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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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Aug. 23-31: FAME The Metropolitan Performing Arts Theater’s ensemble cast presents FAME today through August 31 at the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton. The musical is set in a high school for the performing arts and follows a diverse grou...
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Under a hot Thursday afternoon sun in Northeast D.C., Mayor Vince Gray and others broke ground on a new memorial to one of the District's own. Family, friends and locals gathered for the ground-breaking of the Chuck Brown Memorial Park at Langdon. Yesterday would have been the Godfather of Go-Go's 77th birthday, but "Chuck Brown Day" in the District of Columbia, as Mayor Vi...
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Aug. 23-Oct. 9: WHACK'ed...then everything was different In 2004, Eliette Markbein’s life changed forever when she was struck by a speeding car while riding her bike. The damage to her brain and spine caused impaired speech and memory loss, but during her recovery, Markbein discovered that art helped focus her mind and ease her pain. The exhibit ...
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Aug. 20-Sept. 1: Much Ado About NothingShakespeare Theatre Company’s 23rd annual Free For All kicks off today with Much Ado About Nothing at Sidney Harman Hall. The play runs through September 1, and there are several ways to score free tickets, includi...
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Aug. 19: Summer Hummer You can start your week on a saucy note at the second annual Summer Hummer performance at the Signature Theatre in Arlington. Directed by Eric Schaeffer, 100 percent of proceeds from the event will be donated to ...
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The Smithsonian American Art Museum is acquiring 100 photographs by the acclaimed portrait and fashion photographer Irving Penn. The museum says the Irving Penn Foundation will give the Smithsonian a collection that includes rare street photographs from the 1930s and 1940s, images of post-war Europe and some of Penn's most recognizable fashion and still-life images. The gif...
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Aug. 17: Asia After Dark This Saturday you can attend the final Asia After Dark event of the season at the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art. Everybody will be kung fu fighting…their way to the front of the bar…at this 21-plus party themed around Chinese Martial Art...
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Aug. 16: Face Off The Principle Gallery in Old Town Alexandria hosts Face Off tomorrow, starting at 6 p.m. The live painting demonstration will feature gallery artists ...
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Aug. 14: An Evening with Music Legend Ricky SkaggsGaithersburg Book Festival and Politics & Prose present [An Evening with Music Legend Ricky Skaggs tonight at 7 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Village in Gaithers...
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Aug. 13-Sept. 8: Deep Summer ExhibitionsVisArts at Rockville is hosting four solo exhibits through September 8, including a retrospective collection of drawings, paintings, prints and sculpture by Neena Birch. A mixed media installation by ...
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Aug. 12-17: Rock & Roll Hotel Seven Year Anniversary D.C.’s Rock & Roll Hotel celebrates its 7th anniversary with a week-long showcase featuring everything from punk to folk to indie rock. The concert series kicks off tonight at 8:30 with a performance by California punk band ...
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Aug. 9: Ask Roulette Have you ever wanted to ask a stranger a random question, but held back because…you know, it’s kind of weird? Well tonight you can let your inquisitive freak flag fly at Politics and Prose, which is hosting Ask Roulette at 7 p.m. This is the event’s first t...
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A pharmacy chain is working to polish up its image, and chances are that your young teen won't be too happy about it. Summertime means sandal weather, but with little time for a professional pedicure, I visited a CVS in D.C. to buy some candy-colored laquer and a bottle of nail polish remover. But then this happened at the self-check out counter: "BEEP! Help is required for...
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Aug. 9: Stooges Brass BandThe Stooges Brass Band plays at Artisphere in Arlington tomorrow night at 8:30. The musicians blend traditional New Orleans brass with hip-hop and funk for a contemporary sound that is all their own. Local funk band The Good Thing will also perform. ...
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Aug. 7-Aug. 29: Mini SolosTouchstone Gallery in Northwest presents MiniSolos. The juried exhibit showcases work by 38 guest artists and covers a variety of media. The artwork shows a wide range of creative expression, from the tranquil to the provocative. You can check it out through August 29. ...
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Aug. 6-Jan. 13: Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller You can see an exhibit that puts the “art” in “smart” through January 13 at the National Academy of Sciences Building in Northwest. In Crossing the Line: Paintings by Steve Miller, the artist ...
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Aug. 5: Love’s Labours LostTaffety Punk Theatre Company presents its annual Bootleg Shakespeare event tonight at the Folger Theatre in Southeast, where cast members will perform the comedy Love’s Labours Lost. Here’s the thing though, the entire play is being rehe...
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It's a Friday afternoon at Anacostia Senior High School, and a soccer ball is being kicked around. But the players aren't students, they're actors filming the pilot episode for a web series called The Team, a project by the nonp...
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Aug. 1-18: Following the Thin WomanAriel J. Klein says he leans on his imagination when painting narratives on canvas. His latest exhibit, Following the Thin Woman features 21 colorful paintings; most were made while the abstract artist was living abroad in Spain. Klei...
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Aug. 1-31: Family Dynamics You can see a joint exhibit by mother-daughter duo Karen and Amy Oliver at Arts in the Village Gallery in Leesburg. Amy works with ceramics, making plates, mugs...