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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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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 ...
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Apr. 12: Walking in Rhythm: A Tribute to the Life of Donald ByrdBebop trumpeter Donald Byrd passed away this February, but his music and legacy live on. Tonight you can visit THEARC Theater in Southeast at 7 and 9:30 for Wal...
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Apr. 11-21: Filmfest DCThe Washington, DC International Film Festival kicks off today, running through April 21. Now in its 27th year, Filmfest DC brings new cinema from around the world to venues in our area. You can check out more than 80 features, documentaries, comedies and shorts, including the Canadi...
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Apr. 10-14: SpamalotThe three-time Tony Award-winning play Spamalot returns to D.C. today. Based off the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, the musical comedy follows King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table as they embark on a journey to find a legendary chalice.  Along t...
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Apr. 9-21: Mind, Heart, VisionYou can see work by the next generation of artists at ArtSpace Herndon, which is hosting Mind, Heart, Vision through April 21. The juried exhibit presents paintings, photos, drawings ...
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Apr. 8-May 31: A New Context: Photographs from The Baltimore Sun Revisited Before memory cards and camera phones, photographers developed, printed and edited photos by hand. Instructions on how to crop or enhance a photo were never intended for public eyes, but a new exhibit at the Albin O. Kuhn...
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If you were walking around the National Mall this weekend, you might have seen an unusual fight break out. Instead of punches, people threw pillows. Pillow fights are usually relegated to childhood sleepovers, but this weekend, hundreds of people gathered by the Washington Monument to take part in Pillow Fight Day, an international event that Capitol Improv has hosted in D.C. ...
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Apr. 5-6: An Evening of Dance & Music Bowen McCauley Dance presents An Evening of Dance & Music tonight and tomorrow at The Kennedy Center. Artistic Director Lucy Bo...
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Apr. 4-Jun. 30: Seeds, Pods and Saplings: The Convergence of ThreeThe DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities is currently hosting an exhibit of sculpture, paintings, and multimedia work in celebration of the National Cherry Blossom Festival. ...
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Apr. 4-May 6: Everyday Gods & GoddessesYou can visit The Art League in Alexandria, where the exhibit Everyday Gods & Goddesses will go on display tomorrow. The collection of whimsical oil paintings by Linda Lawler depicts...
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Apr. 2: In Your DreamsTonight you can see a one-night-only showing of In Your Dreams, a documentary about Stevie Nicks, the leading lady and female voice behind 70s band Fleetwood Mac. You can catch a 7 p.m. showing of the film at ...
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Despite being chilly and rainy on opening day at National's Park, spirits were high and the crowd was ready for baseball. Thousands of new and returning fans came out for the home opener against the Miami Marlins, including John Trombo and his nephew, Logan Moran. "We've been to four opening day games in a row since he was 5," Trombo says. Trombo's nephew Loga...