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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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Mar. 5-Apr. 6: Dreams of Speed - 2Tom Kenyon says his grandfather's auto business — the Kenyon Motor Company — never actually raced cars. But that didn't stop the artist and car enthusiast from using his imagination. The wheels started turning for Dreams of Speed - 2 when Ke...
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Mar. 4-31: HELLO my name is Since the inception of the graffiti movement, artists have painted their chosen nicknames, or "tags" in order to identify their work and build their brand. HELLO my name is explores the contemporary street art movement with work by 80 graffiti art...
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Mar. 1-3: Socky Horror Puppet ShowIt's just a jump to the left, and then a step to The Pinch in Northwest D.C., where Nu Sass Productions is presenting Socky Horr...
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Feb. 28-Mar. 17: Home When a young man from rural North Carolina tries to build a life for himself up north, he finds that city life might not be all it's cracked up to be. But through it all, the protagonist in Home never loses his positive spirit. Originally produced by ...
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Feb. 27-Apr. 12: Seven Points (part one)Seven Points (part one) features work by three Australians whose experiences abroad influenced their art. Marley Dawson's kinetic sculpture incorporates tumbleweed, which is often associated with North America, while Anna Kristensen's paintings de...
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Feb. 26-Apr. 7: Beyond the Blue and Grey: The Virginia Home FrontTextbooks, galleries and museums often present art and information detailing the Civil War, but what was life like for those living off the battle field? Beyond the Blue and Grey: The V...
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Feb. 25-Apr. 7: Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s Sure, D.C. is known for its politics, but our nation's capital also has a unique art scene and history. Now through April 7 you can head to The Corcoran Gallery of Art to see ...
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Feb. 23-24: Mad Siren Have you ever gotten lost in a song? A new work by Israeli choreographer Idan Cohen follows a group of performers as they evolve from passive Mozart listeners into the spirit of the music itself. The dancers wear masks resembling birds' nests in ...
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Feb. 21-May 5: Faking ItAnyone who's flipped through a fashion magazine in recent years is familiar with the modern capabilities of digital editing. However people started tweaking photos long before Photoshop. Faking It: Manipulated Photography before Photoshop presents examples of altered...
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Feb. 20-Apr. 13: REDRed is a symbolic color with a multitude of meanings. It's found throughout nature and in art, and depending on whom you ask, the hue can indicate happiness, danger, or passion. A current exhibition at The Old Print Gallery is showcasing art that includes the color and demonstrates...
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Feb. 19-Mar. 17: Nordic Cool 2013Starting today you can explore the arts of Northern Europe at The Kennedy Center, which is presenting Nordic Cool 2013, a month-long festival featuring theater, dance, music, fi...
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Feb. 18-Mar. 17: Metamorphoses Love is a powerful emotion with the ability to heal, destroy, and transform us. In Metamorphoses, lust, romance, greed and redemption are addressed through tales from ancient mythology. MacArthur "Genius" and Tony Award-win...
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Feb. 15-Mar. 17: RacePulitzer Prize-winning author David Mamet is at it again with Race, a detective story that examines class, privilege, and betrayal. The play follows the criminal trial of a wealt...
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Feb. 14-Mar. 9: Sexo, Pudor y Lágrimas (Sex, Shame and Tears)Roses are red, and so are theater curtains. Tonight you can go to the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington for Teatro de la Luna's latest production: Sexo, Pudor y Lágrim...
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Feb. 13-Mar. 9: Canterbury Pointless Theatre Company is pulling the strings behind Canterbury, a fun, yet vulgar adaptation of Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales. The play features a cast of beer-s...
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Feb. 12-Mar. 10: Spring Awakening Teenage angst ignites the cast of Spring Awakening, a rock 'n roll tale about growing up and asking life's big questions. Olney Theatre Center is kicking off its 75t...
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Feb. 11-Mar. 10: Good People When life hits hard, the actors in Good People hit back harder. This dark comedy is raw, human and emotional as it portrays life in a down and tumble neighborhood of South Boston. For a theater experience that will leave you...
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Feb. 8-Mar. 9: Wearing Ethereal Starting today you can check out a new series of photographs and sculptures by local artist Jimmy Miracle. Wearing Ethereal will be up through March 9 at CulturalDC's Flashpoint Gallery. Th...
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Standing at the top of the Tower Club in Tyson's Corner, you've got a bird's-eye view of the Beltway, McLean, and Northwest Washington. If you didn't know to look for the Pimmit Barn, you would probably miss it entirely amongst the suburban chaos below. Paul Kohlenberger, president of the McLean Historical Society, is currently involved in efforts to save the Pimmit Barn, whi...
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Feb. 7-Mar. 31: Preach!In his latest work, Baltimore-based artist Jeffrey Kent draws connections between the Civil Rights Movement and the continuing debate over marriage equality. Preach! is on display at the ...