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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.


Articles Written by Lauren Landau

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A Maryland attorney filed a lawsuit today challenging a state elections board ruling that allows a candidate for lieutenant governor to fundraise during the state's upcoming legislative session. Statewide officeholders and state legislators are prohibited from raising money during Maryland's 90-day legislative session.  T...
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This Christmas, more than 60 volunteers gathered at Mary's Center in Silver Spring, Md., to give the health clinic a fresh new look. In 2013, the clinic provided health care, education and social services to 40,000 people, according to Rebecca Diamond, chief development officer of Mary's Ce...
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Dec. 24-29: The Gershwins’ Porgy and BessThe Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess opens tomorrow at The National Theatre, where it will be on stage through Sunday. The play is set in the early 1920s in Catfish Row, a fictitious African-A...
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Dec. 23: “Green Wheat Fields, Auvers” You can visit the National Gallery of Art’s West Building to see “Green Wheat Fields, Auvers,” a late 19th-century oil painting by Vincent Van Gogh. Curator Mary Morton says the "pure landscape" is in nearly pristine condition. You can see its swirling clouds an...
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Dec. 20: Everything You Are Looking For You can see work by interdisciplinary artist Alicia Eggert at Artisphere in Arlington through February 2. Everything You Are Looking For is a solo exhibi...
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There was a time in the not-so-distant past when Sarah McBride believed she had to choose between her dreams and her identity. But nearly two years after coming out as transgender, she not only continues to pursue her goal of working in politics, but she's also achieving it. Coming out more than once The last time Metro Connection interviewed...
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Dec. 18-Jan. 26: Gypsy You can see Gypsy, a musical fable, through January 26 at Arlington’s Signature Theatre. The show follows ultimate stage mother Momma Rose as she attempts to skyrocket her daughters to stardom, no matter what boun...
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Dec. 17-29: Noises Off What can go wrong on stage? Everything. After watching a farce from the wings, playwright Michael Frayn decided to write a show about the drama that can occur behind the scenes. Directed by Doug Wilder, Noises Off follows a troupe of “manic misfits” on the opening night of...
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Dec. 16-Jan. 17, 2014: Bojagi & Beyond You can see an exhibit at The Korean Cultural Center at the Embassy of the Republic of Korea that focuses on bojagi, a traditional Korean quilted wrapping cloth used for everyday and ceremonial purposes. ...
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Dec. 15: Fiesta Navidad This Sunday at 4 p.m. you can usher in the Christmas spirit at Fiesta Navidad, a concert featuring Grammy Award-winning Mexican ensemble Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano. Held at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax, the celebration ...
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Baking cookies is a time-honored holiday pastime, but while most people might whip up a couple dozen sugar cookies or gingerbread men, Dawn Leijon and her team of helpers come together every year to bake not dozens or even hundreds of cookies, but thousands of them. The night before Cookie Day, whi...
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Dec. 13: Dirty Bourbon River Show Tomorrow night you can head to Gypsy Sally’s in Northwest to listen to Dirty Bourbon River Show, which describes itself as a “New Orleans Gypsy Brass Circus Rock” band. The quintet of multi-instrumentalists has released 7 studio albu...
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Dec. 11-15: The Power of Two Starting today you can head to Arena Stage to see The Power of Two, a new cabaret presentation directed by Signature Theatre’s Associate Artistic Directo...
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Dec. 10-29: Land Lines: Navigating Boundaries of Geography and Memory You can see a solo exhibit by local artist Clare Winslow at the Washington Printmakers Gallery in Silver Spring through December 29. Lan...
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Dec. 9-Jan. 5, 2014: Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner Malcolm-Jamal Warner stars in the stage adaptation of Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, a new play by Todd Kriedler that you can see at Arena Stage through...
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Dec. 7: Antigone Rising Tomorrow night you can head to Jammin Java in Vienna for a 6 p.m. concert featuring alternative country rock band Antigone Rising and Mama’s Black Sheep. Cathy Henderson is the lead guitarist of Antigone Risi...
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In 2008, the economic downturn meant a lot of people were looking for a way to fill their time, and perhaps pursue a new career. So it may not be surprising that both The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts and The National Conservatory of Dramatic Arts saw a spike in enrollment. And the applications haven't stopped coming in. Lauren Landau talk with students and faculty member...
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Dec. 5-6: Ballet Hispanico Latino dance organization Ballet Hispanico returns to The Kennedy Center tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m. for the first time since 2007. The mixed repertory program includes works by four choreographers and live music by Grammy Award-winn...
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Dec. 5-8: Capital Irish Film FestivalSolas Nua’s Capital Irish Film Festival kicks off its eighth season tomorrow night at the E Street Cinema with a 6:30 screening of Lance Daly’s 2013...
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Dec. 3: My So-Called Jewish Life You can make your Festival of Lights a little brighter tonight with My So-Called Jewish Life, an annual storytelling event at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in D.C. You’ll hear a range of autobiographical stories about ...