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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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Sept. 9: All Things Local Showcase Gypsy Sally’s celebrates its one year anniversary tonight with the All Things Local Showcase. Presented by the venue and Listen Local First, the event will fea...
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Sept. 11-21: DC Shorts Film Festival 2014 The 11th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival returns this Thursday, bringing more than 130 short films to the District. In addition to screenings, there will also be workshops, parties, competitions and for the first time ever, cinema lovers can watch most of the selected work online. Director of Program...
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A temporary public art project is opening this weekend that promises to be the largest to ever hit the nation's capital. When the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities launched the 5x5 Project in the spring of 2012, it presented the largest public art project D.C. has ever seen. More than two years later, the commission is making local history once again with the second i...
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Sept. 5-Oct. 5: Yentl Yentl isn't like the other girls. All she wants to do is study Talmud, but that's not exactly kosher for Jewish women living in 19th-century Poland. Determined to reach her goals, she disguises herself as a man and enters yeshiva, where she falls in love wi...
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Sept. 6-Dec. 30: 5x5 Project The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities presents the second edition of the 5x5 Project, a city-wide exhibit featuring 25 works of temporary, public art. One part of the project is Nonuments, an outdoor exhibit curated by Lance Fung, who says the large-scale, temp...
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Sept. 3-Oct. 12: Belleville Studio Theatre presents Belleville, "a kind of thriller for the stage," according to Artistic Director David Muse. Written by 4000 Miles playwright Amy Herzog, the show takes place in a trendy Parisian neighborhood, the new home of American ex-pats Abby and Zack. Everything se...
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Sept. 2-Oct. 18: Axis A new group exhibit at Brentwood Arts Exchange presents visual and literary art created by more than a dozen artists, all of whom are former fellows of the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. Entitled “Ax...
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Sept. 1-21: Sunday in the Park with George Work isn't everything, but try telling that to George Seurat. The 19th-century French artist is constantly sketching, painting and reinventing his style, much to the chagrin of his mistress, Dot. Signature Theatre kicks off its 25th anniversary season with Sunday in the Park wi...
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A dozen students in Montgomery County are showing signs of pertussis, commonly known as "whooping cough," and three cases have been confirmed. Montgomery County Health and Human Services spokesperson Mary Anderson says the highly contagious illness begins with cold-like symptoms, but is accompanied by a severe, lingering cough. She says if parents notice these symptoms in th...
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August 29-31: The Winter's Tale The Winter's Tale is back on stage at Shakespeare Theatre Company as part of the venue's annual Free For All. There are a few ways to snag a seat. If you're willing to arrive early, you can stand in line for a pair of tickets. Or you can enter the online lottery for the Satur...
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Metro Connection Segments Dog Tag Bakery Seeks to Give Wounded Veterans a Fresh Start ...
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August 28-Sept. 14: Gidion’s Knot NextStop Theatre Company opens its 2014/2015 season tonight with Gidion’s Knot, a co-production with Forum Theatre Company. Written by Johnna Adams, the drama, w...
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August 28-Sept. 28: So I will let it (the ugly wallpaper) alone and talk about the house Starting tomorrow you can see a solo exhibit at Adah Rose Gallery in Kensington featuring work by local artist Maggie Gourlay. “So I will let it (the ugly wallpaper) alone and talk about...
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August 26-31: Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street is on stage at Warehouse Theater through Sunday, but with a new, face-melting twist. With permission from lyricist and composer Stephen Sondheim, Landless Theatre Company prese...
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August 26-Sept. 7: Each Other’s Dreams: Konko Village Through Image and Word Through text, photographs and carvings, a small village in Ghana is transported to ArtSpace Herndon. Each Other’s Dreams: Konko Village Through Image an...
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August 23: Chocolate City Rocks! D.C. go-go and hip-hop artists unite to produce Chocolate City Rocks!, a funk, rock and soul concert featuring Godisheus, four-time consecutive winner of the Washington Area Music Association's award for Best Hip-Hop Group, and Thaylobleu, an alt-rock band that blends classic rock with...
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August 21: Dave Weckl Acoustic Band Seasoned drummer Dave Weckl is playing and recording with a band for the first time in over a decade. The Dave Weckl Acoustic Band includes pianist and keyboardist Makoto Ozone, bassist Tom Kennedy and saxophonist Gary Meek. The jazz quartet will perform at The...
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August 22: Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars w/ Harper Simon Harper Simon, son of legendary musician Paul Simon, is teaming up with Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars for a one-night-only performance this Friday at the Black Cat...
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August 19-Sept. 21: Shining City & Molly Scena Theatre brings plays from around the world to D.C. audiences. The company is presenting two Irish dramas at the ...
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August 18-June 7, 2015: Perspectives You can drop by the Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery today through Thursday to watch an artist at work. As part of the museum’s “Perspectives” contemporary art series, performance and installation artist Chiharu Shiota of Japan will create a ...