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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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Feb. 8-Mar. 9: Wearing Ethereal Starting today you can check out a new series of photographs and sculptures by local artist Jimmy Miracle. Wearing Ethereal will be up through March 9 at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery. Th...
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Standing at the top of the Tower Club in Tyson's Corner, you've got a bird's-eye view of the Beltway, McLean, and Northwest Washington. If you didn't know to look for the Pimmit Barn, you would probably miss it entirely amongst the suburban chaos below. Paul Kohlenberger, president of the McLean Historical Society, is currently involved in efforts to save the Pimmit Barn, whi...
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Feb. 7-Mar. 31: Preach!In his latest work, Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent draws connections between the Civil Rights Movement and the continuing debate over marriage equality. Preach! is on display at the ...
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Feb. 7: Ensembles of Afghanistan National Institute of Music Tomorrow night you can enjoy a concert by students from the Afghanistan National Institute of Music at The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage. The ...
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Feb. 5: John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High ConcertTonight you can head to Strathmore at 8 p.m. for John Denver: A Rocky Mountain High Concert. The performance will pay tribute to the late musician with vintage f...
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Feb. 4-24: Intimate Network This month you can view a solo project by D.C.-based artist Lisa Marie Thalhammer at The Fridge. Intimate Network exami...
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Feb. 1-10: FELA! For an energetic musical performance that will get you up out of your seat and leave you tapping your toes, you can go to Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall through February 10 to see ...
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The college workload is hard enough, but some students take on additional responsibilities in an effort to better their community. One of those over-achievers is Darius Thomas, a junior at Howard University who, for the past three years, has organized an annual event at his school called Birthday Suit, in which attendees discuss age-old stigmas while promoting a strong sense of self-i...
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Jan. 31-Feb. 25: A Sense of PlaceThe Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum in Bethesda presents a new collection today that includes pieces by eight different artists. A Sense of Place features works in oils, pastels, watercolor, and ...
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Jan. 30-Mar. 10: The (EXPLETIVE) with the HatStarting tonight you can enjoy a romantic comedy about the addictive and often painful experience of love. [Studio Theatre] (http://www.studiotheatre.org/ ) presents [The...umm...(EXPLETIVE) with the Hat] (http://www.studiotheatre.org/calendar/view.aspx?id=3525 ) by Stephen Adly Guirgis through March 10. Jackie is a n...
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Jan. 29-Mar. 17: Ladies Swing the BluesIt's 1955, and when a bebop icon suddenly passes away, the royalty of New York City's jazz scene gather at the famous Birdland club, where they discuss his impact and their own contributions to the genre they love. Ella Fitzgerald, Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker and...
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Jan. 28: Take Action Tour Rock band The Used is coming to the 9:30 Club tonight for its D.C. stop on the Take Action Tour. We Came As Roma...
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Jan. 26: Gangstagrass w/ special guest The HighballersBluegrass and hip-hop are great independently, but can the two complement each other? Like bacon and chocolate, or berries and vinegar, these two genres might be a better pair than you think. Tomorrow night you can hear the mix for yourself at Artisphere, w...
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Jan. 24-27: Uganda art for AIDS kidsNortheast D.C.'s Plymouth Congregational United Church of Christ is currently displaying art by Ugandan children and adults. The exhibit features artwork by HIV-AIDS patients enrolled in Uganda Art Consortium's ther...
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Jan. 23-Apr. 14: UncultivatedJanuary doesn't provide the best opportunities to stop and sniff the roses, but at two local photography exhibits you can appreciate the natural world, even if you can't smell it. Uncultivated is a public art project by Lynn...
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Jan. 22-Feb. 2: SapiosexualCan you pinpoint what most attracts you to others? For some it's a shapely pair of legs, a glittering set of eyes, shared interests or even a sense of humor. But sapiosexuals are drawn to intelligence. Local visual artists Jeremy Flick, ...
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Jan. 21: King: A Filmed Record... Montgomery to Memphis Happy Inauguration Day! Today you can pay tribute to the late Martin Luther King, Jr. without opening your wallet. AFI Silver Theatre is hosting a free screening of King: A Filmed Record...Mo...
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Jan. 18: To Know a Veil: Peeling Back the Layers of our Cultural Femininity  Modesty and femininity are relative terms that can be broadly defined depending on whom you ask. Tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. you can visit Hillyer Art Space to witness an expe...
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Jan. 16-Feb. 5: Towards AbstractionYou can view abstract work by a group of Corcoran College of Art + Design — educated painters through February 5 at The Watergate Gallery, which is hosting a reception tonight at 6:30 p.m. for the exhib...
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Jan. 15-Feb. 25: Pre-Inaugural Events at the National Museum of the American IndianThe Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian is hosting a photography exhibit and multicultural festival in honor of Inauguration Day. A Cen...