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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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A Supreme Court justice will be at the center of a new drama next year, but the affair won't unfold in the U.S. Supreme Court, but rather on stage. Arena Stage is announcing that it will host the premiere of a new political drama in its next season. The main character in the show is Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who becomes the unlikely mentor of a law clerk who hold...
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Feb. 28-Mar. 1: Bob Marley Tribute Tomorrow night and Saturday at 7 p.m., you can attend a Bob Marley Tribute concert at The Hamilton in Northwest featuring Junior Marvin, an original member of Bob Marley & The Wailers, accompanied by his band, ...
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Feb. 26-Mar. 8: Moby-DickMoby-Dick is on stage at The Kennedy Center through March 8 in the new American opera’s East Coast premiere. Based on the 19th-century novel by Herman Melville, the show has been described as “perhaps the most technically challenging opera Washington Na...
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Feb. 25-Mar. 9: The Wedding Dress The 20th century writer Nelson Rodrigues is known as Brazil’s greatest playwright, and for the first time you can see his murder-mystery The Wedding Dress performed right here in D.C., at Spooky Action Theater...
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Feb. 24-Mar. 2: Seminar It’s not too late to see the D.C. area premiere of Seminar by Pulitzer Prize nominee Theresa Rebeck. The comedy follows four aspiring young novelists who sign up for private lessons with an internationally-acclaimed literary figure, but find themselv...
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Feb. 21-Mar. 29: The Hero and the VillainThe Hero and the Villain, an installation by Baltimore-based artist Cindy Cheng, goes on view today at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery, where you can check it out through March 29. By juxta...
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Feb. 20-25: Orphie and the Book of Heroes It’s not too late for you and your kids to see the world premiere production of Orphie and the Book of Heroes by Christopher Dimond, featuring music by Michael Kooman. Recommended for ages 9 and up, the musical is on stage at ...
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Feb. 19: An Evening to Love You can head to The Kennedy Center tonight at 7:30 to see Bowen McCauley Dance (BMD) present An Evening to Love. The performance features four works, including two brand new pieces, which will all be accompanied b...
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Feb. 18-Mar. 9: Mother Courage and Her Children In Mother Courage and Her Children, Academy Award nominee Kathleen Turner stars as a tough as nails woman driven by necessity and survival. In a seemingly endless war, Courage must focus her ...
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Google's new high-tech glasses, called "Google Glass," aren't on sale just yet, but today is the last day that you can try out a pair as part of a temporary exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery. David Datuna's "Portrait of America" is the first work of art to incorporate Google Glass technology. The 12-foot multi-media American flag collage features photos ...
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Feb. 17: Portrait of America Art, science and technology intersect in David Datuna’s Portrait of America, the first work of art to incorporate “Google Glass” technology. Today is your last chance to see the 12-foot ...
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Feb. 16: Newport Jazz Festival: Now 60 The Newport Jazz Festival is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a worldwide tour that stops at Bethesda’s Music Center at Strathmore this Sunday at 7 p.m. Led by jazz clarinetist Anat Cohen, the 9...
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Dupont Circle is full of snow sculptures after a District tradition was cancelled for the day. Usually when it snows this much, the Washington DC Snowball Fight Association plans a public snowball fight, but due to concerns about potentially icy conditions, organizers tried something else today. Instead of hurling snowballs at each other, about 100 people gathered in DuPont Ci...
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Feb. 15: Play In A DayThis Saturday at 8 p.m. you can head to Imagination Stage in Bethesda for the 10th annual Play In A Day event, produced by the Bethesda Urban Partnership and ...
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Feb. 14: Sucker for LoveValentine's Day is quickly approaching, and while it might be too late to reserve a table at that swanky, new restaurant, you can still snag tickets to SpeakeasyDC's Sucker for Love show at the ...
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Feb. 12: Soweto Gospel Choir The two-time Grammy Award-winning Soweto Gospel Choir is coming to George Washington University  Lisner Auditorium tomorrow night at 8. The South African vocalists will honor the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela through traditional and contemp...
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Feb. 10-15: DC9 Nightclub 10-Year AnniversaryDC9 Nightclub celebrates 10 years of music and live performances with a weeklong showcase featuring artists and bands that are based out of, or got their start, in Washington, D.C. Now through Saturday you can head to the venue to hear a range of musical styles, from punk to pop, b...
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The musical dance performance group STOMP stopped by Gallaudet University university during its visit to D.C. to hold a workshop for students. During the one-hour workshop held by cast members of STOMP, dancers from the Gallaudet Dance Company learned the choreography to a number called "Hands and Feet." STOMP is famous for turning everyday objects such as shoppi...
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Feb. 9: Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel On its inaugural tour of the United States, the Haifa Symphony Orchestra of Israel will be stopping in Manassas for a concert this Sunday at 4 p.m. at the Hylton Performing Arts Center. Award-winning Israeli pianist ...
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A photo of Audrey Hepburn by Philippe Halsman, courtesy of the Nationa...