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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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If you drive past National Harbor in the next couple of weeks, you might notice three peaks of a large white tent. That's the site of a show called Odysseo by the circus group Cavalia, which marries equestrian and performance art with high-tech multimedia and special effects. Odysseo is the world's largest touring big top, with a stage that, at 17,500 square feet, is larger th...
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Oct. 14-Jan. 26, 2013: Van Gogh Repetitions People often imagine Vincent Van Gogh wildly moving his brush across a canvas, hastily creating his work. But the 19th century artist could also be methodical and controlled. Now through January 26 you can see ...
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With more publications turning to the web, many have suggested that print is dying. But don't tell that to Kate Jenkins, the founder and editor-in-chief of a new D.C.-based literary magazine called The Intentional that addresses issues of identity and community. Jenkins says she started the magazine about a year-and-a-half ago when she was going through a "quarter-life crisis...
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Oct. 12: Night of 1,000 Andy's Dance PartyArlington's Artisphere is turning three years old, and the venue is celebrating with an Andy Warhol-themed party tomorrow night at 8. You can don your snazziest pop art threads or dig out that black turtleneck for the ...
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You know that old idiom about laughing to keep from crying? Well that's kind of the idea in an upcoming comedy showcase that aims to cheer up furloughed federal workers. This Sunday, nine comics will perform in The 9 Comedy Series at the Iota Club & Café in Arlington. The line-up includes Herbie Gill, Elahe Izadi, Mariya Alexander, Michael Foody, Randolph Terrance, Abe Bart...
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Oct. 10-Nov. 3: Extremities Halloween is still a few weeks off, but it's not too early for some scary entertainment. Molotov Theatre Group's production of Extremities opens today at the ...
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Oct. 9-Nov. 17: dance of the holy ghostsStarting today you can see Marcus Gardley's dance of the holy ghosts at Center Stage in Baltimore. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah the play centers on Oscar Clifton, a Bl...
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Oct. 8-Jan. 5, 2014: Wanderer: Travel Prints by Ellen Day Hale Ellen Day Hale was well-known for her bold, portrait paintings, but in the late 19th century the American artist also helped revive the printmaking technique of etching. Wanderer: Travel Prints by Elle...
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Oct. 8-19: Beertown and A Killing GameDying can be fun, at least when it's part of a macabre yet comical staged production such as dog & pony dc's A Killing Game. The absurdist play meets party game is on stage at Silver Spri...
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Earlier this year the Washington National Cathedral announced its decision to perform same-sex marriages, and this weekend the local institution will focus on another LGBT issue: hate-inspired bullying, discrimination and violence. In the early morning hours of October 7, 1998 Matthew Shepard was abducted by two men, tied to a split-rail fence and beaten so severely that he ...
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Oct. 4: Twelfth Night Tomorrow at 8 p.m. you can see British-American touring troupe Aquila Theatre perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax. In the comedy, recent ship...
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Oct. 3-6: The Two-Character Play Starting tomorrow you can see Spooky Action Theater’s production of The Two-Character Play by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Richard Henrich, the play within a play follows two actors...
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Oct. 1-Jan. 5, 2014: Pakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration SeriesPakistani Voices: In Conversation with The Migration Series opens today at The Phillips Collection, where you can check i...
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Sept. 30: New Plays from Spain Tonight at 7 you can see New Plays from Spain at the Former Residence of the Ambassador of Spain in Northwest. Presented by Studio Theatre, No Rules Theatre Company, ...
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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...