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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. 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. ...
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Jun. 29: 18th Street Singers American vocal styles have changed a lot over the years, and tomorrow night you can enjoy a musical history lesson from the 18th Street Singers, who will be performing at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in D.C....
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Jun. 28-Jul. 4: A Band Called Death Before the Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols, the Ramones, heck! Before punk, there was a band called Death. During the early '70s, three brothers from Detroit started making fast and loud rock music, but were shunned by record companies. Nearly three decades la...
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Jun. 26-Jul. 14: Baby Universe: A Puppet OdysseyBaby Universe: A Puppet Odyssey opens today at The Studio Theatre in D.C. Written and directed by Kirjan Waage and Gwendolyn Warnock, the science-fiction play centers around the last inhab...
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Jun. 25-27: Concerts at Wolf Trap You can jam out at Wolf Trap in Vienna tomorrow night as the National Symphony Orchestra presents the Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, a tribute to the late Grateful Dead legend. The concert starts at 8:15 p.m. and will fe...
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Jun. 24-Aug. 11: One Night With Janis Joplin In case you missed it the first time around, you have a second opportunity to see One Night With Janis Joplin at Arena Stage. Helen Hayes Award nominee Ma...
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Jun. 21-23: AFI Docs Film Festival The AFI Docs Film Festival ends this Sunday, but you can still catch plenty of flicks before closing time. You can see The New Black this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the ...
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Jun. 20-29: Nordic Jazz 2013 Starting tonight you can check out modern jazz music from five Scandinavian countries as part of the seventh annual Nordic Jazz Festival. Presented by Twins Jazz Club in D.C. and the Nordic Embassies, the festival runs through June 29 and will ...
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Jun. 19-Jul. 7: A Quiet Disposition The Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design present A Quiet Disposition, an exhibit of five research-based projects by James Bridle that center on the subject of drone warfa...
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Jun. 18: Washington Performing Arts Society School is just about out for summer, and tonight you can see what a group of artistically-minded local students have been working on all year. Young musicians, vocalists and dancers from the Washington Performing Arts Society’s Capitol Arts Initiative will be performing at ...