award for her stage acting, and made a name for herself with hits on the R&B c...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Is D.C.'s Official Weather Measured in Virginia? ...
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July 31: Smash Mouth with The Raised By Wolves If you’re feeling nostalgic for the late 1990s, the rock band Smash Mouth is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The group performs tonight at The State Theater in Falls Church at 8 p.m. You'll hear some of the band's past...
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July 30-August 3: Mary Poppins Jane and Michael Banks aren't well-behaved children. In fact, they can be quite naughty and have sent several caretakers packing. But Mary Poppins isn’t your average nanny. She sings, she flies and with a pinch of magic, and a crash course in etiquette, sh...
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This year's Virgin Mobile Freefest is cancelled, but organizers aren't giving many details why. For the past five years, thousands of concertgoers have flocked to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia for Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a benefit concert that helped support homeless youth. When the free tickets ran out, which they quickly did, music fans could volunteer their time ...
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July 29: DC's Finest: Marcus Johnson & Sylver Logan Sharp AARP and Howard Theatre Restoration present DC's Finest: Marcus Johnson & Sylver Logan Sharp, along with opening act Marshall Sims, toni...