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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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Oct. 31: Psycho This Halloween night you can head to Angelika Pop-Up at Union Market, which will be screening Alfred Hitchcock's classic horror film "Pyscho" at 7 and 9:30 p.m. Moviegoers will receive a bag of treats created...
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Oct. 30-Nov. 2: The Middleburg Film Festival The Middleburg Film Festival kicks off today, bringing more than 20 narrative and documentary films, plus Q&A sessions, to Loudoun County. Executive Director Susan Koch says a lot of time and care goes into curating the festival. “Rather than going, let’s say somewhere where t...
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Oct. 29: Cicely Parnas American cellist Cicely Parnas performs in D.C. tonight at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The young, yet accomplished musician will play works by Beethoven, Cassadó and Rachmaninoff. As part of the museum’s annual S...
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Oct. 28-Nov.2: The Wolfe Twins It’s not too late to see the world premiere of The Wolfe Twins by Rachel Bonds. The drama follows a pair of estranged siblings all the way to Rome, where they hope to rekindle their familial relationship. But when brother Lewis makes that warm connection with a beautifu...
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Oct. 27-Nov. 16: Rage When a suicidal student walks into his guidance counselor’s office with a gun, he declares that only one of them will be leaving the room. It’s up to the teacher to defend either her nonviolent principles, or her life. Ambassador Theater presents the US premiere of Rage by Canadian playwright Michele Ri...
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Oct. 24-Nov. 9: Kids Euro Festival Starting today you can give your children a European experience without breaking the bank or leaving D.C. The Kids Euro Festival runs through November 9 and will feature nearly 100 free, family-friendly performing arts events, film screenings and more. Oct. 26: What Makes It Great? ...
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Oct. 23-26: Driving Miss Daisy In Driving Miss Daisy, a stubborn Jewish matriarch totals her car, prompting her adult son to hire a chauffeur. But it takes a while for mom to warm up to the idea and her new, equally strong-willed driver. However as a friendship develops, the pair navigate not only the streets...
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Oct. 22-Dec. 7: Sex with Strangers In this interconnected world, it sometimes feels like you need to get off the grid to get anything done. With the Wi-Fi down and a blizzard brewing outside, Olivia can finally focus on finishing her novel…until a handsome young blogger knocks on her cabin door. Sex with ...
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Oct. 22-Nov. 15: Visible Language Performing arts company WSC Avant Bard and Gallaudet University present Visible Language, an exploration of Deaf history and culture performed in both American Sign Language and English. Based on...
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Oct. 17-29: Magnificent Intentions Music Festival While watching last year's Grammy Awards, local musician Ryan Walker had a thought: his friends make music just as good, if not better than some of the big-name artists splashed across his television screen. Starting tonight, you can join him and other local musicians at IOTA Club & ...
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Oct. 16-26: Danny Boy Unexpected Stage Company presents the D.C.-area premiere of Danny Boy by Marc Goldsmith. Local actor Scott Strasbaugh plays the lead role and says the comedy is about a multidimensional character who comes with his own baggage. “Danny is your typical, career-oriented New Yorker, except f...
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Oct. 16: Tales of Mystery and Imagination: Readings from the Works of Edgar Allan Poe If you enjoy things spooky and sweet, you can visit the Athenaeum in Alexandria tomorrow night at 7 p.m., when live actors will recite poems and stories by a master of the macabre. Guillotine Theatre presents ...
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Oct. 13-Nov. 9: ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps} Constellation Theatre Company presents ABSOLUTELY! {perhaps} by Luigi Pirandello. This new adaptation by Martin Sherman is set in the early 1960s in an Italian village. When residents discover that a newly-arrived couple i...
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For some Virginia schoolchildren, long summer breaks might become a thing of the past. Gov. Terry McAuliffe is awarding more than $1.6 million in grants to support year-round instructional programs at 29 Virginia schools in 13 school districts. Instead of using the traditional calendar, schools redistribute the standard 180-day school year across 12 months. But tha...
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The numbers are in and one candidate for D.C. mayor out-fundraised the competition. New campaign finance reports show Democrat Muriel Bowser has $1 million to spend during the final month of her bid for D.C. mayor. By comparison, her closest rival, Independent candidate David Catania, has about half as much. Catania's campaign surpassed its $1 million fundraising goal and ha...
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Oct. 11-12: Sweeney Todd--The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Virginia Opera opens its 40th anniversary season with Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning musical about love, revenge and meat pies. You can see Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street at Geo...
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Metro Connection Segments Family Tree: From George Washington To The Black Heritage Museum Of Arlington ...
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Oct. 9-Nov. 9: DC Dead Immersive theater meets haunted house meets cooperative game in DC Dead, a “zombie survival experience” that is turning the entire Capital Fringe building into a stage set for adventure. Armed with Nerf-guns, teams of six will be guided through the zombie-infested b...
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Oct. 8-Jan. 11, 2015: Degas’s Little Dancer A famous sculpture takes center stage in Degas's Little Dancer, an exhibit at the National Gallery of Art featuring ballet-themed artwork by Edgar Degas. Curator Alison Luch...
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The International Spy Museum is pulling out of a planned redevelopment of Washington's historic Carnegie Library that would have created a new space for the museum near the city's convention center. The museum and the convention center authority Events DC had been working on the proposed redevelopment since 2012. But the District of Columbia Historic Preservation Review Boar...