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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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Three years after an earthquake shook D.C., the first phase of the Washington National Cathedral's restoration project is complete. Reporters scrambled up the interior scaffolding Wednesday to see how the work is coming along. ...
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Feb. 18: Irvin Mayfield and the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra If you spent Fat Tuesday snowed in, you can make up for it at the Music Center at Strathmore. Mardi Gras continues tonight with a performance by Grammy Award-winning musician Irvin Mayfield and the New...
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Feb. 16-Mar. 8: “Cherokee” If you spend enough time removed from society, reality might start to slip away from you. In “Cherokee,” a play by Obie Award-winning playwright Lisa D’Amour, two couples go on a camping trip that turns into an extended stay after one member of the group goes missing. As the remaining t...
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Literature, art and dance intersect in a new ballet opening in D.C. this Wednesday. Inside a sun-lit studio at The Washington Ballet, a group of dancers practice waving banner-like flags under the watchful eye of Artistic Director Septime Webre. He choreographed "Sleepy Hollow," a new, full-length ballet. "Among the things I find most inspiring as an artist is othe...
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Feb. 13-Mar. 1: "The Pirate Laureate and the King of the Sea" Flying V presents the world premiere of "The Pirate Laureate and the King of the Sea" by Zachary Fernebok. Directed by Jason Schlafstein, this sequel to "The Pirate Laureat...
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Metro Connection Segments Finding A Love That 'Sparkles' Later In Life ...
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Feb. 11-Mar. 29: CUTTING-EDGE SPANISH CRAFTS, Innovation and Design in Contemporary Crafts Industries You can see an exhibit at the Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain, in Northwest D.C., through March 29 that features items such as coconut-inspired boxes made of wool, hand-dipped candles that take an entire day to make, and a necklace that mimics the sound of rai...
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Feb. 11-Mar. 22: “Much Ado About Nothing” Starting tomorrow you can head to Arlington to see, but not hear, a Shakespeare play. Movement-based performance group Synetic Theater presents a wordless adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing.” Directed an...
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Feb. 9-Mar. 7: “Anytime/Anywhere - A Modern Landscape” You can visit Susan Calloway Fine Arts in Georgetown to see work by award-winning oil painter Carl Bretzke. In “Anytime/Anywhere – A Modern Landscape,” the artist demonstrates...
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The first major retrospective exhibit of paintings by Italian Renaissance artist Piero di Cosimo is on view in D.C. Gretchen Hirschauer, associate curator of Italian paintings at the National Gallery of Art, says the exhibit "Piero di Cosimo: The Poetry of Painting in Renaissance Florence" won't likely be re...
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A new exhibition opening this weekend explores the intersection of art and math, showcasing paintings inspired by both Shakespeare's plays and mathematical models. A prominent figure in both the dadaist and surrealist art movements, Man Ray is best known for his photography. While ...
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Feb. 7: "Song of the Jasmine" Jazz, poetry and Indian dance converge tomorrow night at 8 at The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Ragamala Dance Company presents "Song of the Jasmine," choreographed by mother-daughter team Ranee and Aparna ...
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Feb. 5-Apr. 25: Infinitesimal How do you view the world around you? “Infinitesimal,” an exhibit of site-specific paintings by Monica Stroik, is on view at Artisphere in Rosslyn through April 25. In this body of work, the ...
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Feb. 19-Mar. 1: 25th Washington Jewish Film Festival The annual Washington Jewish Film Festival doesn’t kick off for another two weeks, but as organizers expect many screenings to sell out, it’s not too early—or too late—to secure a seat. Festival Director Ilya Tovbis says the diverse selections can give people a real sense of the...
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Feb. 2-26: “Black Space” The D.C. Public Library celebrates Black History Month with an exhibit by local artist Holly Bass. “Black Space” is a tiny house that’s shaped like the District. The idea is to demonstrate that all of D.C.’s residents and visitors occupy black space. Washingtonians are invited to contribute p...
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This year marks the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln's assassination and a new fictional play is premiering at Ford's Theatre, the very place where the president was shot. After her husband's unexpected and tragic death, Mary Lincoln grieved. "Let us not venture out tonight. It is Good Friday. Let us stay in th...
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Nominations for the 2015 Helen Hayes Awards, D.C.'s annual honors for artistic excellence in Washington professional theater, were announced this week. This year, the number of awards is nearly double as the result of new guidelines set down by theatreWashington, which organizes the Helen Hayes Awards. For the first time, productions are eligible under the categories of eit...
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Jan. 30-Feb. 15: "Life Sucks (Or The Present Ridiculous)" Life can be a real bummer. Who hasn't thought, uttered or perhaps screamed a variation on this phrase before? In "Life Sucks (Or The Present Ridiculous)," a new play by Aaron Posner, a cast of seven questions whether...
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Jan. 30-31: “Nice Work If You Can Get It” The Broadway musical comedy “Nice Work If You Can Get It” comes to D.C. tomorrow for a short, two-day run at the Warner Theatre. The Tony Award-winning 1920s-era show features music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin. You’ll hear...