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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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July 28-Jan. 11, 2015: Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents the first solo exhibit of Salvatore Scarpitta’s work to ever hit the East Coast. Salvatore S...
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July 25: Purple Rain The 1984 movie Purple Rain and its Grammy Award-winning soundtrack album celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. The semi-autobiographical film showcases Prince in his prime as it tells the story of a talented yet troubled young musician in Minneapolis who falls head over heels in lov...
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Metro Connection Segments Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel Businesses ...
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July 24-August 17: The Candy Store A colorful exhibit is transforming VisArts at Rockville into a sweet shop. In The Candy Store, artist Jackie Hoysted decorates the walls with vibrant, rectangular paintings coated i...
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July 23-29: March on Washington Film Festival The second annual March on Washington Film Festival is in full swing, bringing live performances, panel discussions and free movie screenings to locations throughout D.C. This year’s selected films highlight under-told stories about the sacrifices and triumphs of the Civ...
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July 26-27: Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci The newly-formed local company Maryland Lyric Opera wraps up its debut season this weekend with dual productions of Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci. In the first, a woman accuses her sweetheart of cheating and soon learns that unlike lovers, words can’t be taken back. In ...
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July 21-Jan. 18, 2015: Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems Philanthropist and art collector Marjorie Merriweather Post is considered to be one of the most important 20th century clients of French jeweler Cartier. From the 1920s through the 1960s, the American socialite commissioned a number of custom-made jewelry sets, ...
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July 20 to 24: Monty Python Live (Mostly) For the first time in more than three decades, the comics behind Monty Python are reuniting for a live performance at London's O2 Arena, where the gang is performing some of their greatest hits with a modern twist. But assuming you don't want to schlep all the way across the pond, you can grab a...
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The names of those responsible for war crimes during World War II have long been locked in U.N. investigative files away from public view, but now a local museum is putting the more than 500,000 documents on view for the first time. Starting today, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is making the entire U.N. War Crimes Commission archive a...
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July 17-August 10: Dani Girl Unexpected Stage Company presents its first musical, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond’s Dani Girl. When a nine-year-old girl loses her hair to leukemia, she, a fellow hospital patient and an imaginary friend embark on a magical journey to get it back. Dimond, who wrote the book and lyrics...
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July 19: Soul on Fire The Musical As a child, playwright and composer Tyrone Stanley witnessed the sexual abuse of a family member at the hands of a trusted friend. His play Soul on Fire The Musical tells the story of a young girl who takes matters into her own hands when the justice system fails to address the assault that shat...
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July 14-20: Rodney King Rodney King became a household name after he was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers, following a high-speed chase. An eyewitness caught much of the incident on video, and when the officers responsible were acquitted, L.A. burned. In a one-man-show named for the man whose...
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The annual Capital Fringe Festival, which aims to bring new energy and artists to the D.C. area performing arts community, is back. This year's program includes one play that hits close to home. Playwright Jennie Berman Eng makes her Capital Fringe debut with the world premiere of Bethesda, a drama about a family that returns to the U.S. after the father commits ce...
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July 11-12: Bastille Day Celebrations Bastille Day is Monday, but you don't have to wait until next week to celebrate the French national holiday. Alliance Française de Washington, D.C. is hosting an open house today from 3 to 8 p.m. at its DuPont Circle location. You can practice your French or learn new words while nibbling on so...
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July 12-14: The 1st Washington, D.C. One-Minute Play Festival There's no need for an intermission when the whole show is 60 seconds long. Round House Theatre and New York-based company The One-Minute Play Festival have joined forces to present ...
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July 9-26: Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series Things are heating up in Arlington, where Signature Theatre presents its annual Sizzlin' Summer Nights Cabaret Series through July 26. The line-up includes a mix of performers who will sing everything fro...
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July 12: Hotter-Than-July Fish Fry ‘N’ Blues If you’re looking for somewhere to unwind this weekend, you can attend D.C. Blues Society’s 10th Annual Hotter-Than-July Fish Fry ‘N’ Blues event at the American Legion Post in Silver Spring. There will be food, dancing and music provided by local bands. It all kicks off Saturday a...
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July 8-Aug. 3: The Beach at High Tide The long weekend is over, but it doesn’t mean you have to give up that vacation spirit. Starting tomorrow, you can transport yourself to the shore by visiting Bethesda’s Waverly Street Gallery, where The Beach at High Tid...
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July 4-6: “Star-Spangled Banner” Manuscript To mark the bicentennial of the Star-Spangled Banner, the Maryland Historical Society loaned Francis Scott Key’s original manuscript of the lyrics to the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, where it is currently ...
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The D.C. Council is considering a bill that would allow the Washington Humane Society to use emergency lights and sirens on their vehicles. At a hearing today, the Washington Humane Society's director of animal control field services, Raymond Noll, told lawmakers D.C. traffic often results in "less than ideal" response times, which can endanger residents. "We have ...