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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 29-31: The Winter's Tale The Winter's Tale is back on stage at Shakespeare Theatre Company as part of the venue's annual Free For All. There are a few ways to snag a seat. If you're willing to arrive early, you can stand in line for a pair of tickets. Or you can enter the online lottery for the Satur...
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Metro Connection Segments Dog Tag Bakery Seeks to Give Wounded Veterans a Fresh Start ...
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August 28-Sept. 14: Gidion’s Knot NextStop Theatre Company opens its 2014/2015 season tonight with Gidion’s Knot, a co-production with Forum Theatre Company. Written by Johnna Adams, the drama, w...
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August 28-Sept. 28: So I will let it (the ugly wallpaper) alone and talk about the house Starting tomorrow you can see a solo exhibit at Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington featuring work by local artist Maggie Gourlay. “So I will let it (the ugly wallpaper) alone and talk about...
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August 26-31: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is on stage at Warehouse Theater through Sunday, but with a new, face-melting twist. With permission from lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim, Landless Theatre Company prese...
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August 26-Sept. 7: Each Other’s Dreams: Konko Village Through Image and Word Through text, photographs and carvings, a small village in Ghana is transported to ArtSpace Herndon. Each Other’s Dreams: Konko Village Through Image an...
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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 21: Dave Weckl Acoustic Band Seasoned drummer Dave Weckl is playing and recording with a band for the first time in over a decade. The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band includes pianist and keyboardist Makoto Ozone, bassist Tom Kennedy and saxophonist Gary Meek. The jazz quartet will perform at The...
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August 22: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars w/ Harper Simon Harper Simon, son of legendary musician Paul Simon, is teaming up with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars for a one-night-only performance this Friday at the Black Cat...
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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 14: Boney James & Eric Benét Soul Train Award-winning saxophonist and Billboard jazz chart topper Boney James is performing at the Filene Center at Wolf Trap tomorrow night with R&B singer Eric Benét. In his music, James incorporates pop, jazz, fun...
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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. ...