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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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Mexico's women's soccer team takes on the U.S. Women's National Team tonight at RFK Stadium, the first game for the female squad at RFK since 2008. At the team's practice yesterday, young fans showed their excitement for the sport, begging players for photos and autographs. "I didn't start watching soccer until my daughter started playing, but I can't stop watching it now," ...
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Sept. 4-Oct. 13: Torch Song Trilogy Starting tomorrow you can head to The Studio Theatre in Northwest to see Harvey Fierstein’s Torch Song Trilogy. Directed by Michael Kahn, the Tony Award-winning play follows Arnold Beckoff, who just wants to...
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Firefighters in Alexandria spent the night extinguising the last embers of yesterday's six-alarm fire in a warehouse on South Pickett Street near South Van Dorn Street. Chief Fire Marshal Robert Rodriquez says the investigation will begin once the building is deemed safe to enter. In the meantime, he credits crews from Alexandria, Fairfax and Prince George's County, who wor...
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Firefighters battled a six-alarm blaze at a warehouse in the 800 block of South Pickett Street in Alexandria, Va., Monday afternoon. As you approach the fire from Interstate 395, the tall black plume snaking into the sky was easily spotted. On South Van Dorn Street, everything was hazy with a light brown and gray smoke. Chief Fire Marshal Robert Rodriguez with the Alex...
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Sept. 3: Sleepy KittySt. Louis-based indie-pop garage duo, Sleepy Kitty, is playing at The Dunes in Northwest tomorrow night. Front woman Paige Brubeck loops her vocals live while Evan Sult, the former drummer of rock band Harvey Danger, provid...
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Aug. 31: 25th Annual DC Blues Festival Got the empty wallet blues? Well, perk up, because the 25th Annual DC Blues Festival is coming to the Carter Barron Amphitheatre in Rock Creek Park tomorrow, and entrance to the family-friendl...
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The 2008 recession rocked the United States economy, resulting in cut programs, loss of wages, and consumers scaling back on their spending. So it might seem counter-intuitive that around that time, two D.C.-based theater schools saw their enrollment rates begin to soar. But that's exactly what happened. Both The Theatre Lab School of the Dramatic Arts and The National Conserv...
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Aug. 31-Sept. 2: 12th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play FestivalThe Kennedy Center presents the 12th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival this Saturday through Monday. The free event offers a series of readings and rehearsals by more than 40 local theaters, ...
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Aug. 30: Telesma This Friday you can transport yourself to another world at Ram’s Head Live in Baltimore, where the psychedelic-trance band Telesma will get audience members dancing and swaying to a celestial beat. The group’s music incorporates the didgeridoo, bamboo mouth ...
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Aug. 30: Lowland Hum Husband and wife folk duo Lowland Hum is coming to Jammin Java in Vienna this Friday at 7 p.m. Based out of North Carolina, Daniel and Lauren Goans released their debut album, Native Air, earlier this month. Most of the songs were written during their first year of m...
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Aug. 26-Sept. 15: Forever Plaid The Off-Broadway musical Forever Plaid is back at Olney Theatre Center, but it won’t be there for long. Written by Stuart Ross, the play follows a clean cut “boy band” called “The Plaids.” In 1964, the quartet ...
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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...