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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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Mar. 27: "Final Fridays" Republic in Takoma Park is launching a free concert series today at 10 p.m. "Final Fridays" will feature local and visiting punk and punk-inspired bands. Tonight's lineup includes Palehound, Two Inch Astronaut and Black Dog Prowl. Mar. 27-28:...
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The head of D.C.'s police department says past policing strategies created an environment of mistrust that officers are still working to overcome. Metropolitan Police Department Chief Cathy Lanier says people need to feel they can trust the police, but zero-tolerance policies implemented during the 1990s alienated many residents in neighborhoods with high crime rates. ...
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Mar. 25-Dec. 21: A Tale of Three Coffins: Living and Dying in 17th Century St. Mary’s City The Maryland Historical Society invites you to travel back in time and see what life was like for Marylanders way, waaaay back in the day. "A Tale of Three Coffins: Living and Dying in 17th Century ...
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Mar. 24-Apr. 26: “The Originalist” Many people in Washington are accustomed to and even entertained by “political drama,” but a new show is taking that phrase literally. “The Originalist,” a world premiere play by Charles MacArthur Award winning playwright John Strand, s...
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Mar. 23-29: “Blue Viola” D.C. contemporary opera company UrbanArias presents the world premiere of “Blue Viola” by composer Peter Hilliard and librettist Matt Boresi. Set in Chicago during the late 1990s, this one-act blues opera centers on a priceless instrume...
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Theater J's fourth annual Locally Grown community supported art festival is officially underway, putting the spotlight on local playwrights and giving them the opportunity to develop their stories. It includes a fully staged production and plays that are still in the works. Acting ...
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Mar. 21-23: “Don Giovanni” The In Series presents Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” at GALA Hispanic Theatre in Columbia Heights. This English adaptation by D.C. writer Bari Biern and director Tom Mallan explores themes of seduction, honor, obsession ...
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Mar. 20-21: The Bethesda Film Fest The Bethesda Film Fest is back, showcasing work by local filmmakers. Tomorrow and Saturday you can head to Imagination Stage for 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. screenings of this year’s selections. You’ll see five documentary shorts, two of w...
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Mar. 17: Zakir Hussain Ireland is a long way from India, but tonight musical traditions from the two countries will combine at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium as musician Zakir Hussain performs ...
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Mar. 17: Carlos Núñez You can mix things up on St. Patrick's Day, and I don't mean by adding food coloring to your beer. Carlos Núñez performs Spanish Celtic music tomorrow night at the Music Center at Strathmore, where he'll be joined on stage ...
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The Kennedy Center is putting the spotlight on cultural contributions from the Spanish and Portuguese-speaking worlds and beyond, including some lesser-known work by a famous Spanish artist. IBERIAN SUITE: global arts remix features visual, literary and performing arts from 23 different countries, but fes...
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Mar. 12: Funk Parade Fundraiser Next week, you can get funky at The Howard Theatre, which is hosting the Funk Parade Kickoff Party on March 12. The theme of the concert is "Celebrating the Women of Funk." You'll see and hear performances by local artist...
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Mar. 5: “Texas Troubadour Tribute” Gypsy Sally’s is honoring three Lone Star State songwriting legends tomorrow night with a country music concert featuring local talent. The lineup for “A Texas Troubadour Tribute to Townes Van Zandt, Guy Clark and Steve Earle” includes D.C...
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Mar. 3-Apr. 5: “Touch Me Not” Essa Neima was born and raised in Syria, where ongoing conflict has damaged Christian churches and the artwork within them. In “Touch Me Not,” an exhibition on view at Dupont Pilgrims Gallery through April 5, the artist reflects not on...
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Mar. 3: Elel w/ Avers Eight-piece indie pop band Elel performs in D.C. this week. You can catch the group at the Black Cat tomorrow night, where you’ll hear its single “40 Watt” and other songs from its debut self-titled record, which will be released tomorrow. Richmond-bas...
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Feb. 27-28: "The Whole Truth" UrbanArias presents the world premiere of "The Whole Truth - A Chamber Opera in Seven Scenes" by composer Robert Paterson and Pulitzer Prize-winning librettist Mark Campbell. Based on the short story by Stephen McCauley, the comic opera will be ...
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Metro Connection Segments Eating Like A Pig: How Beer Byproducts Transform Into Chow For Sows ...
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Feb. 25: Stile Antico If you like to keep your music really, really old school, you can visit the Church of the Ascension and Saint Agnes tonight for a concert by British early-music vocal ensemble Stile Antico. The Gramophone Award-winning choral group will perform a program of Renaissance musi...
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Feb. 24-Mar. 17: “A Walk Through the Woods” As the snow melts, you can head outside for some fresh air and exercise, or you can take a trip to Principle Gallery in Alexandria for ...
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Feb. 23-Mar. 10: “Dialogues of the Carmelites” When faced with certain death, your life may prove more valuable than your beliefs. It’s a tough call, but one that a group of nuns must weigh in the wake of the French Revolution. The Washington National Opera presents the company premiere of Francis Poulenc’s ...