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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 13-June 22: Words and Letters When text is included in art work, it can become the focus of the piece or simply add to its message. In Words and Letters, regional artists explore the various uses of language in visual art. This Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association exhibit is...
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May 12-18: Living Out Ana is a mother of two, but her kids aren’t the only ones she’s taking care of. The Salvadoran nanny works for Nancy, a lawyer and mom who is struggling to balance her personal and professional goals. Living Out is on stage at GALA Hispan...
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May 9-18: The Magic FluteThe Magic Flute, Mozart’s classic tale of adventure, romance and redemption is being told on stage at The Kennedy Center, where the Washington National Opera is performing the family-friendly production in ...
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Metro Connection Segments Rich Massabny: Shooting From The Hip From Arlington For More Than 30 Years ...
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May 8 to 11: Blue Man Group Music, art, comedy and a whole lot of color collide on stage at The National Theatre, where Blue Man Group is performing through Sunday. In the high-energy, carefully synchronized performance, three alien-looking men painted blue perform nonverbal skits ranging from a ...
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May 7-31: The Rulebreaker Rep: Bloody Poetry and Charm Taffety Punk Theatre Company isn’t known for following rules, and neither are the characters in the group’s current productions. The two plays in The Rulebreaker Rep focus on literary giants from the 1800s who buck the mainstream and march to the beat of the...
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A local organization is celebrating American workers all month long with a new festival. Chris Garlock is director of DC Labor Filmfest, which is now in its fourteenth year and anchoring the brand new DC Laborfest. To kick off the festival, he and about 25 people gathered at the Mother Jones Marker in Silver Sp...
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May 3: Dalí Quartet The Dalí Quartet is coming to BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown tomorrow. The classical Latin-American string quartet will perform its Latin Family Fiesta Concert at 1 p.m. and will pick up their instruments again at 8 p.m. for a Gallery Perfo...
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May 3: Funk Parade This Saturday you can celebrate the U Street neighborhood at Funk Parade, an all-day event. From noon to 5 p.m. you can check out music, dance, street performances, activities and workshops. Then, you can clap your hands and blow your horn at an audience-participatory parade. Finally, starting at 7 p.m., you can get you...
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Apr. 30-May 25: The Two Gentlemen of Verona The New York-based troupe Fiasco Theater makes its D.C. debut with Shakespeare’s clever comedy The Two Gentlemen of Verona, which you can see at Folger The...
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Apr. 29-May 18: Turkish Tango You can see the U.S. premiere of Turkish Tango by Rafael Bruza at Gunston Arts Center in Arlington through May 18. Presented by [Teatro de la Luna] (http://teatrodelaluna.org/home.htm) and directed by Mario Marcel, the comedy follows a pair of lovers and tango dancer...
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Apr. 28-May 18: Failure: A Love Story The Hub Theatre presents the D.C. area premiere of Failure: A Love Story by Philip Dawkins. Matt Bassett directs this musical, macabre comedy about a trio of sisters in their last year of life. But, before their hea...
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Apr. 26: Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival This weekend you can celebrate local music, food and culture at the 5th annual Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival. The party kicks off tomorrow at noon and runs until 8 p.m. at Kingman Island on the Anacostia River. The event features two main stages...
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The Appalachian region is home to the most bio-diverse community of salamanders in the world. Out in Western Maryland lies a frost pocket that creates perfect conditions for these amphibious lovers of the cold and damp. Deborah Landau is the conservation ecologist at the Maryland-DC chapter of The Nature Conservancy, which protects Finzel Swamp, a haven for salamanders. She ...
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Brunswick, Maryland Kathy Heinsohn, 50, moved to Brunswick, Md. seven years ago when she was looking to buy a home. She settled on an old Victorian house with a large backyard where she could garden and keep her bees, of which she has roughly 30,000. "My favorite thing about living in Brunswick is, where I live there are no HOAs, so you don't have to paint your h...
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Apr. 25-26: BOTANICA Humor, art, athleticism and visual trickery come together in BOTANICA, a performance by MOMIX. The troupe of dance-illusionists is coming to George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium tomorrow night and Saturda...
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Apr. 25: John Brown’s Body American reggae band John Brown’s Body is coming to Gypsy Sally’s in Northwest this Friday night at 9. The eight-piece progressive band builds off its reggae roots with a blend of dub, drum and bass and electro sounds. Baltimore-based gro...
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Apr. 22-May 7: SHRED You can head to Northwest through May 7 to see SHRED, a new exhibit at Hierarchy, a special project from DC-based No Kings Collective. The solo exhibit features work by LA-based stencil artist Matthew Curran,...