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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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August 1-2: Melba Moore R&B and Gospel singer Melba Moore is coming to D.C. With nearly five decades of performing and recording experience under her belt, Moore has sung backup vocals for the likes of Aretha Franklin and Dionne Warwick, taken home a Tony Award for her stage acting, and made a name for herself with hits on the R&B c...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Is D.C.'s Official Weather Measured in Virginia? ...
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July 31: Smash Mouth with The Raised By Wolves If you’re feeling nostalgic for the late 1990s, the rock band Smash Mouth is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. The group performs tonight at The State Theater in Falls Church at 8 p.m. You'll hear some of the band's past...
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July 30-August 3: Mary Poppins Jane and Michael Banks aren't well-behaved children. In fact, they can be quite naughty and have sent several caretakers packing. But Mary Poppins isn’t your average nanny. She sings, she flies and with a pinch of magic, and a crash course in etiquette, sh...
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This year's Virgin Mobile Freefest is cancelled, but organizers aren't giving many details why. For the past five years, thousands of concertgoers have flocked to Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia for Virgin Mobile FreeFest, a benefit concert that helped support homeless youth. When the free tickets ran out, which they quickly did, music fans could volunteer their time ...
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July 29: DC's Finest: Marcus Johnson & Sylver Logan Sharp AARP and Howard Theatre Restoration present DC's Finest: Marcus Johnson & Sylver Logan Sharp, along with opening act Marshall Sims, toni...
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July 28-Jan. 11, 2015: Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents the first solo exhibit of Salvatore Scarpitta’s work to ever hit the East Coast. Salvatore S...
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July 25: Purple Rain The 1984 movie Purple Rain and its Grammy Award-winning soundtrack album celebrate their 30th anniversary this year. The semi-autobiographical film showcases Prince in his prime as it tells the story of a talented yet troubled young musician in Minneapolis who falls head over heels in lov...
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Metro Connection Segments Koreans Roll In To D.C.'s Bagel Businesses ...
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July 24-August 17: The Candy Store A colorful exhibit is transforming VisArts at Rockville into a sweet shop. In The Candy Store, artist Jackie Hoysted decorates the walls with vibrant, rectangular paintings coated i...
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July 23-29: March on Washington Film Festival The second annual March on Washington Film Festival is in full swing, bringing live performances, panel discussions and free movie screenings to locations throughout D.C. This year’s selected films highlight under-told stories about the sacrifices and triumphs of the Civ...
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July 26-27: Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci The newly-formed local company Maryland Lyric Opera wraps up its debut season this weekend with dual productions of Cavalleria Rusticana and I Pagliacci. In the first, a woman accuses her sweetheart of cheating and soon learns that unlike lovers, words can’t be taken back. In ...
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July 21-Jan. 18, 2015: Cartier: Marjorie Merriweather Post’s Dazzling Gems Philanthropist and art collector Marjorie Merriweather Post is considered to be one of the most important 20th century clients of French jeweler Cartier. From the 1920s through the 1960s, the American socialite commissioned a number of custom-made jewelry sets, ...
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July 20 to 24: Monty Python Live (Mostly) For the first time in more than three decades, the comics behind Monty Python are reuniting for a live performance at London's O2 Arena, where the gang is performing some of their greatest hits with a modern twist. But assuming you don't want to schlep all the way across the pond, you can grab a...
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The names of those responsible for war crimes during World War II have long been locked in U.N. investigative files away from public view, but now a local museum is putting the more than 500,000 documents on view for the first time. Starting today, the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is making the entire U.N. War Crimes Commission archive a...
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July 17-August 10: Dani Girl Unexpected Stage Company presents its first musical, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond’s Dani Girl. When a nine-year-old girl loses her hair to leukemia, she, a fellow hospital patient and an imaginary friend embark on a magical journey to get it back. Dimond, who wrote the book and lyrics...
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July 19: Soul on Fire The Musical As a child, playwright and composer Tyrone Stanley witnessed the sexual abuse of a family member at the hands of a trusted friend. His play Soul on Fire The Musical tells the story of a young girl who takes matters into her own hands when the justice system fails to address the assault that shat...
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July 14-20: Rodney King Rodney King became a household name after he was brutally beaten by Los Angeles police officers, following a high-speed chase. An eyewitness caught much of the incident on video, and when the officers responsible were acquitted, L.A. burned. In a one-man-show named for the man whose...
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The annual Capital Fringe Festival, which aims to bring new energy and artists to the D.C. area performing arts community, is back. This year's program includes one play that hits close to home. Playwright Jennie Berman Eng makes her Capital Fringe debut with the world premiere of Bethesda, a drama about a family that returns to the U.S. after the father commits ce...
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July 11-12: Bastille Day Celebrations Bastille Day is Monday, but you don't have to wait until next week to celebrate the French national holiday. Alliance Française de Washington, D.C. is hosting an open house today from 3 to 8 p.m. at its DuPont Circle location. You can practice your French or learn new words while nibbling on so...