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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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On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln delivered one of the most well known speeches in American history. On Tuesday at 10:30 a.m., D.C. Poet Laureate Dolores Kendrick will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address with a dramatic performance at President Lincoln's Cottage in Northwest D.C. After Kendrick's solo reading, visitors will be invited t...
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Dana Tai Soon Burgess is giving directions to some of his company members. But the dancers aren't rehearsing in a traditional studio. They're at the National Portrait Gallery, tweaking their choreography for "Homage," a site-specific work that will be performed tomorrow in the museum's Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard. Burgess says the work is literally a homage to all of t...
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Nov. 16: Out of My HandsChristopher O’Riley, long-time host of NPR’s From the Top, is an acclaimed pianist who knows his way around classical scores by composers such as Beethoven, Chopin and Ravel. But tomorrow night at 8 p.m. you can head to ...
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Nov. 15: World Blues The blues might be a homegrown genre, but its influence is felt in all corners of the globe. Tomorrow night at 8 you can head to George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax for World Blues, a concert featuring Grammy Award-winning folk/blues art...
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Nov. 13-Dec. 29: The Apple Family PlaysThe Apple Family Plays, a series of political family dramas by Richard Nelson, goes on stage today in rotating repertory at The Studio Theatre. Serge Seiden directs the two plays with a linked storyline, That Ho...
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Nov. 12-17: Matthew Bourne’s Sleeping Beauty If you find yourself wishing you could go back to bed this morning, picture taking a nap that lasts 100 years. In Matthew Bourne’s re-imagining of the ballet Sleeping Beauty, Aurora goes to sleep in the early 1900s and snoozes for a...
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Nov. 12: Teenage Diaries Revisited Back in 1996, a group of teenagers were given tape recorders and asked to talk about their lives for the NPR series Teenage Diaries. Listeners became acquainted with people such as Josh, a young man with Tourette’s syndrome, football star Frankie, whose father wa...
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Nov. 9: Laugh Your Arse Off! Tomorrow night you can see a brand new play at Artisphere. It’s so new in fact, that it doesn’t even exist yet. The Improvised Shakespeare Company of Chicago will create two completely different plays at 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. based on aud...
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Nov. 7-9: National Symphony Orchestra: John Storgårds, conductor Tonight through Saturday, you can take a seat in The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, where Finland's John Storgårds will be conducting the National Sym...
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Nov. 6-Feb. 23, 2013: Mia Feuer: An Unkindness It’s generally a bad idea to run or rollerblade indoors, but now through February 23 you can glide around a synthetic ice skating rink in the Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Rotunda as part of a new exhibit. ...
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Nov. 5-Dec. 7: Italianissimo Today through December 7, visitors to Bethesda’s Waverly Street Gallery can take a visual trip to Italy. Photographer Richard Lasner unveils 18 new images of the Tuscan hills, an Italian winery and other scenic locations in ...
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This weekend, musicians came together to raise money for a local program helping those with autism. More than a dozen bands and solo performers converged at The Auld Shebeen in Fairfax to play at Artists for Autism, a two-day benefit concert presented by Only About The Music. Toy Soldiers drove down from Philadelphia for Sunday's show. When bandmember Dominic Billett ...
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Nov. 4-10: Sister Act Sister Mary Clarence isn’t your average nun. Well, technically that’s because she isn’t a nun, or a Catholic, or even a church-going woman. She’s a sassy lounge singer who has to hide in a convent after witnessing a murder. In Sister Act, the not-so-devoted div...
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Oct. 31: Halloween Circus Just because you’re too old to go trick or treating, doesn’t mean you have to stay home tonight. The Black Cat is hosting a Halloween Circus, which will include costumes, burlesque performances and live music by ...
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Oct. 30: A Flower is a Lovesome Thing Tonight you can hear singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Nellie McKay perform alongside the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet in a new collaborative program called ...
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Hundreds of heels stampeded through Dupont Circle last night for the 27th annual High Heel Race. A crowd of people, including men, women and plenty of men dressed as women, braced themselves behind the starting line next to Colbalt bar and nightclub on 17th Street NW as Mayor Vincent Gray grabbed a bullhorn. "Are you ready? Take your marks! Get set! Go!" Gray yelled....
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Oct. 30-Nov. 17: I Am My Own Wife Starting tomorrow, Rep Stage presents I Am My Own Wife, the 2004 Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning play by Doug Wright. Based on a true story, the production tells the tale of Charlotte von Mahlsdorf,...
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Oct. 28-Nov. 17: Love in Afghanistan In Charles Randolph-Wright’s Love in Afghanistan, hip-hop artist Duke travels to Bagram Airfield to entertain the troops. But his trip takes an unexpected turn when he meets Roya, a beautiful and feisty interpreter. As the two dev...
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On a Friday morning, students from D.C.'s Duke Ellington School of the Arts gathered at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, where they spread out on rubber mats, following directions from yoga instructor Hilaria Baldwin. The class was offered as part of Yoga: The Art of Transformation, which is on view through January 26. In college, Baldwin majored in art history a...
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Pete Bergen organizes comedy, improv and stand-up shows in the D.C. area under the group name Chinese Menu Comedy. Tonight he and other comics will get crowds laughing at a benefit event for ...