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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.


Articles Written by Lauren Landau

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July 1-Aug. 3: Coast to Coast Lines define borders, but what lies in the spaces between those boundaries? A photographic projection explores that question and investigates what happens by, in and on coastal barriers. Coast to Coast presents a variety of perspectives on ph...
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June 30-July 13: The Alexandria Community Art Library Torpedo Factory Art Center is celebrating its 40th anniversary with a special exhibit that honors the organization’s history and role within its hometown community. The Alexandria Community Art Library is a...
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Fares went for passengers on Metro on Sunday. The fare is up an average of 3 percent or about 10 cents per trip. Short trips of 3 miles or less rise from $1.70 to $1.75 during off-peak times and from $2.10 to $2.15 during rush hour. Instead of $1.60 or a $1.80 cash, Metro bus riders will pay a $1.75 whether they use cash or a SmarTrip card. Express bus fares will a...
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The National Park Service’s plans to restore the grass on the National Mall could leave one local event in the dust. After 47 years on "America's Front Yard," The Smithsonian Folklife Festival's layout is expected to change once National Park Service's new regulations go into effect, restricting the use and placement of stages and tents during multi-day events. ...
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June 28 to Sept. 28: "American Metal: The Art of Albert Paley" Distinguished metalsmith Albert Paley has been turning iron, steel and bronze into art for 50 years. Some of his large-scale, outdoor sculptural pieces, which he calls “architectural jewelry,” can be seen at locations throughout D.C., and this summer you can see mor...
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June 27 to Aug. 2: A Peace (of the Dream) Sonya Lawyer honors family and community in an exhibition that opens on Friday called A Peace (of the Dream). It celebrates our shared humanity through vintage photographs, music, personal stories and ...
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June 26 to June 28: DC Jazz Loft Series The DC Jazz Festival is bringing a variety of performances to local venues through Sunday. As part of the festivities, CapitalBop presents the DC Jazz Loft Series, which will include a musical battle betw...
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June 24 to 29: Buyer & Cellar Alex More’s acting career isn’t going too well, so when he gets the opportunity to work in Barbra Streisand’s basement, he takes it. The job might be the strangest he’s ever held, but he puts his retail and improv experience to good use playing shopkeeper in an underground shopping mall where nothing is really for sale because everythi...
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June 23-July 13: Side Show Daisy and Violet are close as two sisters can be. They’re joined at the hip…literally. Oscar winner Bill Condon directs Side Show, a musical about conjoined twins whose lives change forever when they’re recruited from a ramshackle Texas sideshow and trained to be vaudevil...
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The five-day international film festival AFI Docs holds screenings in venues throughout D.C. and at Silver Spring’s AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center. But this year, only one of the documentaries is set in D.C. How I Got Over follows a group of formerly homeless ...
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June 20-28: Enter Ophelia, distracted Hamlet always steals the spotlight. But while everyone is focused on his seemingly mad behavior, they fail to notice another tragedy unfolding. Taffety Punk Theatre Company presents Kimberly Gilbert’s Enter Ophelia, distracted through June 28. The show opens tonight at ...
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June 19-July 27: Gold Rush Gold holds significant meaning for many cultures. In Gold Rush, Marita Liulia and Thomas Xenakis present large-scale works that explore the relationship of...
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June 17: Tribute to Maya Angelou Tonight you can honor the life and legacy of Maya Angelou at a multi-genre arts tribute featuring poetry readings by local poet and arts advocate Sistah Joy among others, a lecture by Mary Brown Scott, opera by Soprano Pamela Simonson and a dance performance by ...
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June 16-July 3: PIPE DREAMS IN BLACK AND WHITE Bobbi Shulman has always been fascinated by color and light, but in her current solo exhibit Pipe Dreams in Black and White, the artist pares down her palette to a monochromatic scale, adding in jus...
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June 13-29: The Totalitarians Wealthy housewife Penelope Easter is running for public office, but she’s not really sure what her platform is and she has a tendency to say the wrong thing. The campaign’s success rests on the shoulders and pen of Francine, an ambitious speechwriter who may have come up with the perfect patriotic slogan. So what if it doesn't really mean a...
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June 12-29: Healing Wars Liz Lerman says she aims to deliver both information and emotion in her theatrical dance piece Healing Wars, which is at Arena Stage through June 29. A small cast uses dance and dialogue to portray doctors, soldiers, l...
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A D.C. actor returns to the stage tonight after being assaulted last month. It's been less than three weeks since a group of young men beat and robbed Frank Britton while the actor was trying to hail a cab after celebrating the opening night of Forum Theatre's The Last Days of Judas Iscariot. He suffered multiple injuries, including a shattered cheekbone...
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June 11-July 13: Private Lives Divorcés Amanda and Elyot have finally moved on from their failed marriage and are each on their honeymoon, eager to start fresh with their respective, new partners. But that becomes difficult when the exes realize they're staying in adjacent rooms. In this comedy by Noël Coward, the former flames must decide whether to kindle their old spark...
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June 10-28: The Wonderful World of Dissocia Lisa Jones hasn’t been feeling like herself lately. She lost an hour while flying to London, and now she wants it back. Her journey to retrieve those missed minutes lands her in a fantastical world where cars fly, bears sing, and violence is not uncommon. But everything is not as it seems in this surreal, dark comedy about liv...