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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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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...
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June 24-Sept. 27: Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture Colombia is home to many rivers. You can explore seven of them in an exhibit featuring ceramics, graphic design, textiles, installations and more. “Waterweavers: The River in Contemporary Colombian Visual and Material Culture”...
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June 23: Polish National Ballet The Polish National Ballet is coming to The Kennedy Center tomorrow night. It will be the company’s first time performing in D.C. Based in Warsaw, the company is directed by Krzysztof Pastor, who served ...
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June 19-August 23: "Garfield: The Musical with Cattitude" He's grumpy, he's lazy, and he's a birthday boy..er, cat. Garfield, the lasagna-loving kitty from the comic strips, made his big debut 37 years ago today. But in a play that opens tonight in Glen Echo, the tubby tabby cat worries that his pals have forgotten his big day. Adventure T...
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June 18-28: “Flying V Fights: Heroes & Monsters” Superheroes, mad scientists, creepy creatures, and one brave teddy bear tangle and tumble in a world premiere show. In “Flying V Fights: Heroes & Monsters,” you’ll meet characters from comic books, horror stories, and real life. As t...
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June 19: Back to the Future with the National Symphony Orchestra It’s been 30 years since Marty McFly became the time-travelling matchmaker to his own parents. This Friday at 8:30 p.m., you can park your DeLorean at Wolf Trap for a 30th anniversary screening of Back to the Future, w...
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June 16-28: “Las Polacas: The Jewish Girls of Buenos Aires” The day she leaves her village in Poland, sweet Rachela is naïve with big dreams of singing in sunny Argentina. But in South America, she finds herself working not on stage, but in a bed…and not by choice. Set in the early 1900s, “Las Pola...
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June 15-21: “Newsies” It’s 1899 and times are tough for the scrappy young men who hawk newspapers or “papes” on the streets of New York. After being pressed to pay more for their product, the boys leap into action… figuratively, literally and gracefully, this is a musical after all. But as the strike intensifies, leader Jack Kelly worries about the safety of hi...
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June 12-14: DC Caribbean Filmfest June is National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. You can celebrate this weekend at AFI Silver Theatre with the DC Caribbean Filmfest. It opens tonight with Cu-Bop: Cuba-New York Music Documentary. The film explores the African roots of Cuban jazz and...
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Metro Connection Segments The Long, Hot Summer Ahead For D.C.'s Homeless Children ...
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June 11-21: “Portals" What if someone in Iran, Cuba or Afghanistan could stand right in front of you, life-sized, like the distance between you is just a few feet, instead of thousands of miles? “Portals,” a global art project by Shared_Studios, is creating that bridge at Woodrow Wilson Plaza through June 2...
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June 13-14: Body | Soul Word Dance Theater is coming to Dance Place in Northeast this weekend. There will be two evening performances of Body | Soul. The Bethesda-based company is inspired by the teachings and legacy of modern dance pione...
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D.C.'s Shaw neighborhood is getting some new artwork this week, and it's not just another mural. The block-long artwork pays tribute to some of the area's rich African American history. It's not done, but in just a few days, people will gather on P Street between 7th and 8th Streets Northwest to see "Symphony in DC Ma...
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June 9-Sept. 13: “American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection” The Phillips Collection now has twice the number of photographs it had five years ago. The museum is celebrating and showing off those holdings with its first major photography exhibition: “American Moments,”...
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June 8-Sept. 13: Organic Matters—Women to Watch 2015 and Super Natural The National Museum of Women in the Arts presents Organic Matters — Women to Watch 2015, an exhibit exploring the variety of ways in which contemporary women artists think of and depict the environment. It's paired with ...
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June 6: "Sherman the Peacemaker" You can add a little drama to your weekend at the Stone Hill Amphitheater in Rappahannock County. "Sherman the Peacemaker" by James Reston, Jr. tells the story of General William Tecumseh Sherman's "March to the Sea," that took the Union general and his troops across Georgia and the Carolinas, ...
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Metro Connection Segments Meet the Man Who Led the U.S. Government's Ebola Response In Liberia ...
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June 3-21: “NSFW (Not Safe for Work)” When your office is a men’s magazine that people definitely aren’t reading for the articles, what isn’t safe for work? In NSFW, a comedy by Lucy Kirkwood, the employees of the fictional Doghouse trip over the line … which leaves one writer in...
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June 2-Nov. 29, 2016: “Filthy Lucre” There’s a room in the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, an exhibit that might look familiar to visitors who have seen James McNeill Whistler’s Peacock Room. But unlike the blue and gold splashed 19th-century dining room featuring pretty vases neatly displayed on narrow, vertical shelves, Darren Waterston’s ...