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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.


Articles Written by Lauren Landau

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Oct. 23-Jan. 26, 2014: Yoga: The Art of Transformation Yoga has become popular in recent years, but now you can look past the trendy mats and stretchy pants in an exhibit showcasing more than 2,000 years of the discipline’s visual culture and history. Yoga: The Art of Transformation is on view ...
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Oct. 22-Jan. 31, 2014: icons of the desert Some of the earliest and rarest paintings by Indigenous Australian artists are on view at the Embassy of Australia through January 31. Icons of the desert Curator Margo Smith says the works, which were cr...
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Oct. 21-Dec. 1: Romeo and JulietRomeo and Juliet, the classic tragedy by William Shakespeare, is on stage at Folger Theatre through December 1. Directed by three-time Helen Hayes Award-winner Aaron Posner, the play follows two young people wh...
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Washington Improv Theater (WIT) has brought improvisational performances to D.C. audiences for 15 years. Now for the first time, the group is travelling across the Anacostia River to educate and entertain Ward 8 residents.  WIT's artistic and executive director Mark Chalfant says the company's first partnership with the ...
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Oct. 19: Ustad Shafaat Khan Tomorrow night at 8 you can hear Indian classical musician Ustad Shafaat Khan play with a four-some of performers at The Alden in McLean. In addition to original numbers blending Indian classical music with folk and rock, Khan, who plays both the si...
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Oct. 18: Mariza After taking time off to care for her first-born son, Portuguese-Mozambican singer Mariza is making her return to the stage. Her first North American tour in four years opens tomorrow night at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax at 8 p.m. Best-known fo...
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Oct. 17: Balé Folclórico da Bahia Brazil’s only professional folk dance company Balé Folclórico da Bahia is coming to Prince George's Publick Playhouse tomorrow night at 8. The group expresses Bahian culture through a blend of classica...
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Oct. 15: Les Violons du Roy with Stephanie Blythe String ensemble Les Violons du Roy will be joined by mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe tonight in the Music Center at Strathmore in Bethesda. Starting at 8 p.m. the Quebec-based chamber orchestra will perform a historically informed...
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If you drive past National Harbor in the next couple of weeks, you might notice three peaks of a large white tent. That's the site of a show called Odysseo by the circus group Cavalia, which marries equestrian and performance art with high-tech multimedia and special effects. Odysseo is the world's largest touring big top, with a stage that, at 17,500 square feet, is larger th...
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Oct. 14-Jan. 26, 2013: Van Gogh Repetitions People often imagine Vincent Van Gogh wildly moving his brush across a canvas, hastily creating his work. But the 19th century artist could also be methodical and controlled. Now through January 26 you can see ...
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With more publications turning to the web, many have suggested that print is dying. But don't tell that to Kate Jenkins, the founder and editor-in-chief of a new D.C.-based literary magazine called The Intentional that addresses issues of identity and community. Jenkins says she started the magazine about a year-and-a-half ago when she was going through a "quarter-life crisis...
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Oct. 12: Night of 1,000 Andy's Dance PartyArlington's Artisphere is turning three years old, and the venue is celebrating with an Andy Warhol-themed party tomorrow night at 8. You can don your snazziest pop art threads or dig out that black turtleneck for the ...
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You know that old idiom about laughing to keep from crying? Well that's kind of the idea in an upcoming comedy showcase that aims to cheer up furloughed federal workers. This Sunday, nine comics will perform in The 9 Comedy Series at the Iota Club & Café in Arlington. The line-up includes Herbie Gill, Elahe Izadi, Mariya Alexander, Michael Foody, Randolph Terrance, Abe Bart...
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Oct. 10-Nov. 3: Extremities Halloween is still a few weeks off, but it's not too early for some scary entertainment. Molotov Theatre Group's production of Extremities opens today at the ...
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Oct. 9-Nov. 17: dance of the holy ghostsStarting today you can see Marcus Gardley's dance of the holy ghosts at Center Stage in Baltimore. Directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah the play centers on Oscar Clifton, a Bl...
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Oct. 8-Jan. 5, 2014: Wanderer: Travel Prints by Ellen Day Hale Ellen Day Hale was well-known for her bold, portrait paintings, but in the late 19th century the American artist also helped revive the printmaking technique of etching. Wanderer: Travel Prints by Elle...
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Oct. 8-19: Beertown and A Killing GameDying can be fun, at least when it's part of a macabre yet comical staged production such as dog & pony dc's A Killing Game. The absurdist play meets party game is on stage at Silver Spri...
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Earlier this year the Washington National Cathedral announced its decision to perform same-sex marriages, and this weekend the local institution will focus on another LGBT issue: hate-inspired bullying, discrimination and violence. In the early morning hours of October 7, 1998 Matthew Shepard was abducted by two men, tied to a split-rail fence and beaten so severely that he ...
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Oct. 4: Twelfth Night Tomorrow at 8 p.m. you can see British-American touring troupe Aquila Theatre perform Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax. In the comedy, recent ship...
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Oct. 3-6: The Two-Character Play Starting tomorrow you can see Spooky Action Theater’s production of The Two-Character Play by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Richard Henrich, the play within a play follows two actors...