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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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May 7-12: The GI Film FestivalThis week you can see a number of documentaries, features and shorts that pay tribute to veterans past and present. Now in its 7th year, The GI Film Festival presents a range of pro-military films. Co-Founder Brandon says the event, "started off as an effort to show the courag...
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May 6-18: The GolemTaffety Punk Theatre Company presents The Golem, a modern interpretation of the 1915 novel by Gustav Meyrink. Adapted by and starring Daniel Flint, this dreamlike production takes audiences on one man's journey th...
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May 3: Allison Miller and Boom Tic BoomJazz drummer and composer Allison Miller and her band BOOM TIC BOOM are playing at the Strathmore Mansion in Rockville tonight at 7:30. The NYC-based musician has backed artists such as ...
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May 2-Jun. 23: Paintings of the Potomac Valley WatercoloristsSpring is in the air, and this month you can check out paintings by members of Potomac Valley Watercolorists, a juried society of water media artists. The exhibit is on view through June 23 at ...
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May. 1-11: Washington Jewish Music FestivalThe 14th Annual Washington Jewish Music Festival is in full swing, and bringing a variety of musical acts to venues across the D.C. area through May 11. Tonight you can hear ...
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Apr. 30-May 18: In Other Words: A Native PrimerYou can see a new exhibit at Flashpoint Gallery in D.C. through May 18. In Other Words: A Native Primer mark...
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Apr. 29-May 19: Candide Is the glass half empty, or half full? If a man is an optimist, does that make him a fool? Spooky Action Theater presents OPTIMISM!, a modern adaptation of Voltaire's Candide by Helen Hayes Award-winning playwright TJ Edwards. In 30 acts and just over two hours, the spirited cast ...
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It's been nearly two weeks since the tragic attacks at the Boston Marathon. A group of early-risers came together Saturday to show their support for one of the country's oldest cities. A small crowd gathered in front of Union Station this morning to take part in DC RUNS FO...
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Apr. 26-May 26: Other Desert CitiesHomecomings and family reunions don't always go too well. In Other Desert Cities, Brooke returns to her conservative parents' home in Palm Springs after a six-year absence. But the mood changes after Brooke's parent...
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Apr. 25-26: Gladys KnightThe week is winding down, but it's never too early to have a little fun. Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Gladys Knight is coming to our area for a two-evening-only performance. You can hear the Empress of Soul perform a mix of her greatest and newest hits at the...
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Apr. 24-May 19: Pas de DeuxLove isn't easy, but it's a dance that many of us take part in. In honor of its 25th anniversary, The Studio 2ndStage presents Pas de Deux: highly-physical one-act plays fr...
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Apr. 23-May 26: Fine Art Photography Competition ExhibitionMore than 75 local photographers entered their work in this year's Fine Art Photography Competition at ArtSpace Herndon, but Juror ...
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Apr. 22-Jun. 21: Point of View -- AfghanistanWhen Shaun Gladwell was commissioned by the Australian War Memorial to work as an official war artist, he wasn't sure what he was getting himself into, or what he would see. "It's kind of a paradox," Gladwell says. "It's like the most insane environment in terms of ...
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Grammy Awards are usually given to recording artists and musicians, but an unlikely local institution was recently honored with the Award. Libraries are usually known for being havens of quietude, so it might seem unusual that one would be given a Grammy Award. But the Library of Congress is no ordinary house of books. Over the past decade, the research library ha...
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Blue Star Theatres offers free and discounted theater tickets, classes and other services for veterans and military families. It's a collaboration between Theatre Communications Group and Blue Start Families. This week, the group announced that the program is expanding to 85 theaters in 33 states. Blue Star Theatres launched in late 2012 and builds on the similar Blue Star ...
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Apr. 19-May 24: Visual Musings on a Search for Peace Starting today you can see a collection of mixed-media glass wall sculptures by Corinne Whitlatch at The Jerusalem Fund Gallery in D.C. The pieces in Visual ...
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Apr. 18-Jun. 1: Sprays, Dusts and Aerosols: A Chemical RevolutionStarting today you can visit The McLean Project for the Arts' Emerson Gallery in the McLean Community Center to see Sprays,...
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Apr. 17-May 26: James and the Giant Peach and The Magic FingerGenerations of children have grown up reading the whimsical books by British novelist Roald Dahl. And two of his celebrated stories are jumping from the page to the stage, Imagination Stage in Bethesda, that is. You can take your kids to s...
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Apr. 16: Dresden StaatskapelleThe Washington Performing Arts Society presents the Dresden Staatskapelle tonight at The Music Center at Strathmore. Conducted by ...
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Apr. 15-Jun. 2: Coriolanus When a returning war hero is scorned by his own countrymen, he vows revenge and sides with Rome's sworn enemy. The Shakespeare Theatre Company presents [Coriolanus] through June 2 at Sidney Harman Hall. Bloodstained, scarred, and laden ...