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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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The month of January is peak flu season, and our region is already seeing widespread virus activity. In Virginia, a Loudoun County fifth-grader died last week after battling the flu. The commonwealth is seeing widespread reports of influenza-like illness. In Maryland, the Department of Health also reports flu-like illness is occurring statewide and at high intensity. ...
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Jan. 4: "Salute to Vienna" Salute to Vienna, now in its 20th anniversary season, comes to the Music Center at Strathmore at 3 p.m. on Sunday. The show is officially recognized by the Mayor of Vienna as an authentic Viennese New Year's celebration, so if...
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Baltimore cyclists and church members are coming together to memorialize the man killed by an episcopal bishop in a hit and run accident. Tom Palermo was killed while riding his bike near his home in Baltimore. Today, hundreds of cyclists are riding in his memory. Nate Evans is Executive Director of Bike Maryland. He helped organize the ride, ending at the site of ...
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Jan. 1: Smithsonian Institutions Happy New Year! Your office may be closed today, but the Smithsonian Institution’s various museums and galleries aren’t. The National Zoo’s doors are also open, and if you’ve been meaning to check out ZooLights, today i...
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With the beginning of the new year, minimum wage earners in Maryland will start seeing larger paychecks, as a bill passed in April of 2014 takes effect that raises the minimum wage 75 cents, bringing it up to $8 an hour. Charly Carter is executive director of Maryland ...
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D.C. Mayor-elect Muriel Bowser will be sworn in at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center on Jan. 2. Advocates for the homeless say that as Bowser puts together her administration, she seems to be on the right track. When it comes to tackling the issue of homelessness, Bowser wants Laura Green Zeilinger on her team. Zeilinger is currently executive director of the U.S. I...
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Dec. 31: An Americana New Year! How was your year? Good, bad or mediocre, you can kiss 2014 goodbye tonight at Gypsy Sally’s in Georgetown. “An Americana New Year!” will feature Grammy-nominated group ...
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Fewer than three days remain before D.C. Mayor-Elect Muriel Bowser is sworn in at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center. Advocates for the homeless say as Bowser puts together her administration, she seems to be on the right track. When it comes to tackling the issue of homelessness, Bowser wants Laura Green Zeilinger on her team. Zeilinger is currently executive direct...
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Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Celebration You can usher in the New Year at ArtSpace Herndon, which is hosting a family-friendly African Drum and Band Workshop from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, when kids will learn how to make and play djembe drums. Then at 8:30 p.m., you’re invited to bring your instruments to the venue ...
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D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray went on a ribbon-cutting spree in the city's Shaw neighborhood on Monday. After cutting 17 ribbons, Mayor Vincent Gray's giant pair of scissors might be due for a sharpening. The mayor kicked off the afternoon at Compass Coffee, a new shop and roastery on 7th Street NW. He says the number of new and improved establishments is symbolic of the g...
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Dec. 29—Jan. 25, 2015: “Diner” Signature Theatre presents the world premiere of “Diner,” a new musical by Grammy Award winning musician Sheryl Crow and Academy Award winner Barry Levinson, who wrote and directed the 1982 film that inspired the show. Set i...
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Dec. 26: “Omar” The Rehoboth Beach Film Society presents the melodrama Omar tonight at the Movies at Midway, Rehoboth. Director Hany Abu-Assad packs action, suspense and a love story into this feature film. After an Israeli soldier is murdered, a Palestinian baker finds himself in a tough position. Recruited as an infor...
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Dec. 24: “Falafel Frenzy 2014” It’s Christmas Eve. But for those not celebrating the birth of Jesus or the magical legend of a certain jolly Northerner and his flying reindeer, it’s just another Wednesday. If you’re 21 or older and looking for something to do tonight, you can swing by The ...
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Dec. 26-Jan. 4, 2015: The Great Divorce The writings of C.S. Lewis come to life in The Great Divorce, presented by Fellowship for Performing Arts at Shakespeare Theatre Company. In just 90 minutes, the show cycles through some...
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A new report card details D.C.'s progress in helping homeless families (pdf), and the city isn't getting straight A's. The DC Fiscal Policy Institute released its report card on D.C.'s efforts to help homeless families. Giving the city a "C" average, the card says "the District is taking...
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Dec. 22-Jan. 31, 2015: “Setting the World on Fire, One Painting at a Time” Don’t try this at home. Peter Kephart is “Setting the World on Fire, One Painti...
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Arlington County manager Barbara Donnellan told the County Board this week that after reviewing the budget and exploring multiple options, she can't in good conscience recommend that Artisphere remain open. She says it's a tough and disappointing decision. The arts facility has been successful, she says, just not financially. In her statement, Donnellan says the cultural cen...
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Ari Roth, the long-time director of prominent local theater company Theater J is leaving, but he says the decision wasn't his idea. Politics of the Middle East may be part of the story. After 18 years as artistic director of the Washington DCJCC's in-house theater company, Roth "is stepping down to pursue a new series of endeavors," according to a statement from the JCC. But ...
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Dec. 19-21: "The Little Prince" Washington National Opera presents a holiday opera for the whole family. Rachel Portman's "The Little Prince" is based on the classic illustrated storybook by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and features a libretto by Nicholas Wright....
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Metro Connection Segments Frager's Hardware Expected to Back Under One Roof by 2017 ...