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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.


Articles Written by Lauren Landau

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Sept. 28: Peter Max: A Retrospective 1960-2013 Tomorrow you can meet pop artist Peter Max, who will be at the Wentworth Gallery in Bethesda from 1 to 3 p.m., and will then visit the gallery’s McLean location from 6 to 9 p.m. He says being creative is “the most beautiful th...
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Sept. 26: The Intentional Quarterly Release Party Tonight you can help support local artists at Chez Billy in Northwest, where D.C.-based magazine The Intentional Quarterly will host a release party for its second issue. ...
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Sept. 27-Oct. 27: The Laramie Project Matthew Gardiner directs The Laramie Project, which opens on Friday and runs through October 27 at the historic Ford’s Theatre. Based on a true story, the drama by Moisés Kaufman and Members of the Tectonic Theatre Project paints...
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Sept. 24-29: Stop Kiss First kisses can by amazing, unforgettable, and downright embarrassing. But in, Stop Kiss by American playwright Diana Son, a preliminary peck between two friends triggers a violent attack that changes their lives forever. This show by ...
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Sept. 23-Oct. 18: The Map is Not the Territory You can see a group exhibit featuring work by nearly 40 contemporary artists from all over the world at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery in Northwest through October 18. The Map is Not the Territory...
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Sept. 20: Einstein’s Girl As part of the Autumn Cabaret Festival, actor and vocalist Gia Mora will perform her one-woman show, Einstein’s Girl, at Signature Theat...
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Sept. 19-Oct. 20: The Velocity of Autumn Academy Award winner Estelle Parsons stars in The Velocity of Autumn, a new two-character play by Eric Coble. Alexandra, is a 79-year-old woman living alone in her Brooklyn brownstone with her fleeting memor...
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Sept. 19-Oct. 9: AFI Latin American Film Festival The 24th annual AFI Latin American Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through October 9 at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring. The festival will showcase 45 films from 21 different countries, including Spain, Portugal, Chi...
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On September 15, 1963, dynamite ripped through the basement of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, claiming the lives of four little girls in a moment that gripped the nation and helped lead to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Last night, a performance presented by the John F...
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Sept. 19: Used and Discarded: The Story of a Trafficked Survivor On Thursday night, performance artist Christine Walters will live out the true story of a sexually abused child who ran away from home, only to be sold at the age of 13 to a New York City pimp. A live DJ will spin the music, while Walters use...
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Sept. 17: Bleu Pop artist and songwriter/producer Bleu returns to Jammin’ Java in Vienna tomorrow night at 7:30. Bleu will be playing songs from his new album, “To Hell With You,” which he says is a departure from his past work. “It’s still singer-songwriter writing at the...
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Sept. 13-18: AFI Silver Theatre 75th Anniversary In celebration of its 75th anniversary, Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre presents a screening series that kicks off today at 3:15 p.m. with the musical film Carefree, starring Ginger Roge...
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In its 38-year history, the GALA Hispanic Theatre has seen a lot of changes, both within the company and in the city it calls home. But one thing has remained unchanged, the theater's dedication to sharing Latino arts and cultures with its diverse audience. Artistic director Hugo Medrano co-founded the theater in 1976 with his wife, Rebecca. GALA stands for Grupo de Artistas L...
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Sept. 12-Nov. 2: 40 for 40: Celebrating Four Decades of GRACE Starting tomorrow you can check out 40 for 40: Celebrating Four Decades of GRACE at the Greater Reston Arts Center. The exhibit marks the organization’s ruby anniversary, and includes everything from...
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Sept. 10-Oct. 5: Text/Message A new exhibit opens today at Bethesda’s Waverly Street Gallery, where it will be on view through October 5. In Text/Message, local ceramicist Kanika Sircar says s...
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Sept. 9-Oct. 19: Layer By Layer: Storytelling with Saris A new, multimedia exhibit will be on view at the Brentwood Arts Exchange through October 19. Layer By Layer: Storytelling with Saris is a collaborative printmaking and story project celebrating women’s l...
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The National Symphony Orchestra is preparing a multimedia composition all about the life of George Washington. The Kennedy Center will host the world premiere of "george WASHINGTON" by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Roger Reynolds from Oct. 3 through 5. The production will feature massive screens and surround sound to provide audiences with sights and sounds from the first ...
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Sept. 7-8: 11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival This weekend you can enjoy live music and a wide array of original art at the 11th Annual Alexandria King Street Art Festival. Starting at 10 a.m. on both Saturday and Sunday you can head to...
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Sept. 5-Oct. 31: Mutual Inspirations FestivalThe Embassy of the Czech Republic’s annual Mutual Inspirations Festival launches tomorrow and runs through October 31. This year’s focus is playwright, dissident and former Czech president Václav Havel, whose life and leg...