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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. 27-28: FIGMENT DC This weekend, you can engage with artists and become one yourself at a participatory art event. FIGMENT DC will feature collaborative projects and performances by more than 40 local artists, most of whom need your help to achieve their artistic visions. There will also be activities such as bike jousting, pi...
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Metro Connection Segments Why Did African Americans Leave Georgetown? ...
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Sept. 24-28: Florencia in the Amazon Washington National Opera presents Florencia in the Amazon, the company’s first Spanish-language production in more than a decade. Inspired by the magic realism of Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez, this tale of love, loss and longing follows the passengers and crew...
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Sept. 23-27: UNCENSORED: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Express and Create The DC Public Library is celebrating Banned Books Week with a temporary exhibit called UNCENSORED: Celebrating the Freedom to Read, Express and Create. Curator Matthew Mann...
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Sept. 24-28: District Improv Festival Spontaneity will rule the stage at Source this week during the second annual District Improv Festival, which begins Wednesday and runs through September 28. Headlined by acclaimed improv duo TJ and Dave, who will teach an improv workshop on Sund...
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Sept. 19: Koto Music: Reminiscences, the Sea, and Seabirds St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Northwest is hosting a free program today at 12:15 p.m. called Koto Music: Reminiscences, the Sea, and Seabirds. Through a mixture of classical and contemporary pieces, attendees will le...
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Sept. 18-Oct. 8: The 25th AFI Latin American Film Festival The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center kicks off its Latin American Film Festival today in Silver Spring. Now in its 25th year, the festival is showcasing more than 40 films from Latin America, plus a few from Spain and Portugal. The program features international fil...
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Sept. 17-Oct. 11: Something Slightly Familiar An interactive exhibit featuring work by D.C.-based artist Emily Francisco is on view at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery through October 11. Sou...
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Sept. 16-21: Metamorphosis Fitting in is hard enough, but when Gregor wakes up one day to discover he’s transformed overnight into a giant insect, the young man finds himself further ostracized from his family. The Embassy of the Czech Republic and Alliance for New Music-Theatre present ...
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.mainpic { display: none; } .caption { display: none; } .photosource { display: none; } Joseph Marcell (King Lear) and Bethan Cullinane (Cord...
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Sept. 12-21: The Magic Flute and Venus and Adonis Shakespeare Theatre Company presents Isango Ensemble, which will perform The Magic Flute and Shakespeare's epic poem ...
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Sept. 11-13: Pink Martini and The von Trapps The great-grandchildren of Captain and Maria von Trapp, yes, that von Trapp family, are performing at The Kennedy Center with acclaimed orchestral cross-over group Pink Martini. Together, the musicians will play songs from thei...
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Sept. 11-Oct. 18: Toast Rachel Grossman of dog & pony dc says Toast is different every time you make it. But she’s not referring to the crunchy, breakfast-time staple. Toast is an audience-participatory play-meets-science fair, directed by Grossman, that opens tomorrow night and ru...
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You don't have to be in a movie theater or even in the District to attend this year's DC Shorts Film Festival, which opens Thursday. The 11th Annual DC Shorts Film Festival is bringing more than 130 cinematic works to D.C and Fairfax County. All of the short films are 2 to 30 minutes long, and this year for the first time ever, the majorit...
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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...