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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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May 29: "The Music of Jimi Hendrix" You probably won't see any guitars set on fire, but tonight you can get the experience of a Jimi Hendrix concert--or at least hear some of his songs--at Strathmore in North Bethesda. "The Music of Jimi Hendrix" pays tribute to the man who revolutionized how the electric gu...
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May 28-June 28: “Moving Forward, Looking Back: Journeys Across the Old Spanish Trail” Last year, photojournalist Janire Nájera took off on a road trip across the American Southwest, searching for signs of a Spanish legacy. Driving from New Mexico to California, she followed the footsteps of 19th century trader Antonio Armijo, the first to trace the route that would bec...
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May 27-June 28: “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead” Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are inseparable. They’re also confused. The simpletons can’t even tell themselves apart, let alone figure out what’s going on in the world around them. But to be fair, not much is making sense these days. In Tom Stoppard’s classic tragicomedy ...
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May 26: Raya Brass Band & Sandaraa Musicians trained in styles from Eastern Europe, South Asia and New York come together tomorrow night at 8 at Tropicalia. The members of Sandaraa bring different sounds and sensibilities to the stage--the lead singer is a popular artist from Pakistan--but Kl...
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May 28-June 6: “Latino Music Fever” The In Series is burning up…with “Latino Music Fever.” The cabaret performance will feature a program of classic Latino pop songs that topped the charts thanks to big names in American music, such as Bing Crosby, Doris Day and English foursome The Beatles. You’...
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May 22-June 14: "Marley" It's 1976, and Jamaica is at war. Not officially, but things are going from bad to worse as political divides tear the country and people apart. Bob Marley doesn't want to take sides, but after surviving an assassination attempt, he takes flight. During self-imposed exile in London, the reggae singer writes, prays, and reevaluates. Does he even wan...
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Metro Connection Segments Remembering Rites Of Spring And A Lasting D.C. Musical Moment ...
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May 20-31: “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” Theater Alliance presents “Dontrell, Who Kissed the Sea” at Anacostia Playhouse through May 31. Artistic Director Colin Hovde says the play breaks away from stereotypes and tells a positive message of how...
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May 19: “SLUT: The Play” Joey is only 16 when her life turns upside down. During a night out in the city, three friends sexually assault her. “SLUT: The Play” examines the impact of rape culture and slut shaming through Joey’s story and those of other teenagers. Created by The Arts Effect All-Girl Theater Company in collaborati...
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May 18-31: “The Call” Annie and Peter are ready to be parents. They’ve been ready, but nature can be cruel and adoption, they learn, presents its own challenges. When they decide to adopt a baby from Africa, things seem simpler: at first. But friends and unexpected developments force them to confront the reality of their situation. Can they do this? Should they? Theate...
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Whispers and laughter carry over the horns that dot the landscape at D.C.'s Meridian Hill Park. Usually, you don't talk during a performance, and you certainly don't walk your dog. But at the D.C. premiere of Sila: The Breath of the World, casual attitudes are welcome. Composed by Pulit...
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Metro Connection Segments A Town Founded By A Former Slave Seeks To Hold On To Its Heritage ...
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At a local museum, a trio of paintings are together again. Washington is the only city in the world where this reunion could happen. The whites of the African king's eyes seem to glow, perhaps more so than the gold box he's holding. To his right are portraits of a middle-aged and elder king. All three bear gifts and cast their gaze to the right. Reunited for the fi...
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May 8-June 6: Climate and Actions: Storytelling with Saris How will you reduce your carbon footprint? Today you can join local artist and activist Monica Jahan Bose at Anacostia Arts Center from 6 to 8 p.m. for the launch of her latest exhibit ...
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May 9: “Musical Gems of Mexico” This week you can celebrate Mexican composers past and present at Artisphere’s Spectrum Theatre in Rosslyn. With support from the Mexican Cultural Institute, The National Chamber Ensemble presents ...
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A local non-profit is marking the 100th anniversary of a famous war poem with an event and the launch of a new fund for veterans. In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row... Those are the first two lines of "In Flanders Fields," a poem written by World War I Colonel John McCrae 100 years ago. A doctor serving in Canada's Fir...
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May 4: “After Winter, Spring” You can attend a screening of the award-winning documentary film “After Winter, Spring,” at the Avalon Theatre in D.C. tonight. In the film, director Judith Lit—who was raised on a farm—travels to rural France to find out why the community there fears it may be the last generation of famil...
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May 3: Listen To Your Mother Mama may not be perfect, but she does know best...sometimes. This Sunday you can attend the fourth annual Listen To Your Mother DC show, a storytelling event that highlights the humor and heartbreak that come with motherhood. Starting at 2 p.m., nearly a dozen local storytellers will take to the...
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Metro Connection Segments An Uncomfortable Link Between Race And Marijuana Arrests In D.C. ...
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May 1: Alash Hailing from the Tuva Republic in Russia, Alash performs its region’s traditional throat singing style, but with just a hint of modern flair. The ensemble is celebrating the release of its latest album tomorrow night at 7 at Creative Alliance in Bal...