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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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Jul. 24-Jun. 8, 2014: A world Lost You can see a site-specific installation that stitches together the themes of mobility, globalization and ecology. “A world Lost” features a large metal dome adorned with objects such as black horns and light bulbs, suspended above a winding trail o...
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Jul. 23-Aug. 11: The Lady in the VanUnexpected Stage Company presents The Lady in the Van, a bittersweet comedy based on true events. The play chronicles the relationship between playwright Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a homeless eccentri...
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Jul. 22-25: Girl Most LikelyGirl Most Likely is now playing at local theaters, including, but not limited to, the Landmark E Street Cinema, ...
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The Capital Fringe Festival is in full swing, bringing a variety of avant-garde performing arts events to D.C. through July 28. Like much of the line-up, Disco Jesus and the Apostles of Funk is no...
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Jul. 19-Aug. 11: The Who’s Tommy You can start your weekend on a musical note with two productions that open today. Port Tobacco Players in La Plata, Md. present The Who’s Tommy through August 11. The epic rock opera tells the story of a young boy, struck “deaf, dumb and blind,” who later grows u...
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Jul. 18-Oct. 15: Guerrero: Seven Regions of Art and Tradition The Mexican state of Guerrero can be divided into seven regions, which all boast their own distinctive artistic cultures. You can learn about these diverse art styles at the Mexican Cultural Institute in D.C., where ...
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Jul. 17-Aug. 24: Nostalgia Structures Artists from Iran, South Korea and the United States reference the concept of memory in Nostalgia Structures, an exhibit of sculptures, installations, and 2-dimensional works at ...
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Jul. 17-27: The T Party A new play written and directed by Natsu Onoda Power opens tomorrow at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. Presented by Forum Theatre, The T Party—spelled with just a capital “...
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Jul. 17-21: Quidam Starting this Wednesday, you can slip into the whimsical world of a young girl’s imagination in Quidam, a Cirque du Soleil production. Ignored by her detached and a...
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Jul. 13-Aug. 4: The Hitchcock 9: Alfred Hitchcock’s Silent Films Alfred Hitchcock once said that “the silent pictures were the purest form of cinema,” and starting tomorrow you can see nine, meticulously-restored examples of the famed director’s earliest work. The National Gallery of Art and Silver Sp...
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Jul. 11-28: Capital Fringe Festival The annual Capital Fringe Festival returns to D.C. today, offering a variety of dance, theater and musical performances at more than a dozen local venues through July 28. With 130 different performing arts groups participating, the opportunities for creative and uncensored entertai...
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Jul. 10-21: Sandaya: Burmese Lessons You can learn about the cultural artistry and recent socio-political climate of Myanmar in Sandaya: Burmese Lessons, which will be previewed tonight, opens tomorrow night at 8 and runs through July 21 at ...
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Jul. 9-31: For Mature Audiences OnlyLocal artist Marcie Wolf-Hubbard has a new exhibit on view at 49 West Coffeehouse Wine Bar & Gallery in Annapolis. Colorful backgrounds make marble-like white and gray figures stand out in ...
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Jul. 8-14: DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival Hip-Hop is so much more than rap music, and you can discover just how versatile the genre can be at the DC Hip-Hop Theater Festival, showcasing dance, music, film, theater and public artwork through July 14. This Wednesday at 9 p.m. you can go to ...
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The annual Capital Fringe Festival returns to D.C. this Thursday, bringing a variety of theater, dance, and musical performances to more than a dozen local venues through July 28. The line-up features 130 performing arts groups, including MOVEiUS Contemporary Ballet, recipient of last year's Fringe Audience Award. Founder and executive director Diana Movius says the festiva...
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Jul. 5-Aug. 9: The Burning of Visibility: From Reality to Dream You can see a collection of work by French photographer Anne-Lise Large through August 9 at the Art Museum of the Americas F Street Gallery. ...
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Jul. 5-7: Perfect Arrangement It's 1950 and two State Department employees are tasked with uncovering suspected homosexuals, but what their employers don't realize is that Norma and Bob are hunting for themselves, and their image as happily-married, straight individuals...is a lie. Playwright Topher Payne&n...
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Jul. 3-Sept. 29: WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its AftermathThe nationwide tour of WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath is at the Corcoran Gallery of Art through September 29. The exhibit features images cap...
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Jul. 2-27: Get Off The WallYou can see a new exhibit at The artdc Gallery in Hyattsville through July 27. Five artists contribute kinetic sculptures in Get Off The Wall, which features free-hanging mobiles made from materials such as rocks,...
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Jul. 1-Jan. 5, 2014: A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum The Smithsonian American Art Museum celebrates 30 years of collecting photos with an exhibit featuring more than 100 images from the museum's permanent collection. ...