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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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Mar. 29-Apr. 5: Sway You can head to Theatre on the Run in Arlington at 7 p.m. tomorrow or on April 5 to see Jane Franklin Dance present Sway. The work features pieces choreographed to Dean Martin classics such as “Memories Are Made of This,” “That’s Amore,” and “Sway.” The program also ...
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A few months ago, WMATA announced plans to finally bring Metro rail to Georgetown as part of the proposed 2040 Regional Transit System Plan, which aims to improve transportation in order to better serve the region’s growing population. But for some local residents and business owners, rail service is just the tip of the iceberg — and it can’t come soon enough. The Geo...
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Mar. 27-30: Split This Rock Poetry Festival: Poems of Provocation & Witness 2014 The biennial Split This Rock Poetry Festival kicks off today and will bring poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions and youth programming to D.C. through Sunday. The four-day festival will showca...
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Mar. 26-Apr. 12: HAIR You can see the rock musical HAIR at The Keegan Theatre through April 12. Set in the 1960s, the play follows a group of teenagers on their search for truth, peace and love in Vietnam War era America. HAIR includes nudity a...
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Mar. 25-Apr. 12: Oh Dad, Poor Dad, Mamma’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feelin’ So Sad You can head to Gunston Arts Center in Arlington through April 12 to see American Century Theater’s production of Arthur Kopit’s classic farce Oh Dad, Poor...
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Mar. 24-Aug. 24: Foxcroft School: The Art of Women and the Sporting Life You can visit the National Sporting Library & Museum in Middleburg, Virginia through August 24 to see Foxcroft School: The Art of Women and the Sporting Life, an exhibition focusing on women as sporting enthusiasts, artists and art collectors. The collecti...
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Mar. 21-23: Le Jardin Chinois You can see an 18th-century French music concert at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Southeast today through Sunday. The program for Folger Consort’s Le Jardin Chinois will include works by Rameau, Marais and Telemann, plus Chinese m...
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Mar. 20-29: The Elixir of Love Washington National Opera presents a revival of Gaetano Donizetti’s romantic comedy The Elixir of Love. The opera follows a handsome peasant who falls for a woman who's out of his league. But, with the help of what he ...
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Mar. 19-Apr. 6: Exposed DC Photography Show The 8th annual Exposed DC Photography Show opens today and will be on display at Long View Gallery in Northwest through April 6. The juried exhibit features nearly 50 images of the D.C. area that were chosen for their portrayal of the re...
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The installation Raw to Real: Carving Theater gives viewers a glimpse into the creative process behind Handspring Puppet Company's work. A theater festival...
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Mar. 21-22: Bethesda Film Fest You can see work by local filmmakers at the second annual Bethesda Film Fest, which will be held this Friday and Saturday at Imagination Stage in Bethesda. The two evenings will feature screenings of five short document...
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Mar. 17: RUNA Contemporary Celtic band ...
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March 14 to 30: "Happily Ever After" Ambassador Theater presents the world premiere of "Happily Ever After" at CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery in Northwest. Spanish playwright Cristina Colm...
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Mar. 12-Aug. 17: Modern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation CollectionModern American Realism: The Sara Roby Foundation Collection is on view at the Smithsonian American Art Museum through August 17. Chief Curator Virginia Mecklenburg selected t...
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Rap legend The Notorious B.I.G. died 17 years ago, but on Monday night his songs were given new life at a tribute concert held in his memory. More than 150 people came out to The Howard Theatre to pay homage to The Notorious B.I.G., a rapper also known as Biggie Smalls. The line-up featured 25 different vocalists and rappers, including many locals such as alternative hip-hop...
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Mar. 11-30: Normal You can see Molotov Theatre Group’s production of Normal by Anthony Neilson at the DC Arts Center in Adams Morgan through March 30. Set in Germany during the 1920s and 30s, t...
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Mar. 10: Tribute to Biggie Smalls Yesterday marked 17 years since the death of rapper The Notorious B.I.G., a.k.a. Biggie Smalls. Tonight you can head to The Howard Theatre, where 25 vocalists and rappers will pay homage to the legendary artist with a collaborative ...
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Mar. 8: IN THESE BOXES Say someone died and now you have their belongings, or maybe just one thing. It might not even be valuable, but you can’t bring yourself to throw it out. Musician and artist Dudley Saunders is collecting images of such relics to create a “social media...
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A local dance company is paying tribute to rock royalty with an upcoming performance. This year marks the 50th anniversary of both The Beatles' and The Rolling Stones' first concerts in the United States. The Washington Ballet is celebrating those landmark appearances with a rock-infused program. Artistic Director Septime Webre says art is most powerful when people see...
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The Washington Jewish Film Festival is back for its 24th year, showcasing dozens of films. The program for this year's film festival includes more than 60 films from 18 different countries. One of those cinematic works is by filmmaker Jason Hutt, who grew up in Potomac, Md. His documentary called ...