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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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Jun. 11-30: Company Who needs romance when you’ve got friends? In the musical comedy Company Bobby is single and happy, until his 35th birthday rolls around. Surrounded by his closest friends, most of whom are married, the bachelor examines the strengths and weaknesses of their rel...
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Jun. 10: Celebrity Autobiography Tonight you can see the off-Broadway hit Celebrity Autobiography at the Shakespeare Theatre Company’s Sidney Harman Hall. The live comedy show features...
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If you are out on the National Mall this weekend, you might notice that parts of it are covered by hundreds of thousands of bones. Starting Saturday morning, large sections of the National Mall between Third and Seventh Streets will be filled with handmade reproductions of human bones—a million in total—symbolizing a mass grave. While the bones aren't real, the installat...
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Jun. 7-Jul. 14: Chesapeake Shakespeare Company in the Ruins This summer you can enjoy theater under the stars at Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City, where the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will present two classic tales about the power of love, and the love of power. ...
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Jun. 6-23: The Guardsman How far would you go for one honest kiss? In The Guardsman by Ferenc Molnár, a talented young actor begins to question whether or not his wife still loves him. In an effort to learn the truth, he takes on the biggest role of his life, but gets a bit carri...
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Jun. 5-16: D.C. Jazz Festival The twelve-day D.C. Jazz Festival swings into action today, bringing a variety of concerts to more than 60 venues across the city. The extensive line-up demonstrates the diversity of the genre, with performances that blend jazz with Hip-Hop, Afro, Latin, and classical styles, to name a few. ...
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Jun. 4-9: Ballet Across America III Starting today you can enjoy a variety of contemporary ballet performances by companies from all over the country at the Kennedy Center’s Ballet Across America III. Tonight and tomorrow you can see the ...
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May 29-Jun. 30: The Hampton YearsTheater J presents the world premiere of The Hampton Years as part of the Locally Grown: Community Supported Art Festival. Written by Jacqueline Lawton, the play f...
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May 28-Jun. 2: DanceAfrica, DC 2013 The 26th annual festival celebrating the dance and music of the African Diaspora kicks off today at Dance Place in Northeast. DanceAfrica, DC 2013 features drop-in...
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May 27-Jun. 23: Stupid *Expletive* Bird The world premiere of Stupid *Expletive* Bird opens today at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company in D.C. Inspired by Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, this modern adapta...
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May 24-25: Shen Wei Dance Arts Tonight and tomorrow you can see Shen Wei Dance Arts perform Undivided Divided at The Kennedy Center. Western dance and Chinese aesthetic come together in this site-sp...
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May 25-26: Celebrate Hawaii Festival  May is Asian Pacific Heritage Month, and even though the month is winding down, it's not too late to celebrate. This weekend you can enjoy all things Hawaii at a number of free programs at the National Museum of the American Indian. From 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sun...
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May 21-Jul. 28: Edvard Munch You can head to The National Gallery of Art to see Edvard Munch: A 150th Anniversary Tribute. The exhibit features more than 20 of the Norwegian painter and printmaker’s works, including “The Madonna” and “The Scream.” You can see these and more of the expressionist artist’s work through July 28 on the Ground Fl...
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  May 21-Jul. 28: Edvard Munch  You can head to The National Gallery of Art to see Edvard Munch: A 150th Anniversary Tribute. The exhibit features more than 20 of the Norwegian painter and printmaker's works, including "The Madonna" and "The Scream". You can see these and more of the expressionist artist's work through July 28 on the Ground Floor of the Galle...
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May 20-Jun. 29: My Kind of Magic This week you can be enchanted by a new exhibit at Project 4 Gallery on U Street. My Kind of Magic is a group exhibition that delves into the varying rituals and techniques used by 10 c...
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May 18-19: NY and DC Contemporary Dance Two contemporary dance companies are collaborating in a weekend of dance starting this Saturday at Dance Place in Northeast. The D.C.-based company Christopher K. Morgan & Artists will j...
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May 16-18: The Urban Corps Transatlantic Dance Festival Alliance Française de Washington, D.C. presents The Urban Corps Transatlantic Dance Festival through Sunday. Tomorrow you can see La Niña de la Casa Azul at ...
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May 14-Jun. 2: Big Nate You can see Big Nate, a world premiere musical, at the Adventure Theatre Musical Theatre Center in Glen Echo Park. Based on the syndicated comic strip and best-selling book series by...
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May 13-Jun. 2: Gilgamesh Constellation Theatre Company presents Gilgamesh by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa and Chad Garcia. King Gilgamesh is part man and part god, but when the all-seeing immortals decide to take ...
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May 10-11: For That Which ReturnsMother's Day is this Sunday, and while brunch reservations are filling up, your opportunities for entertainment are still wide-open. At 8 p.m. tomorrow night and Saturday you can check out For That Which Returns, a Mo...