Lauren Landau | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 Contributors

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

WAMU 88.5
Nov. 28: Bella Gaia Bella Gaia "is really the whole world on one stage," according to the show's creator, violinist Kenji Williams. You can see the live multimedia performance at the Music Center at Strathmore this Friday at 8 p.m. The show combines world ...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 25-Dec. 21: “Bad Jews” Losing a loved one can be a heart wrenching experience. In “Bad Jews,” a play by Joshua Harmon, that pain is compounded when the fate of a family heirloom is left open to debate. Confrontational and stubborn, Daphna believes her grandfather’s religiously symbolic neck...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 24-30: “Little Dancer” Amidst a swirl of bright colors, ballerinas twirl and sing in ”Little Dancer”, a world premiere musical at The Kennedy Center. Based on Edgar Degas’ famous sculpture, Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, currently ...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 22-May 31, 2015: The Traveler's Eye: Scenes of Asia The minds and tastes of seven different curators come together in a new exhibit opening tomorrow at the Smithsonian's Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. The work featured in The ...
WAMU 88.5
Metro Connection Segments 'Heroin Abuse Sucks': Recovering Addict Tells His Tale ...
WAMU 88.5
The Kennedy Center Honors is coming up, and this year's newly-named host will add a dash of humor to the annual event. The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced today Stephen Colbert will host the 37th annual event. A native Washingtonian, the comedian, writer and television show host attended the Emmy Award-winning event twice before. During t...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 22: “Reimagining the Piano Trio” This Saturday, you can question the conventional at Hillwood Estate Museum and Gardens in Northwest, where Levine Music will present “Reimagining the Piano Trio.” The concert re...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 18-Jan. 4, 2015: “Fiddler on the Roof” Tevye is a simple man from a traditional village. He works hard and finds joy in his religion, family, and the occasional chat with other locals. But when one of his five daughters says she wants to be her own matchmaker, it sets a trend in motion that can’t easily be stopped. Arena Stage...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 17-30: “Handbag” It’s not too late to see the D.C.-area premiere of “Handbag,” by British playwright Mark Ravenhill. The “in-yer-face” black comedy jumps between Victorian and modern-day London as it tells the story of two gay couples trying, and failing, to raise a child together. The show challenges the belief that parenthood is a natural instinct as it...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 14-22: Speakeasy Shorts DC Shorts film festival and local storytelling organization SpeakeasyDC are joining forces once again for the third annual Speakeasy Shorts. The competition combines two art forms as storytellers and filmmakers team up t...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 13-Dec. 7: Julius Caesar Friends, reporters, commuters, lend me your ears. Being stabbed in the back is painful, both physically and figuratively. You can head to Folger Theatre through December 7 to see one of the most infamous tales of betrayal. Robert Richmond directs Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, a story ...
WAMU 88.5
The Phillips Collection is turning to the public to raise money for a new program that will accompany a major exhibition focused on the artwork of Jacob Lawrence. The museum has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds to create an interactive digital microsite featuring artwork and interviews be...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 12-Feb. 22, 2015: The Singing and the Silence: Birds in Contemporary Art An exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum explores mankind’s relationship to birds, including the passenger pigeon and other extinct species. "The Singing and the Silence: Birds ...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 11: Yonder Mountain String Band Contemporary bluegrass group Yonder Mountain String Band is coming to the 9:30 Club tonight. The band, which breaks from the traditional by blending rock and other influences into its sound, will be j...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 10-16: FotoWeekDC FotoWeekDC is in full swing, presenting local fans of photography with exhibits, lectures, workshops and, for the first time, a film series. FotoDC Board Chair E. Brady Robinson says the programming gives a broad look at what’s going on right now in the worl...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 8-11: Welcome to Mars There's a lot more to puppetry than slapping some googly eyes on a sock. Tomorrow you can head to the ARTillery Tool Library in Northeast for an afternoon of puppet-making workshops. Welcome to Mars: A Community Puppet Build will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then on Monday, you can swing by ...
WAMU 88.5
Metro Connection Segments Could D.C. Be The Next Big Spot For Crowdfunding Companies? ...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 8: Maya Beiser Washington Performing Arts presents Maya Beiser’s new production “All Vows,” this Saturday night at 8 at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue. The concert, which explores the contrast between the physical...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 6-Dec. 7: “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe” Not quite ready to embrace that warm and fuzzy holiday spirit? Starting tomorrow, you can keep your bones chilled with Molotov Theatre Group’s latest production, “Nightfall with Edgar Allan Poe,”...
WAMU 88.5
Nov. 4-Indefinitely: “At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection” The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is celebrating its 40th anniversary with “At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection....