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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. 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...
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Apr. 1: Monologue Fest You can head to Rí Rá Irish Pub in Bethesda tonight at 7 for an acting competition and fundraiser. Nearly a dozen actors will compete in Monologue Fest, which is judged by both the audience and a panel of local theater professionals who will determine the winner of a $10...
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Mar. 29-30: PSY Prepare to be amazed. Montreal-based circus and acrobatic troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main is performing PSY at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax tonight at 8 an...
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Mar. 28-Apr. 27: MidpointYou can see contemporary artwork by two University of Maryland students who are working toward their Master of Fine Arts degrees. Midpoint features new and recent work by Lauren Frances Moore and Lauren Shea Little. Moore is fascinated by flesh as both a material and metaphor, while Little focuses on sound and vibration in her drawings, ...
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Mar. 27-May 3: Iva Gueorguieva: Reinvigorating PrintsStarting today, you can see Iva Gueorguieva: Reinvigorating Prints at The George Washington University's Luther W. Brady Ar...
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Mar. 26-Apr. 7: DCist Exposed The DCist Exposed Photography Show is back for its seventh year with a collection of images depicting D.C. life and culture. Nearly 600 entries were submitted to the contest, but only 42 made it onto the walls at Long View Ga...
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Mar. 25-Apr. 27: Nothing Rhymes with Orange Thomas Müller has a new exhibit called Nothing Rhymes with Orange at Project 4 Gallery in Northwest through April 27. The multi-lingual artist uses sculpture and dra...
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Mar. 22-24: Word Becomes Flesh Starting tonight you can catch a one-weekend-only performance of Word Becomes Flesh at The Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast. Performed by five men, but told through the persp...
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Green design is becoming increasingly common in businesses and public buildings, but the trend is also reaching the halls of education. A new exhibit at the National Building Museum (NBM) focuses on the greening of American schools. The ...
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Mar. 21: Spring Solstice Art Exhibit/Celebration & Fundraiser You can support the arts tonight at a Spring Solstice Art Exhibit/Celebration & Fundraiser. The event is free, but proceeds from the cash bar benefit The Anacostia Playhouse. The reception starts at 6 p.m. and will be held at...